An internship abroad often comes with additional expenses. It is often possible to retain your student financing and if you stop your public-transport card (OV) temporarily, then, you might be eligible for reimbursement for your period abroad.
Some companies will offer you an internship allowance. However, this is not compulsory and often not common practice. Sometimes, you will not get an allowance, but the board and lodging will be part of the internship. Larger companies often offer higher internship allowances than smaller companies. The average allowance for internships at the academic level is about 300 euros gross per month.
If you meet certain conditions you will receive one of these grants, regardless if you do or don’t get an internship allowance.
Erasmus+: for internships within the EU (incl. Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, North-Macedonia, Serbia, and Turkey).
Individual Travel Grant (ITG) by Student Life.
Conditions for receiving a grant:
- The internship takes at least 2 months
- The internship is full-time (> 35 hours per week)
- You finish the initial paperwork 2 weeks before departure and the finishing paperwork within 2 weeks of ending your internship
- Individual Travel Grant: you need to receive credits for your internship
- If you are a German student living in Germany and doing an internship in Germany you are not eligible for a grant, and
- If you are a German student living in the Netherlands and starting an internship in Germany you need to have an address in NL until the start of your internship to be eligible for a grant.
You can apply for a grant in Osiris via Abroad: click on New Request and fill out the form.
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org afterward, so we can process it quickly.