The DAAD provides internships for students of the natural and engineering sciences within the framework of its programme "International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience".

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What does IAESTE provide?

A free-of-charge internship placement in over 80 countries.

  • A monthly grant of 670 Euros.
  • A travel costs allowance to non-EU countries.
  • Accommodation.
  • Supervision during the internship.

Who is eligible for funding?

All HTW students of the natural and engineering sciences from the 4th subject-specific semester. Non-German students are also eligible.

Which activities are funded?

  • A research trip or short internship of between 2 and 3 months in duration, commencing in mid-April/May.
  • Should the company require a longer period, funding can be granted for internships of up to 12 months in duration.

Application procedure

  • October - December: companies/research institutions advertise their internships.
  • By 30 November: students submit a brief application with accompanying documents.
  • Mid-February: the local supervisory office makes a proposal to the student.
  • February - March: full application to the internship provider.
  • By 31 March: the complete application to be received by the internship provider.
  • Mid-April - mid/end of May: successful applicants will receive binding notification of acceptance; IAESTE will contact the student to draft the internship agreement and help with visa applications.

Application documents

  • Brief application
  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificate of enrolment
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