Radboud Max Planck Internship & Grant

As a student of specific Radboud University Master's programmes, you can apply for an internship at a European Max Planck Institute. For this, you will receive a Radboud Max Planck Internship grant and an Erasmus+ scholarship. 


Internships can last a minimum of six months up to a year maximum. In certain cases, the internship minimum can be reduced to four instead of six months if all parties agree. 

Eligible countries or regions
Duration of scholarship
Six months - one year
Maximum financing
€630 p.m.
Coverage of scholarship
Partial scholarship

The Max Planck Institutes carry out research in the life sciences, natural sciences and social and human sciences. They are located in different cities across Europe. You can apply for internships at all European Max Planck Institutes. You are also welcome to do an internship at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. This internship will, however, not be sponsored by an Erasmus+ grant or Radboud Max Planck Internship Grant.

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Amount of scholarship
If you are accepted for a Max Planck Internship, you can apply for an Erasmus+ Traineeship grant. This grant will automatically be supplemented with the Radboud Max Planck Internship grant. In total, you will receive €630 per month.

Please note: The total grant per month is calculated based on the number of days that you spend abroad. This means that the calculation of the specific amount always follows the same procedure (and requirements) as the Erasmus+ grant.

How to apply

If you are a student of one of the following Master's programmes you can apply:

You can apply the whole year round, but it is advised though to start the application procedure six months before departure.
Selection procedure
  • As a student, you approach the contact person of your programme to express interest in an internship at a Max Planck Institute.
  • Via this contact person, the Verwaltungsleiter (head of administration) of the relevant MPI is contacted. You draft, along with the supervisors, an internship proposal. The proposal should include all information needed for the Erasmus+ Learning Agreement for Traineeships.
  • The Verwaltungsleiter of the Max Planck Institute approves or rejects the student.
  • If you are accepted, you inform your Faculty International Office and apply for an Erasmus+ grant. Preferably, at least three months before departure.
  • The International Office of the faculty will nominate you for an Erasmus+ grant, including an additional Radboud Max Planck Internship grant.

From this point on, the same procedure is used as for regular applications for Erasmus + grants for internships. The Radboud Max Planck Internship grant will automatically be added to the Erasmus+ grant. View more information about the Erasmus+ procedure.

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