Erasmus+ enables you to spend time as an exchange student at a European university in another Erasmus+ programme country.
What are the benefits of choosing the Erasmus+ programme for your semester abroad?
Students can receive multiple grants, up to a maximum of 12 months per study programme (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate). Funding is limited to a maximum number of months per semester abroad, see "Amount of grant".
Students who complete a semester abroad on the Erasmus+ scheme get their tuition fee abroad paid plus a monthly mobility subsidyin the form of a partial grant to help cover additional costs incurred abroad, not a full grant.
The amount of this monthly mobility subsidy depend on the category of country and the academic year in question. This is included in your overall grant, so you don’t need to apply separately for this subsidy. You automatically qualify for an Erasmus+ mobility subsidy if you are awarded an exchange with an Erasmus+ partner university and haven’t yet used your full 12 months’ allowance per programme of study.
Funding for Erasmus+ trips abroad is based on the differences in cost of living between your home and host country (“programme countries”).
For the academic year 2022/23 the following grants apply:
|Group 1 |
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, Sweden
|600 euros per month*|
|Group 2 |
Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus
|540 euros per month*|
|Group 3 |
Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary
|490 euros per month*|
*The maximum grant duration in the project 2022-24 /i.e. academic year 2022/23 is 3.5 months, or 105 days per semester for all participants. Any time spent at the partner university beyond this period is without financial support, but still with Erasmus-status (so-called Zero-Grant period).
Brexit and Erasmus+
Trips to study abroad in the UK can now only be subsidised using residual funds and must be completed no later than 31 May 2023. The old rate of applies 450 euros for a maximum of 5 months. UK-mobilities starting in the academic year 2023/24 will be supported through Erasmus+ as so-called International Mobility. More information on this will follow!
Inclusion and equal opportunities amongst potential grant recipients are considered central to the Erasmus+ scheme.
For this reason, the following target groups can apply – in addition to the “regular” Erasmus+ mobility allowance – for a “social top-up” at the present rate of € 250 per month:
Even if you meet more than one of the following criteria (e.g. first person to study in the family and in employment), you can only qualify for a single social payment (i.e. € 250 per month).
The Erasmus+ programme supports sustainable travel to or from your host country in the form of a one-off subsidy worth € 50, plus up to four days’ additional qualifying period for fundingfor the duration of the regular grant. If you use low-emission transport such as buses, trains or car-sharing for most of your return journey, you can apply for a subsidy via the International Office.
Mobility that is exercised purely virtually in your home country – i.e. without physically attending the partner university – doesn’t qualify for Erasmus+ funding. However, virtual students are awarded Erasmus+ status (incl. exemption from tuition fees at the partner university) and offered OLS linguistic support.
If a virtual component is combined with a short stay at the partner university, then an on-site stay lasting 5–30 days can be funded. The online studies can completed either before or after the on-site stay and must be worth 3 ECTS in total.The same applies for mobile participants on blended intensive programmes (BIP).
Duration of stay
|Grant||Social top-up||Green top-up|
|Days 5–14||€ 70 per day||€ 100 one-off plus travel support||€ 50 one-off|
|Days 15–30||€ 50 per day||€ 150 one-off plus travel support|
Before you commence your semester abroad, you will be invited to take the mandatory EU Academy language test (OLS = Online Language Support).
The result of the language test simply helps you to evaluate your own skills and then gives you the option of taking an online language course free of charge.
Online language support is available for all 24 official languages in the European Union: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Estonian (ET), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Irish/Gaelic (GA), Croatian (HR), Italian (IT), Latvian (LV), Lithuanian (LT), Hungarian (HU), Maltese (MT), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Slovakian (SK), Slovenian (SL), Finnish (FI), Swedish (SV).
please ensure that you submit your completion documents within 4 weeks of finishing your studies abroad to obtain the remainder of your Erasmus+ funding .
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