ERASMUS+

Internship abroad (SMP)

Erasmus+ provides students and graduates of the Hochschule Bremerhaven - University of Applied Sciences the possibility to complete an internship at a host institution based in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries (excluding Germany and EU-institutions, institutions which administrate EU-programmes as well as diplomatic missions from the student´s home countries).
This programme enables students and graduates to gain work experience in an international environment. Moreover, they get the possibility to enhance their key skills such as communication and cooperation skills, openness and knowledge about other cultures and markets.
Students and graduates can be funded for a voluntary or a compulsory internship abroad lasting between two and twelve months.

The programme provides Students the following benefits:

  • Support in preparation of the stay abroad (cultural, linguistic, organisational)
  • EU internship contract (learning agreement) between the university, the company and the student/graduate
  • ongoing support during the internship through a contact person at the university and the company
  • academic recognition of the internship as agreed on in the learning agreement
  • financial support in terms of Erasmus+ funding
  • language support via the Online Linguistic Support (OLS)
  • special grants for students travelling with children
  • special grants for students with disabilities
  • multiple participations possible (up to 12 months in each of the following study cycles: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate; including participation in the ERASMUS+ study abroad programme)


Eligibility criteria for an Erasmus+ internship abroad:

  • degree student at Hochschule Bremerhaven - University of Applied Sciences (enrolled and registered in a programme which, after successful completion, will be completed with a Bachelor or Master degree issued by Hochschule Bremerhaven)
  • internship in a company which is located in Erasmus+ programme country (excluding Germany and country of permanent residence)
  • internship duration between 2 and 12 consecutive months (without any interruptions)
  • the total duration of ERASMUS+ sponsored mobilities (including the participation in the previous programme ERASMUS LLP and participation in the ERASMUS study abroad programme SMS) does not exceed 12 months per study cycle (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate)
  • the home university must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE)
  • a mandatory language test (OLS) must be carried out before and after the mobility period for the following languages: Czech, Danish, Dutch English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish
  • adherence to all ERASMUS+ related rules and regulations as described in the Grant Agreement, the Learning Agreement and all other relevant documents and notifications
  • check with the International Office for additional eligibility criteria that may apply


Eligibility criteria for an Erasmus+ internship abroad for recent graduates:

  • the application must be submitted before taking the last exam
  • the internship must be completed within 12 month after graduation
  • duration of the internship: at least 2 months
  • you have not received more than ten months of Erasmus+ funding during your latest study cycle (Each student can get a maximum of twelve months of Erasmus+ funding per study cycle. The internship abroad for recent graduates counts towards the previous study cycle. Example: If a student received Erasmus+ funding for eight months during the bachelor studies, the student can receive Erasmus+ funding for maximum four more months.)
  • a mandatory language test (OLS) must be carried out before and after the mobility period for the following languages: Czech, Danish, Dutch English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish


Application deadlines:
The complete application must be submitted latest three weeks before the start of the internship.

Application documents:
Here you cand find the application documents for internships abroad (SMP).