Erasmus+ Grant for Internships

Erasmus+ fosters the mobility of students as well as academic and non-academic staff in higher education institutions. Eligible for participation in the Erasmus+ program are the 27 EU member states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, the former Yugoslav republic Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.

 Via Erasmus+, students can study or work abroad for up to 12 months per study level (Bachelor/Master/PhD).

For internships conducted in one of the Erasmus+ program countries, students can apply for the Erasmus+ mobility grant. Students organize the internship spot and contact with the host institution on their own, but can apply for the Erasmus+ mobility grant at MIRO. Both paid and unpaid internships are eligible for the grant.

► Here you can find the necessary application forms for the Erasmus+ internship stay: Erasmus+ internship

  • An internship is already possible from the first semester of your study program.
  • The internship has to last at least 2 months an can max. last 12 months.
  • It has to be a full-time internship
  • All application documents must be submitted at MIRO one month before the start of the internship.

Depending on the host country the mobility grant can vary between € 590 and
€ 640 per month.

INFO: The mobility grant can be applied for regardless of whether the internship is paid or unpaid.

For the ERASMUS+ student internships (SMT) with funded outgoing student mobility with a minimum stay abroad of 2 months, 8 ECTS credit points are to be awarded to the respective study semester for this outgoing mobility (see the Federal Gazette, available only in German).

Important notes

  • For recent graduates, the Erasmus internship grant is possible well within one year after graduation (The application has to be submitted while still studying at the university).
  • For recipients of Austrian Federal Aid for Students, there is an increased grant from the government possible, IN ADDITION TO THE ERASMUS+ GRANT. This needs to be applied for directly via the Student Aid Body ( Students with special needs and students with child(ren) can apply for special funding by the European Union.
  • Erasmus+ internships can be conducted in companies, training and research institutions or other organisations that contribute to fostering the agreed learning goals for the relevant study programme.
  • It is not possible to do an internship at the following institutions:
    • Institutions of the European Union
    • The European Parliament, or agencies that are decentrally attributed to these institutions
    • Institutions that manage the EU programmes