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 can apply for a grant. On this page all relevant information about the grant is provided.

The exchange program of the European Union is called Erasmus+. The grant is available for BSc, MSc and PhD students. The grant amount you receive, depends on the country you go to.

The grant will be paid in two times, the 70% at the start of your mobility period (if you send all documents needed before departure) and, the remaining 30% (after you have sent all the documents 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 for exchange in one of the Erasmus+ countries (as part of your studies), you automatically apply for the travel allowance of WUR. However this travel allowance does not apply for internship after graduation or voluntary internship. Apart from that, you can also apply for a green travel top-up if you use sustainable means of transport (like a train, bus, boat, carpooling) to travel to your exchange destination.

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

Please note that for grants for exchange to destinations outside of the EU, other rules may apply. Grant allocation is depending on the budget and number of applicants and the available budget (see conditions study & conditions internship/thesis).

Erasmus+ grants for EU destinations including North Macedonia, Serbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Programme countries with higher living costs Programme countries with medium living costs Programme countries with lower living costs
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, United Kingdom*(to be determined), Liechtenstein, Norway Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Malta, Portugal Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey

Study Internship/ Thesis
Group 1: Programme countries with higher living standards €360 per month €510 per month
Group 2: Programme countries with medium living costs €300 per month €450 per month
Group 3: Program countries with lower living costs €240 per month €390 per month

Erasmus+ grants for exchange to non-EU destinations

Exchange duration between 2-3 months € 1400 in total
Exchange duration longer than 3 months € 2100 in total

Students who receive a Holland Sholarship, can receive a maximum Erasmus+ grant of 1400 Euro. Please refer to this webpage for all the rules and requirements.

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