The ERASMUS Placement Programme is part of the EU training programme ERASMUS+. In Germany, the programme is organised by the national agency, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The programme offers financial support to students who complete an internship in any of the eligible European countries.
The regional liason office, KOOR/BEST, is located at Karlsruhe University of Applied Science. It currently coordinates the ERASMUS Placement Programme for 38 universities in Baden-Württemberg, including Heidelberg University.
Who Recieves Funding?
- Students, who have already been registered as a full-time student at a German university.
- Graduates, who will complete their internship within the year following their graduation. Internships completed by graduates will be considered part of the previous study cycle. For this to be the case, the applicant must be enrolled at a university at the point of application, but no longer be enrolled at the time of completing the internship. A certificate of exmatriculation or degree certificate, or a certificate from the university stating that the student has completed all credits, serves as proof of exmatriculation.
- Funding may only be awarded for full-time internships. Part-time internships cannot be funded.
2 - 12 months
Amount of Funding:
The amount of funding received depends on the host country; countries are split into three different categories:
Country group 1: Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
Country group 2: Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Spain, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Turkey, Croatia
Country group 3: Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Macedonia
The exact grant amounts can be found under the Application and Information link.
European institutions and organisations which manage EU Programmes, as well as individuals acting as national/diplomatic representatives for their home country (ambassadors, consulates) are not eligible for funding.
Applications must be made at least one month prior to the beginning of the internship. Online registration, documents in support of application (application form, Training Agreement, etc.) and further information can be found on the website of the coordination office for the practical semesters (Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences).