Erasmus+ internships

Information about student internship opportunities abroad within the Erasmus+ program

Students of SGH Warsaw School of Economics may pursue internships in Poland and abroad in accordance with the Rules and regulations of student internships at SGH Warsaw School of Economics.

Internships abroad can be funded by the Erasmus + KA103 program (applies only to mobilities with Program Countries) according to the following rules:

The grant for internships can also be awarded to recent graduates who can go for an internship within 12 months of graduation. ATTENTION! Students who want to carry out Erasmus+ internships as recent graduates have to be qualified for the program before graduation (a set of application documents with all the required signatures must be submitted to the International Centre before defending the thesis). Documents should be submitted no later than 2 weeks before the set date of defence (not the date of the beginning of the internship). After defending the diploma thesis, a certificate of defence should be delivered to International Centre and only then can the internship start.

Before departure

1. FINDING AN EMPLOYER

It is up to the student to find the host institution.

2. PRE-DEPARTURE DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED TO INTERNATIONAL CENTRE should be submitted no later than 1 month before the start of the internship and should be filled in on computer and printed on both sides (in the case of files with more than 1 page):

  • ORIGINAL! (Confirmation form of accepting the student) – required signatures: I. Student; II. Employer (with company seal) 
  • ORIGINAL! 3 copies printed on both sides – required signatures: I. Student; II. Employer (with company seal); III. SGH
  • ORIGINAL! 3 copies printed on both sides – required signatures: I. Student; II. Employer (with company seal); III. SGH 
  • ORIGINAL! 3 copies printed on both sides – required signatures: I. Student; II. Employer (with company seal); III. SGH
  • Request for exchange – wymagane podpisy: I. International Centre; II. Dean; III. Rector – DOCUMENT SHOULD BE PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES!
  • Statement of previous mobilities
  • Language certificate (minimum B2) – language proficiency can be confirmed by a commercial certificate, a high school diploma in a foreign language (the same as the language of the internship or the language used in the host institution), a CNJO competence test or a certificate of the final exam in the compulsory language examination issued by CNJO at a level not lower than B2
  • Financial agreement (sent to the student by email, two copies printed on both sides)
  • Completing the OLS test before departure
  • A copy of the EKUZ card
  • Accident and civil liability insurance * - provided by SGH for a period of 4 weeks for FiR students, for other fields of study for a period of 3 weeks (insurance is provided to students only for the first internship in each cycle of study); for the remainder of the internship, the student is required to buy insurance on his/her own. A copy of the insurance must be provided together with the application documents.
    * CAUTION! The university does not provide third-party and accident insurance for Erasmus+ recent graduates! Recent graduates are required to purchase accident insurance and third-party liability insurance on their own and deliver their copies (with the original available for inspection) to International Center along with other documents.
    The scope of the third-party liability insurance must cover damages caused by the participant at the place of the internship.
    Before signing the contract, please read the General Terms and Conditions of Insurance and sign the declaration at the Educational Support Office or at International Center.
  • ADDITIONAL DOCUMENT FOR RECENT GRADUATES - certificate from the Dean’s Office about the positive defence of the thesis (the only application document submitted after the defence!)

Additional documents:

  • annexes to the Learning Agreement

The maximum duration of the internship for which the student may receive funding is 6 months - the minimum duration of the internship is 2 full months (60 days). Therefore, all documents, i.e. the financial agreement, Learning Agreement for traineeships, Confirmation form of accepting the student and the exchange request, must have the same dates confirming only the financing period (minimum 2-month, maximum 6-month internship period).

Upon return
  • required signatures: I. Student; II. Employer (with company seal)
  • The internship syllabus - internship syllabuses for particular majors can be found in the USOSweb course catalogue
  • Erasmus+ survey in MobilityTool (link to the survey sent to the email address after the end of the internship)

  • Completing the OLS test on return

  • Descriptive report sent to a contact person at International Centre

    • report template

Erasmus+ – financial information

Scholarship rates for internships in the 2021/2022 academic year to universities in program countries:

  • 620 EUR: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
  • 600 EUR: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Spain, Netherlands, Malta, Germany, Portugal, Italy
  • 550 EUR: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Republic of North Macedonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Hungary

Students with a confirmed degree of disability may apply for additional funds or receive funding from PO WER program. Applications for additional funds should be submitted by mobility participants to the university Erasmus coordinator. Additionally, the granted amount of co-financing (exceeding the rates specified in the tables above) will be settled as actual costs, i.e. cost requiring documenting in the form of financial evidence. Costs should be tailored to real needs related to the type of disability and cost-effective.

Before departure, 70% of the scholarship due is paid, the remaining 30% is received by the student after return and the settlement of mobility.

PO WER – International mobility of students with special needs

Students with special needs selected for Erasmus+ mobilities for internships to program countries may receive additional financial support under the PO WER program (“International mobility of students with special needs. Edition 3.”).

Support can be obtained by:

  • students whose scope of disability has been confirmed by a certificate within the meaning of the provisions of the Act on Vocational and Social Rehabilitation and Employment of Disabled Persons;
  • students with a decision on granting a social scholarship in accordance with the principles resulting from the provisions of the law on higher education.

This grant does not apply to internships of recent graduates.

The condition for obtaining this support by SGH students is that students receive a social scholarship when they are qualified for the Erasmus program.

Students in one of the above-mentioned situations should consult their contact persons in International Centre for more information.

OLS – Online Linguistic Support

Online Linguistic Support (OLS) is compulsory for the mobilities of Erasmus+ outgoing students to Program Countries (does not apply to Erasmus+ with partner countries). The OLS catalogue currently includes tests and courses in 24 languages.

Before starting the mobility, each student who goes to study or practice is required to complete an online test in the language in which he/she will study or carry out an internship.

ATTENTION! The link to the test will be sent to the student’s email address in the SGH domain. An account on the OLS platform must be set up at the SGH e-mail address.

Based on the result of the language proficiency test, the university will grant an online course license to selected mobility participants (persons who wish to take part in the course, according to their linguistic needs). The course will be available during the student’s mobility period.

A student who in the pre-departure test scores lower than B2 will automatically receive a license for the online language course.

Before the end of the stay, the student who completed the first language test will receive an e-mail with a link to the second test with a validity period of several days. The test must be completed immediately [please also check your spam folder].

Useful info

International Centre

Tadeusz Kasiak
Erasmus+ for studies and placements to Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia and Sweden
room17 (entrance through room 15), build. A
ul. Rakowiecka 24
tel.: +48 22 564 98 44
e-mail: tkasia@sgh.waw.pl

Marta Tymińska
Erasmus+ for studies and placements to Austria, Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, Hungary and UK
room17 (entrance through room 15), build. A
ul. Rakowiecka 24
tel.: +48 22 564 78 23
e-mail: mtymin@sgh.waw.pl

Office hours:
MONDAY: 9.30 - 13.00
TUESDAY: 9.30 - 13.00
WEDNESDAY: 12.30 - 14.30
THURSDAY: 9.30 - 13.00
FRIDAY: no office hours

At times other than those specified, students are admitted only by appointment (by phone or e-mail at least one day in advance).

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