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Internship Funding

⇒ German version: Finanzierung von Auslandspraktika

Which options are there to get funding for an internship abroad?

Apply for funding at the International Office (IO) of the University of Regensburg.

There are several funding options for internships via the IO, depending on the country in which you do your internship.

The most common are:

  • ERASMUS for European countries participating in the program and
  • PROMOS for countries outside of Europe.

The DAAD and some other organisations run internships programs, too.


ERASMUS

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The UR is in a position to provide you with monthly EU grants for internships done in Europe (in ERASMUS program countries). If your internship is in Switzerland, you may apply through the PROMOS program.


Advantages of an ERASMUS traineeship

  • The Learning Agreement for Traineeships details and guarantees recognition.
  • The IO provides guidance before, during and after the internship.
  • The ERASMUS grant helps alleviate costs.


Prerequisites for funding of an ERASMUS Internship

  • The internship is in an ERASMUS program country* (for offers and tips for finding an internship see here).
  • The internship is fulltime and lasts at least 60 days.
  • Enrolment at UR: Students need to be enrolled at UR during the full duration of the internship.
  • Graduates may be funded for up to 12 months after their graduation. At the time of application they must have student status.
*Brexit: Funding for internships in the UK is still available for the academic year 2020/21.


Grant amount


Extra financial support...

...for students with special needs or students with children.

The UR can apply for additional grant support for students with special needs in order to cover the supplementary costs for their participation in the mobility activities. Please contact us if you would like to know more about these extra funding options.


Internships NOT eligible for funding

The following types of organisations are not eligible as receiving organisations for student traineeships:

  • EU institutions and other EU bodies including specialised agencies (their exhaustive list is available on this website)
  • organisations managing EU programmes such as Erasmus+ National Agencies (in order to avoid a possible conflict of interests and/or double funding).

Application

There are no fixed deadlines. You may apply all year round - but at least 4 weeks before the start of the internship.
Application documents are to be handed in to Jennifer Randall or Margit Früchtl, who will advise you in all matters concerning your ERASMUS internship application.
If applications are complete and submitted on time, chances to receive funding are extremely good.
It is, however, not possible to fund internships which - at the time of application - have already started.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:

ERASMUS trainees can take out insurance with the DAAD group insurance scheme. More information on the DAAD-website.


Steps after completing the application

  • Hand in draft of Learning Agreement for Traineeships (LA).
  • Take online Language test (OLS), participants will be registered by the IO.
  • Sign Grant Agreement, which is sent out by the IO.

Guidelines for filling in the Learning Agreement for Traineeships:

The LA is an internship contract which details the tasks of the trainee, the competences to be acquired, the recognition granted as well as insurance questions.
The IO checks the prefilled document prior to signature by all parties. For the UR it is signed by Maria Grotz, ERASMUS Coordinator.


Should you need a Convention de stage / Convenio de Prácticas / Acordio di Stage / internship agreement on top of your Learning Agreement for Traineeships, please see here (item 5).


During the internship

  • Every participant is required to hand in a mid-term report.
  • Changes to Original Learning Agreement: Should it be necessary to change the LA during the internship, please contact Margit Früchtl for further instructions.


Documentation at the end of the ERASMUS traineeship

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Contact

ERASMUS coordinator

Ms Maria Grotz

Grotz Klein

admin. building, room 0.23B

phone: +49 (0)941 943-1744

fax: +49 (0)941 943-3882