Erasmus+ Funding and Funding Requirements



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Erasmus+ Scholarships Granted by the International Office

The International Office grants the Erasmus+ Scholarship. Students receive a grant agreement in July each year if their Erasmus+ stay abroad begins in the winter semester of the academic year. For those students, who are beginning their Erasmus+ stay in the summer semester, the Erasmus+ scholarship is granted in November each year.


Funding Amount

The financial funding for Erasmus+ stays abroad is dependent on the cost of living in the target or program countries.

The following minimum amounts for three country groups are valid across Europe beginning in the 2018/2019 academic year. The cost of living is highest in the countries in Group 1. Students, who are conducting an Erasmus stay in one of the countries in Group 1, thus receive a bigger Erasmus scholarship than students completing an Erasmus stay in a Group 2 or 3 country. The same logic applies to Group 2.

Country Group 1 Country Group 2 Country Group 3
Denmark Belgium Bulgaria
Finland Germany Estonia
Ireland France Croatia
Iceland Greece Latvia
Liechtenstein Italy Lithuania
Luxembourg Malta North Macedonia
Norway Netherlands Poland
Sweden Austria Romania

United Kingdom

As an exception, Erasmus stays in the United Kingdom in the 2021/22 academic year can still be funded with an Erasmus Scholarship.

Portugal Serbia
Spain Slovakia
Cyprus Slovenia
Czech Republic


In the 2020/21 academic year, the DAAD has decided that funding for stays is as follows:

  • Target country group 1: 450 euros per month
  • Target country group 2: 390 euros per month
  • Target country group 3: 330 euros per month

The maximum funding period for a one-semester Erasmus+ stay abroad is five month, for a two-semester stay, it is ten months. Please note that the funding amount may vary from one academic year to the next. The above specifications are to be seen as rough guidelines for future academic years.

Special Funding

Erasmus+ promotes equal opportunities and inclusion. For this reason, students with a disability or students, who bring their child with them on an Erasmus+ stay abroad in a program country, are offered extra funding to make their stay easier. Please refer to the DAAD website for more information. We would also be happy to tell you more about extra funding opportunities through Erasmus. For more information please contact Adriane Sehlinger.

Erasmus Responsibilities

Certain responsibilities come along with an Erasmus+ scholarship. The International Office informs students of these responsibilities once the Faculty or department has selected them for an Erasmus+ study placement.

An essential task students must accomplish before starting an Erasmus study stay is the preparation of an Online Learning Agreement. You can find more information about this responsibilty on the Online Learning Agreement subpage.

A brief list of these responsibilities is available in the download area of this page. The Erasmus+ Charter for Students provides information about the rights and obligations of Erasmus+ participants.

Mandatory Language Tests After Being Selected for an Erasmus+ Study Placement

The European Commission provides an online language test for 24 European languages. All students are required to take the test in their working language after they are selected/before their stay as well as after completing the stay. However, it is not a selection criterion for receving funding from the Erasmus+ program and does not apply to native speakers.

The language test serves as a placement test to document the current language skills of students receiving funding through Erasmus+. Students take the test both before and after their stay in order to be able to compare the results and to make it possible to analyze funded students' language progress.

The systematic, Europe-wide assessment of the development of individual language skills makes it possible to evaluate the effectiveness of Erasmus+.

The arrangements about certain language levels in the Erasmus contracts with the partner university and in the Learning Agreement should not be confused with the online test and cannot be fulfilled through the online test. The faculties and departments ensure these language skills by using other documentation when selecting participants.