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Erasmus+ Grant 2019-20

Erasmus+ Student Grants are available for approved study and work placements in Europe. 


What is the Erasmus Grant?

Erasmus is the European Commission's leading educational exchange programme for higher education. It was introduced with the aim of increasing student mobility within Europe and now operates across 33 countries and involves over 4,000 Higher Education Institutions. 

Erasmus grants are intended to offset the additional costs of mobility, such as travel costs and a higher cost of living in the host country. 

Grants are not intended to cover the full costs of study abroad. 


Erasmus+ Study Grant Rates 2015-16

 Host CountryMonthly Erasmus+ Study GrantMonthly Study Grant including supplement for students from disadvantaged backgrounds**Monthly Erasmus Traineeship GrantMonthly Traineeship Grant including supplement for students from disadvantaged backgrounds**

Group 1 countries (high cost of living)

  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

 € 420

€ 540

€ 520

€ 540

Group 2 countries (medium cost of living)

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain

  € 370

€ 490

€ 470

€ 490

Group 3 Countries (low cost of living)

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Turkey
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

  € 370

€ 490

€ 470

€ 490

The maximum student grants per month, specified by the Commission, are shown in the table above. Total payments, including supplementary payments, when averaged across the months spent on the Erasmus mobility, must not exceed these monthly maxima.  In some cases this may mean reducing the monthly grant rate.

** In order to be eligible for the supplementary grant:

  • Home undergraduate students must ensure that they have applied for their full statutory support entitlements (student loans and grantsand that they have given consent to share their household income data with the College as part of their application to Student Finance England (or equivalent). Household income must be £25,000 or less. The deadline will be 1st November 2019.

  • EU / International / PG students will not be eligible.


Am I eligible?

In order to be eligible for an Erasmus Student Mobility Grant, you must:

  • not be in your first year of study;

  • not have previously received an Erasmus grant;

  • be participating in an approved mobility programme under the Erasmus 

    University Charter and Bilateral Agreements of the Institution;

  • be enrolled at a UK institution of Higher Education in order to follow higher education studies leading to a recognised degree or other recognised tertiary level qualification, up to and including the level of doctorate, or on a short-term higher vocational course such as a foundation degree;

  • spend an approved study period of 3 to 12 months at an institution in a participating country;


Which countries are participating?

European Union Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom. This includes Canary Islands, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, Réunion, Azores, Madeira

EFTA - EEA States: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway

Candidate Countries: Turkey, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.


How do I get my Student Mobility Grant?

Once you have arranged your placement, the Study Abroad Office will inform the Student Funding Office at King's. Provided applicants meet all the criteria for mobility funding, you will be contacted via your King's email account in November.

All communication about your grant will be made via your King's email account and your contact email address, so please ensure you check both regularly.

You will be sent a Student Mobility Agreement to complete and return. Once this has been received, payment of your grant will be arranged. Payment will be made in GBP by BACS transfer to your UK bank account. You will be asked to provide your bank details online via OneSpace (the King's student portal) nearer the time.

Students will receive a two instalments for each mobility - the first worth 70% and the second worth 30% (payable once the Final Student Report has been submitted).

IMPOTANT: The second instalment is dependent upon additional funds being made avaiable by the EU Commission. If funds are not made available, the second instalment cannot be guaranteed, and students should not rely on this being paid.


What about tuition fees?

Students who started in 2012 or later:

Fees will be due of £1,350. Eligible students will be able to apply for a tuition fee loan of up to £1,350. You do not pay any tuition fees to the university you are visiting.

Students who started in 2011 or earlier:

If you spend a full academic year (at least 24 weeks) on an Erasmus work or study placement, you do not need pay any UK tuition fees for that year, provided you are a first degree student who is eligible for UK statutory student support. However, if you study abroad for less than a year, you will have to pay tuition fees.


What about my maintenance grant and student loan?

During your Erasmus study, you will continue to receive any maintenance grant or student loan to which you are entitled.


What should I do next?

If you are interested in the Erasmus programme, you are advised to discuss the choices and procedures with your tutor, and the Study Abroad Office. It is essential that you register your interest with your tutor at the start of the academic year in order to be put forward for a Student Mobility Grant. For more details on how to apply to the scheme please click here.


Where can I get further information?

You can visit the website for Erasmus, or you can download one of the following guides:

You should also visit the British Council sites for useful information.




The College has tried to give students an early opportunity to begin their research of student funding. Although every effort has been made to ensure that information provided is both helpful to prospective candidates and accurate at the time of its publication, it is possible that some information may be outdated or superseded before the start of the 2019-20 academic year.


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