Erasmus+ for Stud­ies in Europe

Gen­eral con­di­tions

  • successful application for an Erasmus+ exchange place at a partner university in Europe
  • 2 months minimum duration of studies abroad
  • at least 15 ECTS are obtained abroad, unless the partner university or your study programme requires more
  • scholarship amount depends on destination country and length of study period
  • no separate application necessary, the application is done automatically with the application for an Erasmus+ exchange place
  • if you are awarded an exchange place in the first round (application until 15.01.) you can be sure to receive the scholarship, if you apply later you will receive the scholarship if there are still funds available
  • mandatory semesters abroad can be funded with Erasmus+ zero grant which means
    • no study fees at the partner institution
    • there is no further financial funding included
    • access to the Online Language Support (OLS) platform
    • all Erasmus documents have to be submitted
  • maximum funding period is 12 months for Bachelor's studies and 12 months for Master's studies, several Erasmus+ mobilities can be carried out until the maximum funding period is reached

Partner universities

Erasmus+ partner universities of the HNU are all partner universities in Erasmus+ Programme countries (opens in a new window).


In the academic year 2022/23, the maximum funding duration is 4.0 funding months (= 120 funding days) per semester abroad. The following funding rates apply (funded from project 2022):

Country group 1Country group 2Country group 3
Finland, Ireland, SwedenAustria, Belgium, France,
Greece, Italy, Netherlands,
Portugal, Spain
Bulgaria, Czech Republic,
Hungary, Poland, Slovakia,
600.- EUR / funding month
= 20.- EUR / funding day
540.- EUR / funding month
= 18.- EUR / funding day
490.- EUR / funding month
= 16.33 EUR / funding day

Note for the academic year 2023/24: For an Erasmus+ funded study abroad, the funding rates listed above also apply (funded from project 2023). However, the maximum funding duration per semester abroad cannot be announced until the end of June 2023 due to the financial allocation by the EU.

Inclusion and diversity - Social top-up

One focus of the Erasmus+ Programme is social participation and equal opportunities. For this reason, access to the programme is made financially easier for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and participants with special needs.

Therefore, in the context of an Erasmus+ funded study abroad, a social top-up of 250.- EUR / funding month (= 8.33 EUR / funding day) will be paid to the following participants in addition to the regular Erasmus+ scholarship:

  • Students with a degree of disability of 20 or more
  • Students with a chronic illness that will lead to additional costs during the stay abroad
  • Students who take their child(ren) with them abroad
  • Students from a non-academic background (first-time academics)
  • Employed students (at least 6 months of employment subject to social insurance contributions within the last 12 months before the start of the study abroad; net income above 450.- EUR / month and below 850.- EUR / month; employment must be paused during the study abroad period)

Note: Only one target group feature can be applied for payment of the social top-up.

If you belong to one of the target groups mentioned here, you can apply for the social top-up via Mobility-Online - as soon as the section "Erasmus+ Scholarship" is activated. Proof is provided in the form of a Declaration on Honour in which participants sign a declaration stating that they fulfil all the relevant eligibility criteria. Participants must be able to provide proof of eligibility upon request. 

Students with a degree of disability of 20 or more or with a chronic illness, that will lead to additional costs during the stay abroad, as well as students with child(ren) are entitled to apply for the assumption of real costs ("long application") as an alternative to the social top-up. In this case, the application amount (max. 15,000 .- EUR / semester) is calculated according to personal needs and paid out in addition to the regular Erasmus+ scholarship.

For more information on the Erasmus+ additional funding, please visit the NA DAAD website (opens in a new window).

Sustainability - Green top-up

The Erasmus+ Programme aims not only to raise participants' awareness of sustainability, climate change and environmental protection, but also to reduce the environmental footprint generated by mobility abroad.

In order to encourage students to choose a resource-saving travel method for their Erasmus+ funded study abroad, a Green top-up for sustainable travel of 50.- EUR will be paid in addition to the regular Erasmus+ scholarship.

It is a condition that participants use a low-emission means of transport classified as sustainable by the Erasmus+ Programme for their journey to their host country and/or their return journey (at least 50% of the outward and/or return journey). In addition, the funding period of the regular Erasmus+ scholarship can be extended by up to four days if participants can prove that they need more time for their outward and/or return journey because they use a sustainable means of transport.

You can apply for the Green top-up via your workflow in Mobility-Online as soon as the section "Erasmus+ Scholarship" is activated. Proof of sustainable travel is provided in the form of a Declaration on Honour. Participants must be able to provide proof of sustainable travel upon request.

For tips on alternative travel options and the topic of sustainability, visit the website of the student initiative Erasmus by Train (opens in a new window) and the Green Erasmus Portal (opens in a new window).

For more information on Erasmus+ Green, please visit the NA DAAD website (opens in a new window).

Documents and commitments

For the distribution of the Erasmus+ scholarship we need the following documents:

  • Grant Agreement - before your stay abroad
  • Learning Agreement - before your stay abroad (choose courses with at least 15 ECTS)
  • OLS language test - before your stay abroad
  • Confirmation of Arrival - upon arrival at the host university
  • Confirmation of Stay, EU-Survey, Experience Report and Transcript of Records - at the end of the stay abroad

Erasmus+ Student Charter

The obligations and rights of students in the Erasmus+ programme are set out in the Erasmus+ Student Charter (opens in a new window), which must be given to each student before the start of the study abroad period.

Minimum number of ECTS obtained abroad

Erasmus+ scholarship holders must obtain at least 15 ECTS abroad (proof is the Transcript of Records of the host university). If the recipient has less ECTS, he/she may have to pay back part of the Erasmus+ grant. The decision lies with the International Office to which the reasons must be explained.

Reporting obligation

All students who have taken part in an Erasmus+ mobility are obliged to submit an Experience Report and an EU Survey together with evidence of the duration of stay (Confirmation of Stay) and the study/examination achievements at the host university (Transcript of Records) upon completion of the mobility.

Mandatory language test

If the main language of instruction is not the mother tongue of the beneficiary, he/she must take an online language test before the stay abroad. This is not a selection criteria for funding under the Erasmus+ Programme. The aim is to record any progress made by the funded participants in language acquisition.

In addition, HNU students have to prove knowledge of the language of instruction at the required language level (usually B2) when applying for an Erasmus+ exchange place.

Im­port­ant Links & Down­loads

In­ter­na­tional Of­fice – Stu­dent Ex­change Out­go­ing