Financial Support

Students with a successful application in the project year 2021/2022 will receive a mobility grant for a maximum of 6 months (international mobility for a maximum of 4 months). Additional days/months of the traineeship cannot be financially supported.

The EU-ServicePoint will pay out the ERASMUS grant once the complete application and the mutually signed Grant Agreement (by the student and the legal representative of the EU-ServicePoint) are on hand.

 

How much is the monthly grant?

The amount of the monthly grant depends on the country of the traineeship and includes a top-up of 150 EUR for trainees. There are three country categories within the ERASMUS program which reflect the costs of living in the respective countries (Group 1 reflects the highest costs of living, Group 3 the lowest). As a financial incentive for sustainable travel (green travel), a one-time travel allowance of EUR 50 and up to four days of additional funding is granted (proof of e.g. train tickets required)

Category
Countries
Mobility Grant
 Fewer opportunities*
1 Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom  600 EUR/month 850 EUR/month
2 Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands 540 EUR/month 790 EUR/month
3 Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey 480 EUR/month 730 EUR/month
4 International Mobility, worldwide except countries listed in category 1/2/3

700 EUR/month**

for a maximum of 4 months

950 EUR/month**

for a maximum of 4 months

* Fewer Opportunities: Special funding for students with disabilities (from GdB 20) or a chronic desease (a significant additional financial expense must be proven by a medical certificate) or students with children for traineeships of at least 60 days (long term) with or without virtual shares

** Travel support for students and graduates for mobility in Partner countries are not funded separately.

Fewer Opportunities: special funding for students with disabilities (from GdB 20) or a chronic desease or students with children for traineeships of at least 60 days (long term) with or without virtual shares

In addition to the normal monthly rates a top-up of 250 euros is granted. The GdB must be proven by documents. The relevant documents remain with the EU-Servicepoint.

A student with a chronic illness that is assiociated with considerable additional costs can be funded if proven by a medical certificate.

The additional funds can also be granted to couples with children. Double funding for a child must then be ruled out. The presence of the child(ren) must be proven by proper documentation such as travel documents. Relevant documents remain in the student’s file at the EU-ServicePoint.

  • Additional grants for students with disabilities “special needs” (degree of disability at least 50)

It is of great importance for the Erasmus+ program to financially support students with serious disabilities in order to enable them to go abroad.

The additional financial demand resulting from the mobility needs of students with a degree of disability of at least 50 will be calculated individually if an application is submitted. The calculation and approval apply to concrete mobility but are based upon the calculation of the additional financial demand abroad. These grants can only be given if other national institutions (like health insurance companies, social assistance offices, “Studierendenwerke”, etc.) do not cover these costs.

The EU-ServicePoint requires proof of the degree of disability. Relevant documents remain in the student’s file there.

The application should be submitted to the EU-ServicePoint two-and-a-half to three months before the stay, as the National Agency DAAD must receive it two months before the start of the traineeship for further processing.

An application for this grant can only be made for durations which are financially supported.

Blended mobility und short term mobility

  • A blended mobility includes a physical presence of 5-30 days (short term) on site in a participating country, with a virtual component (collaborative online learning, exchange and teamwork within the framework of joint projects and / or online courses), which is mandatory, but is not specified in time and corresponds to a workload of 3 ECTS.
  • A short term mobility for doctoral students includes a physical presence of 5-30 days on site in a participating country, with or without virtual components (not mandatory)

As a financial incentive for sustainable travel (green travel), a one-time travel allowance of EUR 50 and, if necessary, up to four days of additional funding is granted (proof of e.g. train tickets required):

Duration of Mobility
Funding
Fewer opportunities*
day 1-14 of physical Mobility 70 EUR/day 100 EUR/one-time payment
day 15-30 of physical Mobility 50 EUR/day 150 EUR/one-time payment

* Fewer Opportunities: Special funding for students with disabilities (from GdB 20) or a chronic desease (a significant additional financial expense must be proven by a medical certificate) or students with children for internships of at least 60 days (long term) with or without virtual parts

How often and how long can I be supported?

Within the ERASMUS+ program, students can be supported for up to 12 months per study cycle (BA, MA, PhD) for studying or traineeships abroad. Students can take advantage of several mobilities abroad per study cycle for studies or traineeships for a maximum of 12 months. For each (new) support of a traineeship, the minimum duration of two months applies.

Please be aware that the EU-ServicePoint only financially supports traineeships for up to 6 months per study cycle, even if the traineeship exceeds this period. However, you will have the Erasmus status for the complete duration of the traineeship. You may keep this status for a total of 12 months per study cycle whether you get financial support or not. You can split your ERASMUS contingent of 12 months as you choose and use it both for studies or traineeships (e.g. 5 months of studies and 6 months of traineeship).

Is it possible to combine Erasmus+ and BAföG?

A combination of Erasmus+ funding and Auslands-BAföG is possible. The current terms and regulations apply for the deduction of Erasmus+ mobility grants. This means that Erasmus+ funding which exceeds €300 will be deducted from Auslands-BAföG.