Internship grant

Students at Hanken can apply for a grant for an internship abroad or in Finland (for those who are not from Finland).
The rules for the distribution of internship grants have been revised in December 2019. Please read the requirements carefully.

How to apply

Apply for a grant in the Mobility Online portal within the application period. Choose the tab labeled Internship Grant Application. Then proceed to apply for a internship grant from either category 1, 2 or 3. You may only apply through one category per round and you cannot change category later.

The categories:

  1. Member states of the EU, EES/EFTA- countries Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, and Macedonia and Turkey.
  2. Other countries abroad
  3. Finland (restricted to non-Finnish citizens studying in one of the masters programs in English)

You can apply for a grant twice a year, so during two application rounds:

  • The first application round will be opened on a later confirmed date in December and will be open until 28 January 2021 (keep an eye on this page and Career Services weekly newsletter for the exact date of the opening of the application)
  • The second application round will be 15-29 March 2021. 

During the application rounds in December-March you can apply for a grant for a total of one time, either an internship grant or for exchange studies. Please note that you can only receive one grant for either an internship or exchange during each study level.

If you qualify for a grant, you will receive a promise of a grant and will need to inform us of your internship position the latest on 15 April. Please keep the following in mind:

  • You do not need to have an internship position agreed upon when applying. 
  • The promise of a grant can be used for internship positions found on the Career Service's job board or for internships found independently from other channels.
  • The internship have to take place within May-August for you to be able to get a grant
  • When you apply for an grant for an internship on bachelors level of your studies it must constitute your mandatory term abroad.
  • When you apply for a grant you accept Hanken's terms and conditions for awarding internship grant: 



When you have applied and received a promise of an internship grant

Before your grant can be paid to you, you have to inform Career Services about your internship position through the Mobility Online portal. This should be done by 15 April. In the below PDF-file you can find careful instructions on what you should do before, during and after your internship. 

How to use your internship grant promise:

The internship grant process in brief:

When you have received a promise for an internship grant you can reach Mobility Online here.

You can find the Directory description of Mobility Online here.


Info on the grant

About the grant amount

The grant will be paid in one go after you have submitted all necessary documents and they have been processed. Keep in mind that you have to upload the Learning Agreement the latest by 15 April. Please note that the processing is done manually at Career Services and it might take up to two weeks to process a document. After you have uploaded the Grant Agreement you will have the grant paid to you the latest within 30 days. During the summer months the processing time can be up to 5 weeks because no documents will be processed during July.

The monthly grant for internship is 570/620EUR depending on the country you go to, for internships that have started the earliest 1.6.2020 end before 31.05.2022. In addition to the monthly grant, a travelling grant of max EUR 423 may be added to the total grant sum of Bachelor students completing their internship abroad. 

Read more about how the grant amount is calculated:

Principles for the distribution of internship grants:


Should I apply separately for an Erasmus grant?

No you do not need to. If you do your internship abroad and within the EU you will automatically obtain the Erasmus+ grant from Hanken without having to apply for it separately.

The European Union offers internship grants to students at such universities that have gained a so called "Erasmus University Charter". That means that Hanken annually obtains funds for students that do internships in another European country.

For more information about Erasmus+ please check the European Commission’s web site.

Hanken's Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) 2014-2020:


Prioritisation scheme



Am I qualified to apply for a grant?

For you to be eligible to apply for a grant, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • You are enrolled at Hanken for full-time degree studies
  • Your study right extends throughout the duration of the internship
  • You are registered as present throughout the duration of the internship
  • You have not received a grant from Hanken (internship or exchange studies) at the same study level (Bachelor or Master)
  • You who study on Bachelor level, have not completed the course Internship Abroad on Bachelor Level
  • You who study on Bachelor level meet the same application requirements as for exchange studies (except for the language requirements) by the end of the first application period. Bachelor’s students on their first year (after 1 present semester) who have completed 30 credits of the obligatory courses by 31 December on their first year do not need to follow these pre-requirements.
  • You who study on Master’s level, have not already completed 5ECTS, 8 ECTS or 10 ECTS for advanced internship
  • You who have completed a Bachelor Degree at Hanken and are continuing with your graduate studies, must have graduated before the application deadline in order to be eligible to apply for a grant for advanced internship

Your internship position must:

  • Be abroad*
  • Take place within May-August
  • You who study on Master’s level can only received an internship grant for an internship that takes place within May to August between your first and second year at Hanken.
  • Be done in one take, full-time and with only one employer
  • Be accepted in your degree by the internship supervisor at your department either as the course Internship Abroad on Bachelor Level or as Advanced Internship on Master level by signing the Learning Agreement*
  • Be a minimum of 84 days long on the Bachelor's level and a minimum of 60 days long on the Master's level.

*Not required of internships by non-Finnish students

Do you have special needs?

Students with special needs or disabilities that go for an internship to an EU country can apply for an additional grant amount.

If you would like to apply for this additional grant, please contact the International coordinator at Hanken ( for more information.