Erasmus+ grant

The Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission stimulates student exchanges between European institutions for higher education. This occurs through the provision of grants. Students who have passed their propaedeutic examination (first year of a degree programme) are eligible one time during their study for a grant for a study or internship abroad. A minimum of three months to a maximum of one year applies to the study period abroad. An internship must last at least two months to a maximum of one year. Students of all nationalities are eligible for an Erasmus+ grant.

Additional financing opportunities like Erasmus top-up grant
Did you know there are additional financing opportunities within the Erasmus programme for students? For instance: the Erasmus top-up grant within the social inclusion scheme, Erasmus goes Green (to support sustainable modes of travel), intensive language course prior to your exchange and financial support in covering costs due to functional impairements. Read more about additional financing opportunities.

Exchange for a study
Your study programme must have a bilateral agreement with the European institution with which an exchange contract is concluded. The AHK has an exchange contract with more than 80 European educational institutions. Please present your foreign study plans to the internationalisation coordinator of your study programme in advance.

"I was able to make use of the Erasmus+ grant for my internship in Denmark. It is life-enhancing to go to a new environment, learn the language and broaden your horizons." - Laurens Vermeulen (Netherlands Film Academy student)

Exchange for an internship
The AHK has contacts for internships with numerous European organisations for its students. Students must ask the internationalisation coordinator in advance whether the internship and learning agreement have been approved by the study programme.

Internship abroad following your graduation
The Erasmus+ programme provides students with the opportunity to apply for an internship grant for an internship period that commences immediately after graduation. The internship period must last at least two months up to a maximum of one year. You must apply for this internship grant for after graduation while you are still studying at the AHK.

How can you apply for an Erasmus+ grant?
Please contact your principal subject teacher or the head of your study programme for approval of your plans. Following approval, you can report to the internationalisation coordinator of your academy in order to see whether your trip meets the Erasmus+ terms and conditions.

Please note that you must submit your application for a study exchange well in advance. In order to be eligible for a grant for an Erasmus+ study exchange in the 2019-2020 academic year, for example, you must declare your plans to the internationalisation coordinator no later than February 2019. This is due to the fact that some EU educational institutions only make a few Erasmus+ exchange places available annually. You will receive an invitation to sign the Erasmus+ contract if your exchange is approved by your study programme.

Due to budgetary reasons, the AHK can only guarantee a Erasmus+ grant for the first 200 days in the case of studies or internships lasting longer than 200 days. If there is sufficient budget, you will be notified whether you will receive a grant award for the exchange period after 200 days no later than in the fourth month of the exchange.

More information about the Erasmus+ programme
More information about AHK's Erasmus Charter and AHK's Erasmus Policy Statement