Are you looking to do an internship outside Europe or in the United Kingdom and don't know how to finance it? The PROMOS LMU scholarship offers financial support to registered students for exactly this purpose.

The PROMOSLMU program or Programm zur Steigerung der Mobilität von deutschen Studierenden (Program to Increase the Mobility of German Students) usually funds a travel allowance or a small monthly subsidy. This funding is directly dependent on the payment you receive for your internship as well as the country in which it takes place. Please note that you can receive a maximum of three months of financial support, even if your internship lasts longer. Consult your faculty as to whether an internship abroad can be accredited for your studies.

Note: the deadline to apply for internships that start in the year 2023 is October 31st 2023.

Short and sweet — here's how it works:

  • Search independently for an internship
  • Write an email including your basic details to LMU Career Services
  • Fill out and sign our Training Agreement (student, faculty, LMU Career Services, host organization)
  • Apply online via MoveON (at least four weeks before your internship begins)
  • Receive a confirmation from LMU Career Services
  • Where appropriate: Complete further steps to receive your first installment of scholarship funding
  • Send your final documents via MoveON in order to receive the second installment

Grant requirements

In order to apply for the PROMOS LMU scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

  • Internship is in a non-European country (but not in your own home country)
  • Registration at LMU (all except doctorate)

  • Full-time internships of 30 hours or more per week or 12 hours of instruction per week for teaching internships
  • Voluntary and mandatory internships
  • Types of internships:
    • Regular internships (e.g. in the private sector, foundations, associations and NGOs)
    • Teaching internships at foreign schools
    • Research internships at foreign, non-university research institutes
  • Paid (up to 1000 euros/month) and unpaid internships
  • Relevant to your degree program
  • Internship duration from a minimum of eight weeks to a maximum of six months

  • Clinical traineeships, PJ tertials and veterinary internships: funding by PROSA LMU
  • Research internships at universities: funding by PROSA LMU
  • School internships at German schools abroad: DAAD short-term scholarship program
  • Internships at Goethe Institutes: DAAD short-term scholarship program
  • International organizations (EU, UN, Weltbankgruppe, IMF, OECD, OSZE, NATO, ASEAN and IOM): DAAD short-term scholarship program
  • German foreign missions: DAAD short-term scholarship program
  • German archaeological institutes: DAAD short-term scholarship program
  • The Max Weber Foundation Institute: DAAD short-term scholarship program
  • Internships in institutions managing EU funds
  • Internships as part of programs offered by the following organizations:
    • IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience)
    • AIESEC (Association Internationale des Étudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales, International Association for Students in Economics and Business)
    • bvmd (Bundesvertretung der Medizinstudierenden in Deutschland e.V., Federal Association of Medical Students in Germany)
    • ZAD (Zahnmedizinischer Austauschdienst, Dental Exchange Service) and
    • DCGM (Deutsch-Chinesische Gesellschaft für Medizin, German-Chinese Society for Medicine)

From the initial application to receipt of your final documents

Please email the following information to LMU Career Service before you apply:

  • Exact date of the beginning of your internship (e.g. Monday, the...)
  • Exact date of the end of the internship (e.g. Friday, the...)
  • Location of your internship
  • Country of your internship
  • Your faculty at LMU (number and name)
  • Name of your internship institution
  • Scholarship: PROMOS LMU
  • Research internship: yes/no (If yes: funding via PROSA, application deadline 2 months)
  • Have you already received funding via PROMOS / PROSA (study/internship): yes/no; If yes: how many months have you already been funded and in which course of study?

After this, you'll receive a link to the application portal from us.

Without these basic details, we can't process your application!

Application deadline: latest four weeks before you start your internship!

Please apply through the MoveON portal. To use this, you have to register with your LMU email address. Please select the online form "Bewerbung Stipendium Auslandspraktikum" (Scholarship Application for Internships Abroad) via the portal.

The following documents must be uploaded to apply for PROMOS LMU Scholarship:

  • A signed Training Agreement (DOC, 74 KB) (student, internship provider, LMU Career Services)
  • Letter of motivation (1 - 2 pages)
  • Resume
  • Registration certificate
  • A certificate of language competence
    • Not older than 2 years is beneficial
    • Preferably, language level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
    • DAAD language certificate from the LMU Language Center
  • Report by your academic advisor, an internship supervisor or a member of your institute's teaching staff consisting of:
  • Where appropriate: proof of participation in a training course on intercultural competence and/or a preparatory language course
  • insurance declaration (PDF, 43 KB)

Please note: The Training Agreement must be signed by all three parties (student, LMU Career Services, host organization) when you send your application.

  • The amount of your scholarship depends on your destination country and the quality of your application.
  • Generally, you will receive either a travel allowance or a lump sum for living expenses for a maximum of 3 months as a scholarship.

You will receive the Scholarship Agreement and Placement Agreement by email. Please then sign and return them to LMU Career Services as a scanned copy.

After this, you'll receive the first scholarship installment.

  • Confirmation Letter (PDF, 54 KB), which is completed by your employer and includes the beginning and ending dates of your internship.
  • A qualified reference by your internship provider. This reference looks great in future applications!
  • Internship report (DOC, 64 KB)
  • Your registration certificate — if the confirmation submitted with the application doesn't cover the entire period of your internship.

Please upload all final documents in one go to the MoveON portal no later than 30 days after ending your internship. You will have already received the link to this portal with your application.

For more detailed information on the documents mentioned above as well as on PROMOS LMU internship mobility, please refer to our checklist (PDF, 244 KB).

Further information

  • Conducted by SINIK (Student Initiative for Intercultural Competence)
  • When you have provided us with your basic details, we will automatically inform you of the next training session.

  • Each student can be sponsored for a maximum of six months per degree program through PROMOS.
  • However, you may also divide these six months up into several internships.


Do you have any further questions on this program? Then you're welcome to contact us for a consultation!

Iris Geise

LMU's Career Services

International Internships

Send an email

+49 89 2180-1359

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