Parc des Buttes-Chaumont in Paris – Photo: Cornelia Häussler

Erasmus+ Internships – Enriching lives, opening minds!

The Erasmus+ programme provides an excellent opportunity for students to do an internship in a foreign European country - an international experience that is interesting and valuable on many different levels.

Advantages of an Erasmus+ Internship

The programme has various advantages, the most important being:

  • Several periods of funding (12 months per study stage [BA/MA/PHD], 24 months for Staatsexamen (State Examination) or Diplom)
  • Monthly grant (640 to 750 EUR)
  • Administrative support from the home university
  • Recognition of internship periods regulated by learning agreements
  • Funding also for optional internships for which no recognition is desired
  • Financial support for internships after graduation (application before exmatriculation!)
  • Possible additional financial support for students with accompanying children, students with disabilities (degree of disability 20 and above) or chronic illnesses, employed students, first-time graduates (financial support is depending on the budget situation in the Erasmus+ programme).
  • Financial support for sustainable travel
  • rights and duties as stipulated in the Erasmus+ Student Charter

The countries taking part in the Erasmus programme are the member states of the EU, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, and North Macedonia.

Further information regarding stays in Switzerland or Great Britain can be found here under "Notes".


The monthly funding rate depends on the host country and is a grant to cover additional costs caused by being abroad. The countries are split into three categories. 


Grant Amounts for 2024/25 According to Country Groups

High cost of living 750 EUR/30 days Low to medium cost of living 690 EUR/30 days
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland,United Kingdom, Vatican State Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary,Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech, Turkey

International Office
Dr. Sebastian Krumpel
Domstraße 58a, Ground Floor
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1115

Find the contact details for all Erasmus+ subject coordinators here. They are responsible for signing your Learning Agreement and for the subject-specific matters related to your internship abroad.

Finding Internships

Find available internship positions in Europe and beyond here. If you are interested in any of the internships, please contact the institution directly.

Student Reports [DE]

Click here to gain helpful tips from other students in Greifswald who have already been abroad.

"My strong curiosity about foreign culture, the craving for new interpersonal experiences and the wish to improve my English skills and gain practical experience first-hand motivated me to take the chance and study in a foreign country." (Leona, practical training year, surgical term in Sotuh Africa)

She and other outgoers talk about their experiences abroad in our blog Greifswald goes International [de] and in our Podcast [de].