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Internships and project-oriented placements


Placements within Europe

The Erasmus+ Placement Programme is an EU programme for university students, who want to do an internship or project-oriented placement abroad in collaboration with a foreign organisation or institution as part of their studies.

Nice to know

  • The placement must take place within EU, Island, Liechtenstein, Norway or Turkey.
  • The placement cannot take place at EU institutions.
  • The placement must last at least 2 months.*
  • You must receive ECTS for the placement. 

*The placement period is calculated in exact dates, for example 1/5/2018 – 1/7/2018. Placements lasting for example 1 month and 3 weeks cannot be considered for Erasmus+. Find more information below on shorter stays.

Before the placement commences an agreement must be entered between SDU, the host of the placement and the student about the content of the placement, a so-called Training Agreement.

The EU grants a scholarship of about 600 euro a month to placements that give credits.

You can find the template form for the Training Agreement as well as the application form for financial support for the placement by clicking here.

Application deadline: No later than 1 month before departure.

Extra grants for students with special needs

The Erasmus+ programme wants to make sure that all students have equal opportunities to go abroad – therefore you can apply for extra Erasmus+ grant if you have special needs.

The Erasmus+ programme has the following information on “special needs support”:
A person with special needs is a potential participant whose individual physical, mental or health-related situation is such that his/her participation in the mobility/project would not be possible without extra financial support.

Please contact SDU International for further information.


Placements outside of Europe and shorter placements: the Internationalisation Fund

If you are doing a placement abroad outside of the Erasmus+ scheme, for example outside of Europe or a placement lasting less than two months, then you can apply for a travel scholarship from SDU’s Internationalisation Fund, provided the placement has been preapproved by your study board or your supervisor.

Nice to know

  • You must be a full-time student at SDU
  • A minimum credit transfer of 5 ECTS must be awarded by your Study Board.
  • Your Study Board or your supervisor has to pre-approve your stay abroad, and upon your return, you must apply for credit transfer. Alternatively, your stay abroad should be approved as part of your bachelor's project or master's thesis.
  • You will need to be enrolled at or associated to an institution or company abroad during the entire period.
  • You cannot at the same time receive support from SDU's other exchange programmes or from the 'Udlandsstipendieordning'.

The size of the grant depends on destination, duration and number of ECTS pre-approved. Individual trips, participation in conferences, data collection etc. are not supported.

Your grades may be considered.

Special procedures apply to students of medicine (Click here).

Application deadlines: Continuously. The application must be submitted before the end of the academic year in which the placement takes place.


Further information can be acquired from SDU International.


How to apply

Last Updated 07.02.2024