Internship abroad

    ERASMUS sponsors internships for students in a host institution in another European country. Internships in European institutions / organisational, national diplomatic missions as well as organisations which administer EU programmes cannot be sponsored.
    As a student of the KatHO NRW you can gain experience of working in an international environment and acquaint yourself with the requirements of an EU-wide employment market. In addition you can extend your key qualifications such as your communication skills and cooperativeness, openness and knowledge of other cultures and markets.
    You can be sponsored for a compulsory internship of between three and twelve months. You receive a grant of € 280.00 - 300.00 on average per month for the costs of living. In addition you are provided with support preparing for your stay abroad. Your performances rendered abroad are recognised (e.g. entry in the diploma supplement, ECTS, EUROPASS).
    31 countries currently participate in the ERASMUS programme: All the EU member states, Turkey, as well as the EFTA/EEA countries of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway.
    The ERASMUS programme additionally offers students the option of applying for a preparatory ERASMUS Intensive Language Course (EILC) in support of their preparation for a stay abroad.



    Applications for an ERASMUS grant internship must be made to foreign contacts coordination office of the KatHO NRW. Please use the KatHO application form that is available to you here as a download.

    Internet platform of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

    You can obtain information concerning all the themes relating to degree courses and internships in other European countries on the DAAD internet platform for the intercultural preparation of degree courses and internships in Europe.

    Here you can

    • read the students’ reports on their experiences
    • pose questions on the theme in the forum
    • culturally prepare for your stay abroad
    • and find valuable tips and links for a successful degree course and internship abroad.


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