Application process

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Applications can only be made via IAESTE’s local committees!

The IAESTE local committees accept applications for the IAESTE programme for the following year (“provisional application”) from October onwards. The application deadline for 2020 is 12th January.

Each year, we receive details of several hundred potential work placements from our IAESTE partners in over 80 countries.

In around mid-February, the local committees will send you information about a work placement tailored to your qualifications, taking account of your preferred target country as far as possible.

If you are interested in accepting the offer of this work placement, now is the time to complete the application dossier and submit this to the local committee in March.

The application dossier is subsequently forwarded to the international employer via the national committees involved. Please note: in general, the application must have reached its international destination by 31 March.

If your application is successful, you will receive official confirmation of the same between mid-April and mid-/late May (depending on the placement’s desired start date), in addition to the binding assurance that the international employer has consented to employ you as an intern.

The IAESTE Committee in the host country simultaneously issues all the documents required for the visa application or work permit. The National Committee in the placement country is the first port of call for the next step: preparing your stay.

After this, nothing should stand in the way of a successful work placement!