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

Third countries not associated to the Programme from Region 14

Group 2

Program Countries with medium living costs

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

Third countries not associated to the Programme from Region 13

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 260 and 540 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 310 and 600 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 200 and 490 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.

For mobility activities between EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme and to third
countries not associated to the Programme from Regions 13 and 14, 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 and recent graduates with fewer opportunities – top-up amount to the individual support

Students and recent graduates with fewer opportunities receive a top-up amount to the individual support of their EU Erasmus+ grant with an amount of 250 EUR per month. The criteria to be applied are defined at national level by the National Agencies in agreement with National Authorities.


Students and recent graduates on traineeships – top-up amount to the individual support

Students and recent graduates carrying out traineeships will receive an additional top-up amount to the individual support of the EU Erasmus+ grant with an amount of 150 EUR per month. Students and recent graduates with fewer opportunities who take part in traineeships are entitled to receive the top-up amount for students and recent graduates with fewer opportunities and the top-up amount for traineeships.


Students and recent graduates from outermost regions and OCTs on long-term mobility

Considering the constraints imposed by the remoteness from other EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme and the economic level, students and recent graduates studying or having studied in higher education institutions located in outermost regions of EU Member States, and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) associated to EU Member States 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

700 EUR per month

Group 2 countries

700 EUR per month

Group 3 countries

700 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:

23 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 for students and staff defined by higher education institutions and mobility consortia


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/consortia, 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 and recent graduates with fewer opportunities or from outermost EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme, outermost regions and OCTs).

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: 23 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