Erasmus+ Internship Mobility Program

Erasmus+ Internship Mobility Program

CEU students may spend an 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 pursue a traineeship. In this case application must be submitted during enrolled/active student status and the internship contract must be signed before the graduation. Students are selected for an Erasmus grant by the Internhsip Scholarship Advisory Committee on the basis of academic ability and the relevance of the proposed internship to their studies at CEU.

WHERE CAN I GO?

Students must carry out their mobility activity in a Program Country* different from Hungary and their country of permanent residence.

 *The Erasmus Program Countries are the following: 

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, 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;

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 http://europa.eu/about-eu/institutions-bodies/index_en.htm)
  • organizations managing EU programs
  • national diplomatic representations (embassy or consulate) of the home country of the student

HOW LONG IS THE MOBILITY PERIOD?

Minimum duration of an internship period abroad is 2 months, up to the maximum of 12 months in this round.

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.

Priority will be given to students participating in the program for the first time (during their CEU studies) and to those choosing a destination country different from their country of permanent residence.

The first possible day of the mobility is the 1st of July, 2018. An after graduation internship must be completed within 12 months after the date of graduation. All internships must be completed by 30 September 2019 the latest. 

HOW MUCH IS THE GRANT?

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 can be:

500 – 520 EUR/month for Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
500 – 570 EUR/month for Malta
520 – 550 EUR/month for Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Turkey
550 – 570 EUR/month for Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands
550 – 620 EUR/month for Iceland, Luxemburg
570 – 600 EUR/month for Austria, France, Italy
600 – 620 EUR/month for Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom

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 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.