Subsidies for internships and traineeships abroad

When you start a vocational training programme, AUB will help you pay some of your expenses.

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When you are taking an internship/traineeship abroad, there is a lot to keep track of.

You can print out this check list - it may help you maintain an overview of the things that you need to remember before, during and after your internship/traineeship.

AUB gives subsidies to several of your expenses if you are taking an internship/traineeship abroad. For example, you can get subsidies for travel expenses, rent and compensation for salary during education.

The travel expenses for an interview before the basic course is completed

AUB covers your travel expenses for interviews before your basic course is completed if the school or the professional committee assesses that it is likely that you will complete/pass your basic course. You must send an application with the attached invitation to the interview and the pre-approval from the school or the professional committee before the trip is completed. Then you will receive an endorsement from AUB stating that we have approved the trip.

When you have completed the interview abroad, you must send documentation for your travel expenses.

Travel expenses for interviews

AUB covers your travel expenses for interviews related to internships/traineeships. You can at most get your expenses for three trips to interviews covered. Please note that you can only get a subsidy for the trip if the trip is exclusively for the purpose of applying for an internship/traineeship abroad. 

You must send an application with a pre-approval from your school attached and also an invitation/confirmation of the interview from the employer abroad plus documentation for your travel expenses.

Expenses in connection with your internship/traineeship

If you have begun an internship/traineeship abroad, AUB will give subsidies for:

  • trips related to the start and finish of the internship/traineeship
  • expenses for visas, vaccinations, travel insurance 
  • moving in connection with the start and finish of the work place or internship
  • travel when staying at a school in Denmark
  • transport during stays at schools
  • rent for the home abroad - AUB covers half, though at most DKK 2,500 per month
  • subsidy - AUB covers a maximum of DKK 4,000
  • fee for realtors - AUB covers half, though at most DKK 2,000
  • salary compensation during compulsory schooling in Denmark
  • room and board in connection with school stays in Denmark.

The check list shows you what documentation you need to send to us.

If you have begun your internship/traineeship before 22 November 2015, you can get at most DKK 32.000 in subsidies per calendar year.

If you have begun your internship/traineeship on 22 November 2015 or after, you can get at most DKK 32.000 in subsidies from AUB for a 12-month period. The period begins on the day where you have paid the first expense that you are entitled to get covered.

Salary compensation during compulsory schooling in Denmark are not included in the DKK 32.000.

You can be paid salary compensation if your employer abroad pays you less in salary or perhaps does not pay any salary at all while you are at a school stay.

You can be paid salary compensation in connection with writing days and trade tests. You can get up to 5 days of salary compensation.

When applying for salary compensation during your school stay, you must remember to contact the Danish Tax Agency to activate your tax card before we pay you.

You can also apply for travel assistance to/from school stays and subsidies for transportation between your Danish residence and the school if you have at least 10 km to travel to school each way.

When at a school stay in Denmark and living at the school home, you can get your costs for room and board covered.

Apply for salary compensation, travel assistance and, if relevant, transport and room and board when staying at a school home:

Generally speaking, you can take an internship/traineeship anywhere in the world.

However, please note that AUB will not pay subsidies for internships/traineeships in countries or geographical areas where there are wars or other circumstances that put you at risk. We use the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affair’s travel recommendations when making an assessment.

AUB can refuse to pay a subsidy for the period where the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has prepared a travel warning guide for a country or a geographical area

AUB is obliged to report all payments to the Danish Tax Agency. See how which payments are reported:

A-income: Salary compensation during school stays.

B-income: Moving help and travel assistance when looking for internships/traineeships. Expenses for vaccinations, visas and travel insurance.

Tax free: Travel assistance during the internship/traineeship, travel during school stays in Denmark, subsidy for having a double household budget, deposits and realtor fees in addition to room and board in Denmark when staying at a school.

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If you disagree with a decision that has been made by AUB or feel that the information that AUB has based its decision on is incomplete or incorrect, you are welcome to contact AUB.

Do you want to file a complaint over a decision?

If you wish to file a complaint over a decision that AUB has made, you must send a complaint to AUB with the text “Klage til Ankenævnet for ATP”. We must receive your complaint no later than four weeks after your receipt of the decision.

AUB will evaluate your complaint and send it to the ATP Board of Appeal if we do not agree with your complaint.

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Last updated: 27 January 2021