Traineeship for Outgoing Students - Erasmus+ (KA131)

Consider the following questions:

  • What language skills do I need? What level should I have mastered by the time I start my traineeship?
  • What additional experience and skills are important for a traineeship abroad? What should I acquire in advance?
  • Is it a voluntary or a compulsory traineeship abroad?
  • When do I want to start a traineeship: During my studies or during the year after my deregistration ?
  • Do I have at least 60 days for a traineeship abroad?
  • Which company or organisation can offer me an Erasmus+ eligible traineeship?

Useful links to find a traineeship:

  • The reference to your studies or future professional career is evident.
  • The tasks you will be assigned by the host institution during the traineeship must be of a demanding level and should be oriented towards (co-)working on projects. Purely administrative tasks, general customer support, order processing or data entry, for example, are not intended for Erasmus+ funding.
  • Traineeships at EU institutions and other EU bodies (including specialized agencies) as well as bodies managing EU programmes are not eligible.
  • Traineeships that have already started are not eligible for retroactive funding.
  • The host institution has an establishment in an
    Erasmus+ KA 131 programme country

    • The 27 member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
    • Countries of the European Economic Area: Iceland, Liechtenstein und Norway
    • Associated partners of the EU: Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey
    • A stay in Germany is not eligible.

The project "Working E+xperience"

Regularly enrolled students of the University of Göttingen. Student teachers whose school internship will be completed by 31.05.2023 should apply to the project "Mix it" (see above).

Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders are not eligible to apply.

Funding is generally possible from the first semester of Higher Education. However, if you are planning an internship abroad in your first year of study, you should already have some professional experience and be able to provide evidence of this.

In principle, applications are possible on a continuous basis and can be submitted by the following deadlines of the year:

  • 15 January: Start of internship as of 15 April
  • 15 March: start of internship as of 15 June
  • 15 May: start of internship as of 15 August
  • 15 July: start of internship as of 15 October
  • 15 September: Start of internship as of 15 December
  • 15 November: Start of internship as of 15 February
  • An application for a traineeship that starts later than three months after the application date is possible in principle, e.g. an application for a traineeship that is to start on 01 August can be submitted as early as 15 January.

    The evaluation of the applications and the feedback on the evaluation will be sent to the applicants by e-mail as soon as possible after the above-mentioned deadlines.

Register with your address in the Mobility Portal and open the corresponding application form. Students who already created access to the mobility portal for a previous mobility, please use these login data.

With the online form, you must submit the following application documents:

After successful review by the Göttingen International Department (see "When are the application deadlines?"), we ask you to submit a complete Learning Agreement for Traineeship via the Mobility Portal by 6 weeks before the start of the internship.

Participants must confirm that they have accident insurance, liability insurance and international health insurance (incl. coverage of costs for repatriation). If the host institution does not offer insurance coverage, they must take out these insurances on their own.

Students with statutory health insurance who plan to do a voluntary traineeship with remuneration should contact their health insurance provider early on.

For internships that will be completed by 31.12.2022, you can find more information here .

Top-up for Green Travel:
  • Students who travel to their place of traineeship with a low-emission means of transport have the opportunity to submit a supplementary application. Further information can be found here.
Social Top-ups (from winter term 2022/23):

Students who belong to one of the groups listed below can apply for an increase of €250 per funded month.

  • Students with child/ren
  • Students with disabilities (GdB 20 and/or chronic diseases)
  • Students whose parents have not acquired an academic degree recognised in Germany (so-called "first-time graduates").*
  • Employed students who have been in regular employment subject to social insurance contributions for at least 6 months with monthly earnings of > 450.00 and < € 850.00 before the start of the mobility. Please note: Employment during the Erasmus+ study abroad period is not permitted.*

*Subject to available funding for stays from 01 October 2022.

  • Checklist
  • The Erasmus Student Charter provides information about rights and responsibilities and what can be expected from the home and host universities at each stage of the programme.


Patricia Missler
Advisory Services Erasmus + KA 131 /
Outgoing Students (Study & Traineeship)

Von-Siebold-Straße 2
37075 Göttingen


For Individual Advisory Service

Please use the username and password of your student account. The login domain is ug-student\. If you have problems logging in, please contact the IT Support.

Erasmus+ Key Action 131 Team

Phone: + 49 (0)551 39 21306
+ 49 (0)551 39 21330

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