Erasmus+ grants for internship & thesis with a non-EU destination

Wageningen University offers non-EU Erasmus+ grants to WU students who are going to do an internship or thesis in one of the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Please note that only one Erasmus+ Non-EU grant per student during each study cycle (BSc or MSc) will be awarded. It is possible, however, to have both EU grants and Non-EU grants during each study cycle.

NB: Inclusion Top-Ups are not available for the countries mentioned above.

General requirements

Check this list to see if you can apply for the scholarship

  • You have to be registered as a full time student at Wageningen University during your internship or thesis research abroad.
  • The internship or thesis acknowledged as official part of your WU study programme.
  • The internship or thesis needs to be confirmed by an internship agreement or thesis contract signed by your WU supervisor and the receiving institution.
  • The internship or thesis has to be minimal 35 hours per week to maximal 40 hours a week (a full time internship);
  • The minimal stay abroad is 2 months (60 days, travel days are not included).
  • Applications can be combined within one study cycle (BSc or MSc) up to a maximum of 12 months, however the allocation of grants is subject to the availability of funds.
  • Your destination country is not your home country (first or second nationality applies) .
  • During your internship or thesis research you will live in the country where the internship or thesis research takes place .
  • Internships or thesis research at EU institutions and other bodies related to the EU are excluded, see the list on the EU website.
  • Please note that funds will be allocated to students who have not yet received an Erasmus+ scholarship in the past on a first come first serve basis.
  • There are no Erasmus+ grants available for study that is not part of the WU BSc- or MSc- programme such as internships after graduation, voluntary internships or internship during PhD.
  • Students who receive financial support from the receiving institution might receive a lower grant or have less priority in receiving a grant. The grant application will be individually evaluated.
  • 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.
  • There is no travel allowance available for destinations outside the EU .
  • You have to undertake a language assessment before the start of your mobility period (the OLS test). The language assessment is available in the languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Greek, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Czech and Swedish.


  • 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.


  • All nationalities

Level of study

  • Bachelor
  • Master

Erasmus+ grant amount for non-EU destinations

  • The grant for internship/thesis to the countries listed above is 1400 EUR, except for Switzerland and the United Kingdom (1020 EUR).
  • Students need to go abroad for at least 2 months (60 days and travel days are not included). There is no additional grant for longer periods or extensions.
  • The Erasmus+ grant can be combined with the Holland Scholarship.
  • The grant will be paid in two times, approximately 70% (if you send all documents needed before departure) at the start of your mobility period and 30% (after you send all forms after your return).
  • In one cycle (BSc, MSc) you can get an Erasmus+ grant for a maximum of 12 months, so 36 months in total. You may combine study exchange with internship abroad EU & non EU.

Procedure Erasmus+ application

General information