Erasmus+ grant for internship or thesis abroad

Are you going abroad for your thesis or internship? Students from WUR can apply for the Erasmus+ grant (financial support). Erasmus+ is possible for BSc, MSc and PhD students, both for (compulsory & voluntary) internship/thesis during studies and after graduation. Take a look at the steps you need to follow.

What is Erasmus+ grant?

The EU provides funds for students going abroad in the Erasmus+ program. Both students going on study exchange and doing an internship or thesis in Europe can apply for a grant (financial support).

The exchange program of the European Union is called Erasmus+. The grant is available for BSc, MSc and PhD students.

The grant you receive depends on the country you go to.

The grant will be paid in two times, approximately 70% (if you handed in all documents needed before departure) at the start of your mobility period and 30% (after you handed in all forms you have to hand in after your return).

In one cycle (BSc, MSc and PhD) you can get a Erasmus+ grant for a maximum of 12 months, so 36 in total. You can combine study exchange with internship abroad. 

If you apply for an Erasmus+ grant (as part of your studies) you automatically apply for the travel allowance of WUR.

If you do a language course abroad beforehand (in the country where you will go), which is relevant for your period abroad, please contact us. The language course date will be included as part of the beginning date of your exchange period, and therefore of the Erasmus+ grant.

Grant allocation is depending on the budget and number of applicants and the available budget. This means that the grant is not guarenteed. However, in the academic year 2019-2020, we expect to have enough budget available.

Grant amount for an internship abroad 2019-2020
Group 1: Programme Countries with higher living costs Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, United Kingdom*, Liechtenstein, Norway €375
Group 2: Programme Countries with medium living costs Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Malta, Portugal €324
Group 3: Programme Countries with lower living costs Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey €273

More information about Erasmus+ can be found here. Informatino abour Erasmus+ charter and policy statements can be found here.


To apply for Erasmus+ grant (financial support), you need to fulfill the requirements. Take a look here to see whether you fulfill the requirements.


For frequently asked questions go to this link.