Application Process

Requirements for an Erasmus+ Student Mobility Traineeship

In order to be eligible for Erasmus+ funding, please check the relevant requirements:

  • You are enrolled as a student on a full-time academic degree course (degree programme) or as a doctoral student at the University of Greifswald.
  • Select an internship which is relevant for your subject area.
  • The internship is at least 2 months, exactly 60 calendar days long (an Erasmus month counts 30 days).
  • Your main place of residence is not in the receiving country where you will complete your internship.
  • You have not exceeded your Erasmus+ mobility quota (12 months stay per study cycle, e.g. BA or MA, up to 24 months for one-cycle degree course).


For internships in European institutions (e.g. Goethe Institute and German schools abroad), national diplomatic missions as well as organisations that administer EU programmes, please apply for the Carlo-Schmid-Programme, Short-term grant for work placements/ internships or Lehramt.International of the DAAD.


Application procedure

Six steps to an Erasmus+ traineeship abroad

  1. Attend an initial consultation session in your department or at the International Office.
  2. Spend time searching for a traineeship that meets your needs. Make sure that you have the required academic and language skills for the position. Feel free to browse our list of traineeships, work placements and internships[de].
  3. Talk to your Erasmus+ subject coordinator about subject-specific issues, such as credit transfer arrangements, and contact the Erasmus+ team at the International Office to clarify any other questions that you may have.
  4. Submit your application to the International Office (at least two months before your traineeship is due to start – short term requests can unfortunately not be considered) by sending us your letter of confirmation from the host enterprise or institution and your current certificate of enrolment by email. For more information, please click on the ‘Forms’ tab.
  5. You will be notified by email whether your application for student mobility funding has been accepted or rejected.
  6. Please send all supporting documentation to the International Office (see to-do list).


Have a great time on your traineeship 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].