Your path to international practical experience.
International practical experience is in demand. In many of our study programmes, an internship semester is firmly anchored in the curriculum - whether at home or abroad. But how do you find the perfect internship in your chosen country?
Our Career Service supports you in your search for an internship abroad. Some of your professors and fellow students can also give you tips and share their experiences. It's best to ask your department directly.
The DAAD also provides helpful information on their website.
You can also find further suggestions in the publications on the download list.
If you are interested in an Erasmus+ internship within Europe, the ErasmusIntern.org website is a good place to start. The platform was launched by the European Commission with the support of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). Its aim is to connect internship seekers with organisations and companies across Europe.
Publications and information material
- DAAD Broschüre "Praktikum im Ausland"
- Broschüre "Wege ins Auslandspraktikum"
- Broschüre: In die Ferne, fertig, los: Dein Weg ins Auslandpraktikum.
- Visa requirements for selected countries (Spain, Italy, France, The Netherlands, USA)
- Application Form Internship Abroad
- Eligible Programme & Partner Countries & Funding Rates ERASMUS+
- PROMOS Funding rates 2023
You should plan for additional expenses for travel, accommodation, food and/or visa - especially if your internship is unpaid or only marginally paid. The International Office will help you find the right funding programme.
If you want to do a traineeship in a European country, you are eligible for an Erasmus+ Grant.
If an internship is required as part of your study programme or if you are planning a placement of at least one semester or twelve weeks, you can apply for Auslands-BAföG (BAfög abroad).
For internships abroad lasting a maximum of 3 months, a Kurzstipendium des DAAD (a DAAD short-term scholarship) can also be considered.
With an Erasmus+ grant we can financially support your internship abroad in all EU member states and Serbia, North Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway and Turkey. Once you have found an internship and signed an internship contract, you can apply for an Erasmus+ grant. An Erasmus+ grant does not have to be repaid.
General information about the Erasmus+ program can be found here.
PROMOS is a programme of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), administered by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) to increase the mobility of students from German universities. Funding is available for internships abroad of minimum 6 weeks and maximum 6 months worldwide. Internships must not be eligible for funding under any other DAAD funding programme (e.g. Erasmus+).