Funding Programmes

  • Erasmus Student Placements MIX IT (Application via the International Office!)
  • DAAD short term scholarships for internships abroad
  • DAAD German Language Assistantships
  • DAAD - Russia in Practice
  • DAAD RISE - Research Internships in Science and Engineering
  • Franco-German Youth Office (Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk) - DFJW
  • ASA-Programm: Project Internship in Africa, Asia, Latin America or South Eastern Europe.
  • EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation: 'Vulcanus in Japan'
  • Auslands-BAföG
  • Student Loan
  • Foundations

Funding Programmes

Erasmus Student Placements MIX IT (Application via the International Office!)

Erasmus also funds internships for students in a host institution in other European countries (excluded are EU-institutions, institutions which administer EU-programmes and diplomatic institutions of the home country).

The programme gives students the opportunity to gather work experience in an international environment and to improve key skills, such as their communication and cooperation ability and their openness and knowledge of other cultures and markets.

Funding is possible for mandatory as well as voluntary internships between two and twelve months of length.

The programme provides students with the following benefits:

  • monthly allowance of up to 400 Euro
  • EU-placement contract between the university, company and student
  • support during the preparation for the stay abroad (the participation in a preparatory  Erasmus intensive language course in so-called rarely spoken languages is possible)
  • support during the internship through a contact person at the company and the university
  • recognition of the performances abroad

The complete application has to be handed in at the International Office latest 6 weeks before the beginning of the internship (contact person: Eva Voßhagen).

Further information, application forms and internship exchange:  www.uni-hannover.de/eu-praktika

DAAD short term scholarships for internships abroad

Short term scholarships are available for self-organised internship placements at one of the following institutions:

Further information on the DAAD short term scholarships programme can be found here

DAAD German Language Assistantships

DAAD scholarships for 10-month language assistantships at universities worldwide for graduates of German studies, German as a foreign language or another social science or humanities discipline. Practical teaching experience in German as a foreign language and knowledge of the national language are desirable.

Further information can be found here

DAAD - Russia in Practice

Are you looking for an internship in Russia? Are you a Bachelor or Master student or already a graduate? If so, please apply from April 4 to May 26, 2020.

Duration of the scholarship 6 months: 01.10.2020 - 31.03.2021.

Requirements

You can apply for an internship:

  • German Bachelor or Master students who are studying at a German university, or graduates* whose Bachelor or Master degree, Magister, Diplom at a German university was awarded no more than 5 years ago at the time of application
  • persons of equal status with Germans are eligible for funding under § 8 (1) No. 2 ff., (2) and (3) BAFöG. You can read more about this here.
  • non-German students and university graduates* if they are enrolled in a course of study at a German university with the aim of obtaining a degree at the German university. Funding in their home country is generally excluded.

Please note:

The availability of appropriate language skills depends on the specific requirements of the companies. Some companies require good, at least intermediate Russian language skills, others do not require any corresponding language skills at all. Some companies require very good English language skills. Upon application, the DAAD will fund Russian language courses accompanying the scholarship.

Financial benefits

The DAAD supports the scholarship holders with

  • a monthly scholarship of 1,025 euros for students and graduates
  • a travel allowance of EUR 425,
  • the conclusion of health, accident and personal liability insurance
  • Russian language courses accompanying the scholarship.

Dates Winter Semester 2020/21

  • Introductory seminar at the Moscow Higher School of Economics (HSE): 21-25.09.2020
  • Start of internship: 28.09.2020
  • End of internship: 23.03.2021
  • Final seminar at the Moscow Higher School of Economics: 24-25.09.2021

Application process

Registration and application for the winter semester 2020/21 is online from 04.04. to 26.05.2020.

You can select up to three internships and prioritize them. Please upload the required application documents on the website. All documents must be submitted online by the deadlines mentioned above. You will probably be notified by mid-July 2020 at the latest whether your application has been successful.

Further details on requirements and conditions can be found here

DAAD RISE - Research Internships in Science and Engineering

In the scope of the RISE programme the DAAD offers research internships with a duration of 10-12 weeks for Bachelor students in Science and Engineering as well as Psychology and Computer Science.

Grant holders receive a monthly full DAAD-scholarship and a one-time lump sum for travel costs (subject to the target country). The scholarship includes health, accident and private liability insurance.

Detailed information can be found on the RISE website

Franco-German Youth Office (Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk) - DFJW

Subject related internships in France, which are credited by the home university as part of the study course, can be funded by the DFJW

ASA-Programm: Project Internship in Africa, Asia, Latin America or South Eastern Europe.

The ASA-Program promotes exchange and learning about our One World through personal experience. It supports young and dedicated people to expand their skills and to contribute to sustainable global  development based on respect for human rights and cultural differences.
The ASA-Program offers a learning cycle consisting of training seminars, a practical phase and a follow-up phase including a global activity.

Seminars: In the seminars, which are held prior to, and after their three-month internship abroad, the participants learn about global interdependencies and international development. During the seminars they develop and try out new skills and new methods and get prepared for their internship abroad.
Practical phase: During the practical phase a team of two or three participants take part in a development project for three months. The projects take place within organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America or South Eastern Europe.

Global activity: After their time abroad the participants organize a global activity (e.g. a photo exhibition or a workshop at a school) in Germany or Europe to pass on their experience.

Become a scholarship holder.
Every year, the ASA-Program enables up to 250 young people from Europe to take part in its learning and qualification program dedicated to development education. The application starts every year at 20th of November and ends at 10th of January. Apply here for the ASA-Program.

EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation: 'Vulcanus in Japan'

The programme consists of industrial placements for EU / COSME* students. It starts in September and ends in August of the following year in order to accommodate the academic year in EU Member States.

The students follow:

  • a one-week seminar on Japan,
  • a four-month intensive Japanese language course,
  • and then an eight-month traineeship in a Japanese company.

Further information and application forms can be found on the Vulcanus website

Auslands-BAföG

Under certain conditions students can receive state funding for study related internships abroad. More information can be found on the BAföG website

Student Loan

Students in advanced study phases are eligible for a time-limited, low-interest student loan for an internship abroad. This student loan can be combined with BAföG. More information is be found on www.bildungskredit.de

Foundations

Some foundations provide funding for internships abroad, subject to certain conditions. More information is to be found on www.stiftungen.org