Erasmus+ grants

Erasmus students (students studying and/or working within Europe) are eligible to receive a mobility grant which is allocated to them from money which comes originally from the EU Commission in Brussels and passes through the UK National Agency (the British Council) to individual universities. The Study Abroad Team is responsible for allocating this money. The grant amount varies from year to year and is calculated according to each student’s destination country and length of study or work period abroad. These grants are not means tested and you do not have to repay them, unless the relevant paperwork is not returned or you leave your placement before the due date.

The grant is intended as a contribution to the costs of your placement only, it is not a full maintenance grant and will assist but not cover all of the extra expenses of studying abroad.

CountryMonthly grant
Group 1 countries (high cost of living)
Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein Norway, Sweden
 €330
Group 2 (medium cost of living)
Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey
 €280
Group 3 (low cost of living)
 Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia
€280

The dates provided on your Learning Agreement will be used to calculate the total duration in months of your placement, the above monthly grant amounts will then be applied to this total duration and the Erasmus+ grant will then be paid in two allocations.

The first allocation of the Erasmus+ grant will be 70% of the overall total and is usually paid at the end of October, the second allocation will be 30% of the overall total and is usually paid at the end of July.  Please note that the Erasmus+ grant is provided from money which originally comes from the EU Commision in Brussels and passes through the UK National Agency (the British Council) to individual universities.  As such there can sometimes be delays in receiving the funding and the times listed here for payment are estimated and not guaranteed. Students will be provided with updates regarding the Erasmus+ grant throughout the year.

CountryMonthly grant
Group 1 countries (high cost of living)
Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Norway, Sweden

€430

Group 2 (medium cost of living)
Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey
€380
Group 3 (low cost of living)
Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia
€380

The dates provided on your Training Agreement will be used to calculate the total duration in months of your placement, the above monthly grant amounts will then be applied to this total duration and the Erasmus+ grant will then be paid in two allocations.

The first allocation of the Erasmus+ grant will be 70% of the overall total and is usually paid at the end of October, the second allocation will be 30% of the overall total and is usually paid at the end of July.  Please note that the Erasmus+ grant is provided from money which originally comes from the EU Commision in Brussels and passes through the UK National Agency (the British Council) to individual universities.  As such there can sometimes be delays in receiving the funding and the times listed above for payment are estimated and not guaranteed. Students will be provided with updates regarding the Erasmus+ grant throughout the year.

University of Exeter Study Abroad

2017/18

Following the EU referendum result in June 2016 we do not currently have further information regarding the UK's continued participation in the Erasmus+ programme.  UK National Agency the British Council have released the following statement:

"There is no immediate change to the UK's participation in the Erasmus+ programme following the EU referendum result and the UK National Agency will continue to manage and deliver the programme across the UK.

All participants and beneficiaries should continue with their Erasmus+ funded activities and preparation for the published application deadlines in 2016 and 2017."

As soon as there is further information we will be updating our website and informing students directly.