Ap­plic­a­tion and se­lec­tion cri­ter­ia

Please submit your grant application (io-outgoing[at]zv.upb.de) no later than six weeks before your internship is due to begin.

Your application should be sent by email as a single PDF file to io-outgoing[at]zv.upb.de.

IMPORTANT: Despite the Brexit, it is still possible to receive funding approvals for the United Kingdom (UK) in Project 2021/22. Please note, however, that a visa (T5) is required for interns, which must be applied for with sufficient lead time and is associated with considerable costs. You can find all further information here.

Ap­plic­a­tion doc­u­ments

Completely filled in and signed by you, the internship provider and the contact person in your faculty (see download area).


(max. 2 pages in tabular form)


The letter of motivation should include information on:

  • The relevance of the internship abroad to your field of studies,
  • Your motivation for completing an internship abroad and the (academic) goals that you hope to achieve,
  • Your future career aspirations after completing your studies.

The letter of motivation should not exceed 2 pages. Please use the standard MS-Word settings for the page margins (2.5 cm left and right, 2 cm for top and bottom). The line spacing should be set to 1.5 and the font size should not be larger than Arial 11 point.

If you will use a "sustainable means of transport" for at least 50% of the distance of your arrival and departure, you have the possibility to apply for a subsidy of one-time 50 Euros and a maximum of 4 additional travel days (daily rate according to country category).

Sustainable means of transport are (as of 11/2021):
Train, bus, carpooling, cycling, walking.

Please complete the document even if you do not wish to apply for additional green travel funding, as we have to document this under Erasmus+.

You can find the application in the download area.

Se­lec­tion cri­ter­ia

Applications for Erasmus+ grants are reviewed according to the following selection criteria:

  • The internship must take place at a suitable organisation, must be relevant and beneficial to the student’s field of studies and academic development and must be appropriate for the student’s academic level
  • The application documents must be submitted in full and on time (six weeks before the internship begins)
  • A convincing, written letter of motivation must be included
  • Erasmus+ funds are still available at the time of the application

Please note:  Grants can only be awarded if the International Office still has sufficient funding at its disposal. The International Office awards Erasmus+ internship grants on a first come, first served basis.