Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 2014-2020. With an overall budget of 14.7 billion €, the programme provides various opportunities for Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. More information can be found on the website of the European Commission.
The Erasmus+ programme implements the following actions:
KEY ACTION 1: Mobility of Individuals
KEY ACTION 2: Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices
KEY ACTION 3: Support for policy reform
In November 2014, the Hertie School (D BERLIN25) was awarded with the Erasmus Charter of Higher Education, which is the prerequisite for participation in the Erasmus+ programme.
Within the framework of KEY ACTION 1 the Hertie School currently offers support for student and staff mobility. The following projects can be funded:
- a study period at a partner Higher Education Institution
- a traineeship in an institution located in an Erasmus+ programme country
Any student, regardless of nationality, is eligible to apply for an Erasmus+ mobility grant for an internship abroad. Students can receive Erasmus+ funding for a maximum period of 12 months per study cycle. Therefore, students who have already done an Erasmus+ internship during their bachelor's or during a different master's programme may still be eligible to apply for funding.
Students can also receive an Erasmus+ grant for an internship up to 12 months after graduation, given that they submit their funding application while still being an enrolled student.
However, please note that priority will be given to students who apply for funding for their mandatory internship.
- Duration of internship: 2 to 12 months
- Target countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- Internship provider: Internships at EU institutions (see full list here) or at any agency in charge of EU programmes (for example DAAD) cannot be funded.
- learning agreement between employer, university, and student
- academic recognition of the internship
- payment of mobility grant
- support for cultural, linguistic and administrative preparation
- special funds available for students with children and students with disabilities
The minimum monthly benefits per country can be found below:
- Programme Countries with higher living costs: 350 € minimum monthly grant. Countries: Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden, UK
- Programme Countries with medium living costs: 300 € minimum monthly grant. Countries: Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Cyprus
- Programme Countries with lower living costs: 250 € minimum monthly grant. Countries: Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
The exact monthly amount will be communicated to students in June 2017 after the funds have been allocated by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Applications for internship funding have to be submitted via MyStudies at least 1 month before the planned start date of the internship. They will be evaluated on a rolling basis. As funding is subject to availability, we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.
The following documents have to be uploaded with your application on MyStudies:
- Traineeship Confirmation by Employer (informal email confirmation is sufficient)
- Proof of Language Proficiency in Main Working Language
- Statement of Purpose
Students with special financial needs (for example students with children) and students with disabilities who wish to apply for additional financial support need to contact the Student Affairs & Study Abroad department before submitting their application.
If you have any questions regarding your application or Erasmus+ in general, please don’t hesitate to contact erasmus[at]hertie-school[dot]org.
More information about Erasmus+ mobility actions is provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):