The Erasmus+ Grant
You can apply for the Erasmus+ grant if you satisfy the criteria and if you are selected for an exchange within the EU via the Erasmus+ programme. However, you need to keep following conditions in mind:
- You can apply for an Erasmus+ study exchange during your Bachelor, Master and PhD and for a maximum of 12 months per study cycle. However, please note that we can only guarantee that you will receive the Erasmus+ grant once! Receiving it for a second or third period abroad depends on budget availability
- It is only possible to receive the Erasmus+ grant for a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 months
- You can apply for an Erasmus+ grant if you have previously been abroad with an Erasmus/ LLP grant, but receiving it for a second period abroad under the Erasmus+ programme depends on budget availability
- To keep your grant you must obtain at least 3 ECTS per month during your study abroad period.
- A study period abroad during the Master and/or PhD may also include a traineeship period. Contact the Placement Office for more information
- You are not eligible to apply for the Erasmus+ grant if you receive an Erasmus Mundus or other substantial scholarship. Keep in mind that you are considered a so called Zero Grant student if you are going on exchange to an Erasmus partner university. This means that you will need to complete the Erasmus Grant application.
The Erasmus grant amount per month is based on the living costs in the country you are going to. The Erasmus+ Programme Countries have been divided into three groups and amount per month is between 270 and 150 EUR. More information about the Erasmus + Grant amounts can be found on the general Going Abroad website from the University of Groningen.
Erasmus application documents
Once you have been nominated at your host university the Mobility Office will inform you about the Erasmus grant application procedure. You will be asked to submit at least the following forms before you depart:
N.B. You will also have to undertake an Online Language Assessment before and at the end of the study period abroad if the language of instruction at your partner university is English, Spanish, French, German, Italian or Swedish. No tests means no grant! The tests are only there for you to assess your knowledge of the language you will use to study abroad. It will not prevent you from going on exchange. The results of the test will be sent to you and the RUG. This information will not be shared with your host university. In addition, the so called Online Linguistic Support will give you the possibility to follow an online language course to improve your competences.
Your grant will be paid after having submitted all the necessary paper work. A deposit (30% of the total grant awarded) will initially be withheld and paid to you once you have submitted all the necessary forms upon your return. So in order to get the second payment and keep the grant you must submit some other forms as soon as possible after you return. You can read more about this at Step 5: Return
Other important documents:
- Travel Insurance Application form (optional)
- Erasmus+ Student Charter
- Checklist for required documents
- Special Need Support (Dutch only; if necessary ask us for a translation)
ATTENTION: Please submit the Erasmus + grant application forms with the Mobility Office before you depart!
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