Applying for Erasmus+ mobility grant

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

NB! Special rules apply to the Erasmus+ grant during the autumn semester of 2020 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic!


  • In accordance with the decision taken by the Vice-Chancellor of Lund University on 11 June 2020 (STYR 2020/251) students may carry out education components abroad, to the extent that it is deemed to be able to be conducted safely based on any travel restrictions and if it is possible taking into consideration the receiving country’s and the higher education institution’s rules, regulations and recommendations.
  • If your host university only offers online courses during the autumn semester and you decide to follow them, you are not eligible for the Erasmus+ mobility grant.
  • If you start studying online and travel to your host university later, you are eligible for the mobility grant for the period you participate in on-campus education or a mixture of on-campus/online education.
  • If your studies are both campus-based and online, you must let us know how large the campus-based part is.

Application for the Erasmus mobility grant

Proceed as follows in order to apply for an Erasmus mobility grant:

  • Read the conditions below. Note that you need to provide the correct period for your mobility: check the dates on the host university’s webpage or check with your international coordinator. The start date should be the first day 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 you need to be present at the host university for academic reasons (e.g. last course day or final exam).
  • Click on the link 'Fill in the Erasmus mobility grant application form' at the end of this webpage.
  • 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 and scan it and send it by email to erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se.
  • Your application is not approved until you receive the officially signed Erasmus+ Grant Agreement from External Relations. To be entitled to the first payment, you must have completed the Erasmus+ language assessment.
  • Please note that you will not be able to complete the application if you are not registered for exchange studies in Ladok. If this is the case, make sure to follow the instructions on the application form and send the document to erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se.

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 (you must 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 becomes 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 that are 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 the host university. Contact your institutional coordinator at Lund University for information about the Learning Agreement.
  • You will participate in the mandatory language assessments that scholarship holders are required to complete before and after the mobility period. If this applies to you, you will automatically be sent an email with a link to the assessment. We also offer you the opportunitity to take an online language course before and during your stay abroad.
  • 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 will notify your international coordinator and the grant administrator at External Relations (erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] seof any changes that affect your Erasmus period.
  • The 'mobility period' refers to the period of time spent at the host university in order to take part in activities that are recognised as part of the mobility. Distance learning is not accepted.

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

Learn more about language assessments 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 2020/21, the amount of the grant for studies is:

Size of the grant for the academic year 2020/21
Group Countries €/month €/day
Group 1:
Countries with a high cost of living
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, United Kingdom 460 15.3
Group 2:
Countries with an intermediate cost of living
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain 400 13.3

Group 3:
Countries with a low cost of living

Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey 400 13.3

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 completed the language test you are required to take after completion of the mobility.

Erasmus students with disabilities can apply for additional grant funds.


In order to receive 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 on the 15th of the month before you will receive the first payment. The payments are made on the 25th every month. To be sure to get the first payment before you leave, you must submit the agreement no later than on the 15th of the month two months prior to your departure. For example, if you begin your mobility on 20 October, we must have received your signed agreement by 15 August to be able to transfer the money before you begin your mobility. In this case, you would 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 on time. Students who go on exchange in August or September normally receive their first payment on 25 September. To be entitled to the first payment, you must have completed the language assessment that Erasmus+ students are required to take.

Learn more about language assessments for Erasmus+ students

Erasmus+ mobility to the UK

The Withdrawal Agreement foresees that the UK will continue to participate in the current EU programmes, including Erasmus+, throughout 2020. This means that students who have been offered an exchange place in the UK during 2020 can receive an Erasmus grant.

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

Support for Erasmus+ students with children

Students who travel with children can receive an additional grant of EUR 200 per month for travel abroad on an Erasmus exchange for study within Europe. The student receives EUR 200 regardless of whether they are travelling with one child or several.

Application process:

  1. The student applies for an Erasmus grant according to the regular instructions and ticks the box for 'Financial support to student with children' in the application form.
  2. The student sends the signed Grant Agreement to the officer at External Relations, including a population registration certificate providing information about the child/ren, as well as the flight booking/travel booking for the child (if there is no flight ticket as yet, it can be submitted at a later date)
  3. The officer applies for the child supplement from the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) and informs the student of the decision
  4. The student submits the boarding pass confirming that the child accompanied the student to the exchange destination. The flight ticket is also to be submitted if this has not already been done.
  5. The student receives 70% of the child supplement.
  6. On conclusion of the mobility, the student submits the flight ticket and boarding pass confirming that the child/ren accompanied them during the mobility period. This documentation is to be submitted together with the 'Confirmation of study period' document.
  7. The remaining 30% of the child supplement is paid out.

Fill in the application form

Autumn 2020 applications

Due to the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the applications will not open until late August 2020. 

The link to the application form will then be published here. 

Contact information

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

Lund University
Division of External Relations
Erasmus Studies
Box 117
SE 221 00 Lund

Autumn 2020 applications

Due to the current pandemic Covid-19, the applications will not open until late August 2020.

The link to the application form will then be published here.