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Internship: ERASMUS placement

Please note:

Until further notice (date: April 2018) the EU Office of the University of Freiburg currently has no capacity to provide support for the ERASMUS placement program (therefore the application documents are not available). Normally, capacity will open up again in the next academic year. However, if additional places become available before then, this will be announced.

Internships for students of the University of Freiburg can currently be funded via the Koor Best coordination office at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Science. You can find basic information about application in the Koor Best flyer. If you are interested in obtaining funding for a placement, please contact Koor Best directly.

Planning an internship in Europe?

University of Freiburg students can apply for a two to twelve-month ERASMUS+ internship in EU countries, in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey. There are very good possibilities of obtaining funding of several hundred euro monthly.
Since recently, internships can also take place at universities and public institutions, and only diplomatic missions and EU institutions are excluded. In addition, the traditional providers of internships in the fields of industry, banking, commerce, trades, churches, NGOs, foundations, chambers of commerce and associations and societies also offer many areas of activity. Students should seek an internship out and handle all the formalities for themselves.

Length of internship

Minimum two months, maximum twelve (min. 60 days, max. 360 days). Please note that shorter internships and study-related internships cannot be funded.

Funding conditions for students and graduates

Students who are registered at the University of Freiburg and taking a full degree can receive an ERASMUS+ grant. Exchange students cannot receive ERASMUS+ grants. Internships can be funded from the first year of studies.

A certificate that all study work has been completed also serves as evidence of exmatriculation for the purposes of the Erasmus+ program.
Graduates can be funded for Erasmus+ internships/placement visits, provided they are selected for funding during the last year of their studies on that degree, and the foreign internship visit takes place and is completed within one year of finishing that degree. The duration of the internship is set at maximum 12 months per degree: for instance, if a foreign study visit of eight months was also completed on a Bachelor degree, then that leaves four months available for a graduate internship. The internship must take place and be completed within one year of graduation.

Destination countries for which funding is available

  • EU countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, United Kingdom, Cyprus),
  • Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Macedonia and Turkey.

Internships at universities are possible in Switzerland. Please ask your Swiss internship office directly about possible funding.

Funding is not available for commuters.

Internships in these institutions are not possible

  • all European institutions
  • all institutions that administer EU programs
  • national/diplomatic missions of the home country/country of origin of the grant recipient
  • UN bodies and their sub-organizations

Special funding in the case of Special Needs

Students with disabilities are entitled to apply for additional funding. You can obtain the relevant documentation from the Ms on request.


The mobility grant for the ERASMUS study visit is graded by country group, which varies depending on the different costs of living in the destination countries. There are three country groups:

  • Country group 1: Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Austria, Sweden
  • Country group 2: Belgium, Greece, Iceland, Croatia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey and Cyprus
  • Country group 3: Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary

Funding rates for the 2017/18 academic year

Country groupMonthly rate 2017/18 in euros
1 475,00
2 415,00
3 385,00

Please note that there is no automatic right to funding or to a specific level of grant.
Students who are entitled to BAföG (Ausbildungsförderung) [education grants] can also receive BAföG during their Erasmus+ foreign study visit. Please ask the relevant foreign BAföG office about crediting the ERASMUS funding to your BAföG allowance. Also, students who do not receive domestic BAföG may possibly receive foreign BAföG.


The grants are basically paid in two tranches: the first payment is made at the start of the internship after receipt of confirmation of arrival (80% of the planned foreign visit grant). The second tranche is paid after completion of the internship, after all necessary documents have been submitted, on the basis of the actual length of the internship.

Important - please note

  • In the event that an internship is reduced, extended or broken off you should speak to the Freiburg EU Office immediately, as otherwise it may be necessary to repay money that you have already received.
  • Please note that there is no automatic right to funding, either in itself or a specific level of grant.
  • The internship should be completed without interruption.

Information about insurance

Since the 2012/13 funding year, ERASMUS interns are obligated to take out public liability insurance for claims caused by the intern in the workplace as well as accident insurance for accidents suffered by the intern in the workplace.

DAAD in Bonn offers an insurance package, which covers health, accident and liability insurance. The insurance for public liability in the workplace provides cover within the European Union and EEA countries, and is therefore also valid for ERASMUS participant countries and Turkey. The contact at SWFR is Ms Toth, , the contact at DAAD is Ms Palm, Phone +49 228 882-294/-400, .
You can find the registration forms and policy conditions on the Internet.
There are also a few special offerings on the insurance market, such as the one from online broker Mawista, contact via Phone +49 7024 469510 and/or .

Scope of statutory accident insurance
Informationen from the Unfallkasse Baden-Württemberg (UKBW) about statutory accident insurance for students who undertake a foreign internship visit within the framework of the ERASMUS exchange program.

Contact address for submission of SMP documents

Mailing address:
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
79098 Freiburg

Friedrichstraße 41-43
Raum 02 024
79095 Freiburg
Phone. +49(0)761 203-67472
Fax: +49(0)761 203-97562