Erasmus+

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 that 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 the extra expenses of studying abroad.

 

Erasmus+ Study 2019/20

CountryMonthly grant
Group 1:
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway
€420
Group 2:
Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal 
€370
 Group 3:
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey
€370

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 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.

Erasmus+ Work 2019/20 

CountryMonthly grant
Group 1:
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Liechtenstein, Norway
€520
Group 2:
Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal 
€470
Group 3:
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey 
€470

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 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.

Erasmus+ Paperwork 2019-20 (Study Placements)

Erasmus+ students (studying and/or working within Europe) are eligible to receive a mobility grant which is allocated to them from money that comes originally from the EU Commission in Brussels and passes through the UK National Agency (the British Council) to individual universities.

The following handbook will take you step-by-step through everything you need to do to receive the Erasmus+ grant. Please read this document carefully and in full. 

Erasmus+ Paperwork Handbook 2019-20 (Study Placements)  
Erasmus+ Learning Agreement 19-20

Pages 1-5 to be completed before the start of your placement

Page 6 to be completed if you make any module changes during your placement

Erasmus+ Special Needs Support 2018-19  
Erasmus+ First Receipt 2019-20
To be completed after you have received your first grant allocation
Erasmus+ Recognition Document 2019-20  To be completed before you leave your placement
Erasmus+ Second Receipt 2019-20 To be completed after you have received your second grant allocation

 

Erasmus+ Language Support

The Online Linguistic Support (OLS) is an online platform designed to improve knowledge of the language you will be working or studying in before and during your stay abroad.  The OLS offers online language assessment and, where applicable, language courses to any student participating in an Erasmus+ mobility activity with a duration in excess of two months.

OLS assessments are mandatory for students who are undertaking a mobility in a language that is not their native language.  For example, if a UK student undertakes a mobility in France but will be working in English, they are not required to complete the assessment.  However, if the UK student intends to work in French they would then need to complete the assessment and could participate in a language course.

If an overseas student whose first language is not English enrolled at a UK institution is going to undertake a mobility in English, then they would be required to take the OLS assessment in English.

OLS Second Assessment

The second assessment is mandatory for students who complete the first assessment.  The second assessment is linked to the original assessment and will automatically be issued to you when you reach the end of your mobility.

OLS Assessment for multiple mobilities

If you are undertaking multiple mobilities in the same language you must complete the OLS assessment for each mobility, regardless of whether you have previously completed the OLS language assessment in the same language for a previous mobility.  For instance, if you undertake a mobility in French and complete the OLS assessment and then undertake another mobility in French you will need to complete the OLS assessment again.

Online language support course

The OLS course (separate from the OLS assessment) is aimed at various levels of proficiency.  It is more beneficial to beginners and intermediates but there are sections for those with a better knowledge of the host language.

If you obtain a result between levels A1 and B1 in your first assessment you will automatically be allocated a language course licence.  If in your first assessment you obtain a higher result than B1 courses are available in the following languages, at the following levels:

LanguagesLanguage Course AvailableLanguage Course Level
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch Yes All levels
Portuguese Yes Up to B2 level
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Greek, Finnish, Croatian, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish Yes A1 level

If you are not automatically issued with an OLS course licence you can request one by emailing outbound@exeter.ac.uk.  Please note that we receive a limited number of licences each year - as such they will be issued on a first come, first served basis.