The European Commission offers Erasmus+ funding for recent graduates to carry out graduate internships
The internship must be related to your degree in some way. You will be asked to provide a supporting statement in the application for funding explaining how it is related and what the expected benefits are.
The internship must take place in an Erasmus+ programme country: ie an EU member state or Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia or Turkey. Internships in the UK are not eligible because you are studying at a UK institution.
Internships must be between two months and twelve months long.
Graduate internships must be completed within one year of the date you have been notified by Kent that you have achieved your degree and will graduate.
If you received Erasmus+ funding during your final year, e.g. for a Term Abroad, that period will be taken into account with the Graduate Internship; so if you completed a Term Abroad which lasted three months in your final year, then the Graduate internship would be a maximum of nine months.
The grant rates are set by the European Commission each year, taking into account the cost of living in the host countries. We will be notified of the grant rates for 2018-19 in due course. As an indicator, the grant rates for 2017-18 are as follows:
Country where the internship takes place
– Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia € 380 per month
– Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden €430 per month
Contact the Erasmus Team at email@example.com as early as possible. You must apply during your final year of study at Kent.
Applications cannot be considered after graduation.