Internships outside Europe with PROMOS

Scholarships to support a traineeship in non-European countries

Since 2013, the IPU Berlin has participated in the DAAD program PROMOS. This program is intended to increase the mobility of IPU students in non-European countries and provides support for practical-training related stays by students in the form of a partial scholarship or a grant for the travel costs worldwide.

Which Services Comprises the Funding?

In the framework of PROMOS, internships abroad between 6 weeks and 6 months are eligible for funding. The financial support consists of a country specific scholarship and a lump sum for travel costs. Current funding rates can be found here (in German only).

Who can apply?

Each student who is enrolled at the IPU Berlin at the point in time of the planned support can apply for such support.

In this respect, the IPU Berlin supports its internationalization strategy especially with stays for traineeship purposes in partner institutions in Israel, South Africa, Canada, the USA, China and Australia. A list of the traineeship positions to date can be viewed in the Student Office, with further traineeship positions which have already been used by students being added to it continuously.

Nevertheless, the traineeship applications which are sought independently by the students are given priority in the selection.

Which documents have to be submitted?

  • Application Form
  • Letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
  • CV
  • Transcript of records/grade overview
  • Certificate of enrolment
  • Short description of the internship institution

Selection Procedure and Application Deadline

First, the International Office accepts the applications and assesses the applicants' formal eligibility for funding. Afterwards, the IPU's Commission of International Affairs distributes the scholarships primaily on the basis of GPA and motivation.

The application deadline is always on 30 November for the first half of the following year (funding period starts between 01.01. and 30.06) and on 30 April for the second half (funding period starts between 01.07 and 31.12.).

Visa fees and insurance coverage

Any potential visa costs, as well as the costs for accident, health and third-party liability insurance coverage are not covered by the support. Nevertheless, insurance coverage must be verified before commencing the trip.