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PROMOS: Interning Abroad

Students may apply for PROMOS when interning abroad in companies or organisations worldwide (except ERASMUS member states, a funding for Switzerland is possible) for 1.5 to 3 months. Eligible for funding are those internships lasting six weeks to three months.

Important notes and limitations

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: If the applicant receives a renumeration for their internship exceeding the amount of the monthly country-specific PROMOS scholarship rate, only the PROMOS travel allowance will be granted.

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


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(Further Information)
⯈International degree-seeking students enrolled at RUB can be funded in all subprogrammes, as long as they do not intend to stay in their home country

⯈Enrolled at Ruhr-Universität as full-time students

⯈Good academic records


Funding

⯈Travel allowance and monthly partial scholarship rate
(depending on the host country and duration of stay)

PROMOS funding rates 2020
⯈ Remark on the document “PROMOS funding rates 2020”:
The column “Aufenthaltspauschale” (one-time allowance) exclusively refers to study trips, not to studies abroad, internships or research stays for thesis writing. The column "Teilstipendium Studiengebühren (Höchstsatz)" (partial scholarship for study fees (maximum rate)) is not relevant because within the RPOMOS programme at Ruhr-Universität Bochum only stays at partner universities, which are tuition-free.

⯈Applications of students who already receive public funding and/or a salary will be checked additionally. If the applicant receives a renumeration for their internship exceeding the amount of the monthly country-specific PROMOS scholarship rate, only the PROMOS travel allowance will be granted.


PROMOS Criteria for Selection

All applicants are evaluated by a RUB 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 (40%)
⯈ Purpose of the stay (25%)
⯈ Motivation (12%)
⯈ Language skills (10%)
⯈ Letter of recommendation (8%)
⯈ Academic progress and potential (2%)
⯈ Extracurricular activities and interests (2%)
⯈ Formal requirements on the application documents (1%)

Usually it takes about six weeks to receive a response.


Application

Here


Links

Contact and counselling

promos@rub.de

Person in charge

Anika Odenbach


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