PhD Students

Doctoral students who are enrolled at a higher education institution in Saxony-Anhalt can also receive Erasmus funding for a research stay abroad (internship).

Funding for non-matriculated doctoral candidates in the context of an SM mobility is possible with alternative proof of university affiliation (e.g. central registration of doctoral candidates at a university/acceptance as a doctoral candidate, proof of addition to a doctoral list of a faculty or confirmation letter from a doctoral secretariat, confirmation letter from the supervising professor on the acceptance of a candidate as a doctoral candidate).

The internships can be completed in research institutions and universities, but also in companies and other institutions.

The same funding conditions apply to registered doctoral candidates as to students. They can also receive funding as graduates up to one year after the end of their doctorate (date of exmatriculation).

Basically, the Erasmus programme is based on 3 study cycles (Bachelor, Master, PhD). In each of these study cycles, you can spend up to 12 months abroad with Erasmus (i.e. a maximum of 36 months in total). Various combinations of research stays abroad during and after your studies are possible here.

6 months Erasmus internship at a research institution during the doctorate, 3 months Erasmus internship after the doctorate at a university, 3 months Erasmus internship after the doctorate in a company.

Internship as registered doctoral student: Procedure analogous to Students
Internship up to 1 year after the end of the doctorate: Procedure analogous to Graduates

If you do not receive a PhD salary, the Erasmus grant is usually not sufficient to fully finance the stay. You may be able to receive support from the host institution (free accommodation, internship payment, a.s.o.). You can also combine the Erasmus grant with other grants, as long as they do not come from an EU pot. On these websites you will find many possibilities for this:

Research funding (overview of the University of Magdeburg)
Research funding (overview of the University of Halle)

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