Erasmus+ for Studies in Europe
You have received an exchange place at one of our Erasmus+ partner universities? Then you can study there without tuition fees and also receive an Erasmus+ scholarship in your Bachelor's programme!
- successful application for an Erasmus+ exchange place at a partner university in Europe
- Erasmus+ scholarship only possible in Bachelor's degree programmes; Master's students can participate in the Erasmus+ programme with zero-grant funding
- 2 months minimum duration of studies abroad
- at least 15 ECTS are obtained abroad, unless the partner university or your study programme requires more
- no separate application necessary, the application is done automatically with the application for an Erasmus+ exchange place
- maximum funding period is 12 months per study period; several Erasmus+ mobilities can be carried out in one study period until the maximum funding period is reached
A funding period is approved for which the Erasmus+ scholarship will be paid. This funding period does not have to correspond to the actual duration of the stay. The amount of funding and the duration of the maximum funding period depend on the total Erasmus+ budget approved by the NA DAAD and the number of participants. It is not possible to adjust the funding period at a later stage.
In the academic year 2023/24, the maximum funding duration is 3.0 funding months (= 90 funding days) per semester abroad. The following funding rates apply (funded from project 2023):
|Country group 1 (CG1)||Country group 2 (CG2)||Country group 3 (CG3)|
|Finland||Austria (from 24/25: CG1),|
Belgium (from 24/25: CG1),
France (from 24/25: CG1),
Italy (from 24/25: CG1),
Netherlands (from 24/25: CG1),
|Bulgaria (from 24/25: CG2),|
Czech Republic (from 24/25: CG2),
Hungary (from 24/25: CG2),
Poland (from 24/25: CG2),
Slovakia (from 24/25: CG2),
Turkey (from 24/25: CG2)
|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
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 or a proven disability that will lead to additional costs during the stay abroad
- Students with a chronic illness that will lead to additional costs during the stay abroad and is not covered by the health insurance abroad
- Students who take their child(ren) with them abroad
- Students from a non-academic background (first-time academics)
- Employed students (at least 6-month continuous employment subject to social insurance contributions within the last 12 months before the start of the study abroad; net income on average above 450.- EUR / month and below 850.- EUR / month; the employment can, but does not have to continue during the stay abroad. It is important that the employment - should the contract continue - is paused in any case during the stay abroad)
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 a proven disability / 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. Students with a disability also have the opportunity to receive funding for a preparatory trip for themselves and, if applicable, an accompanying person, in order to be able to assess whether a longer stay at the foreign place of study is possible.
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 (compared to travelling by car or plane).
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.
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.