Funding opportunities

In order to be able to finance an internship abroad, there are various funding opportunities that can be applied for at the International Office.

Please register for this via our mobility system Mobility Online:

Internship Erasmus+

Internship outside Erasmus+

Application deadlines:
for the winter semester:     June 15
for the sommer semester:  January 15

You will receive a confirmation email afterwards. Please use the link in the Email to submit the necessary documents.The following documents will be uploaded in the system:

  • Curriculum Vitae and letter of motivation
  • Internship contract
  • Traineeship Agreement for internships (only for Erasmus+ funding)

Funding Opportunities - Application via International Office

Erasmus+ Internship (Europe)

Students have the opportunity to receive financial support for an internship abroad.

The most important facts about ERASMUS funding at a glance:

  • Minimum duration of internship 60 days and full-time
  • Funding is possible in each study cycle (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate) for 12 months at a time
  • The 12 months do not have to be completed in one go and can be made up of ERASMUS+ studies and an internship
  • The internship should have a meaningful professional connection to your studies.
  • Both compulsory and voluntary internships are eligible for funding.
  • ERASMUS+ grant/mobility allowance: Monthly funding via ERASMUS+ is provided via country rates with three country groups.

Group 1: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden -> 750 Euros / month

Group 2: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain -> 690 Euros / month

Group 3: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, FYR of Macedonia, Turkey -> 640 Euros / month

Partner countries: Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City -> 690 Euros / month

Partner countries: Faroe Islands, Switzlerland, Northern Irelandy -> 750 Euros / month

Partner countries: all other regions: 850 Euros / month

A completed internship under Erasmus+ can be listed in the Diploma Supplement. Please apply for this at the Student Services of Landshut University of Applied Sciences.

Duration of funding and payment

The funding is paid out in 2 instalments (to the daycalculation after completion of the mobility). The first instalment will be paid before the start of the internship, the second instalment will be paid after all final documents (e.g. written progress report) are submitted.Participating students will be informed about the exact payment modalities as well as other funding conditions with their Grant Agreement.The minimum duration of an Erasmus+ internship is 2 months (= 60 days). If the duration is less than the minimum duration, the complete entitlement to funding expires. In the case of cancellations due to illness, proof (= medical certificate) must be submitted. In this case, even if the minimum duration is not reached, the share of the days actually spent abroad for studying can be kept and only the amounts paid in excess must be repaid.

Possibilities of additional funding: (please note that we grant a maximum of one additional funding / one so-called Top Up)

Additional funding for sustainable travel (Green Travel Top Up)

Participating students can receive a one-time Top Up of 50 EUR per mobility for sustainable travel. In addition, they have the possibility to claim up to 4 additional travel days as stay days. "Green Travel" is defined as travel in which the following means of transport are used for the main part of the journey (proof required!):

  • Bus
  • Carpooling in a car
  • Train
  • Other sustainable means of transport (e.g. bicycle)

Additional funding for participants with fewer opportunities (Social Top Up)

Participating students who meet at least one of the eligibility criteria described below can receive an additional grant of 250 EUR/month for Social Participation (Social TOP- UP):

Working students

Employment subject to social security contributions must have been pursued for at least 6 months. The monthly income during the minimum period is above 450 EUR and below 850 EUR net. The employment in Germany is not continued during the stay abroad. Termination of employment is not a prerequisite; the employment contract can also be paused.

First-time academics (students from a non-academic parental home)

Both parents or caregivers do not hold a degree from a university, university of applied sciences, university of cooperative education in Germany or abroad.

Students with child(ren)

At least one of their own children must be taken along during the entire stay abroad. Funding is also possible if the partner travels with the student; double funding of the child must be ruled out. 

Students with a chronic illness:

There is a chronic illness that causes additional financial needs abroad.

Students with disabilities

There is a disability with a degree of disability of 20 or more.

PROMOS (outside Europe)

Students whose study or internship abroad cannot be covered by the ERASMUS programme have the possibility to submit a PROMOS application. This programme can be used to support study and practical training periods as well as short stays such as language courses and summer schools of students worldwide by means of partial scholarships, flat-rate travel expenses and course fees.

Please submit your application via Mobility Online.

Bavarian State Ministry

In order to promote the internationalization of Bavarian universities and the mobility of students, the Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Culture, Science and Arts has made available funding for internships and study abroad, which can be granted upon application by outgoing students (as an alternative to PROMOS or ERASMUS) or foreign students (incoming students).

The respective funding depends on the total amount of funding provided annually to Landshut University of Applied Sciences and can therefore vary considerably.

Please submit your application via Mobility Online.

Selection Process

The selection for the scholarships, which are directly administered by the university (ERASMUS/PROMOS/StaMi), will be made according to the following principles:

  • transparent application procedure
  • qualitative selection procedure (selection board: university management and International Office)
  • Information and advice on applications and possible funding levels
  • non-discriminatory selection (within the meaning of the AGG). ERASMUS+ promotes equal opportunities and inclusion. For this reason, access to the ERASMUS+ programme is made easier for learners from disadvantaged backgrounds and with special needs.
  • Selection on the basis of the following objective, performance-related criteria:
    • Study performance and progress
    • Relevance of the stay abraod
    • Language skills
    • Only for ERAMUS: compulsory ONLINE language test
    • Only for StaMi - applications: Annual income (incl. parental support) on average max. 15,000 euros before the stay
  • You will be informed about the decision as early as possible (usually in the summer semester in February and in the winter semester at the beginning of August).

Immediately after completion of the measure, all grant beneficiaries are required to submit a report of at least 1 page to the International Office. 

ERASMUS+ participants will also receive an ONLINE link from the DAAD at the end of their stay abroad. Please note that the reports must be prepared in order to receive the total funding!

For further questions please contact the International Office.

Notes on the application portal

The application portal is a dialogue system. The steps that have already been completed appear as green boxes, the next steps to be completed are indicated by red boxes. If you are stuck in your application workflow, this means that you have to wait for an answer from the International Office. This will be done either directly in the portal or by e-mail. As soon as the corresponding box is set to "green", you can continue working on your workflow. Once you have entered your data, you must confirm it by clicking on the "Create new" button. Documents that you upload must be in pdf format.

Steps specifically for ERASMUS+ partners before and after the mobility

After the online application and before the ERASMUS+ stay

The International Office will automatically send you the Erasmus+ Learning Agreement Student Mobility for Traineeships AFTER the application, as well as a form for the confirmation of an international health insurance and a link to the language test (OLS). Following this, a Grant Agreement for funding will be issued.

Please proceed as follows:

  • Create the ERASMUS+ Learning Agreement for Traineeships (TA) in Mobility Online, also print it and have it signed by your traineeship supervisor in the destination country. Afterwards, please upload it back into the system. The TA will then be signed and approved by the International Office.
  • Upload the insurance certificate into Mobility Online
  • In case of a claim for Top-Ups (e.g. severe disability, Green Travel), please additionally fill in the declaration of honour for Top-Ups and upload it into the system together with the respective proofs.
  • If your application is successful, you will receive the ERASMUS Grant Agreement via the system. Sign the Grant Agreement, upload it to Mobility Online and hand in the original to the International Office.

After completion of your ERASMUS+ stay

After the end of your internship abroad, you must process and submit the following documents, which will be made available to you via Mobility Online, within 4 weeks:

  • Traineeship Agreement (after the mobility)
  • Online questionnaire Erasmus
  • Written progress report

You will receive the information by written notice 2-4 weeks before the end of your stay abroad.

Please note that students can receive ERASMUS+ funding for a maximum of 12 months per study cycle (Bachelor/Master) for study abroad / internship.

Financial Support from other sponsors

Bavarian University Centres

The Bavarian University Centres also grant scholarships for certain stays abroad.

Bavarian-French University Centre 
https://www.bayern-france.org/de/foerderung/unsere-foerderprogramme/studierende/

Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (BAYHOST)
http://www.uni-regensburg.de/bayhost/stipendien/index.html

Bavarian Academic Center for Latin America (BAYLAT)
https://www.baylat.org/foerderprogramme/baylat-mobilitaetsbeihilfe/praktikumsaufenthalt.html

Bavarian-Indian University Centre 
http://www.bayind.de/de/foerderungen/stipendien/

Bavarian Academic Center for China (BayChina)
http://www.baychina.net/foerderung-stipendien/

DAAD Funding Options

The DAAD is the organization in Germany that awards the most scholarships.

Requirements are a stay abroad during the main study period and above-average grades. Please note the application deadlines on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service or under the scholarship database with more than 200 programmes:

www.daad.de/ausland/studieren/stipendium/de/70-stipendiendatenbank/