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 want to apply.

  • You have to be registered as a full time student at Wageningen University;
  • You have a min. stay abroad of 2 months and max. 12 months per degree programme (Bachelor, Master or PhD);
    [in case you went already for internship abroad- for example 4 months during your master degree program-, you may only go to a voluntary internship for another 8 months during your master cycle. Students may not exceed the max. amount of 12 months per degree programme]

  • The internship has to be minimal 35 hours per week to maximal 40 hours a week (a full time internship);

  • You go to one of the Erasmus+ programme countries

  • You are going to live in the country of the organisation/company where you’re going to do your internship at;
  • 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 undertake a language assessment both before and at the end of the mobility period in order to monitor progress in language competences. 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' (page 3);
  • 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, when you’re still enrolled as a student at WUR;
  • The end date of your internship has to be within one year after graduation;
  • When you fill in the obligatory documents for the Erasmus+ grant application you have to fill in the documents '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).