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Information about Erasmus+ for graduates

In principle, internships for graduates can also be funded. In this context, however, we use the terms "student" or "student internship". The internship can take place after each study cycle (Bachelor, Master, PhD, state examination, Diploma, etc.), and also between study cycles, for example between Bachelor and Master. 

Eramus+ funding duration:

  • Bachelor, Master, PhD: a total of 12 months (in total for studies and internship)
  • single-cycle programs (state examination, Diplom, Magister, etc.): a total of 24 months (in total for studies and internship)

The duration of graduate internships is counted towards the Erasmus+ time quota of the previous study cycle or is to be reserved from the maximum possible Erasmus+ funding duration of the previous study cycle.


You have received Erasmus+ funding for a study abroad for 6 months during your Bachelor studies as well as Erasmus funding for an internship for 3 months. Thus, you still have another 3 months left for the funding of an Erasmus+ internship/study abroad after your Bachelor's degree. If you then start a Master's program, you will again have 12 funding months at your disposition, which you can divide individually for studies and internship both during and after completion of the Master's program. 

This means that multiple Erasmus+ stays (for study and internship) can be supported.

Length of the internship:

  • minimal duration: 2 full months
  • maximal duration: 12 month

Only full-time internships (at least 35 hours per week) can be funded.

Special conditions for graduate student:

Following special conditions apply to graduate student funding:

  1. The application MUST be submitted in the last year of the study cycle.
  2. The internship MUST be undertaken and completed within one year of the completion of the study cycle.*
  3. Graduate students must be exmatriculated during the internship. The certificate of exmatriculation or the degree certificate are considered as proof of exmatriculation. A certificate from the university (examination office) that all study achievements have been completed is also considered as proof of exmatriculation for the purposes of the Erasmus+ program.

*Recent graduates who must have postponed their internship abroad due to the pandemic have an option to conduct and complete their internship within 18 months of graduation, instead of the 12 months.

Countries of destination:

EU: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, (United Kingdom*)

Iceland, Liechtenstein, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Turkey

as well as the overseas territories according to the ERASMUS+ Overseas territories guide. 

*Information on brexit in relation to Erasmus+ funding in the United Kingdom

Internships in Switzerland do not qualify for funding at this time. We will inform about changes here. 

Take the chance and plan your study and internship phases abroad in the study cycles according to your individual requirements. 

We are happy to advise and support you!

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