Practical Traineeship for Foreign Students of Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry


Practical training placements for students of the above mentioned subjects are arranged by the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE). Within the DAAD, unit 514 is the German National IAESTE Committee.

Usually, traineeships are two to three months in duration with various firms, institutions of higher education and research institutes. In individual cases, traineeships of extended duration can be arranged.

Trainees are usually paid EUR 650 per month; however, the DAAD is unable to grant any additional funds to cover travel costs.

Specific information on conditions of eligibility is available from the National IAESTE Committee. Requirements regarding language proficiency of German differ greatly; some firms require their foreign trainees to have a good knowledge of German, many others however only ask for some basic knowledge necessary for communication at work. In some cases a good knowledge of English is sufficient. Training placements recruited in Germany are offered exclusively by the responsible National IAESTE Committee abroad, which in turn arranges placements for German university students. Apart from those offered via this route, the IAESTE program has no other internship places available for individual applicants.

Application papers
Precise information on when to submit applications is available from the National IAESTE Committee of the applicant`s home country. Students of the stated subjects interested in a training placement in Germany should address the National IAESTE Committee in their home country.

Their address is:

P.O. Box 649
Hawthorne, Vic 3122

Visiting address:
Room AS 202
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn, Vic 3122

Tel: +61 3 9214 8577
Fax: +61 3 9819 0834
E-mail: [email protected]


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