Traineeship for Outgoing Students - Erasmus+ (KA131)
You want to gain practical international experience, insights into work processes and improve your language skills? A traineeship abroad is a great opportunity to develop personally, and professionally and basically improve your chances on the job market. The University of Göttingen supports students who want to do a traineeship in an Erasmus+ programme country.
Information about Erasmus+ funding for internships that will be completed by 31.12.2022 as well as for school internships of student teachers within the Erasmus+ project "Mix it" can be found here.
First clarify the following questions for yourself:
- Is it a voluntary or a compulsory internship abroad?
- Is my project supported by my faculty/seminar?
- Do I have at least 60 days for an internship abroad? And when is a suitable period?
- When do I want to do an internship: during my studies or after I have exmatriculated?
Your contact person for the recognition of work placements or your Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinator in the faculty/seminar will be happy to answer these questions. Teacher training students can also obtain information from the Office of the Dean of Teacher Education.
Industry - Company - Experience and knowledge:
- In which industry/area of work do I want to gain experience?
- Which additional experiences and skills are important for an internship abroad? What should I learn in advance?
- What should I consider for a successful application in my target country?
- Which company or organisation can offer me an eligible internship?
Some links for your internship search:
- Career Service of the University of Göttingen
- International online platform "Goin Global"
Foreign language skills:
- What language skills do I need? What level should I have mastered by the time I start my internship?
Find out in good time at the Zentralen Einrichtung für Sprachen und Schlüsselqualifikationen (ZESS) and take advantage of the wide range of language courses and language certificates on offer.
Preparation for life in a different society:
- Interkulturelles LernLabor: Offers on the topic of intercultural competence, preparing for working and living abroad.
- Projekt "Vocal Medical": intercultural preparation for the medical field.
- Umzug ins EU-Ausland (Zentrum für Europäischen Verbraucherschutz e. V.): Tips and information on moving and insurance abroad.
- A-Z of Planning a Stay Abroad : useful information for outgoing students that may also be of interest for internships abroad.li>
- Events for outgoing students: info sessions of the Study Abroad Advisory Team of Göttingen International.
- The reference to your studies or future professional career is evident.
- Stays that serve the purpose of writing a thesis are not eligible for Erasmus+ KA 131 "Working E+xperience".
- The faculty or the degree programme supports the application and will recognise the internship abroad.
- The tasks you will be assigned by the host institution during the traineeship must be of a demanding level and should be oriented towards (co-)working on projects. Purely administrative tasks, general customer support, order processing or data entry, for example, are not intended for Erasmus+ funding.
- Traineeships at EU institutions and other EU bodies (including specialized agencies) as well as bodies managing EU programmes are not eligible.
- Traineeships that have already started are not eligible for retroactive funding.
- The host institution has an establishment in an
Erasmus+ KA 131 programme country
- The 27 member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
- Countries of the European Economic Area: Iceland, Liechtenstein und Norway
- Associated partners of the EU: Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey
Traineeships in Germany are not eligible.
Does your project meet the above criteria? Then apply for an Erasmus+ KA 131 grant within the framework of "Working E+xperience"!
The project "Working E+xperience"Application
Regularly enrolled students of the University of Göttingen. Student teachers whose school internship will be completed by 31.05.2023 should apply to the project "Mix it" (see above).
Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders are not eligible to apply.
Funding is generally possible from the first semester of Higher Education. However, if you are planning an internship abroad in your first year of study, you should already have some professional experience and be able to provide evidence of this.
In principle, applications are possible on a continuous basis and can be submitted by the following deadlines of the year:
- 15 January: Start of internship as of 15 April
- 15 March: start of internship as of 15 June
- 15 May: start of internship as of 15 August
- 15 July: start of internship as of 15 October
- 15 September: Start of internship as of 15 December
- 15 November: Start of internship as of 15 February
An application for a traineeship that starts later than three months after the application date is possible in principle, e.g. an application for a traineeship that is to start on 01 August can be submitted as early as 15 January.
The evaluation of the applications and the feedback on the evaluation will be sent to the applicants by e-mail as soon as possible after the above-mentioned deadlines.
Register with your @stud.uni-goettingen.de address in the Mobility Portal and open the corresponding application form. Students who already created access to the mobility portal for a previous mobility, please use these login data.
With the online form, you must submit the following application documents:
- Application form: Please also read the Tips for a successful application.
- Proof of traineeship placement of the receiving institution (Call 2021: In justified exceptional cases, the proof can be submitted later up to 1 week after the application deadline. Please note that it will no longer be possible to submit proof for applications for Call 2022!).
- Proof of sufficient language skills (see Calls; note for students of modern philologies or English-taught programs: Please upload the admission or a certificate of matriculation)
- Enrollment or deregistration certificates
- If applicable, proof of already existing Erasmus+ funding (e.g. Certificate of Stay)
After successful review by the Göttingen International Department (see "When are the application deadlines?"), we ask you to submit a complete Learning Agreement for Traineeship via the Mobility Portal by 6 weeks before the start of the internship. Please see our Notes on the Learning Agreement for Traineeships.
Call 2021 - last application 15.03.2023
- Erasmus+ KA 131 "Working E+xperience" für Aufenthalte ab 01.08.2022 bis 30.09.2023 (German only)
- Übersicht der Förderraten für Aufenthalte ab 01.08.2022 bis 30.09.2023 (German only)
- Erasmus+ KA 131 "Working E+xperience" für Aufenthalte ab 01.04.2023 bis 30.04.2024 (German only; Note: only for stays ending on or after 01.10.2023)
- Übersicht der Förderraten für Aufenthalte ab 01.04.2023 bis 30.04.2024 (German only)
- Students who travel to their place of traineeship with a low-emission means of transport have the opportunity to submit a supplementary application. Further information can be found here.
Students who belong to one of the groups listed below can apply for an increase of €250 per funded month.
- Students with child/ren
- Students with disabilities (GdB 20 and/or chronic diseases)
- Students whose parents have not acquired an academic degree recognised in Germany (so-called "first-time graduates").*
- Employed students who have been in regular employment subject to social insurance contributions for at least 6 months with monthly earnings of > 450.00 and < € 850.00 before the start of the mobility. Please note: This social top up is not available for remunerated internships.*
*Subject to available funding for stays from 01 October 2022.
For internships that were completed by 31.12.2022, you can find more information here .
Participants must confirm that they have health insurance as well as accident and liability insurance at the workplace when signing the funding commitment. If the host institution does not offer insurance cover, this insurance must be taken out independently. In addition, accident and liability insurance for leisure time as well as health insurance abroad (incl. coverage of repatriation costs) are strongly recommended.
Students with statutory insurance who are planning a voluntary internship with pay should contact their health insurance provider early on.
It is recommended to take care of sufficient insurance cover at an early stage.
- Erasmus+ Key Action 131 beneficiaries must take part in a compulsory online language assessment. This so-called "Online Language Support" (OLS) offers Erasmus+ beneficiaries various possibilities: Self-assessment of language skills through language tests and participation in language courses in any number of languages.
- The assessment does not replace the language certificate to be submitted.
- If one of the following languages will be the first language of instruction during the stay abroad, the test must be completed before the start of the stay: English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR) or Italian (IT). Courses in other EU languages as well as Icelandic, Macedonian, Norwegian, Serbian and Turkish will be gradually integrated.
- After receiving an Erasmus+ Grant Agreement, Göttingen International or the EU Academy will inform you if you have to complete an online language assessment. Native speakers are exempt from the compulsory test.
- Participants of the calls 2021 and 2022 please note: The implementation of the new EU database eu|academy for the mandatory language assessment (so-called "OLS" - Online Language Support) is delayed. Against this background, all Erasmus+ grantees will be exempted from the mandatory OLS assessment in the academic year 2022/23. However, we would welcome you to take the OLS assessment voluntarily. You will be notified by email as soon as the OLS function is fully ready. Independently of this, you are welcome to use the "eu|academy" on a voluntary basis. In addition to the virtual language tests and courses, self-study courses on other topics such as "migration & integration" or "cities, urban & regional development" are also offered.
- Checkliste für Erasmus+ geförderte Praktika (German only)
- The Erasmus Student Charter provides information about rights and responsibilities and what can be expected from the home and host universities at each stage of the programme.
Advisory Services Erasmus + KA 131 /
Outgoing Students (Study & Traineeship)
Phone: + 49 (0)551 39 21344
For Individual Advisory Service
Please use the username and password of your student account. The login domain is ug-student\. If you have problems logging in, please contact the IT Support.
Erasmus+ Key Action 131 Team
Phone: + 49 (0)551 39 21306
+ 49 (0)551 39 21330