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Applying for an Erasmus+ mobility grant

As a student at Lund University, you can study at another European university for 2–12 months with a grant from the Erasmus+ mobility programme. Lund University has agreements with around 400 universities and colleges in Europe.

Am I eligible to apply for an Erasmus+ mobility grant?

You are eligible to apply for an Erasmus+ mobility grant when you have been nominated for an exchange within the Erasmus+ programme by your faculty.

When to apply

Applications for spring 2023 are now open.

What is Erasmus+ and which countries participate?

Erasmus+ is the EU programme for international cooperation and mobility in education, youth and sport. The aim is to increase the quality and strengthen the European dimension of higher education. The programme offers students the opportunity to receive a grant while studying or doing a traineeship in Europe.

Learn more about Erasmus+ on the Swedish Council for Higher Education's website

The following countries take part in the Erasmus+ programme:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Turkey

Students at Lund University who have been granted an exchange place in the UK in the autumn semester of 2022, the spring semester of 2023, or the entire academic year 2022/2023 have the opportunity to apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship. The application for spring 2023 will open at the end of November.

It will be possible to apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship for the academic year 2023/2024, but it has not yet been decided whether scholarship can be awarded for the entire period.

The information on this page is continuously updated. The application for autumn 2023 will open at the end of May.

The grant for studies in the UK is EUR 510 per month.

Find news related to Brexit on the Swedish Council for Higher Education's website (click on 'Other languages' for English)

Students at Lund University who have been granted an exchange place in Switzerland in the autumn semester of 2022, the spring semester of 2023, or the entire academic year 2022/2023 have the opportunity to apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship. The application for spring 2023 will open at the end of November.

It will be possible to apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship for the academic year 2023/2024, but it has not yet been decided whether scholarship can be awarded for the entire period.

The information on this page is continuously updated. The application for autumn 2023 will open at the end of May.

The grant for studies in Switzerland is EUR 510 per month.

Physical or virtual mobility? 

Will you be studying

  • on campus at your host institution,
  • virtually from the host institution, or
  • virtually from Sweden?

What is possible in your case depends on the host institution. 

Note that your eligibility for the Erasmus+ mobility grant depends on which kind of mobility you choose.

See the European Commission's definition of mobility below and learn how it affects your Erasmus+ application:

Definition

The mobility is on site and/or virtual in the host country.

Application

You are entitled to the Erasmus+ mobility grant if you participate in physical mobility. 

If the physical mobility turns into virtual during your stay at the host institution due to Covid-19, you are still entitled to the Erasmus+ mobility grant.

Definition

The mobility is on site and/or virtual in the host country, and virtual from Sweden or any other country but the host country.

Application

You are only entitled to the Erasmus+ mobility grant for the part of the mobility that is on site in the host country.

When the physical mobility turns into planned virtual mobility, no grant will be awarded for the virtual part. This applies even if you choose to stay in the host country.

Definition

The mobility is virtual from Sweden or any another country but the host country.

Application

You are not entitled to a grant if your mobility is virtual.

Any changes in the form or duration of your Erasmus+ studies abroad should be reported to erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se and your faculty coordinator as soon as they occur.

Application for an Erasmus+ grant for studies

You can apply for the Erasmus+ mobility grant for an exchange period of between 60 and 360 days. You have to apply before the mobility starts. Mobility days that occur before your application is registered will not be included in the grant period.

Apply for the Erasmus+ mobility grant, step by step: 

  • Read through the conditions for an Erasmus+ student below.
     
  • Once you're done, register in the Erasmus Database.

    Apply for the Erasmus+ mobility grant through the Erasmus Database – scholarship.se/erasmus
     
  • Choose 'Application for Studies' in the box 'Make a new application' and register your application.

    Note that you have to provide the correct period for your mobility. Check the dates on the host university’s website or consult your international coordinator. The start date should be the first day you have to be present at the host university for academic reasons (for example, start date for course, introduction week, etc.). The end date should be the last day you have to be present at the host university for academic reasons (for example, last course day or final exam).
     
  • Once your 'Grant Agreement' is generated in the Erasmus Database, you should print it, sign it and upload it again. It is important that you check the database during the following days to see if your 'Grant Agreement' has been signed by the grant officers. Not until then is your application approved.
     
  • In order to receive the first payment, you must complete a mandatory language test. Read more about the test below.

The application period opens in November and closes in late spring, when all applications have been received.

It is important that you submit your application before the start of the mobility, as the scholarship cannot be paid out retroactively. Keep in mind that it takes at least 3–4 weeks from the time you submit your application until the first payment is made.

Applications received during the summer will be processed in mid-August. You will be notified by email when the processing begins. 

As soon as you submit your application, it is considered 'received'.

By applying for an Erasmus+ mobility grant, you undertake to fulfil the conditions below.

You:

  • May not have been on Erasmus/Erasmus+ studies or training for more than a total of 12 months per cycle of study (Bachelor's, Master's and research studies are counted separately). This includes the time period applied for in this application.
  • Must be enrolled at Lund university.
  • Must be nominated for Erasmus+ exchange studies through Lund university.
  • Must be promised full recognition of studies by Lund University upon your return (in accordance with a signed 'Learning Agreement').
  • May not pay fees to the host university.
  • Must study full-time* at your host university for no less than 60 days and no more than 360 days. If your period of study is changed to less than two (2) months, the grant must be paid back.

    *Full-time studies means 1.5 ECTS per week. If you study 10 weeks, for example, your Learning Agreement must contain 15 ECTS. How the points are distributed on a weekly basis does not matter for the scholarship. The important thing is that the total number of credits corresponds to your study period.
     
  • May not accept another grant or any other kind of funding from EU bodies, or the Crafoord Foundation travel grant.
  • Must live in the host country during the study period. This also applies to studies in Denmark. If the mobility takes place in Denmark, you must upload your rental contract to the Erasmus Database (under 'File archive') at the time of application.
  • Must sign the contract 'Grant Agreement, Erasmus+ Studies' before the beginning of the mobility period.
  • Must have a 'Learning Agreement' in place before the start of the mobility. The document should be signed by you, the home university and the host university. Contact your coordinator at Lund University for information about the 'Learning Agreement'.
  • Must fill out the compulsory report from Erasmus+ after finishing your mobility.
  • Must upload the form 'Confirmation of Study Period' to the Erasmus Database upon return. The form must be signed by the host university.
  • Must notify your international coordinator and the grant administrator, erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se, of any changes that affect your exchange period.

The 'mobility period' refers to the period of time physically spent in the host country in order to take part in activities that are recognised as part of the mobility; either on campus, virtually, or a combination of both.

If you accept an Erasmus+ mobility grant without fulfilling the conditions above, you will be obliged to pay back the grant.

All Erasmus+ students must take an online language test prior to departure. Online language courses are offered and participation is free of charge.

If you will go on physical mobility (see definition above), the language test will be emailed to you once your grant application has been processed. Please check your spam/junk folder – the email may have ended up there.

If you will participate in virtual mobility (see definition above), you should send an email to erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se.

The email should include the following information:

  • your name
  • your personal identity number (YY-MM-DD)
  • planned study period, from YY-MM-DD to YY-MM-DD
  • your email address and
  • the language of instruction at the host institution.

The language test will then be sent to you via email.


Language course in conjunction with the start of your mobility

If a language course in the host country takes place immediately before the beginning of your mobility and is onsite (i.e. not digital) you may be entitled to apply for a grant for the course.
 
Note that you cannot:

  • replace subject study with language study. Your Learning Agreement is always to include full-time subject studies (1.5 ECTS/week) and you take language courses in addition to this.
  • count the language course as part of your study time when you apply for Erasmus+ grants for studies. State only the dates of your subject studies in your application. 

When the language course is complete, you upload your course certificate into the Erasmus database. That way you can report the time for the language course.

The extra grant for the language course will be paid with the second part of the payment of the Erasmus+ grant.

Erasmus+ students can apply for an EU-funded grant through Lund University. The grant is intended to cover additional costs in connection with the stay abroad. The grant amount is calculated per day and varies depending on which country you go to.

For the academic year 2022/23, the following amounts apply:

Group 1: Programme countries with a high cost of living

Countries in group 1: 

  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Norway

Grant amount per month (30 days): EUR 510
Grant amount per day: EUR 17

Group 2: Countries with an intermediate cost of living

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • the Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain

Grant amount per month (30 days): EUR 460
Grant amount per day: EUR 15.30

Group 3: Programme countries with a low cost of living

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Turkey

Grant amount per month (30 days): EUR 460
Grant amount per day: EUR 15.30

    The grant is paid in Swedish crowns. 

    An initial payment will represent about 70% of the estimated total amount of the grant. A condition for this first payment is that you have completed the language test and uploaded your 'Grant Agreement' to the Erasmus Database.

    You will receive a second payment of about 30% after the mobility period, once we have received all your documentation and you have fulfilled all your commitments.

    Note that the total scholarship amount is only calculated when you have completed your studies and uploaded the form 'Confirmation of study period' in the Erasmus Database. If your study period turned out to be longer or shorter than originally planned, the total scholarship amount will be recalculated and adjusted in connection with the second payment.  

    In order to receive the money, you need to apply well in advance. Hand in your application as soon as possible once the Erasmus Database has opened, and before the beginning of the mobility.

    It takes at least three weeks from the moment you complete the language test until the first payment is made. It may also take longer, for example during the holiday season or if payment to Lund University from the Swedish Council of Higher Education is delayed for some reason.

    If you are going to participate in physical mobility (see definition above), you are covered by Kammarkollegiet’s insurance, Student OUT.

    See the conditions for the Student OUT insurance on Kammarkollegiet's website

    If your mobility is virtual (see definition above), you are not covered by Kammarkollegiet’s insurance, Student OUT. You must therefore obtain your own insurance. For questions, please contact studentinsurance [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se.

    Available top-up grants

    If you choose to travel in a sustainable way, you may receive a top-up of EUR 50. You can choose to travel to or from your destination by train, bus or carpooling. At least half of the trip must be made by any of those means of transportation. You prove that you have travelled sustainably by uploading copies of the tickets in the Erasmus Database.

    In order to receive a grant for carpooling, it is required that you are at least two people in the car. To prove that you have travelled by car, you have to upload all receipts from the trip to the Erasmus Database, i.e. receipts for car rental, petrol, bridge and road tolls. Upon arrival at your destination, send an e-mail to erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se, with a copy to your travel companion(s), stating that you have arrived.

    If you choose to travel in a sustainable way, you will also receive a scholarship for one travel day. If you travel sustainably in both directions, you will receive a scholarship for two travel days. Those days are added to your total study period. You prove that you have travelled sustainably by uploading copies of the tickets in the Erasmus Database.

    Tickets must be uploaded no later than 30 days after the end of mobility. Tickets that are received later will not be processed.

    The extra top-up of EUR 50 for sustainable travel is only paid once per mobility, regardless of whether you travel sustainably in both directions or not.

    Outgoing Erasmus+ students with one or more children can apply for an additional grant, regardless of whether the child(ren) accompany you on your mobility or not.

    The extra grant of EUR 250 per month is in addition to the regular scholarship amount, and remains the same regardless of the number of children.

    You apply for this extra grant at the same time as you apply for the regular Erasmus+ scholarship. To be able to receive it, you must prove that you are a parent. You do this by uploading a Family Certificate in the Erasmus Database.

    The Family Certificate must show that you, the applicant, are the parent of the child or children. It must indicate your and your child(ren)'s names and your relationship to each other. You order the certificate at the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) and it is to be sent by post to your, the parent's, address as stated in the population register. No other certificates are accepted. 

    You receive 70% of the child allowance when the first payment is made. The remaining 30% is paid out together with the second payment.

    If you need learning support or special adaptations during your studies abroad, there is an option to apply for an extra grant. There are two types of grant available: a top-up grant and inclusion support for actual costs.


    Top-up grant

    Students with some type of disability are entitled to apply for this grant, for example, if you need

    • note-taking support
    • adapted teaching materials
    • extra time for examinations

    or similar. 

    The top-up is EUR 250 extra per month, in addition to the regular grant amount.

    70% of this top-up is paid together with the first grant payment and the remaining part with the second payment.

    The amount is calculated per day (EUR 8.33/day), which means there may be an adjustment if your mobility period is longer or shorter than planned.

    You do not need to save receipts/documentation.

    If you have not been in contact with Disability Support Services previously and need adaptations, you are to contact them for a consultation.

    Disability Support Services

    How to apply for a top-up grant:

    When you apply for an Erasmus+ grant in the Erasmus Database, indicate 'Yes' for the 'Fewer Opportunities' option.

    You will receive an email from the Erasmus Database, in which you are asked to sign your agreement. You are then to upload your certificate from Nais to the Erasmus Database.

    You do not need to justify your application for the top-up – it is sufficient to upload your certificate from Nais.


    Inclusion support for actual costs

    You can apply for this grant in addition to the top-up grant. It is intended to cover large actual costs that may arise for you or the host university during your stay abroad, for example:

    • special transport
    • adapted accommodation
    • an assistant/companion
    • care or similar in the host country.

    How to apply for inclusion support:

    Contact your administrator at Disability Support Services in good time to apply for this grant. Please note that the application for inclusion support is to be completed before the mobility has begun. You cannot apply for this grant retrospectively.

    Contact the host university in order to clarify the costs that may apply. Contact details are available from the international office at your faculty.

    Disability Support Services will send your application to the grant administrators, who will forward it to the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR). UHR then carries out the assessment and decides which costs can be reimbursed.

    Inclusion support is paid after the mobility period has been completed.

    The host university will invoice Lund University for actual costs that have arisen during your exchange. Please contact your grant administrator for billing details at erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

    You will be reimbursed for actual costs that you have paid for after your mobility. You must save all receipts and upload them to the Erasmus Database (under the 'Other documents' tab) when the mobility period has finished.

    Note that UHR carries out the assessment and decides which costs can be reimbursed.

    If you cancel your Erasmus+ studies

    Please contact the grant administrators at erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se if you have to cancel your Erasmus+ studies before the end.

    If this is due to conditions that are outside your control, an application for 'force majeure' can be made. Remember to inform your exchange coordinator as well.

    Contact information

    External Relations
    erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

    Postal address
    Lund University
    Division of External Relations
    'Erasmus+ studies'
    Box 117, SE-221 00
    Lund, Sweden

    Erasmus+ mobility grant application for studies