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What Does the Erasmus+ Traineeship Programme Have to Offer?

An Erasmus+ Traineeship grant will give you organisational and financial support when you arrange for your own internship in a foreign European country.

The grant itself is a contribution to your maintenance. Click here for the

If you are awarded a grant, it is compulsory for you to take part in an online training in intercultural competences. An alumni forum will be made available to you, giving tips and information from previous trainees about looking for accommodation, living in the country of your internship etc. Upon completion of your internship, you will, of course, receive a certificate testifying to your participation in the programme.

TIP: It is a good idea to arrange for your internship to start directly after a study semester abroad. During your study period you will be able to make contact with companies for the purpose.

Application Requirements and Deadlines


To be eligible for a grant
  • you must be enrolled in a full-time study programme at Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • the internship must be fulltime in the framework of your studies
  • the internship must last at least 2 months (= 60 days) up to a maximum of 12 months.

In the framework of a gap mobility, an internship planned directly upon completion of your degree course can also be supported by Erasmus+ Traineeship. More information…

Note: Grants cannot be awarded for internships at EU institutions and for EU projects. If you are not sure if your planned internship can be supported, please contact us.

Students from non-EU member states are eligible for an Erasmus+ Traineeship grant if they are studying a complete degree course at JLU Giessen and are intending to graduate there.

Application Deadlines


It is up to you to find an internship. If you have not found an internship at the time you file your application, we will be glad to help you.

Deadlines for submitting the application documents:

If you have found an internship

1 month prior to the intended starting date of the internship

Without an internship

2 months prior to the intended starting date of the internship