Erasmus+: Student mobility for studies
Studying abroad is a central part of Erasmus+ and has been shown to have a positive effect on later job prospects. It is also an opportunity to improve language skills, gain self-confidence and independence and immerse yourself in a new culture. Erasmus+ supports student and doctoral candidate exchanges within Erasmus+ Programme countries and to and from Partner countries.
Opportunities to study abroad are available to students at short-cycle Bachelor and Master levels and Doctoral candidates. You can also combine your period spent studying abroad with a traineeship to gain work experience.
Access to Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support will help you learn the language used for your studies if you are moving between Programme countries.
Your long-term study period abroad can last a minimum of 2 months (or 1 academic term or trimester) and a maximum of 12 months.
Students can also do blended mobility, combining a virtual period with physical short or long-term mobility. The short-term physical presence abroad as part of blended mobility lasts a minimum of 5 days and a maximum of 30 days.
You can benefit from an exchange abroad with Erasmus+ multiple times, either as a student or as a trainee, but your total time abroad (study abroad periods included) may not exceed 12 months within one cycle of study.
« Cycle » refers to the level of study as defined by the European Qualifications Framework (EQF):
- First cycle (Bachelor or equivalent) EQF – 5/6
- Second cycle (Master or equivalent) EQF 7
- Third cycle (Doctoral or equivalent) EQF 8
For « one-cycle » courses such as medicine or architecture, you can go abroad with Erasmus+ for as long as 24 months.
You must be registered in a higher education institution and enrolled in studies leading to a recognised degree or tertiary-level qualification.
For students in the first cycle, you need to be at least in the second year of your studies.
Your period of study abroad must be relevant for your degree-related learning and personal development needs, and be part of the study programme that you are following.
You receive a grant to contribute to your travel and subsistence costs. The amount of the grant varies according to differences in living costs between your country and the destination country, the number of students applying for a grant, the distance between countries and the availability of other grants.
Students with physical, mental or health-related conditions may apply for additional funding after they have been selected to study abroad.
Erasmus+ students are exempted from fees for tuition, registration, examinations, and charges for access to laboratories or libraries at the receiving institution. Small fees for insurance or student union membership may still apply.
How to apply
You can apply through the international or Erasmus+ office of your higher education institution.
Read more here.