Application Deadline

Your application has to be done online.

  • Applications for traineeship grants in the academic year 2023/24 can be submitted from October 2023 onwards (for traineeships with start dates on 1 November 2023 or later). 

  • --> Your application has to be completed in Mobility Online within the current online application round or at the latest 5 weeks before the start of the internship, on request possible at shorter notice (traineeships of recent graduates: application has to be completed at least two months before graduation;
    --> Upload complete application documents in Mobility Online (incl. all documents and signatures).
>> Click here to apply in the online application database
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  1. First step: Enter your data in Mobility Online = registration
  2. Second step: Upload your application documents (pdf) in Mobility Online = complete your application

Once you have applied, you will receive all further information on the next steps by e-mail.

Application Documents

(to be uploaded as pdf onto Mobility Online)

Please find further information on personal data processing according to the General Data Protection Regulation here.

1) Learning Agreement for Traineeships 

  • print-out in Mobility Online;
  • upload with signatures of traineeship institution and Fachstudien-AG

2) Transcript of Records ("Studienerfolgsnachweis")

  • Download from BOKUOnline including your grade point average, short version (min. 20-30 ECTS, grade point average <2,8)
    (The minimum amount of ECTS does not apply for PhDs at BOKU)

3) Proof of Language Skills:
... necessary already at the time of your application.

  • Upload your certificate/proof in Mobility Online
  • Min. Level B2 of one of the working languages
  • Accepted certificates (grade “satisfactory” or better, certificate must not be older than 5 years!):
    • Secondary school leaving certificate/high school diploma
    • BOKU-International Relations-Language Course: minimum level III (for English), level "Fachsprache" (for other languages)
    • BOKU-International Relations-Language Certification
    • Certificates of other universities or cultural institutes (please always attach the course outline, minimum level B2)
    • Official language diplomas like Cambridge Certificate, TOEFL, DELF, etc., minimum level B2
    • Courses in English Language to the extent of minimum 30 ECTS (if English = working language of internship)

4) Application/Passport Photo: 

  • Upload of your photo
  • in jpg or png format,
  • max. size: 500 Kilobyte, recommended size: 273 x 355 pixel (b x h photo points)

Please note! cancellation Fee: 50 Euro
If you decide to cancel your application after submission of your documents, we will ask you for an administrative fee of 50 Euros. Exception: severe illness (including medical certificate), travel advisory from the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, severe illness or death of a close relative

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How to find a traineeship

There is no database for traineeship offers at BOKU-International Relations at BOKU, but offers are published here.

The following links can help you to find your placement:

...or ask professors, at BOKU Institutes, take a look at information boards, partner universities, etc....