Erasmus+ Internship Mobility Program

Erasmus+ Internship Mobility Program

CEU students may spend an integrated internship period of 2 to 12 months at a receiving institution under the Erasmus+ Internship Mobility Program. Students receive a grant, which is a contribution to travel and the cost of living in another country. Within this framework it is also possible for recent graduates of any program to apply for an internship grant. In this case application must be submitted and internship contract must be signed before the graduation (during enrolled/active student status). Students are selected for an Erasmus grant by the Scholarship Advisory Committee on the basis of academic ability and the relevance of the proposed internship to their studies at CEU.


All two-year MA + PhD students enrolled in a degree program at CEU are eligible for an internship mobility during and after studies at CEU regardless of their nationality.
All one-year MA students enrolled in a degree program at CEU are eligible for an internship mobility within 12 months after graduation date regardless of their nationality.

Students undertaking an 'after graduation mobility' must apply during their enrolled/active status and sign their grant contract before their graduation.


Students must carry out their mobility activity in a Program Country different from Hungary.
The Erasmus Program Countries are the following:

Member States of the European Union (EU): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, 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, Turkey

The receiving organization can be:
– 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:

  • EU institutions and other EU bodies including specialized agencies (their exhaustive list is available on the website
  • organizations managing EU programs
  • national diplomatic representations (embassy or consulate) of the home country of the student


Minimum duration of an internship period abroad is 2 - 12 months including any zero-grant period. The duration is calculated from the first day the student is required to be at their place of traineeship, including introduction days etc. The end date is the last date they need to be present.

Students may participate in the Erasmus+ Mobility Program for studying or being trained abroad several times, totalling up to 12 months maximum per each level of study (short cycle, bachelor, master, doctoral). Former participations in the program will be taken into account.

The first possible day of the mobility is the 1st of July, 2017. After graduation internship must be completed within 12 months after the date of graduation. All internships must be completed by 30 September 2018 the latest. 


Selected applicants are eligible to receive a grant to partially support their mobility, which may not cover all the actual expenses incurred. All expenses including travel expenses between the home and host country, living expenses including accommodation etc. belong to the student.

The amount of the grant 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:

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

The grant will be paid in two instalments: 80% pre-financing upon the signature of the grant contract and 20% at the end of the exchange period, upon the returning of all documentation and the submission of the online EU survey. All payments are processed through bank transfer.

Students are also given the chance to participate in the Erasmus+ program without receiving any grant, that is, through their own financial mean (zero-grant). Students with a zero-grant from EU funds - both for study and traineeship mobility - benefit from all advantages of being an Erasmus+ student without receiving an EU mobility grant.

Students that receive an Erasmus+ EU grant will fully or partially reimburse the EU grant if they do not comply with the terms of the grant contract (unless they were prevented from completing their planned activities abroad due to a case of force majeure). They may be asked to partially or fully reimburse the EU grant received if they fail to complete and submit the final online report.