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Erasmus+ grant

Mobility grants are a flat rate grant calculated at a monthly rate (one month = 30 days). Grants are a contribution towards the costs of the planned Erasmus+ mobility period.

The grant rates below are for the 2017/18 academic year. 

CountryStudy placementTraineeship
Group 1 countries (high cost of living)
Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland,
Italy, Lichtenstein, Norway, Sweden
EUR 330 per monthEUR 430 per month
Group 2 countries (medium cost of living)
Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic,
Germany, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, The
Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey
EUR 280 per monthEUR 380 per month
Group 3 Countries (low cost of living)
Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania,
Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia

Important information

Agreements with individuals

Before student mobility has commenced, each participant has to sign a mobility grant agreement with QMUL, formally accepting the grant and acknowledging the obligations associated with its acceptance. This agreement will be issued by QMUL's Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator.
The participant is also required to submit their Learning Agreement (annex to the mobility grant agreement) before the start of the mobility.
Failure to submit one of the above documents before the start of the mobility makes the participant ineligible for funding. These are the funding rules of the European Commission.

Calculation of the grant

The duration is calculated from the first day the student is required to be at their place of study or traineeship, including induction days etc. The end date is the last date they need to be present.

Payment of the grant

The Erasmus+ grant will be paid out in Sterling and into UK accounts only. The student has to be the account holder, the grant cannot be paid into an account from another person. Once QMUL knows the exchange rate this will be published here. Students will receive a first payment, 80% of the total grant, at the beginning of their Erasmus+ period (but only after QMUL has received the funding from the UK National Agency).

Students from disadvantaged groups

A supplementary grant is available to eligible Home/EU students, who are defined as disadvantaged by the relevant authorities and who are eligible for full grants and loans. This is students from households with annual incomes of £25,000 or less. Students do not have to apply for this grant. Eligible students will be informed. Students on study placement receive an additional EUR 100 per month, students undertaking a traineeship receive an additional EUR 20 per month.

Support available for students with disabilities

Additional grants are available for students with special needs wishing to participate in Erasmus+ and where participation would not be possible without extra financial support. The allowances are offered when special needs lead to additional mobility costs which exceed grant allocations allowed and which cannot be recovered from other sources. The grant covers approved actual costs and students have to provide evidence of those costs: the student must include a statement from a doctor or other authority confirming the special needs, its severity, the impact on the Erasmus+ mobility, additional requirements and additional costs to be met. A detailed estimate of costs is required.
Most partner institutions will have support available for students with disabilities. We advise you to research the partner institution thoroughly before making a commitment to take an exchange.
You must maintain a full credit load for each term you are on exchange.
An application has to be made before mobility commences. It is not possible to request additional funding retrospectively. Please get in touch with the Erasmus Institutional Coordinator for further details.

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