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Applying for Erasmus mobility grant

Once you have been selected for an Erasmus mobility study place through your department/faculty you may apply for an Erasmus mobility grant online. You need to hand in the application well in advance of your Erasmus mobility exchange. You need to apply at least one month before the start of the mobility. Applications received later than this will not be processed.

Application for an Erasmus mobility grant

Proceed as follows:

  • Read the conditions below: Note that you need to provide the time for your mobility correctly. Check the dates on the host university’s webpage or check with your international coordinator. The start date should be the first day when you need to be present at the host university for academic reasons (e.g. start date for course, introduction week, etc.). The end date should be the last day when you need to be present at the host university for academic reasons (e.g. last course day or final exam).
  • Click on the link 'Go to the Erasmus mobility grant application form' at the end of the page
  • Choose 'Student mobility for studies' and press 'search'
  • Read the conditions, fill in your personal identity number and press 'I accept the terms'
  • Fill in the required information and press 'To Erasmus scholarship agreement'
  • Print the form, sign it and send it to Ingrid Temler at External Relations (Ingrid Temler, External Relations, PO Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden) or scan it and send it by email to Ingrid [dot] Temler [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se.
  • Your application is not counted as granted until you recieve the officially signed Erasmus+ Grant Agreement from Externa Relations. In order to be entitled to the first payment, you must have done the Erasmus+ language test which is required for the Erasmus students.
  • Please note: If you are not registered for exchange studies in the Ladok register, you will not be able to complete the application process. In that case, follow the instructions in the application form and send the document to Ingrid Temler at External Relations.

Conditions for Erasmus mobility students

By applying for an Erasmus mobility grant, you undertake to fulfil the following conditions:

  • You must not have been on 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), including the time period applied for in this application.
  • You must have studied at university (full-time) for at least one year by your date of departure.
  • You must have been nominated for Erasmus mobility exchange studies through Lund University.
  • You must have been promised full recognition of study by Lund University on your return home (hold a signed Learning Agreement).
  • You will not pay fees to the host university.
  • The studies at your host university must be full-time and last for no less than three months and no more than twelve months. If your period of study is changed so that it is less than three months, the grant must be paid back. 
  • You will not accept another grant or other kind of funding from EU bodies/the Swedish Council for higher education during the exchange period.
  • You will be living in the host country during the study period. NB: This also applies to studies in Denmark.
  • The contract “Grant Agreement, Erasmus+ Studies” shall be signed before the beginning of the mobility period. Applications handed in when the mobility period has already started, are not accepted.
  • A Learning Agreement needs to be in place before the start of the mobility. It needs to be signed by the student, the home university and by the host university. Contact your institutional coordinator at Lund University for information about the Learning Agreement.
  • Will participate in the language tests, which are automatically sent to those scholarship holders who are required to take it, before and after the mobility period. We also offer the opportunitity of taking a language course online.
  • You will reply to the report request sent from the Erasmus Mobility Tool after finishing your mobility.
  • At the end of your exchange, the form 'Confirmation of Study Period' will be sent to the grant administrator at External Relations at Lund University. The form must be signed by the host university.
  • You undertake to notify your international coordinator and the grant administrator at External Relations (Ingrid [dot] Temler [at] er [dot] lu [dot] seof any changes that affect your Erasmus period.
  • The mobility period refers to the period of time which is spent at the host university, in order to take part of activities which are recognised as part of the mobility. Distance learning is e.g. not accepted.

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

Language tests for Erasmus students

The Erasmus grant

Erasmus students can apply for an EU-funded grant, through Lund University. The grant is aimed to cover the additional costs of the stay abroad. The grant amount is calculated per day and varies depending on which country you go to. For the academic year 2018/19, the amount of the grant for studies is:

Size of the grant for the academic year 2018/19
GroupCountries€/month (= 30 days)€/day
Group 1:
Countries with a high cost of living
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, United Kingdom42014
Group 2:
Countries with an intermediate cost of living
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain36012

Group 3:
Countries with a low cost of living

Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey36012

The grant is paid in Swedish crowns. An initial payment will represent about 70% of the estimated total amount of the grant. The remaining 30% is paid by the end of the school year, once you have submitted the form "Confirmation of Study Period", answered the report submitted by the end of mobility through the Erasmus Mobility Tool and made the language tests which is required after completion of the mobility.

Erasmus students with disabilities can apply for additional grant funds.


In order to get the money before the beginning of the mobility, you need to apply well in advance. Hand in your application as soon as possible once the application has opened, and no later than one month before the beginning of the mobility. Your Erasmus scholarship agreement must be received by External Relations no later than the 15th of the month before you will receive the first payment. The payments are made on the 25th every month. In order to be sure to get the first payment before you leave, you must submit the agreement no later than the 15th, two months before you leave. Example: If you begin your mobility on October 20, we must have received your signed agreement by August 15, in order to have time to transfer the money before you begin your mobility. In this case, you will receive the money on 25 September. Exceptions to this rule may apply during holiday periods and/or if Lund University does not receive money from the Swedish Council for Higher Education in time. Students who go on exchange in August or September normally receive their first payment on September 25. In order to be entitled to the first payment, you must have done the language test which is required for the Erasmus+ students.

Language tests for Erasmus students

Fill in the application form

You can apply for spring 2019 grants from 22 November 2018.

Go to the Erasmus mobility grant application form

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Contact information

Project Coordinator
Ingrid Temler
Ingrid [dot] Temler [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 (0)46 222 7033

Postal address:
Lund University
Division of External Relations
Ingrid Temler
Box 117
221 00 Lund

Application form

Erasmus mobility grant application form

You can apply for spring 2019 grants from 22 November 2018.