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Erasmus+ Praktikum

Your Erasmus+ Placement in Europe

If the stay abroad should be application-oriented and not bound to the semester dates, then an internship is a good choice. The Erasmus+ program supports internships for students and graduates shortly after their graduation. Currently, during the pandemic, a graduate internship can take place within 18 months after de-registration. An internship counts towards the personal Erasmus quota, which is 12 months per study phase (diploma: 24 months).

If you are planning an internship at a university, the International Center is your contact. Here you will find all the important information about funding conditions and application. You can also obtain information from the NA (National Agency) DAAD, which coordinates the implementation of the Erasmus program at German universities.

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When looking for a suitable internship at a foreign company, you need to find it yourself. There are occasional announcements, notices etc. on various notice boards, which you should study carefully. Some university lecturers may also be happy to help you with your project through their contacts in industry and research abroad. It might be worth asking. 

The German Academic Exchange Service offers a comprehensive overview of internship exchanges, placement programs and much more information (available in German only).

It is often possible to find a company abroad, but unfortunately they are not able to pay you. The ERASMUS placement program, for example, offers funding opportunities in this case. You can apply for funding for an ERASMUS placement at the International Centre if the placement is at a European university. If you are offered a placement at a company, you have to apply for funding with the LEONARDO Office Saxony.

  • Erasmus internships are advertised at erasmusintern.org 
  • Samples and tips for applications in English-speaking countries can be found at www.prospects.ac.uk or the Career Services/Centres of universities in English-speaking countries.
  • The English-language job application training program of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München may also be a good preparation for students, university graduates and school leavers for an application in an English-speaking country or to institutions or companies where English is the lingua franca.
  • Internships abroad - at the Chamber of Foreign Trade 

Note: Please note that a visa and possibly a work permit are required for internships in countries outside the EU. Therefore, find out in good time about the necessary steps from the consular departments of the embassies.

ERASMUS+ Placements at Higher Education Institutes

  • You are regularly enroled at TU Bergakademie
  • You have not yet exhausted the Erasmus quota of 12 months per study phase (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate; Diploma: 24 months)
  • An internship is possible from the 1st semester onwards

The following applies to a graduate internship:

  • You apply within the last academic year
  • You complete the internship within one year after the end of your studies
  • The internship will count towards the time quota of the last study phase, i.e. you have not yet exhausted the Erasmus quota
  • Before the start of the internship you have completed your studies (defense of thesis, etc.), a de-registration is not necessary

  • Compulsory internship or voluntary internship (content related to the study program)
  • 2 to 12 months duration (counts towards personal time quota)
  • The host university does not have to be an Erasmus partner university of TU Bergakademie Freiberg
  • full-time internship (at least 35 hours per week)

  • EU internship contract between university, company and student
  • Academic recognition of the internship
  • Support at the home and host university
  • Linguistic preparation through an EU online language test and optional language course
  • Support for additional costs incurred abroad
  • Top-ups for certain target groups

The Erasmus Student Charter provides information on the rights and obligations of Erasmus students and trainees.

The Erasmus grant is a subsidy for additional costs incurred abroad. The subsidy rates are based on the cost of living in the country of origin and the country of destination. There are three country categories:

  • Group 1: 750.00 EUR/month (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom)
  • Group 2: 690.00 EUR/month (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain)
  • Group 3: 640.00 EUR/month (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Northern Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey)

This are the grant amounts for internships starting from 2023/24.

There are social top-ups available for certain participants.

We are completely open: We cannot arrange internships. Once you have found a place, you can apply with us for financial support.

You can submit your application to us at any time, but no later than 2 months before the start of your internship.

Please submit the following documents in full to us (also by e-mail). You can find the documents in the download area below:

  • Application form Erasmus+ Internship
  • Learning Agreement for Traineeships Part 1 (Must contain exact period of internship!; Filling out the form: Guide for Learning Agreements for Traineeships)
  • Bank details form (must be submitted digitally)
  • Insurance cover form
  • Certificate of enrolment of TU Bergakademie Freiberg

1. You use the language support

You will receive an invitation from the EU to take a compulsory online language test. It serves to check your language skills yourself. You can then take an online language course if you wish. This can also be in the national language and not the working language - a good chance to prepare yourself linguistically for the host country.

If you do not take a language test, you will not receive any financial support. The only exception to the language test are students whose language of instruction is their native language.

2. You sign the Grant Agreement and receive installment payments

We will conclude a grant agreement with you. You must sign it before the beginning of the internship. Therefore, you should under no circumstances submit your application in the last days before the start of the internship.

The approval of the Erasmus+ grant depends on the available funds. The payment will be made in two installments. At the beginning of the internship you will receive 80% of the total amount. After completion of the internship and submission of all documents, you will receive the remaining 20% of the total amount.

3. You submit the following additional documents to us 

After the beginning of the internship

  • Arrival Confirmation (within two weeks after the start of the internship)
  • Learning Agreement for Traineeships, Part 2 (if the content of your internship changes, i.e. in comparison to the Learning Agreement Part 1)

After the end of the internship (otherwise no payment of the last installment)

  • Traineeship Certificate/ Learning Agreement for Traineeships, Part 3: to be submitted within 30 days after the end of the internship; alternatively, you can also submit a (qualified) internship certificate that contains at least the information that has to be entered in the Traineeship Certificate
  • You will also receive an e-mail with a link to an EU survey, which you are kindly requested to complete and submit within 30 days after the end of your internship
  • Certificate of Enrolment for the duration of the internship

Contact

You have further questions? Please contact us!

Michaela Luft
Erasmus-Hochschulkoordinatorin, Koordinatorin Austauschprogramme
Akademiestraße 6, Zimmer EG.06, 09599 Freiberg
michaela.luft [at] iuz.tu-freiberg.de