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Erasmus+ grant for exchange studies

With an Erasmus+ grant, students at Lund University have the opportunity to study at another European higher education institution without having to pay any additional fees to the host university. Lund University has exchange agreements with around 400 higher education institutions in Europe.

Application is open

Grant applications for exchange studies in autumn 2024 is open 3 June – 1 November.
Applications for spring 2025 exchanges will open at the end of November.

About the grant

If you have been nominated through your faculty for study abroad at a university in Europe, you can apply for an Erasmus+ grant. You can submit your grant application for the period you want to study abroad when the Erasmus Database is open.

Grant applications for exchange studies in autumn 2024 is open 3 June – 1 November.
Applications for spring 2025 exchanges will open at the end of November.

You must submit your application in the Erasmus Database before your exchange period begins. Mobility days that take place before your application has been submitted are not eligible for a grant.

Approximate application periods during the year

Applications for exchanges that start in the autumn semester open in June and close at the end of the autumn semester.

Applications for exchanges that start in the spring semester open in November/December and close at the end of the spring semester.

To be eligible to apply for a grant, you must

  • be registered as a student at Lund University
  • be nominated for Erasmus+ exchange studies through Lund University
  • have been promised full recognition by Lund University of your studies at the host university upon your return
  • study full-time (the equivalent of 1.5 ECTS/week)
  • study at least 2 and at the most 12 months
  • live in the host country for the duration of the exchange (this also applies to exchange studies in Denmark).

However, you may not

  • have previously participated in Erasmus/Erasmus+ studies or traineeships for more than 12 months* in total at the same level of study (Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral studies are counted separately), including the study period for which you are applying
  • pay tuition fees to the host university
  • receive grants or similar from other EU bodies or the Crafoord Foundation’s travel grant for the same exchange period.

*Students who are studying a so-called 'one-cycle programme' (a degree programme in medicine/architecture/engineering) are eligible to study abroad for 24 months on an Erasmus+ exchange during their studies.

The following countries take part in Erasmus+:

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

Exchange studies in the United Kingdom

If you are a student at Lund University and have been approved for exchange studies in the United Kingdom during the academic year 2024/2025, you can also apply for an Erasmus+ study grant.

The scholarship amount for those who start their exchange in the United Kingdom in autumn 2024 is EUR 560/month/EUR 18.67/day (the European Commission counts 30 days per month). This amount applies throughout the exchange.

Information on visas for studies in the UK − gov.uk


Exchange studies in Switzerland

If you are a student at Lund University and have been approved for exchange studies in the Switzerland during the academic year 2024/2025, you can also apply for an Erasmus+ study grant.

The scholarship amount for those who starts their exchange in Switzerland in autumn 2024 is EUR 560/month/EUR 18.67/day (the European Commission counts 30 days per month). This amount applies throughout the exchange.

The grant is intended to help cover additional costs associated with your stay abroad. The grant amount is calculated per full month plus any additional days, and varies depending on your destination country.

The information below applies to mobilities that start no earlier than 15 August, 2024. If your mobility starts before this date, please contact erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (erasmusstudier[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se) for information.

For the academic year 2024/2025, the following amounts apply for studies:

Countries with higher living costs (Group 1)

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway

Grant amount per month: EUR 560
Grant amount per day: EUR 18.67 (the European Commission counts 30 days per month)

Countries with medium living costs (Group 2)

  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Estonia
  • Greece
  • Latvia
  • Malta
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain

Grant amount per month: EUR 510
Grant amount per day: EUR 17 (the European Commission counts 30 days per month)

Countries with lower living costs (Group 3)

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Hungary
  • Lithuania
  • North Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Turkey

Grant amount per month: EUR 510
Grant amount per day: EUR 17 (the European Commission counts 30 days per month)

You can apply for an Erasmus+ grant for exchanges that last between 2 and 12 months.

You can choose to combine study abroad with an Erasmus+ traineeship as long as both take place at the same host university.

Contact erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (erasmusstudier[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se) if this interests you.

Requirements and conditions

Doctoral students at Lund University can study abroad with an Erasmus+ grant. The mobility does not have to involve credits in order to be approved.

To be eligible to apply for a grant, you must

  • study at and/or undertake thesis preparation at the host university abroad
  • have a supervisor at Lund University.

Also bear in mind that

  • There must be an exchange agreement in place between Lund University and the host university. Under 'Other documents' in the Erasmus Database, upload an email confirmation from your international coordinator at Lund that an agreement exists.
  • You should upload your Learning Agreement to the Erasmus Database under 'Other documents'. You can find the templates via the link below.
  • It is strongly recommended to have a supervisor at the host university, even if this is not a formal requirement.
Learning Agreement templates

Note that you will need to use different Learning Agreement templates depending on whether your mobility will be within the EU/EEA or outside it:

  • If your mobility will be within the EU/EEA, use the document 'Higher education learning agreement for studies KA131 – editable version'
  • If your mobility will take place outside of the EU/EEA (including the UK and Switzerland), use the document 'Higher education Learning agreement for studies KA131 – International mobility'.

Templates for the Learning agreement – European Commission website

Length of the exchange

The physical study period can last from 5 to 30 days or from 2 to 12 months.

The mobility can be blended, see the information under 'Blended mobility'.

Grant value

In the case of short, physical mobility of 5 to 30 days, the grant values are as follows:

  • Day 1 to 14: EUR 79 per day
  • Day 15 to 30: EUR 56 per day

For longer mobility periods of 2 to 12 months within the EU/ESS, UK and Switzerland, the grant value is the same as for Bachelor's and Master's students. See information about amounts under the heading 'Grant amount' further up on this page.

For longer mobility periods of 2 to 12 months outside the EU/ESS, UK and Switzerland, the grant is EUR 700 per month.

If you have a disability or if you have children, you are eligible for a grant supplement known as a top-up grant. Contact erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (erasmusstudier[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se) for more information.

Before you apply for a grant

Most of the information on this page is aimed primarily at our Bachelor's and Master's students who have been nominated for an exchange. However, the following sections are also relevant to doctoral students:

  • About the grant
    • Application periods
    • Countries that take part in Erasmus+
    • Exchange studies in the United Kingdom or Switzerland
  • How to apply
    • Sustainable travel – if you travel by public transport or shared car
  • If you are awarded a grant for exchange studies
    • Language test
    • Payment of the grant
    • 'Confirmation of Study Period' – to be signed by the host university before you leave
  • After your exchange 
    • Upload a signed 'Confirmation of Study Period' from the host university
    • Complete the survey about Erasmus+

If you would like to do your degree project at a university in Europe, you can apply for an Erasmus+ grant for studies.

Requirements and conditions

  • Work on the degree project includes reading, writing and being supervised.*
  • You must live in the host country for the whole period.
  • There must be an agreement in place between Lund University and the host university for you to be eligible to apply for an Erasmus+ grant. 
  • You must have a Learning Agreement (LA).

*If the purpose of your trip is to collect data, conduct experiments or similar, you can apply for a traineeship grant.

More about the Erasmus+ traineeship grant

Length of the exchange

The study period should last between 2 and 12 months.

Please note:

  • There must be an agreement in place between Lund University and the host university for you to be eligible to apply for an Erasmus+ grant. Under 'Other documents' in the Erasmus Database, upload an email confirmation from your Lund University international coordinator stating that such an agreement exists.
  • You must have a Learning Agreement (LA). You can get a template from the Erasmus Office or from your international coordinator. If your faculty wants you to use an Online Learning Agreement (OLA), follow your faculty's instructions. Remember that you need to use your student Lucat ID to log in to SoleMove. Upload the Learning Agreement into the Erasmus Database under 'Other documents'.

If you are accepted for the Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programme, you can apply for an Erasmus+ grant for the part of the programme that takes place at the host university, or elsewhere in the host country (physical mobility).

You are not entitled to the grant for the virtual part of the programme, even if you decide to stay in the host country to complete it.

The physical study period can last from 5 to 30 days.

Grant value

In the case of the Blended Intensive Programme of 5 to 30 days, the grant values are as follows:

  • Day 1 to 14: EUR 79 per day
  • Day 15 to 30: EUR 56 per day

Before you apply for a grant

Most of the information on this page is aimed primarily at our Bachelor's and Master's students who have been nominated for an exchange. However, the following sections are also relevant to students participating in a Blended Intensive Programme:

  • About the grant
    • Application periods
    • Countries that take part in Erasmus+
    • Exchange studies in the United Kingdom or Switzerland
  • How to apply
    • Sustainable travel – if you travel by public transport or shared car
  • If you are awarded a grant for exchange studies
    • Language test
    • Payment of the grant
  • After your exchange
    • Upload a signed Confirmation of Study Period from the host university
    • Complete the Erasmus+ survey

Please note:

  • To be able to apply for an Erasmus+ grant, there must be an agreement between Lund University and the university hosting the Blended Intensive Programme. Under 'Other documents' in the Erasmus Database, upload an email confirmation from your international coordinator at Lund that an agreement exists.
  • The programme must be worth at least 3 ECTS. You can prove this by uploading a Learning Agreement and the document 'After the Mobility' in the Erasmus Database, under 'Other documents'. 

Contact erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (erasmusstudier[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se) before applying.

If you are enrolled at Lund University and intend to complete your degree, you can participate in the Erasmus+ short blended mobility programme. 

Blended mobility consists of a physical mobility combined with a virtual component that takes place either before, during or after the physical mobility. 

The physical part of the mobility should last 5–30 days, while the virtual part has no fixed duration. The virtual part must be an organised component with a clear learning objective and outcome. 

In total, the physical mobility and the virtual component should generate at least 3 ECTS. For students, an Erasmus+ short blended mobility will be recognised as part of the degree programme.

Grant value

The grant values for the physical mobility are as follows:

  • Day 1 to 14: EUR 79 per day
  • Day 15 to 30: EUR 56 per day

No grant will be awarded for the virtual component, even if it takes place in the host country.

Before you apply for a grant

Most of the information on this page is aimed primarily at our Bachelor's and Master's students who have been nominated for an exchange. However, the following sections are also relevant to students participating in a blended mobility:

  • About the grant
    • Application periods
    • Countries that take part in Erasmus+
    • Exchange studies in the United Kingdom or Switzerland
  • How to apply
    • Sustainable travel – if you travel by public transport or shared car
  • If you are awarded a grant for exchange studies
    • Language test
    • Payment of the grant
    • 'Confirmation of Study Period' – to be signed by the host university before you leave
  • After your exchange
    • Upload a signed Confirmation of Study Period from the host university
    • Complete the Erasmus+ survey

Please note

  • To be able to apply for an Erasmus+ grant, there must be an agreement between Lund University and the university hosting the blended mobility. Under 'Other documents' in the Erasmus Database, upload an email confirmation from your international coordinator at Lund University that an agreement exists.
  • The mobility must be worth at least 3 ECTS. You must prove this by uploading a Learning Agreement and the document 'After the Mobility' in the Erasmus Database, under 'Other documents'.

Contact erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (erasmusstudier[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se) before applying.

The type of exchange studies determines if you can apply for a grant

Exchange studies – also known as student mobility – can be carried out in different ways. The options available to you are decided by your faculty together with the university where you will be studying.

Erasmus+ mobility grants only cover certain types of mobility. See below for more information about the different types of mobility as defined by the EU Commission and their eligibility for grants:

Definition: 
Exchange studies take place on site, in the host country.

Grant application: 
If you are going on a physical mobility, you should fill in a grant application for the whole period of your exchange.

Definition:
Exchange studies combine physical and virtual mobility, and take place

  • partly on site, in the host country, and
  • partly virtually.

Grant application: 
If you are going to participate in a blended mobility, you can only receive an Erasmus+ grant for the part of the exchange that you physically carry out in the host country.

Please note:
When the physical mobility transitions to the planned virtual mobility phase, you will not be entitled to the Erasmus+ grant. This applies even if you decide to stay in the host country to complete the virtual part of the exchange.

Definition:
Exchange studies are conducted virtually.

Grant application:
If you are going to participate in a virtual mobility, you are not eligible to apply for an Erasmus+ grant.

Travel support

The information below applies to mobilities that start no earlier than 1 August, 2024. If your mobility starts before this date, please contact erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se for information.

All students receive a travel support based on the distance (one way) between Lund University and the host university. You can receive a higher travel support if you choose to travel green, i.e. by train or bus, or carpool using one of the options below:

  • the whole of the journey in one direction
  • most of the journey, in both directions.

You apply for green travel at the same time as completing your application for an Erasmus+ grant, by ticking 'Yes' for the 'Green Mobility' option.

You provide evidence of green travel by uploading copies of tickets to the Erasmus Database.
To qualify for the car-sharing allowance, at least two people must travel in the car. Proof in the form of receipts for car hire, petrol and the completed and signed Declaration of honour form must be uploaded to the Erasmus Database.

If you choose to travel sustainably, you will also receive a grant for one day of travel (100% of the journey must be green). If you choose to travel sustainably in both directions, you will receive a grant for two days of travel (more than 50% of the journey in each direction must then be green).
These days will be added to your total study period. The travel day cannot be the same day as a study day, since you cannot receive double scholarship for one day.

Exception: Students who qualify for Fewer opportunity top-up or carry out short mobilities (5-30 days) can get up to two travel days if necessary, regardless of the mode of travel.

Please note that tickets must be uploaded no later than 30 days after the end of the exchange period. Receipts received after this date will not be processed.

See the Insurance tab further down the page for information on the terms and conditions of Student UT insurance in connection with travel to and from the host country.

Available support depends on the travel distance and Green travel versus Non-Green travel:

  • 10−99 km: Green travel EUR 56; Non-Green travel EUR 28
  • 100−499 km: Green travel EUR 285; Non-Green travel EUR 211
  • 500−1999 km: Green travel EUR 417; Non-Green travel EUR 309
  • 2000−2999 km: Green travel EUR 535; Non-Green travel EUR 395

You can get a travel grant of 50 EUR if you choose to travel by train, bus or carpool using one of the options below:

  • the whole of the journey in one direction
  • most of the journey, in both directions.

You apply for this travel grant at the same time as completing your application for an Erasmus+ grant, by ticking 'Yes' for the 'Green Mobility' option.

You provide evidence of sustainable travel by uploading copies of tickets to the Erasmus Database.
To qualify for the car-sharing allowance, at least two people must travel in the car. Proof in the form of receipts for car hire, petrol and the completed and signed Declaration of honour form must be uploaded to the Erasmus Database.

If you choose to travel sustainably, you will also receive a grant for one day of travel (100% of the journey must be green). If you choose to travel sustainably in both directions, you will receive a grant for two days of travel (more than 50% of the journey in each direction must then be green).
These days will be added to your total study period. The travel day cannot be the same day as a study day, since you cannot receive double scholarship for one day.

Please note that tickets must be uploaded no later than 30 days after the end of the exchange period. Receipts received after this date will not be processed.

The additional EUR 50 sustainable travel grant is paid only once per exchange period, regardless of whether you travel sustainably in both directions.

See the Insurance tab further down the page for information on the terms and conditions of Student UT insurance in connection with travel to and from the host country.

Additional funding you can apply for

If you need learning support or special adaptations during your studies abroad, you can apply for additional grants. There are two types of grant, the top-up grant and the inclusion grant.

Top-up grant

Students with any type of disability can apply for a top-up grant. The grant covers, for example, the following and similar forms of support:

  • note-taking support
  • adapted teaching materials
  • extra time for exams.

The supplement is EUR 250 per full month and EUR 8.33 per additional day on top of the regular grant amount.

You will receive 70 percent of the supplement along with your first grant payment. The remaining 30 percent will be paid along with your second payment. Remember that the amount will be adjusted if your period of study changes.

You do not need to keep any receipts or other documents.

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

Disability Support Services – students with disabilities

How to apply for a top-up grant

When you are submitting an application in the Erasmus Database, select 'Yes' for the 'Fewer Opportunities' option. 

You will receive an email from the Erasmus Database asking you to sign your Grant Agreement and to upload your NAIS (National Administration and Information System for Coordinators) certificate under the 'Verify Fewer Opportunities' option.

You do not need to justify your application for a top-up grant – just upload your NAIS certificate. Please note that other certificates will not be accepted.


Inclusion grant for actual costs

It is possible to apply for this grant in addition to a top-up grant. The inclusion grant is intended to cover larger costs that you or your host university may incur during your stay abroad, such as

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

How to apply for an inclusion grant

Contact your coordinator at Disability Support Services in good time to apply for this grant. Please note that the application for an inclusion grant must be completed before the mobility period begins. It is not possible to apply for this grant retroactively.

Contact the host university to check what costs may be involved. You can get the relevant contact details from your faculty’s international office.

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

The inclusion grant is paid out after the mobility period has been completed.

The host university can send an invoice to Lund University for costs that have been incurred during your exchange. Contact the grant administrators at erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (erasmusstudier[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se) for invoice details.

To receive reimbursement for the costs you have paid, please remember to keep all your receipts. These must be uploaded to the Erasmus Database (under the 'Other documents' tab) when the period of mobility has ended.

Please note that UHR assesses and decides which costs can be reimbursed.

Grant supplement

If you study abroad and have children younger than 18, the supplement is EUR 250 per full month and EUR 8.33 per additional day on top of the regular grant amount.

The size of the supplement remains the same regardless of the number of children you have or whether they are accompanying you on the exchange. You do not need to keep any receipts or other documents in order to receive the supplement.

You apply for this supplement at the same time as completing your application for an Erasmus+ grant, by ticking 'Yes' for the option 'Children'. You prove your parenthood by uploading a Family Certificate to the Erasmus Database under the tab 'Verify Children'. The Family Certificate is ordered from the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket). It will then be sent by post to the parent’s registered address. You do not need to have it notarised or have a witnessed signature. Please note that no other certification will be accepted.

You will receive 70 percent of the child supplement along with your first grant payment. The remaining 30 percent will be paid along with your second payment. Remember that the amount will be adjusted if your period of mobility changes.


Inclusion grant

In addition to the supplements above, the grant administrators may apply for an inclusion grant for costs that arise when the child accompanies you on the exchange, such as higher accommodation and childcare costs.

Contact the grant administrators in good time to apply for this grant.

Please note that the application for an inclusion grant must be completed before the mobility period begins. It is not possible to apply for this grant retroactively.

You can contact the grant administrators via erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (erasmusstudier[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se).

The Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) makes the assessment and decides which costs can be reimbursed.

The inclusion grant is paid out once the mobility period has been completed and after receipts have been submitted. These must be uploaded to the Erasmus database under the tab 'Other documents'.

How to apply

Before you start your application, please read the following sections of this page carefully: 'Requirements and conditions', 'If you are awarded a grant for exchange studies' and 'After your exchange'. By applying for an Erasmus+ grant, you undertake to fulfil the conditions outlined in these sections. If you accept an Erasmus+ grant without fulfilling the above conditions, you risk having to repay the grant.

Fill in your application, step by step:

  1. Go to the Erasmus+ grant application in the Erasmus Database. The Erasmus Database is open during the application period.
     
  2. Register in the Erasmus Database and go to the application for an Erasmus+ grant for studies.
     
  3. Select 'Application for Studies' in the box 'Make a new application' and register your application.
     
  4. Specify the correct period of study (not the period to be spent in the host country). Check the semester dates on the host university’s website, or ask your international coordinator if you are unsure.

    The start date to enter is the first day that you are expected to be there for academic reasons (i.e. official course start or arrival day/week).

    The end date to enter is the last day that you are expected to be there for academic reasons (i.e. final exam or last day of the course).

    Resits do not count towards the study period

    If your exchange is a blended mobility, select 'Blended' under 'Type of mobility' and enter the dates for the physical and virtual parts of the mobility.
     
  5. Apply for supplements for sustainable travel and children, inclusion grants and/or top-up grants (read more about these below).
     
  6. Once you have obtained the 'Grant Agreement' as part of the application process
    • print out the document
    • sign it
    • upload the signed agreement to the Erasmus Database. Your application will not be approved until we have signed it.
       
  7. Please note: If you are going on exchange to Denmark, upload your rental agreement in the Erasmus Database (under 'Other documents') when applying.

If you are awarded a grant for exchange studies

Preparing before you leave can make all the difference to your stay. Find out what you need to know and what is expected of you as a scholarship holder here.

All Erasmus+ students are required to take a language test before departure.

If you are going to take part in a physical or blended mobility (see the European Commission's definitions above), the language test will be sent to you by email when your grant application has been processed. Please check your spam folder, as these emails sometimes end up there. Upload the result of your language test to the Erasmus Database under the tab 'Language test'.

If you are going to take part in a virtual mobility (see the European Commission's definition above), email erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (erasmusstudier[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se). This information should include the following:

  • your name
  • your personal identity number (YY-MM-DD)
  • study period
  • email address, and
  • language of instruction.

The language test will be sent to you by email.

The Erasmus+ programme offers digital language courses in connection with the language test. Participation in these courses is free and voluntary.

If you choose to take a private language course in the host country, or a language course offered by the host university, you may be eligible to apply for a grant for the language course. This only applies if the language course is offered in conjunction with the beginning of your exchange period and is physical (that is, not given digitally).

Note that you cannot:

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

When you have completed your language course, upload your course certificate to the Erasmus Database under 'Other documents'. This will allow you to account for the time you spent on the course.

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

An Online Learning Agreement (OLA) is a three-party contract between the sending university, the student and the host university. The document is created to ensure that the courses you take at the host university count towards your degree.

Lund University uses the OLA in the mobility system SoleMove. Instructions on how to complete the OLA can be found here:

Online Learning agreement for outgoing exchange students

Your OLA must be in place before the start of your exchange period. It must be signed by you, Lund University and the host university. Contact your faculty coordinator if you have any questions about the content of your OLA.

It is possible to apply for an Erasmus+ grant before you have completed your OLA.

Please note that full-time study is equivalent to 30 ECTS credits per semester. If you intend to study for a shorter period, you will need to study 1.5 ECTS credits per week. Therefore, if you plan to study for 10 weeks, your OLA must include a total of 15 ECTS credits. The distribution of credits over the weeks doesn't affect your grant eligibility. What matters is that the total number of credits corresponds to the duration of your studies.

However, if you want the credits to correspond to the standard 30 ECTS credits for a full semester at Lund University, you must study at least 30 ECTS credits. This applies regardless of the number of weeks you study abroad.

The payments will be made in SEK in two instalments.

The first payment will be approximately 70 percent of the estimated total grant amount. In order to receive this payment, you must

  • have completed the language test required for Erasmus+ students, and
  • have signed and uploaded your Grant Agreement to the Erasmus Database.

The second payment, which will be approximately 30 percent of the grant, is paid out when you have finished your exchange period, and you

  • have uploaded the form 'Confirmation of Study Period' to the Erasmus Database. The form must be signed and stamped by the host university. You can find it under 'Confirm mobility' in the Erasmus Database.
  • have completed a mandatory survey from Erasmus+ (Participant Report). The survey will be sent by email.

Please note that the total grant amount is calculated after you have completed your studies and uploaded the form 'Confirmation of Study Period' to the Erasmus Database. If your study period is longer or shorter than planned, the grant will be recalculated, and the total amount will be adjusted through the second payment.

If you are going on an exchange during the autumn semester, you will receive your first payment at the beginning of September at the earliest. If you are going on an exchange during the spring semester, you will receive your first payment at the beginning of January at the earliest.

Be aware that you will need to plan ahead in order to receive your payment on time. It takes at least three weeks from the time you take the language test until the first payment is made to your bank account. Payments may be delayed in certain cases if Lund University does not receive the EU funding from the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) in time.

Change of mobility

You must immediately inform erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (erasmusstudier[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se) and your coordinator of any changes of mobility type.

Extension of mobility

If your mobility will cover more days than what is stated in your Grant Agreement (GA), you must
contact erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (erasmusstudier[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se) to request an extension of 
the mobility. This must be done at least one month before the end date granted in the GA. You will then receive a form that you must sign. The form is an addition to your 
existing GA and must have been received by us no later than two weeks before the end 
date granted in the GA.  

If the extension concerns a whole semester or means that you will take more credits than what
 is stated in the existing Online Learning Agreement (OLA), you must also make changes to your
OLA. Contact your faculty coordinator at Lund University regarding your OLA.  

If the extension concerns an entire semester, this must be entered in Ladok in order to be
approved.  

Note that you cannot receive a scholarship for more days than what appears in your GA even though the form "Confirmation of study period" shows more days. In that case, you must have requested an extension of your mobility according to the instructions above.

Early termination of exchange studies

You must contact your coordinator and the grant administrators at erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (erasmusstudier[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se) if you need to shorten your Erasmus+ exchange studies.

If you shorten your studies to less than 2 months, you will be liable to repay your grant.

If this is due to a situation beyond your control, you can invoke 'Force Majeure'. The Erasmus+ grant administrators will help you with this.

As an outgoing student, you must be prepared to take on a lot of personal responsibility, both before and during your stay abroad. The webpage 'Practical information for students going abroad' is a good source of information. Read more about:

  • Preparing for your departure
  • While you are away
  • After your return

Practical information for students going abroad

Student OUT

If you are going to take part in a physical mobility (see the European Commission's definition above), you are covered by the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency’s insurance, Student OUT. Read more about the insurance:

Insurance while you are abroad

Terms and conditions for Student OUT – kammarkollegiet.se

If you are going to take part in a virtual mobility (see the European Commission’s definition above), you are not covered by Student OUT, so you must arrange your own insurance.

If you have questions about insurance, contact External Relations at Lund University at studentinsurance [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (studentinsurance[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se).

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

If you are from an EU/EEA country, take your European Health Insurance Card with you. It entitles you to emergency medical treatment when you are in another EU/EEA country.

Read more and order your card from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Forsäkringskassan):

Travel abroad – forsakringskassan.se

The Interrail Pass for Erasmus+ has been developed by Eurail and Erasmus Student Network (ESN) to suit Erasmus+ students on exchange. The Pass is valid for 6 months and offers a sustainable way to travel and gives you flexibility to explore Europe as part of your Erasmus+ experience.

4-travel days or 6-travel days

With the Interrail Pass for Erasmus+ you can travel on as many trains as you like on each of your 4 or 6 travel days. You can use your travel days any time within 6 months of your start date. 

Interrail Pass for Erasmus+


Please note, that exchange students are covered by the insurance Student OUT in their country of study, and during direct travel from home country to host country. So, if you plan to visit other countries while on exchange, remember to get a private insurance for those trips.

Read more about the insurance Student OUT at lunduniversity.lu.se

Our Instagram account @lund_university_abroad is run by students, for students. Every week, a new student from Lund University who is on an exchange or traineeship abroad takes over the account and shares their day-to-day experiences of their time abroad.

Would you also like to become a guest Instagrammer and inspire other students to study abroad?

Contact lunduniversityabroad [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (lunduniversityabroad[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se).

Before you leave, you must ask your host university for a 'Confirmation of Study Period'.

  1. Download the 'Confirmation of Study Period' form. You can find it under 'Confirm mobility' in the Erasmus Database.
  2. Make sure the form is signed and stamped by your host university.

Upload the document to the Erasmus database on your return.

After your exchange

Once you have completed your exchange, there are still a few things you need to do in order to receive the final part of your grant.

You must upload the 'Confirmation of Study Period' form to the Erasmus Database no later than 30 days after the end of the mobility.

Please note: The form must be signed and stamped by the host university.


Note that you cannot receive a scholarship for more days than what appears in your GA even though the form "Confirmation of study period" shows more days. In that case, you must have requested an extension of your mobility according to the instructions under the tab "Changes and termination" above.

After completing your exchange, you will need to complete a mandatory Erasmus+ survey (Participant Report). The survey will be sent to your email address.

The survey must be uploaded to the Erasmus Database no later than 30 days after the end of the mobility.

Contact information

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

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