In order to be eligible to apply for an Erasmus+ grant, you need to have a full admission at BOKU and need to fulfil the following requirements:

By the time of your traineeship abroad you should be at least

  • in the 3rd semester of the study program for which you receive the grant.
  • In addition you need to have accomplished a minimum of 20-30 ECTS (at BOKU).
  • Your grade point average must not be below 3.0.

Every student can receive 12 months of Erasmus+ grant per study cycle (bachelor, master, phD). These 12 months can be used for an Erasmus+ placement grant and/or an Erasmus+ study grant. If you have already received an Erasmus grant in the past (for placement or study) in the same study cycle, this time span has to be deducted from the 12 months.

Please, read the info sheet before you start your Erasmus+ traineeship (only German version available).

Scholarships are granted for internships related to your BOKU studies and taking place during your studies (applicatoin for Erasmus grant preferably 2 months prior to start of internship!).

Regardless of the type of your internship (during your studies or after graduation), you need to prove that the placement is relevant for your BOKU studies (signature of the Fachstuko on the Learning Agreement for Traineeships is necessary) before you leave. In case your Erasmus+ traineeship should be recognized within your curriculum, please contact the responsible chairman of FachStu-AG.

Duration

Periods:
Academic year 2018/19: min. 2 whole months (at least 61 days) - max. 12 months during 01.06.2018 - 30.09.2019
Academic year 2019/20: min. 2 whole months (at least 61 days) - max. 12 months during 01.06.2019 - 30.09.2020

The internship has to be full-time, i.e. you have to work at least 35 hours per week.

Age, nationality, duration of study etc. do not matter.
There is also no limit as to any additional income (as long as it is not from the EU). On the contrary, a local income from the internship provider is desirable!

Internships in Germany:
As of January 2015, unpaid internships must not be longer than 3 months due to the new law "Mindestlohngesetz"!

You can not request a leave at the Study Services office as you need to be fully enrolled at BOKU during your Erasmus+ Traineeship stay. But you can file the paper for waiver of tuition fees at the Study Services office. As an Erasmus+ Traineeship student you are exempt from tuition fees at your home university if the traineeship takes place during semester time. (Exception: internships of recent graduates)

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