Erasmus+ funding

Erasmus + funding

The grant amount is dependent on the number of participants and the overall funding available for Erasmus+ from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and can therefore only be calculated at short notice. Students who have been allocated an Erasmus+ place can find the exact amount in their confirmation of funding which they should receive in July. This grant is intended to cover the extra costs incurred for spending time abroad. If all available funds have been allocated, remaining students can only take part in the Erasmus+ programme as ‘zero grant’ students without receiving Erasmus+ funding. They can still benefit from all the other advantages of the programme (including a waiver of tuition fees at host universities).

Information about Brexit: Study stays for FAU students at British partner universities in the context of a valid Erasmus contract are eligible for funding in the 2021/22 academic year by the Erasmus+ programme.

The funding period does not have to correspond to the actual length of the stay.

Please be sure to check the right year for your mobility stay.

Programme year 2021/22: Please note that the amount of funding can vary in the winter and summer semesters.

Funding in the programme years 2020/21 and in the winter semester 2021/22 covers:

  • Waiver of tuition fees at the host university
  • Monthly mobility grant (not a full scholarship). Erasmus+ mobility grants are determined according to the costs of living in the host country for the following country groups.
    • Country group 1: approximately 450 euros per month = 15 euros/funded day: Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden
    • Country group 2: approximately 390 euros per month = 13 euros/funded day: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands
    • Country group 3: approximately 330 euros per month = 11 euros/funded day: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey

Irrespective of the actual duration of the stay the mobility grant covers

  • max. 5 funded months for stays of 1 semester (150 funded days)
  • max. 9 funded months for stays of 2 semesters (270 funded days)

This means that the actual duration of the stay and the duration of funding may not be exactly the same.

A mobility grant can only be paid if the Erasmus+ stay abroad lasts between a minimum of three and a maximum of 12 months (unless the stay is based on terms rather than semesters) . If students return early or fail to stay abroad for the minimum required length of time, any mobility grant which has already been paid must be paid back.

Partner at FAU countries are currently: Armenia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Serbia, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia and Ukraine

Funding covers:

  • Waiver of tuition fees at the host university
  • Monthly mobility grant (not a full scholarship) from €700 = €23.33/day.
  • Funding for travel expenses, depending on the travel distance according to the EU distance calculator:
km Funding
10–99 € 20
100–499 € 180
500–1,999 (e.g. Sarajevo, Belgrade) € 275
2,000–2,999 (e.g. Irbid, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem) € 360
3,000–3,999 € 530
4,000–7,999 € 820
Over 8,000 € 1,500

The Erasmus+ programme offers an allowance to cover the additional expenses incurred by students with a degree of disability of 30% or over or those with other special needs (parents). A separate application for special funding has to be submitted to the Office for International Affairs. Please contact the Erasmus team for further information.

Further information on universities with disabled access provided by the European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education can be found at the website of the European Agency.

Due to the result of the referendum held on 9 February 2014, the European Commission has suspended the conclusion of the participation agreement with Switzerland for the Erasmus+ programme until further notice.

That means Switzerland has the status of a partner country, but not of a programme country. As a result, no EU funding is available for funding mobility to or from Switzerland. Instead, Swiss universities have initiated their own replacement programme, the Swiss European Mobility Programme for students who wish to study abroad in Switzerland.

Nationality Student mobility: studying abroad Student mobility: placement abroad
AT, DK, FI, FR, IE, IT, LI, NO, SE, UK CHF 380 (EUR 325) per month CHF 420 (EUR 358) per month
BE, BG, CY, CZ, DE, EE, EL, ES, HR, HU, IS, LT, LU, LV, MK, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SI, SK, TR CHF 440 (EUR 375) per month CHF 420 (EUR 358) per month
Nationality Employee mobility: teaching assignment/training course
AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, EL, ES, FI, FR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LI, LT, LU, LV, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR, UK 1st to 14th day 15th to 60th day
CHF 170 (EUR 145) CHF 80 (EUR 68)
Travel expenses: costs incurred, max CHF 6000 (EUR 512)

Updated 26 January 2021: Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement of 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom will continue to participate in the current Erasmus+ programme (2014-2020) that is due to expire soon. The new partnership agreement does not contain any provisions for further participation in Erasmus+ for the coming programme generation (2021-2027).

After around 18 months of negotiations, a partnership agreement was made between the EU and the United Kingdom which provisionally came into effect on 1 January 2021. The agreement has not yet been ratified by the European Parliament.

Study stays for FAU students at British partner universities in the context of a valid Erasmus contract are eligible for funding in the 2021/22 academic year by the Erasmus+ programme. Tuition fees are waived at the partner university if a valid Erasmus agreement applies.

Please observe the visa requirements that apply to travel to the United Kingdom as of January 2021.

The UK government is planning to set up the Turing Scheme as a successor to the Erasmus+ programme.