Student Grants


Grant support for the mobility of students


Students may receive an EU grant as a contribution to their costs for travel and subsistence during the period of study or traineeship abroad. These amounts will be defined by the National Agencies in agreement with National Authorities, and/or the higher education institutions on the basis of objective and transparent criteria as described below. The exact amounts will be published on the websites of National Agencies and of higher education institutions.

Program Countries are divided into the three following groups:

Group 1

Program Countries with higher living costs

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway

Group 2

Program Countries with medium living costs

Austria, Belgium, ,Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal

Group 3

Program Countries with lower living costs

Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Turkey


Mobility within Programme Countries – Criterion 1 – Sending and receiving countries of the student


The EU grant provided to students will depend on their mobility flow, as follows:

  • mobility towards a country with similar living costs: students will receive the medium range EU grant;
  • mobility towards a country with higher living costs: students will receive the higher range EU grant;
  • mobility towards a country with lower living costs: students will receive the lower range EU grant.

The amounts defined by National Agencies will be set within the following minimum and maximum ranges:

  • Medium range EU grant: a medium range, between 220 and 470 EUR per month, will apply to mobility activities towards a country of similar living costs: a) from Group 1 to Group 1, b) from Group 2 to Group 2 and c) from Group 3 to Group 3.
  • Higher range EU grant: corresponds to the medium range applied by the National Agency plus at least 50 EUR and between 270 and 520 EUR per month. It applies to mobility activities towards a country of higher living costs: a) from Group 2 to Group 1 countries and b) from Group 3 to Group 1 and 2 countries.
  • Lower range EU grant: corresponds to the medium range applied by the National Agency minus at least 50 EUR and between 170 and 420 EUR per month. It applies to mobility activities towards a country of lower living costs: a) Group 1 to Group 2 and 3 countries and b) from Group 2 to Group 3.

When defining the amounts to be applied by beneficiaries in their country, National Agencies will consider two specific criteria:

  • the availability and the level of other sources of co-financing from private or public bodies at local, regional or national level to complement the EU grant;
  • the general level of demand of students who intend to study or receive training abroad.

National Agencies may decide to grant flexibility to their higher education institutions by fixing ranges instead of amounts at national level. This should be based on justified grounds, for example in countries where co-financing is available at regional or institutional level.


Mobility within Programme Countries – Criterion 2 – Additional support for specific target groups, activities and sending countries/regions


Students from disadvantaged backgrounds (other than those with special needs)

The national authorities together with the National Agencies responsible for the implementation of Erasmus+ in a given Programme Country may decide (based on an opt-in/opt-out option, depending on the support already provided at national level) that all the HEIs in their country should top up the individual support from their EU grant to students from disadvantaged backgrounds (including refugees, asylum seekers and migrants), with a single amount of between 100 and 200 EUR per month. The precise single monthly amount and the criteria to be applied would be defined at national level by the national authorities.


Students in traineeships

Students carrying out traineeships will receive an additional top-up from the EU grant with an amount between 100 and 200 EUR per month. The precise level will be determined by National Agencies and/or higher education institutions according to the level of demand and level of co-financing for this type of mobility. In all cases, the same level should be given to all students within the same higher education institution, independently from any top-up and/or contribution in kind that the student may receive from the host enterprise. Students from disadvantaged backgrounds who take part in traineeships are entitled to receive the top-up for students from disadvantaged backgrounds instead of the top-up for traineeships, in case the top-up for traineeships is lower.


Students from outermost Programme Countries and regions and OCTs
Considering the constraints imposed by the remoteness from other Programme Countries, students from outermost regions, Cyprus, Iceland, Malta and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) will receive the following higher amounts for individual support:

From

To

Amount

Outermost regions, Cyprus, Iceland and Malta, Overseas Countries and Territories

Group 1 countries

770 EUR per month

Group 2 countries

720 EUR per month

Group 3 countries

670 EUR per month

In addition to the above-mentioned amounts for individual support, students from these countries will receive the following top-up amounts, to support them in covering their travel costs:

Travel distances

Amount

Between 10 and 99 KM:

20 EUR per participant

Between 100 and 499 KM:

180 EUR per participant

Between 500 and 1999 KM:

275 EUR per participant

Between 2000 and 2999 KM:

360 EUR per participant

Between 3000 and 3999 KM:

530 EUR per participant

Between 4000 and 7999 KM:

820 EUR per participant

8000 KM or more:

1500 EUR per participant

Top-ups for traineeships or disadvantaged backgrounds would not apply in this case.


Level of financial support defined by higher education institutions


In all cases, higher education institutions will be required to respect the following principles and criteria when defining and/or applying the EU rates within their institution:

  • Once the rates have been defined by the institutions, they shall remain the same throughout the duration of the mobility project. It is not possible to decrease or increase the level of grants within the same project.
  • The rates must be defined and/or applied in an objective and transparent manner, taking into account all the principles and the methodology described above (i.e. considering the mobility flow as well as the additional specific funding);
  • The same level of grant must be given to all students going to the same group of countries for the same type of mobility – studies or traineeships (except for students from disadvantaged backgrounds or with special needs).

Mobility between Program and Partner Countries


The amounts for individual support are set as follows:

From

To

Amount

Eligible Partner Countries

Group 1 Programme Countries

900 EUR per month

Group 2 Programme Countries

850 EUR per month

Group 3 Programme Countries

800 EUR per month

Programme Countries

Partner Countries

700 EUR per month

In addition, students going to/coming from Partner Countries will receive the following top-up amounts, to support them in covering their travel costs:

Travel distances

Amount

Between 10 and 99 KM: 20 EUR per participant

Between 100 and 499 KM:

180 EUR per participant

Between 500 and 1999 KM:

275 EUR per participant

Between 2000 and 2999 KM:

360 EUR per participant

Between 3000 and 3999 KM:

530 EUR per participant

Between 4000 and 7999 KM:

820 EUR per participant

8000 KM or more:

1500 EUR per participant