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Erasmus+ Key Action 1 (KA1) - Mobility

Key Action 1 supports the learning mobility of individuals (in the field of education, training and youth) and the establishment of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees.

Erasmus+ mobility

Each year, and like all higher education institutions in the Netherlands, the University of Groningen applies to the Erasmus+ National Agency for the mobility project under Key Action 1 for mobility of individuals in the field of education and training. Through this application a budget is received to support the mobility of students and staff. Rules and regulations for the use of this budget are described in the so-called Institutional Agreement which is signed by the Board of the University and the National Agency.

Students and staff need to be eligible for participation in the programme. The Erasmus+ scholarship is a partial scholarship and will not cover all costs incurred by the mobility.

The University of Groningen has signed an extensive number of Bilateral (Inter-institutional) Agreements with universities in Erasmus+ Programme Countries (EU & EEA) as well as with Partner Countries on the basis of which both students and staff can apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship.

Student and staff mobility Programme Countries

Students in all three cycles of their study can apply for a study stay of 3 up to 12 months at one of the universities with which their faculty has signed a bilateral agreement, or for an Erasmus+ traineeship abroad for 2 to 12 months.

Staff (teaching staff and administrative staff) can apply for a stay abroad for the duration of 2 to 60 days. Due to the limited Erasmus+ budget the financial support for these mobilities is set at a maximum of 5 months (150 days) for students and 13 days for staff, even when the actual stay is longer than this.

Interested students and staff should get in touch with their international office to be informed about the possibilities and application procedure.

Erasmus+ Partner Countries

In July 2015 the first project application of the University of Groningen for mobility with Partner Countries (International Credit Mobility) was selected for funding. RUG received 160 Erasmus+ scholarships for student and staff mobility with the following countries: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Georgia, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine and Vietnam.

In the International Credit Mobility project the duration of student and staff mobility has been precisely been defined. Student mobilities (1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle) in this project will last up to a semester (max. 6 months); staff mobility is provided for 5 days or for 12 days in case of overseas mobility.

A specific website for this mobility project has been designed. More information on the project and on the application procedure can be found on: .


Students have to be selected for Erasmus+ mobility and need to adhere to all Erasmus+ programme requirements. The requirements include signing the Grant Agreement and filling out a Learning Agreement. After the mobility an online report has be submitted. Moreover, students (in Programme Country mobility) are required to do an online linguistic assessment before and after the mobility in case the study (traineeship) at the host university (or enterprise) is (mainly) in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Dutch. An online language course is available for students whose score is at B2 level or below.

The Erasmus+ Student Charter highlights the rights and obligations of students receiving an Erasmus+ scholarship

Staff (both academic and administrative) has to sign and submit a Grant Agreement and a Teaching (or Training) Agreement. Academic staff has a teaching obligation of at least 8 hours. A final report will be required after the mobility.

In order to find out about possibilities and procedures, students and staff need to get in touch with the International Office at their faculty or with the Erasmus contact person for staff mobility at all times.

More information as well as the required documents can be found on the following website: .

Contact person

Ms. Regine van Groningen, , International Strategy and Relations

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Dit project werd gefinancierd met de steun van de Europese Commissie. De verantwoordelijkheid voor deze publicatie (mededeling) ligt uitsluitend bij de auteur; de Commissie kan niet aansprakelijk worden gesteld voor het gebruik van de informatie die erin is vervat.

Laatst gewijzigd:24 juli 2018 13:25