Erasmus+ internships

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The Erasmus+ internship program is aimed at all students at the University of Kassel who would like to complete an internship in another European country during their studies or immediately after their studies (graduates). This video provides an overview:

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  • An internship abroad that is relevant to studies and students look for it on their own initiative
    • Compulsory internships and also voluntary internships related to studies are supported
    • Internships in a home office in Germany, where the internship institution is located abroad, are not supported.
  • Duration: at least 60 days, max. 6 months (180 days) per internship stay. One month is always equivalent to 30 days.
  • Time involved on a weekly basis: minimum 30h (normally 35-40 hours per week | for teaching students: full-time equivalent hours of teaching)
  • Academic Recognition: Compulsory Internships (ECTS), Voluntary Internships (Transcript of Records / Diploma Supplement / Europass)

  • Enrollment at the University of Kassel (full-time course). Exchange students are excluded from any funding.
  • If you do your internship after completing your studies (as a graduate), you must still be enrolled at the time when you apply; you must be removed from the register during the internship.
  • Your status must not change during the entire internship: You are either enrolled at the University of Kassel for the entire period or exmatriculated for the entire period.
  • You have not yet made use of your full Erasmus allocation. You can obtain funding for up to 12 months during each study phase (BA, MA, PhD) (periods of study or internships).  
  • Doctoral candidates must clearly prove their affiliation with the University of Kassel (certificate of enrollment or letter of confirmation from the supervisor of acceptance as a doctoral candidate). If there is also an employment relationship with the University of Kassel, the internship abroad cannot be funded via this funding line, but possibly as staff mobility.
  • Countries taking part

 The following do not attract any funding:

Your complete application should arrive at the International Office two months before the start of your internship. If this is not possible, please contact us early! If we receive an application for an internship that starts in less than 4 weeks, it may not be funded or not funded from the beginning.

The internship institution must already be known.


  • Online application via our application portal
  • CV (Europass template or individual format; is uploaded with the online application)
  • Statement of purpose (take note of the instructions; is uploaded with the online application)
  • Enrolment certificate (scan is uploaded with the online application)
  • Written confirmation of relevance to studies: your practical studies department/practical coordination office/examinations office must verify the relevance of your internship to your studies and state whether it is a voluntary or mandatory internship.

Please inform us immediately by e-mail after you have submitted the application in our application portal and send us the confirmation of relevance to studies as an attachment.

You can hand in documents by post, e-mail or in person.  

Only scans are accepted (.pdf, jpg). Photos of documents will not be accepted.

Selection process

Applicants are selected by the International Office of the University of Kassel. The evaluation criteria are the completeness of the documents, the fulfillment of the formal requirements as well as the professional and professional motivation for the internship in the form of the motivation letter.

The Erasmus+ mobility allowance depends on your country of destination.

Funding rates (This document is currently only available in a German version)

Information on special funding for participants with a child or a disability can be found here
The funding rates depend on the amount of funds allocated by the DAAD; so they may differ from those quoted here next year.


Documents to be submitted

You will receive the following documents from us, which must be submitted in full to the International Office before the start of the traineeship.

  • Learning Agreement for Traineeships: Contract between you, your traineeship institution and the University of Kassel. It is filled out by machine and signed personally by all parties. The International Office requires at least one scan.

  • Grant Agreement: Funding agreement between you and the University of Kassel. The International Office requires the original contract.


An Erasmus scholarship does not include any insurance cover. Each participant is obliged to take out sufficient insurance cover independently. The EU Commission, the DAAD or the University of Kassel are not liable for damages that occur during the semester abroad.

It is mandatory to take out accident insurance for damage suffered by the beneficiary at the workplace and liability insurance for damage caused by the beneficiary at the workplace.

Note: It is possible to take out DAAD group insurance at the participant's own expense. Health, accident and liability insurance are included. Further information can be obtained directly from the DAAD.

If any changes take place with regard to the learning agreement, e.g. the person supervising your internship, please inform the International Office immediately and hand in the “Major changes form” (only if relevant!).


If the duration of your internship is curtailed, the funding will be adapted. The minimum duration of 60 days must be maintained. Otherwise the mobility allowance will be reclaimed. You will find more details in the grant agreement.  


If you wish to extend your internship and apply for additional funding for this, the application must reach us (no form necessary, by e-mail) at least 30 days before the end of the original internship period.

The final documents should be submitted to the International Office at within 30 days of the end of the internship.

EU Survey (questionnaire)

You will automatically receive an e-mail from the Beneficiary Module of the EU asking you to complete a questionnaire.

Traineeship certificate

Have your traineeship supervisor fill out this traineeship certificate form as confirmation of your traineeship. The International Office requires a copy or scan of this.

Experience report

Describe your experiences during your internship abroad to us and subsequent students. Please also mention the support you received from Erasmus funding. Please use this template  with the cover sheet and send us the report by e-mail. Here you will find a guide to writing the experience report.

Advice on internships/school placements abroad: Alexa Schubert

Universität Kassel
International Office
Moritzstr. 18 (2nd floor)
34127 Kassel

phone: 0561/804- 2539
fax: 0561/804-3513


Open office hours of Mrs. Schubert:
Tuesday and Thursday, 13-14 h and by appointment

Initial information by student assistant:
Monday, 13-14 h