Lehramt.International: Internships abroad for student teachers

Germany's future teachers work in an increasingly globalized environment. Therefore, preparing young people to act responsibly in global contexts should begin at school. Teachers must be able to classify global developments and their effects on society against the background of their own experiences and to teach them in an authentic, subject-related manner.

Study-related stays abroad and intercultural skills help them to do this. With funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the DAAD supports student teachers in their stays abroad and universities in the internationalization of teacher training programs in the comprehensive overall program "Lehramt.International".

In the program "Internships Abroad for Student Teachers", student teachers receive scholarships for internships of 1-6 months at school and university institutions abroad.

Who can apply? Students studying to become teachers at German universities of all subject combinations and all types of schools can apply:

  • Students from the 1st semester of an undergraduate teaching degree program (Bachelor, Staatsexamen).
  • Students in advanced studies (Master's program).

Students for the teaching profession elementary school are especially encouraged to apply. Under certain conditions, persons with foreign citizenship may also apply.

What is supported?
Student teachers of all subject combinations and all types of schools receive a scholarship for self-organized internships at school and university institutions abroad. The PASCH network, cooperation and partner schools of the German university abroad are available for this purpose, among others. The internship can be either a compulsory internship or a voluntary internship.

Duration of funding
1 - 6 months The scholarship cannot be extended.

Application Deadline
Applications may be submitted throughout the year, no later than four weeks prior to the start of the internship.

Information on the call for applications: