Funding

Get financial support for your training period abroad!

Erasmus+

Erasmus+ supports training periods for students in a host institution in other European countries. However, trainings in EU institutions or organisations as well as national diplomatic missions and organisations managing EU programs are excluded. Students can receive funding for a mandatory or a voluntary training period between two and twelve months per study cycle (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate).

Services/Grants:

  • Mobility subsidy
  • EU internship contract between university, companies and students
  • Accompaniment during the internship by one contact person each in the home university and in the company
  • Assistance in the preparation of the stay abroad
  • Academic recognition of the internship
  • Special grants for students with special needs

Requirements:

  • Enrollment at a German university (Internships for graduates: Students have to be enrolled while finishing the contracts with the enterprise/organisation and the university, but the internship takes place after being exmatriculated.)
  • Home university holds a valid Erasmus University Charter (ECHE)
  • Training periods are not eligible for funding in EU institutions or organisations, as well as in national diplomatic missions and organisations managing EU programs
  • Compulsory participation in the European Commission's online language test in the working language (currently available for DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, NL) before the beginning of mobility and after the end of the stay (no eligibility criteria for the Erasmus + program)

The financial support for Erasmus + students is based on the different living costs in the target countries (program countries). For the academic year 2017/18, the International Advisory Council of the university of Applied Sciences Nordhausen has decidedc the following funding levels for training periods (SMP):

  • Country group 1: 520 € per month of sponsorship
    • Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden
  • Country group 2: 460 € per month of sponsorship
    • Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Austria
  • Country group 3: 400 € per month of sponsorship
    • Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey

PROMOS

The Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences awards PROMOS-scholarships funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). They amount to € 300 per month of sponsorship. International training periods outside the EU-33 with a minimum stay of three months are eligible.

Applications shall be sent to the International Office. The scholarship holders are selected twice a year by the International Advisory Council of the University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen.

Application deadlines:

  • for stays abroad in the summer semester: 01 February
  • for stays abroad in the winter semester: 01 June

Application documents:

We ask you to fill in the Online Application Form for PROMOS-Grants. In addition to the training agreement and, if necessary, a language certificate, we also require the current QISPOS score sheet as well as a letter of motivation.

Selection criteria:

  • Conclusion of the Letter of Motivation
    • Related to the field of study?
    • Extracurricular activities?
  • Grade average / grade average for language courses

See also further Steps to a Training Abroad.

Other Funding Opportunities

All university members who are interested in a long-term stay abroad can be supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and other organisations. More information can be found in the scholarship database of the DAAD.

In addition, there are a number of scholarships to promote training periods abroad.

1. Carlo Schmid Program of the DAAD

The Carlo Schmid program supports internships in international organizations, EU institutions and selected non-governmental organisations. Prerequisites are very good knowledge of English and good command of a second foreign language.

Further information at: http://www.daad.de/csp

2. ASA program

The ASA program coordinates internships in development cooperation projects.

Further information at:http://www.asa-programm.de

3. BAföG

Stays abroad of German students can also be funded according to the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG). One or two practical semesters integrated into the study program (that is, the achievements abroad are credited to the course) within the European Union can be funded. For internships outside the EU, a specific subject-specific justification is required. In any case, the application must be submitted to the BAföG office responsible for the destination country.

Further information at: https://www.bafög.de/de/auslandsfoerderung-384.php

4. Eidam & Partners

Each semester, the company grants scholarships of 450,- Euro per month to 15 German students. There are no restrictions on the destination country and the internship.

Further information at: http://www.eidam-und-partner.de/Stipendium