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+ 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

The following documents should be submitted no later than a month prior to commencement of the internship. The documents should be completed electronically and – in case of files longer than one page - printed double-sided:

  • Confirmation form of accepting the student (filled-out electronically) –  signed by employer (signature & seal) and by the student
  • Learning Agreement for Traineeships – has to be filled out electronically and printed double-sided - signed by employer (signature & seal) and by the student
  • Placement agreement has to be filled out electronically and printed double-sided - signed by employer (signature & seal) and by the student
  • Request for exchange – it has to be filled out electronically and printed double-sided - signed by student
  • 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. In case the internship is carried out in more than 1 foreign language at an equivalent level, student should deliver the proof of language proficiency also for the other language(s)
  • 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 (European Health Insurance Card - EHIC)
  • Accident and civil liability insurance (NNW and OC)* - 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 to program countries witihin the Erasmus+ KA131 2021 project that is currently carried out by SGH Warsaw School of Economics:

  • 670 EUR: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
  • 670 EUR: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Spain, Netherlands, Malta, Germany, Portugal, Italy
  • 600 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.

Mobilities of persons with fewer opportunities in Erasmus+

In the Erasmus+ KA131 program, “individual support” as well as additional funds granted in connection with the difficult financial situation and/or disability of students going to study or internship will be granted from the Erasmus+ program funds.

Co-financing in the form of a flat rate may be granted to:

  • students leaving for studies and/or internships, who have the right to receive a social scholarship confirmed by the university, in accordance with the university regulations; students with disabilities who have a disability certificate, going to study and/or internship;
  • graduates leaving for internships, who have the right to receive a social scholarship confirmed by the university, in accordance with the university regulations; graduates with disabilities who have a disability certificate, who are going to an internship.

The grant is awarded by the university as part of the grant amount available to the university on the basis of a financial agreement for the implementation of activities, signed with the National Agency (NA).

For more information please get in touch with your contact person at SGH International Centre.

A grant in the form of real costs (based on a separate application submitted to the NA) may be awarded to:

  • students with disabilities who have a disability certificate, going to study and / or practice;
  • graduates with disabilities who have a disability certificate, who are going to internships.

The grant is awarded by the university as part of the grant amount available to the university on the basis of a financial agreement for the implementation of activities, signed with the National Agency (NA).

For more information please get in touch with your contact person at SGH International Centre.

 

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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