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PROMOS Internships

The PROMOS programme can fund study-related internships abroad worldwide (except in Erasmus programme countries) from a duration of six weeks up to a maximum of three months.

Next application deadline: 1 November 2021

For internships in the funding period 1 January 2022 until 31 December 2022, provided that the application will be submitted before the end of the stay, in due form and time.

Subject to the availability of funds!

There are two more application deadlines for PROMOS funding of projects in the year 2022: 1 March 2022 and 1 June 2022.

Important Notes and Restrictions

  • Study-related internships can be funded from a duration of six weeks up to a maximum of three months.
  • If you wish to intern in international organisations (e.g. at UNO), EU institutions or organisations administering EU programmes, in diplomatic representations of Germany, German Humanities Institutes Abroad, at Goethe Institut, the German Archaeological Institute or German schools abroad (DAS) you still need to apply directly at the DAAD. Internships at DSD and Fit schools can be funded through PROMOS.
  • Internships that have been arranged by the organisations IAESTE, AIESEC, bvmd, ZAD and ELSA can be funded through the DAAD with travel allowances.
  • Paid internships: Applications of students who receive a salary will be checked separately. If the applicant receives a renumeration for their internship, as the case may be, only the PROMOS travel allowance might be granted. Each case will be considered individually.
  • Erasmus internships: Usually, traineeships with a minimum length of two months that are carried out in one of the Erasmus countries can be funded within the Erasmus programme. Further information on the Erasmus internship programme

Application Requirements

  • German citizenship or persons who are on a par with Germans according to § 8 Absatz 1 Ziffer 2 ff., Absatz 2, 2a und 3 BAföG (Das BAföG)
  • International degree-seeking students enrolled at Ruhr-Universität Bochum can be funded in all subprogrammes, as long as they do not intend to stay in their home country. The home country is considered to be the country in which the student has been living predominantly for at least five years.
  • Enrolled at Ruhr-Universität Bochum as full-time students
  • Good academic records

Funding

  • Travel allowance and/or monthly partial scholarship rate

Depending on the host country and the duration of stay

Please note that "Aufenthaltspauschalen" (= lump sum for stay) can only be paid for study trips. Financing tuition fees through a "Teilstipendium Studiengebühren (Höchstsatz)" [= partial scholarship tuition (maximum rate)] is not possible within the framework of the PROMOS programme at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, as the university exclusively supports tuition fee-free stays at partner universities within the framework of an institutional exchange programme.

  • Important note:

Applications of students who already receive funding and/or a salary will be checked separately. If the applicant receives a renumeration for their internship, as the case may be, only the PROMOS travel allowance might be granted. Each case will be considered individually.

Selection Criteria

All applicants are evaluated by an internal selection committee consisting of members of various faculties. Approximately four weeks after the submission deadline, candidates will be determined in a selection meeting organised and coordinated by the International Office. The selection is based on the following criteria:

  • Academic records
  • Purpose of the stay
  • Motivation
  • Language skills
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Academic progress and potential
  • Extracurricular activities and interests
  • Formal requirements on the application documents

Usually it takes about six weeks to receive a response.

PROMOS Checklist

With helpful information on the organisation of a PROMOS-funded internship abroad.

Documents for PROMOS Fellows

Please send the following documents, no later than 30 days after the end of your stay, by e-mail to promos@rub.de and complete the PROMOS questionnaire online:

Bildliche beispielhafte Darstellung eines Dokuments.
The PROMOS Programme
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