Frequently Asked Questions
In order to make sure that the students applying for the internships are really interested for the position, every one has to pay a deposit worth 100 € when they are bindingly affirming that they want the internship. This is very important, as there is only one applicant per internship position. It serves as a protection of the company that offers the position to make sure that we will definitely send a student there.
If you withdraw your application after paying the deposit without any grave reasons, we are obliged to keep your deposit.
After finishing your internship and after handing in the internship reports, or if the employer cancels the internship position or rejects your application, you will get back your deposit, of course.
Official language certificates that are no more than 2 years old, a classification of the language level according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), e.g. B2,C1 etc.
Only English certificates -
- Cambridge Esol
Other Languages (Including English)
For Annual Conference (AC) offers, you can apply for only one offer.
For COBE/FCFS, you can apply for multiple offers if the individual internship periods are not overlapping and you are willing to complete all of them.
Yes, but if you withdraw your application after paying the deposit without any grave reasons, we are obliged to keep your deposit.
After you received your IAESTE internship acceptance document, you apply through DAAD portal.
Find more information on the DAAD website. It is only valid for internships outside Europe (i.e. not in EU countries, Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Great Britain).
It is a single payout depending on the destination country.
Yes, but you can only apply once in 2 years.
You can get travel insurance through DAAD (combined health, accident and liability insurance) or from any other provider.
We recommend that it combines health, accident and liability insurance
Yes, but it depends on whether the mandatory internship guidelines are compatible with the activities in your IAESTE internship.
Please check with the internship office (Praktikantenamt) of your faculty.
Usually NO, but there are some exceptions. Please read the requirements stated in the offer carefully.
For internships in Switzerland, non-EU/EFTA passport holders require a certificate from university stating mandatory internship.