Internships Worldwide

You apply via our "normal" Application Process for Students/PhD or Graduates.

The new Erasmus programme allows funding of traineeships to all countries beyond the program countries. However, means are limited so that we expect that (unlike with the program countries) we will be unable to fund all applicants.

Grants will be awarded according to the following rules (within our new project 2024, starting now):

No funding

- international students returning to their home countries for the internship

- 2. internship worldwide

- target countries with travel warning

Funding of lower priority

-internships worldwide compared to internships in program countries

-internships with salaries > 1000€ / 1000 CH

Funding of higher priority

- internships from students of universities or study subjects being underrepresented or internships in underrepresented target countries so far

Moreover, your chances will rise if you apply well in time as we carry out the selection process as soon as we dispose of sufficient means among the applications we received so far. Deadline for applications is two months before the start of the traineeship.  Earlier application is possible and due to the visa process recommendable.  

We don´t offer any predictions about the probability of receiving the funding! 


One alternative is the program Promos, which is managed by the International Offices of your universities. Please contact these directly for information regarding the conditions. The Erasmus grant is €700 per month (Switzerland, UK: €750) and, thus, generally higher than the Promos grant. Please note: double-funding with Erasmus and Promos is NOT possible!

Visa / Work permit: These are your own responsibility. Outside of Europe you will usually need a visa and possibly a work permit. Make sure to enquire about these details at the respective embassy and do so early. We only assist you if documents are to be signed or issued by the sending institution. If this is the case, please prepare everything as far as you can! We will publish experience reports on our website that also include details concerning visa. Furthermore, there will be previous trainees in our information sessions, whose reports will also cover visa processes.

Last Modification: 18.06.2024 - Contact Person: Webmaster