Erasmus+ is the European union's exchange and cooperation programme for higher education institutions for the years 2014–2020. Its intern exchange supports cooperation and mobility between higher education institutions and the world of work.
Erasmus+ grants can be awarded for internships in EU countries, Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Turkey, or Macedonia. No grants will be awarded for internships in Switzerland, as it is not included in the Erasmus+ programme.
The purpose of internships funded by an Erasmus+ grant is to increase knowledge, expertise and skills. All degree students are eligible for the grant, regardless of their nationality.
LUT students can apply for an Erasmus+ grant for:
- an internship during Bachelor's studies
- an internship during Master's studies
- an internship immediately after graduation (Bachelor's or Master's degree; agreement concluded before graduation and internship completed within a year of graduation)
Important! The grant cannot be awarded for internships during doctoral studies.
A student is entitled to 12 Erasmus+ grant months in both the Bachelor's and Master's degree. Students may use the grant months as they wish for internships and/or student exchange. However, the grant for internship may only be awarded once for each degree cycle.
The organisation hosting the internship may be a business enterprise, a private/public organisation, or a higher education institution in a country part of the programme. Possible hosting organisations also include diplomatic missions or other organisations representing the student's home or sending country (e.g. science institutes, regional offices, export centres).
Internships cannot be hosted by:
- Organisations of the European Union
- Administrative organisations of EU programmes (e.g. national offices)
Special grounds for awarding an Erasmus+ grant
- The internship should take place entirely during one Erasmus+ agreement period, i.e. 1 June - 30 September.
- You must have valid health, accident and liability insurance covering also occupational accidents for the whole duration of the internship.
- Erasmus+ interns must take an online language test before and after the period abroad if the primary working language is English, Spanish, German, French, Italian or Dutch.
- In combined student and intern exchange, the grant will be paid as a student exchange grant.
Internship period and grant amount
LUT awards Erasmus+ grants for internships of 2-6 months. Your internship may also be longer, but the grant can be awarded for no more than six months.
The amount of the grant depends on the host country and the duration of the internship. The amount will be calculated in full months and additional days. The possible salary paid for the internship does not affect the grant amount.
The amount of the grant is:
- € 480/month: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey
- € 540/month: Austria, Denmark, France, Italy, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Sweden and the UK
People with special needs may apply for separate disability support for the internship period.
Funding for one internship cannot be received from more than one EU or CIMO programme.
The grant may be recovered partly or fully if the student fails to observe the terms of the agreement or the internship is not completed.