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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.

NB! Current information related to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, rules for Erasmus+ exchanges and grants may change at short notice. 

Keep yourself informed about the rules for students at Lund University

According to the vice-chancellor’s decision from 17 June 2021 (STYR 2020/251), students are permitted to carry out education components abroad, provided that it is deemed possible to conduct them safely based on any travel restrictions. For the mobility to be possible, the receiving country's and the higher education institution's rules, regulations and recommendations need to be taken into consideration as well.

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. As soon as your faculty coordinator has registered your exchange in Ladok, you will be able to apply.

When can I apply?

Learn how to apply for an Erasmus+ mobility grant

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
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • Spain

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and the Withdrawal Agreement entails that the UK will continue to participate in Erasmus+ until 31 May 2022.

This means that students who have been offered an exchange place in the UK during the spring semester of 2022 can receive an Erasmus+ mobility grant. Please note that the grant will only be granted until 31 May, even if your exchange ends later. 

The grant for studies in the UK is EUR 460 per month.

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

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.

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 have been registered for full-time studies at Lund university for at least one year by your date of departure.
  • 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.
  • May not accept another grant or any other kind of funding from EU bodies, the Swedish Council for Higher Education, or Lund university during the exchange period.
  • Must live in the host country during the study period. NB This also applies to studies in Denmark.
  • 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.

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)
  • your email address and
  • the language of instruction at the host institution.

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

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 2021/22, 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 400
Grant amount per day: EUR 13.30

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 400
Grant amount per day: EUR 13.30

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.

The remaining 30% is paid by the end of the mobility period, once you have provided us with the mandatory documentation and fulfilled all your commitments.

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 can receive a top-up of EUR 50. You should travel to or from your destination by train, bus or carpooling. The whole trip in one direction must be made by any of these means of transportation.

You must upload a copy of the ticket in the Erasmus Database.

In order to receive the top-up for carpooling, you have to rent a car and travel together with other students travelling to the same city for studies. The receipt of the car hire should be uploaded in the Erasmus Database.
 

Outgoing Erasmus+ students accompanied by children can apply for extra grant funding of EUR 250 per month, regardless of the number of children.

The application for a special supplement for children is made at the same time as the application for the Erasmus+ grant.

By uploading a personal identity form for the child/children in the Erasmus Database, along with their tickets, you prove that the child is or children are with you.

You will receive 70% of the child supplement with the first payment. When the mobility is finished, you hand in a ticket confirming that the child or children accompanied you during the mobility period. This documentation should be uploaded in the Erasmus Database together with the 'Confirmation of study period' document. The remaining 30% of the child supplement will then be paid out.
 

If you are an outgoing Erasmus+ student with a disability, you and your coordinator at Lund University can apply for additional funds from the Swedish Council for Higher Education together. These funds can cover up to 100 percent of all additional costs in connection with the mobility abroad.

Additional costs are increased costs which the institution or the individual participant has, and which are not financed by other means, for example:

  • note-taking support
  • transport
  • teaching materials
  • housing
  • a personal assistant
  • medical care or similar in the host country.

Contact details for your accessibility officer

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.