Requirements for Erasmus+ grant for internship

To apply for Erasmus+ grant (financial support), you need to fulfill the following requirements.

The grant is available for BSc, MSc and PhD students, both for (compulsory & voluntary) internship/thesis during studies and after graduation.

Requirements

General requirements

Students who go to an Erasmus+ country for an internship or thesis for at least 2 months can apply for an Erasmus+ grant. Take a look at the following requirements before you apply.

  • You have to be registered as a full time student at Wageningen University.
  • Your stay abroad will have a minimum duration of 2 months and a maximum duration of 12 months.

  • Per study cycle (Bachelor, Master or PhD), you can receive a maximum of 12 months of Erasmus+ grant. You can apply for multiple internships.

  • The internship has to be full time (35-40 working hours per week).

  • You will live in the country of the organisation or company where you will do your internship or thesis.

  • EU institutions and other bodies are excluded, see the list on the European Union website.

  • You will not use the scholarship for expenses that are already covered by another scholarship by the EU.

  • You will not apply for other EU scholarships during your exchange period.

  • You have to do an online language assessment before the mobility period. The language assessment is available in the languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Greek, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Czech and Swedish.

    Grant amount

    • The grant amount for an internship/thesis abroad can be found here.

    Deadline

    • Preferably we want to receive the documents one month before the start of your internship or thesis, but the documents need to be send BEFORE you start with your internship or thesis abroad.

    Extension of the internship

    • Students are allowed to ask for an extension of the current internship only if we receive this request one month before the ending date of your internship. The supervisor at the host institution has to send an e-mail to erasmus.studentexchange@wur.nl confirming the extension with the exact ending date. Otherwise it cannot be accepted. Make sure that you arrange this with enough time with your supervisor at the host institution.


    Nationality

    • All nationalities


    Level of study

    • Bachelor

    • Master

    • PhD


    Thesis or internship during studies

    Students who go to an Erasmus+ country for an internship or thesis (for credits) for at least 2 months can apply for an Erasmus+ grant.

    • When you fill in the obligatory documents for the Erasmus+ grant application you have to fill in, in the Learning Agreement, the box which says: 'the traineeship is embedded in the curriculum' (page 3).

    Voluntary internship

    Voluntary internship is an interesting option for students with a ‘gap’ in their study program. E.g. due to study delay or free time during holidays.

    • When you fill in the obligatory documents for the Erasmus+ grant application you have to fill in, in the Learning Agreement, the box which says: 'the traineeship is voluntary'.
    • You don't have to hand in an internship agreement.
    • Unfortunately we cannot provide you with travel allowance if you do a voluntary internship (for which you do not receive ECTS).

    Internship after graduation

    Within Erasmus+ program there is the possibility for students to do an internship in one of the Erasmus+ countries within one year after graduation. An internship after graduation is a good opportunity to gain experience in your working field. Take a look at the following requirements if you want to apply for Erasmus+ grant after graduation.

    • You have to apply BEFORE you graduate. The date of graduation is the day you receive your last grade.
    • The end date of your internship has to be within one year after graduation.
    • The student is not obliged to return to the Netherlands but can stay in the host country.
    • You don't have to hand in an internship agreement.
    • Unfortunately we cannot provide you with travel allowance if you do an internship after graduation (for which you do not receive ECTS).

      Internship during your PhD

      PhD students have two possibilities to apply for an Erasmus+ grant:

      Long term exchange for PhD students
      The internship can be in any country. The minimum duration is 60 days and maximal duration is 12 months. For this option you can check the 'Traineeship embedded in the WUR curriculum' box at the Grant Agreement.

      Short term exchange for PhD students
      Only for exchange to EU Member States and third countries associated to the Erasmus+ Programme). The minimum duration is 5 days and the maximal duration is 30 days. For this option you can check the 'Short term exchange for PhD students' box at the Grant Agreement.

      An internship contract is not needed for a PhD Erasmus+ grant application.