Through the Erasmus+ internship program, you can receive funding to go abroad for an internship and thereby gain valuable experience on the international stage. The funding offer applies to internships within Europe as well as worldwide.
Update: For internships outside the EU starting during the academic year 2022/23, no more Erasmus+ scholarships are available! Applications for the academic year 2023/24 will be possible in summer 2023.
The Erasmus+ program offers financial support for an internship abroad to bachelor’s and master’s students as well as graduates and registered doctoral students. The scholarships vary depending on the target country and range from 640 to 750 euros per full month. A current overview can be found in the downloads below. In addition, your internship will be included in your Diploma Supplement. Internships abroad may be recognized in consultation with your faculty.
How it works
- Search Independently for an internship or a thesis
- Fill out and sign (student, department, receiving organization) Learning Agreement
- Apply online via MoveON + E-Mail to Program Manager
- TUM Global & Alumni Office accepts your application
- Complete the remaining steps for to receive the first scholarship installment
- Upload final documents to MoveON to receive the second scholarship installment
In order to apply for an Erasmus+ internship grant, you must meet the following requirements:
Support for internships during studies
- Have an Internship position
- Be enrolled at TUM (up to and including doctorate)
Support for internships for graduates (graduate internship)
- Have an Internship position
- Be enrolled at TUM (up to and including doctorate) at time of application
- Deregister before the start of the internship
- Internship within one year of graduation
- Full-time internships starting at 30 hours per week
- Voluntary and compulsory internships
- Types of internships: regular Internships, research internships, praxis-related final theses or semester theses / projects
- Useful connection with the (completed) degree program
- Internship duration of minimum two to a maximum of twelve months
- Physical presence abroad
Please note: Internships in EU institutions and bodies managing EU programs are not eligible.
Application deadline for an internship within Europe: at the latest four weeks prior to the start of the internship
Application deadline for an internship outside Europe: at the latest two months prior to the start of the internship
(both via e-mail to email@example.com)
Please apply via the MoveON portal and use the application form Application for Erasmus+ SMP ("internship").
Please use your TUM e-mail address to register in the MoveON portal.
The following documents must be uploaded to MoveON for your application:
- Letter of motivation
- Curriculum Vitae
- Signed Learning Agreement for Traineeships*
- Current academic performance records
- Enrolment certificate
Please inform the program manager via e-mail about your application.
- The Learning Agreement must be signed by the responsible person in your TUM department, not by the TUM Global & Alumni Office.
- Please select Erasmus+ Internship under Mobility Program under desired mobility.
- Make a note of your access data. You will need it again at a later point in time.
*You will find the template under the menu item Downloads.
Please submit the following documents to receive the scholarship payment:
Before your stay
- Submit application documents as described in Application
- Grant Agreement The document will be sent to students via e-mail. The original must be signed and submitted to the TUM Global & Alumni Office.
- OLS language test The invitation to the language test will be sent automatically via e-mail from the OLS system. The EU also offers free, tutored online language courses via the OLS platform. Note: Native speakers do not have to take this test.
- Graduate internships: submit a de-registration certificate
During the stay
- Exceptional Changes* If the planned internship period is to be extended by more than five days, an application for extension must be made using the Exceptional Changes* form and submitted to the TUM Global & Alumni Office via e-mail as a scan at least one month in advance of the planned end of the internship.
- Traineeship Certificate* Complete it, but do not have the internship organization sign it at this point, as no predated documents will be accepted!
After the stay
- Traineeship Certificate* with signature of the internship organization. Attention: No predated documents will be accepted!
- Student Report*
- EU survey Access data will automatically be sent to students from the EU database.
- Recommendation: Request an official job reference from the visited internship organization.
All final documents after the stay must be uploaded to MoveON via the online form Outgoing - After mobility internship (Erasmus SMP und SEMP) within one month after the end of the internship. You can only submit the form if it is complete. If you have forgotten your password, you can request a new one in MoveON.
As soon as all of the above documents have been submitted and checked, the scholarship will be paid out in full and your stay will be entered in the diploma supplement of your diploma. These data are entered in the TUMonline database four times a year: in March, June, September, and December.
More detailed information on the above documents and on the Erasmus+ Internships Program can be found in the checklist in the downloads.
*The template can be found under the menu item Downloads.
- Special needs grant "Top up" for students with fewer opportunities: 250 € per month additionally to the grant amount, for the funded duration of stay. You can apply for the top up upon submitting the application. According to the criteria defined by DAAD, the following students are eligible to receive the top up:
- working students
- students whose parents do not have any academic background
- students who go abroad with their child(ren)
- students who have a chronic disease which causes additional cost abroad
- students who have a physical or psychological impairment (degree of disability (GdB) of 20 or more)
- Special needs grant based on real cost: for students with disability (degree of disability (GdB) of 20 or more), with chronic disease, and students who go abroad with their child(ren). To apply, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least three months before the start of your mobility. Please find details in the criteria defined by DAAD.
- Opportunity to participate in a training course on intercultural communication, offered by the Language Center.
- Support for subletting accommodation from TUM students to international exchange students coming to Munich.
- Erasmus+ Green Travel Grant: Environmentally friendly travel with sustainable, low-emission means of transport is supported in the Erasmus+ program in the form of a green travel grant. The green travel grant includes a one-time payment of 50 €. If applicable, a maximum of four additional travel days will be taken into account for calculating your funded duration of stay.
- Each student can use a maximum of 12 months of Erasmus per period of study (B.A., M.A., PhD). These can be divided into several study and internship periods.
- Exception for education / medical / law students: 24 months. Since the graduate internship is formally part of the previous study cycle, applicants must have at least two Erasmus months left in order to be eligible for funding.
From 1.10.2022, internships outside Europe can also be funded through the Erasmus+ program.
The scholarships for internships outside Europe are limited and the allocation will be made according to the "first come, first serve" principle.
For internships outside the EU starting in the academic year 2022/23, no more funding scholarships are available! Applications for the adademic year 2023/24 will be probably possible in summer 2023.
Final theses outside the Erasmus+ area, seminar papers of chemical engineering students and internships/PJ of students of the Faculty of Medicine are funded by the PROMOS program.
If you have any questions about the Erasmus+ Internship Mobility (SMP) or your application, there are two contact points at the TUM at your disposal:
- The TUM Global & Alumni Office's Erasmus Team can help you with general information about the Erasmus+ program and Erasmus scholarships. The team will also provide you with valuable information on language and intercultural preparation prior to your stay abroad.
- The Erasmus departmental coordinators will provide you with information on selection criteria, approval/nomination procedures and, where appropriate, recognition procedures. In addition, the Erasmus departmental coordinators will inform you about further documents required for the nomination
You would like to get information about internships of students of TUM in Europe and their experiences? Read the reports of fellow students at TUM here.
Searching for internships abroad, job application tips, country information and much more: On our internship search page, you will find tips and links that will get you closer to a suitable internship.
You would like to sublet your apartment or room during your internship abroad? The Global & Alumni Office is always on the lookout for temporary living space for incoming international exchange students and is happy to assist you with the placement.
How do you learn to consciously enter a different environment? What role does one's own cultural identity play? Through the workshop on intercultural communication of TUM Language Center you can optimally prepare for your stay abroad.
Downloads and safety instructions
Checklist and General Information
Are you going to do an internship or write a thesis in Switzerland? The Swiss-European Mobility Programme offers special funding opportunities for this purpose.
Besides Erasmus+ und SEMP, there are some other possibilities for grants for internships abroad. Learn more here.