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Internships abroad

Master students who would like to go abroad for an internship should contact their programme coordinator or internship coordinator first!

Once you have been accepted by a host institution abroad, you can apply for funding via the Mobility Office (contact information can be found here). You have to provide the Mobility Office with your internship contract and give proof that both your internship coordinator at the RUG as well as your supervisor at the host institution approved your plans. If that is the case, you can obtain the relevant application forms for the applicable grant (Marco Polo or Erasmus+) from the Mobility Office.

Please note: The internship has to be a full-time activity lasting at least 2 months (= 60 days) and has to be part of your curriculum. You need to achieve at least 3 ECTS per month abroad which have to be counted for your degree programme in Groningen. You can only receive funding if you hand in your application forms BEFORE your mobility start date.

Internship within the EU/ EEA

If you decide to do an internship at an institution that is located in one of the Erasmus programme countries (mainly EU/EEA), you can apply for Erasmus+ funding. You can obtain between €270 and €390 per month abroad, depending on your host country. You can look up the monthly grant amount per country on the following website.

70% of the overall grant amount will be paid out in advance. At the end of your exchange period, you need to complete the last forms to receive the remaining part of your grant.

Please note that the funding via Erasmus+ is restricted to 5 months (= 150 days). If the duration of your mobility exceeds 5 months, you can keep the status of an Erasmus+ student by requesting a zero grant for the remaining days/months.

Important: The internship should be a full-time activity (between 36 and 40 hours a week, depending on the country).

Internship outside of the EU/ EEA

If you decide to do an internship at an institution that is not located in one of the Erasmus programme countries but in any other country outside of the Netherlands, you can apply for the Marco Polo fund. You can look up the monthly grant amount per country on the following website.

70% of the overall grant amount will be paid out in advance. At the end of your exchange period, you need to complete the last forms to receive the remaining part of your grant.

Please read the criteria carefully to see if your internship can be funded.

Please note that the funding via Marco Polo is restricted to 10 months.

Other funding possibilities:

- Groningen University Fund (GUF) (amount of scholarships very limited)

- Holland Scholarship (amount of scholarships limited)

- Grantfinder

- DUO :

o   At the page of the “Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs” you will find all the information and forms necessary to transfer your study finance income "studiefinanciering" to your destination abroad.

o   OV vergoeding during stay abroad: download form ‘verklaring onderwijsinstelling’ and have it signed by the Mobility Office

Useful links:

www.wilweg.nl

www.nuffic.nl

www.beursopener.nl (general information about grants/funds)

www.esn.org (Erasmus+ student network)

www.wijsopreis.nl (country specific information)

Laatst gewijzigd:25 januari 2018 15:26