DaF (Deutsch als Fremdsprache – German as a Foreign Language) internship abroad

Internship abroad in Teaching German as a foreign language

The aim of the internship abroad is to gain experience abroad under the aspect of experiencing "foreignness" and to gain teaching experience at a university in a non-German-speaking country.

The internship is exclusively for students studying German as a Foreign and Second Language who actively study at an Austrian university, i.e. who also take examinations (at least 5 ECTS credits in the previous semester) or who are active in research in German as a Foreign and Second Language at an Austrian university, specifically bachelor’s students specialising in German as a Foreign and Second Language, master's students studying German as a Foreign and Second Language, and teacher training students studying German Studies (bachelor's and master's students).

Approx. 60 places are available each year. Interns will receive a monthly scholarship of 500-900 euros from the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) (depending on the local living costs), plus a travel costs allowance, an allowance for visa fees, immunisation allowance and insurance.

The internship can be completed over a period of 3-5 months in the following countries:

  • Egypt (Cairo)
  • Algeria (Oran)
  • Argentina (Mendoza)
  • Armenia (Yerevan)
  • Azerbaijan (Baku)
  • Australia (Sydney)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Mostar, Sarajevo)
  • Brazil (Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro)
  • Chile (Santiago)
  • China (Beijing, Shanghai)
  • Estonia (Tallinn)
  • Finland (Oulu)
  • Georgia (Tblisi)
  • Ghana (Accra)
  • India (New Delhi, Pune)
  • Indonesia (Malang)
  • Iran (Teheran)
  • Japan (Tokyo)
  • Jordania (Amman)
  • Cameroon (Douala)
  • Kazakhstan (Almaty)
  • Kyrgyztan (Bishkek)
  • Cuba (Havanna)
  • Morocco (Fes)
  • Mexico (Mexico City, Guanajuato)
  • Montenegro (Niksic)
  • New Zealand (Auckland)
  • Poland (Krakow)
  • Portugal (Braga)
  • Romania (Bucharest, Constanta)
  • Serbia (Novi Sad)
  • Slovakia (Banska Bistrica)
  • South Afrika (Stellenbosch)
  • Tajikistan (Duschanbe)
  • Taiwan (Kaohsiung)
  • Czech Republic (Brno, Pilsen, Prague)
  • Ukraine (Kropywnyzkyj, Lviv, Czernowitz)
  • Hungary (Budapest)
  • Uzbekistan (Tashkent)
  • Vietnam (Hanoi: HANU, VNU)

Current call for applications: Link to the call for applications at grants.at

Closing date for applications: 31 January of every year

Further information is available here.

Application via the online application form at www.grants.at or via www.scholarships.at

Team of German as a Foreign Language experts

  • University of Vienna: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karen Schramm
  • University of Graz: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Sabine Schmölzer-Eibinger
  • University of Salzburg: Dr. Peter Mauser
  • University of Klagenfurt: Mag. Dr. Manuela Glaboniat
  • University of Innsbruck: Mag. Paul Rusch