Erasmus+ Internship Mobility Program

Erasmus+ Internship Mobility Program 2019/2020
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Within the Erasmus+ Program opportunities are provided for awarded students to pursue an internship period abroad at a higher education institution or at certain organizations. Students are selected for an Erasmus grant by the Internhsip Selection Committee on the basis of academic ability and the relevance of the proposed internship to their studies at CEU.

Who can apply?

All enrolled Masters and Doctoral students regardless of their nationality, who receive a degree accredited in Hungary or those who enrolled in Postgraduate Specialization Programs at CEU are eligible to apply for an Erasmus internship period carried out during their studies or within 12 months after their graduation date at CEU.

  • Students planning to undertake an 'after graduation mobility' must apply during their enrolled status and sign their grant contract before the graduation ceremony
  • Priority will be given to students participating in the program for the first time (during their CEU studies) and to those applying for an unpaid or low paid internship*
  • Please, note that the following students are excluded from eligible applicants:
    • School of Public Policy Master students
    • Erasmus Mundus Scholarship holders during their studies,
    • CEU Internship Support Program Fund, Doctoral Research Support Grant and CEU Write-Up Grant recipients or those receiving funding from their academic program in relation to their internship

LOcation of the activity

Students must carry out their mobility activity in an Erasmus Program Country different from Hungary.

 The Erasmus Program Countries are currently the following: 

Member States of the European Union (EU): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom**
Non-EU Program Countries: former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Serbia, Turkey

The receiving organization may be in public, private, non-profit or educational sector:
– Any public or private organization active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth. For example:

  • a public or private, a small, medium or large enterprise (including social enterprises);
  • a public body at local, regional or national level; – a social partner or other representative of working life, including chambers of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions;
  • a research institute;
  • a foundation;
  • a school/institute/educational centre (at any level, from pre-school to upper – secondary education, and including vocational education and adult education);

–  a non-profit organization, association, NGO;
–  a body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services;
– a Program Country Higher Education Institution awarded with an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

The following types of organizations are not eligible as host organizations:

Duration of the activity

  • Minimum duration of an internship period abroad is 2 months, up to the maximum of 11 months in this round.
  • For the sake of the equitable distribution of available resources, support for longer traineeships than 4 months cannot be guaranteed. However, it is possible to apply for a longer period of stay.
  • The duration is calculated from the first day the student is required to be at the organization. The end date is the last date they need to be present.
  • The internship period must be carried out between 17 June 2019 and 30 June 2020.

Financial rules

Selected applicants are eligible to receive a grant to partially support their mobility, thus may not cover all the actual expenses incurred. Students are responsible for making all their travel, accommodation and related arrangements. The amount of the grant is set by the Erasmus Program and depends on the receiving country. It is calculated at a monthly rate, where one month is equivalent to 30 days. In case of incomplete months, the number of days are multiplied by 1/30.
Based on country rates, the amount of the grant is:

  • 620 EUR/month for Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom
  • 570 EUR/month for Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain and The Netherlands
  • 520 EUR/month for Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey

The grant will be paid in two instalments: 80% pre-financing upon the signature of the grant contract but not sooner than 30 days prior to the start of the internship. 20% is transferred at the end of the internship period, pending on receipt by the Erasmus Office of all documentation and the submission of the online EU survey. All payments are processed through bank transfer in EUR.


Students who receive an Erasmus+ grant will fully or partially reimburse the EU grant if they do not comply with the terms of the grant contract and fail to complete the internship and submit the required documentation at the end of their internship (unless they were prevented from completing their planned activities abroad due to a case of force majeure). Erasmus Office must be notified about any changes at

*An internship is considered low paid if the monthly payment to be received by the intern does not exceed one third of the potential monthly amount of the grant.
**Please, keep in mind that effects of Brexit may affect your planned activities after 29 March 2019.