Traineeship for Outgoing Students - Erasmus+ (KA131)
You want to gain practical international experience, insights into work processes and improve your language skills? A traineeship abroad is a great opportunity to develop personally, and professionally and basically improve your chances on the job market. The University of Göttingen supports students who want to do a traineeship in an Erasmus+ programme country.
Information about Erasmus+ funding for internships that will be completed by 31.12.2022 as well as for school internships of student teachers within the Erasmus+ project "Mix it" can be found here.
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.
- A-Z of planning a stay abroad: useful information for outgoing students, some of which may also be of interest for traineeships abroad.
- Central Institution for Languages and Key Qualifications (ZESS): offers language courses and language certificates.
- Events for outgoing students: information events organised by the Göttingen International Department.
- Intercultural LearningLab: offers courses on the topic of intercultural competence, preparing for working and living abroad.
- Project "Vocal Medical": offers intercultural preparation for the medical field.
- Studiendekanat Lehrer*innenbildung (Centre for Teacher Educaiton): information on going abroad during Teacher Education Studies
- Umzug ins EU-Ausland (Zentrum für Europäischen Verbraucherschutz e. V.)(German only): tips and information on moving and insurance abroad.
The project "Working E+xperience"Application
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 @stud.uni-goettingen.de 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:
- Application form: Please also read the Tips for a successful application.
- Proof of traineeship placement of the receiving institution
- Proof of sufficient language skills
- Enrollment or deregistration certificates
- If applicable, proof of already existing Erasmus+ funding (e.g. Certificate of Stay)
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 .
- Erasmus+ KA 131 "Working E+xperience" für Aufenthalte ab 01.08.2022 bis 31.07.2023 (German only; traineeship will be completed in 2023)
- Übersicht der Förderraten für Aufenthalte ab 01.08.2022 bis 31.07.2023 (German only)
- 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.
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.
- 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.
Advisory Services Erasmus + KA 131 /
Outgoing Students (Study & Traineeship)
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