Erasmus internship

The minimum duration of an Erasmus internship or traineeship is two months. As a trainee you won't be enrolled at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Therefore you don't have to apply as if you would have to as an Erasmus student (attending lectures for at least one semester).

The Erasmus internship will take place at one of the six faculties of TU Bergakademie Freiberg. You need the commitment of a supervisor (academic).

If you need help in finding a supervisor at a faculty of TU Bergakademie Freiberg, contact Torsten Mayer of the International Centre (contact data see below).

We of the International Centre would appreciate it, if you would inform us about your planned internship in Freiberg, once you have received the pproval for placement by your supervisor at the faculty. We can assist you with questions or problems concerning your stay in Freiberg.


Students from abroad that do a mandatory (compulsory) internship in Germany have the option of taking out the DAAD Group Insurance. It includes accident, liability and health insurance and costs 29 Euro per month. Further information:

Accident Insurance

As a student, you are insured for any accident which occurs in connection with your studies and when you are on the way to or from the university campus. This coverage is provided by the Municipal Accident Insurance Federation of Saxony. Additional insurance coverage is available at private insurance companies.

Also international trainees at TU Bergakademie Freiberg are automatically accident insured. It is important that a trainee is always properly instructed by his or her supervisor at the workplace (e.g. in the handling of test rigs and measuring instruments) and that his or her task is clearly defined.

Minimum wage (Mindestlohn)

Minimum wage ("Mindestlohn") must be paid to a trainee from the first working day if it is a voluntary traineeship which exceeds a duration of three months. further information: Website of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs