Erasmus+ grant

Erasmus+ grant for internship

You can apply for an Erasmus grant if you are going to do your internship at a company or organisation in an EU country and a few other European countries.


  • You have to be a student at UCL University College
  • Your internship must last between 3-12 months
  • You can apply for a maximum of 12 months Erasmus+ grant (internship and/or studies)
  • You can participate in one Erasmus+ study abroad and one Erasmus internship during your education
  • You have studied minimum one year
  • Your internship company should be located abroad in a country covered by the Erasmus+ programme. It can be a public or private company.

In case of insufficient funds in relation to the number of applicants, we will award grants according to the

  • Study periods abroad at a partner institution (either Erasmus+ or Nordplus partners, depending on which grant the applicant applies for)
  • Traineeships abroad, in which the destination is different from the student’s home country
  • Traineeship abroad in the student’s home country
  • Traineeships abroad, where the applicant has not yet found a traineeship company at the application deadline

Your internship coordinator is responsible for approving your internship.


385-435 EURO (year 2018/2019 rate).

You can only receive a grant for the number of months of internship required in your curriculum. 


If you are granted Erasmus+ funding for an internship (traineeship) abroad, you are required to have insurance coverage for accident and liability during working hours, if your employer does not cover you. We are not able to grant Erasmus+ funds, if you do not have the necessary insurance coverage. Therefore, you need to provide us with an insurance letter in English from your insurance company, which states that you are covered for accident and liability during working hours.

If your insurance policy is in English, and it is clearly stated, that you are covered for accident and liability insurance during working hours, we do not need an insurance letter.

If you are placing your internship abroad without Erasmus+ funding, we still recommend that you have insurance coverage for accident and liability during working hours.

Everyone is recommended to have travel insurance. 

Application deadline

Application deadline for the Erasmus+ grant is:

  • 1 May for autumn semester
  • 1 November for spring semester

You can find the application form on this page. If you apply for the grant before you have found your internship company, it is important that you inform the International Affairs, as soon as this is in place.


You will receive an email from the International Affairs with information about whether you will be given a grant or not.


Before your departure, you need to fill out and hand in some documents to the International Affairs. The International Affairs will send these documents to you when you have been accepted for Erasmus+ grant for internship.

Grant for recent graduates

As a recent graduate, you can get support for an internship abroad. You can get an ERASMUS + grant for up to 12 months. If you have already received an ERASMUS+ grant for either internship or a study period abroad, the number of months, in which you have received a grant previously, will be deducted from the 12 months.

In order to receive the grant, the following conditions apply. You must:

  • Apply for the grant before you have finished your studies, and no later than 1 May (for the autumn semester) and 1 November (for the spring semester)
  • Have an internship agreement with a company, and all documents must be prepared and signed by all parties no later than the day you get your diploma
  • Follow the normal ERASMUS+ procedure, take the associated language tests, and participate in the evaluation of your internship
  • Prove that either your employer or you have taken out liability insurance and accident insurance that covers you during working hours.

You apply for a grant for recent graduates via the general application form. You find link to the application form on this page.

Erasmus+ Programme special needs support

Erasmus+ pays particular attention to guidance, and, especially, financing the extra costs for students whose physical, mental or health-related conditions are such that their participation in Erasmus+ would not be possible without extra financial support. This is to ensure that you can take full advantage of an Erasmus+ mobility experience.

Additional grant

For your access needs during your mobility, you can apply for an Erasmus+ grant for students with physical, mental or health-related conditions in addition to the regular Erasmus+ study or traineeship mobility grant. In preparation of your Erasmus+ mobility, you should indicate your needs and foreseen extra costs linked to your physical, mental or health-related conditions, in order to apply for the Erasmus+ special needs support grant.

What are your access needs?

Areas that could be eligible for support linked to your Erasmus+ mobility, according to individual needs, include but are not limited to: adapted accommodation, travel assistance, medical attendance, supportive equipment, adaption of learning material, an accompanying person, etc.

How to apply?

Ask the International Affairs to help you with the Erasmus+ special needs support application form.