Application Erasmus+ Grant Study

Apply for an Erasmus+ grant for study (EU and NON-EU destinations)

You can apply for an Erasmus+ grant for study after we have selected you for an exchange period at one of our partner universities.

Deadline to submit the Erasmus+ Grant Application:
For exchange during the first semester: June 1st
For exchange during the second semester: November 1st November 6th

IMPORTANT NOTE: deadline for second semester is November 6th due a problem in Osiris system.

Deadline to submit the Erasmus+ Online Learning Agreement:
One month before the start of your study abroad period

How to apply for the Erasmus+ grant

1. Online Linguistic Support (OLS) Placement Test

Before starting your grant application in Osiris Student, please complete the OLS Placement Test. We highly recommend doing the OLS Placement Test, even if you already took another language test. The only exception is if the main language of instruction at your host institution is your mother tongue.

The OLS platform is accessible via EU Academy ( We made this guide to help you create an account, log-in and take your OLS test. The platform also provides access to other language tests and courses.

After taking the OLS test, you can either make a screenshot of the page showcasing your result and your name and save it as a pdf file or download the OLS Certificate. You will be asked to upload this file when you are submitting your grant application in Osiris.


2. Grant Application

IMPORTANT NOTE: deadline for second semester is November 6th due a problem in Osiris system.

To start your Erasmus+ grant application, please go to Osiris Student. Click on the Study Abroad button in order to go to the application portal. In the application portal, click on the Grant link next to your approved study abroad application to start the Erasmus+ grant application. Note: All documents have to be uploaded in a pdf format.

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Helpful guidelines when filling in the grant application:

Start/End date: Please be aware that the end date should not be the official public holiday or weekend date. Start day is the first day you need to be present at the receiving institution (first day of the introduction week/language course or first day of class). End date: the last day you need to be present at the receiving institution (the day of your last exam).

Language course: if you physically need to attend a language course at the host country, as a relevant part of the mobility period abroad prior to the lectures, your start day is the first day of your language course. Please confirm this with prove of physical attendance of the language course upon your return.

Blended study period: in case you start or end your exchange online – not in the receiving institution country - please indicate the exact dates of the physical and the online part. This only applies to special programmes which have been designed as such.

OLS Test: upload your OLS Placement Test result (see above).

Top-Up: students going to an EU country, Norway, Iceland, Serbia, Turkey, Liechtenstein or North Macedonia can apply for an Inclusion Top-Up (check here if you are eligible). You will have to send us the Declaration of Honour form via email AND either upload the "aanvullende beurs" document from DUO OR give us permission to contact the Student Deans as part of your grant application.

Special Conditions: read the Special Conditions and Annexxes, which are an integral part of the Grant Agreement, and check the box if you agree.

Learning Agreement: check the box confirming that you will send us your Learning Agreement before departure. Please note that the Erasmus+ grant will only be paid once we have received all the required forms.

Make sure to click Submit once you have completed the form!


3. Online Learning Agreement (OLA)

The Learning Agreement is a contract between the student, the home university (= WUR Exchange Coordinator) and the receiving university (= university where you are going to study).

1. Wait filling in your OLA until you have been nominated at the host university by your WUR Exchange Coordinator (you will be notified when you are nominated). Then choose your courses at the receiving university and start filling in your OLA.

2. You can access the OLA via Osiris Student. In the menu on the left side of the screen, click on the Learning Agreement button. By pressing the Add button on the bottom right of the screen, you will be taken to a wizard which will guide you through the entire process of creating and submitting your Learning Agreement.

3. Helpful guidelines when filling in the OLA:

  • Make sure that the start and end dates are the same as those you filled in your Grant Application!
  • Look-up your contact person at the receiving institution in the email you received from the host university, or have a look at the host university's fact sheet or website.
  • By default, the period of exchange is set for the whole Academic Year. Please make sure to adjust this to the start and end date of your exchange. Make sure they match the dates on your GA.
  • For language of instruction, choose the language in which you will follow the courses; for most students this will be English. For the level of language competence you can use the results of the OLS test or make an estimate. A1 is the lowest level, C2 the highest.
  • By components, we mean the courses you will follow at the receiving institution.

4. After submitting your OLA (make sure to actually click Submit!), your WUR Exchange Coordinator will receive a notification via email to sign your OLA.

5. After your WUR Exchange Coordinator has signed your OLA:

  • For students going to an EU destination: the receiving institution will receive a notification to sign your OLA. Once the receiving institution has signed your OLA, your OLA is final, which is also shown in Osiris Student. Please keep an eye on the progress of your OLA in Osiris Student yourself. It is still your responsibility to make sure that your OLA is completely signed one month prior to your departure.
  • For students going to a non-EU destination: a pdf document will be automatically generated and will be available for you in Osiris Student at My Details -> Documents. My Details is available if you click on your picture on the top right of the page. You will have to download this file and send it to the receiving institution in order for them to sign the document. Once the document is fully signed, please return it to your WUR Exchange Coordinator via email.

The Online Learning Agreement ideally needs to be submitted and finalized (meaning reviewed by both coordinators) one month prior to your departure, but no later than the start of your exchange period. As it can take some time to get your Online Learning Agreement signed by all parties, we are a bit more flexible with the deadline of this form. Please do inform us on time about any delay. Note that the Erasmus+ grant will only be paid once we have received all the required forms.

4. Green Travel Top-Up

After your grant application has been reviewed by the Exchange Office, and once we have received your fully signed Learning Agreement (see the previous step), you will receive an email asking to enter information about your intended way of travel. If you are planning to travel sustainably both ways, you are eligible to receive the Green Travel Top-Up.

5. Grant Agreement (GA)

About one month before the start of your study period abroad, you will be asked to fill in and upload a Grant Agreement (GA) in Osiris Student. The GA is a contract between the student and the Erasmus office. The information in the GA should be the same as the data provided in your grant application. Please make sure to sign the document before uploading it in Osiris Student. We will then fill in the part about the grant amount you will be receiving and sign the document as well. Afterwards, you can find the signed GA in Osiris Student (go to your photo, click My details). Note that payment of the grant will only follow when all necessary forms (including the signed GA!) have been submitted online.

6. Important notes

  • Make sure to submit your application before the deadline! If you submit your application after the deadline for the Erasmus+ grant has passed, you will be added to our waiting list. Applications submitted after the start of your exchange will not be accepted at all. You will not have an Erasmus+ status (which means you have to pay tuition fees).
  • For questions concerning your courses, please contact your Exchange Coordinator.
  • For questions concerning the application process, please contact the Erasmus Administrators via
  • Please note that this information is subject to change. No rights may be derived from this information.

7. Extension

If your stay abroad exceeds more than 5 days in duration compared to the original duration mentioned on your grant application, you will need to file for an extension period. Please go to Extension Period Abroad for more information.

8. Upon return

After you have returned from your study exchange, you will have to hand in some documents. You can find more information about these mandatory documents at Upon Return Exchange Study.

Student charter

Here you can find your rights and obligations as an Erasmus+ student.


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