Information for Erasmus interns
Different to the Erasmus+ study abroad programme, Erasmus+ for internships is not based on a cooperation agreement between universities. Therefore, procedures and regulations are different.
The following information only refers to students doing an Erasmus+ internship at the University of Bonn.
If you are doing an internship in an organization or company outside the University of Bonn, please contact them directly. In these cases, the University of Bonn is not involved in organizational matters and cannot support interns with housing and suchlike.
International students doing an internship outside the framework of Erasmus+ can find information here.
Contact / Application
If you plan to apply for an internship at the University of Bonn, please get in touch with the relevant Erasmus Departmental Coordinators at the University of Bonn.
Generally for Erasmus+ internship enrolment at the univeristy is not provided for. However, it is up to the department where you do your internship to decide on this..
- Students doing the internship during regular semester dates and arrive at the beginning of the semester (October, April) , might join for the Erasmus Welcome Week for enrolment and orientation.
Please not that participation needs to be arranged with your ERASMUS Departmental Coordinator well in advance and communicated to the International Office!
- Interns arriving at any other time period within the semester or holidays, need to contact their department / institute for orientation and, if possible, enrolment.
Please be aware that you need to have sufficient insurance coverage for the duration of your internship at the University of Bonn: Health insurance, liability insurance and accident insurance are mandatory. Interns are responsible for their insurances. Your home university should have informed you about insurance issues.
- Health insurance
Generally, the European Health Insurance Card is also valid in Germany and enough for standard medical treatments.
You should, however, carefully check with your health insurance company in your home country which services are covered. There are substantial national differences. It can therefore be necessary to take out additional private insurance for certain services, for example for the return to the home country in serious illness or death.
- Accident insurance
Since interns are usually not enrolled at the university, you should inform yourself in your home country to what extent an existing accident insurance can be expanded or concluded for the duration of your internship in Germany.
Only students who are enrolled during the internship are covered by an accident insurance of the University of Bonn on the way between the university and inside university buildings.
- Liability Insurance
You are strongly advised to take out personal liability insurance as well. Personal liability insurance covers possible damages caused by the student at the workplace.
Only interns who are enrolled at the University of Bonn are covered by a liability insurance of the University of Bonn.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers an insurance package for interns which covers health, accident and personal liability insurance.
Here you can find useful information on how to find accommodation in Bonn.