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Erasmus+

What is Erasmus+?

  1. All UvA degree programmes participate in the European Erasmus+ Programme.
  2. This means that the individual degree programmes have concluded student exchange agreements with partner universities in the European member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and Macedonia.
  3. Check your faculty’s website for an overview of the partner universities and for more information about the registration procedures.
  4. These exchanges are funded by the European Commission. The Erasmus programme, which was set up 25 years ago, aims to stimulate cooperation in higher education.
  5. Students can use the Erasmus+ programme to spend some time abroad at a foreign (partner) university.
  6. More general information about Erasmus+ can be found on www.wilweg.nl (in Dutch).

Erasmus: links

Erasmus Student Charter 2016 (pdf, 2 p.) Erasmus Charter 2014-2020 (pdf, 1 p.) Erasmus Policy Statement 2014-2020 (pdf, 3 p.)

What is an Erasmus+ grant?

Erasmus+ Grant for Studies

  1. As an Erasmus student, you can apply for an Erasmus+ grant which you can use to help cover additional living and travel costs during your stay abroad.
  2. The grant amount is determined annually by Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education, and is linked to the destination country. 
  3. Over the past few years, more and more UvA students have chosen to study abroad using the Erasmus programme, yet the European Commission’s Erasmus+ budget has remained the same. In order to be able to distribute the budget fairly among Erasmus+ students who spend time abroad, the decision has been made to grant a scholarship for up to 130 days if mobility period is shorter than seven months.
  4. The maximum available amounts per destination are shown below.
  5. For mobility periods shorter than 130 days, a grant is awarded based on the actual duration of the stay abroad.

 

Maximum available amount

Destination

  • 1,183 (2 to 6 months) or
  • €1,456 (7 months or more)

 

Group 1:

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

  • 962 (2 to 6 months) or
  • €1,184 (7 months or more)

 

Group 2:

Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Malta, Portugal

  • 741 (2 to 6 months) or
  • €912 (7 months or more)

 

Group 3:

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

 

Am I eligible for an Erasmus+ grant?

  1. The general conditions regarding eligibility for an Erasmus+ grant can be found on www.wilweg.nl (in Dutch).
  2. In addition, study programmes can set their own requirements and conditions. Students who are selected for an Erasmus+ grant by their study programmes will be automatically nominated for this by the Central Erasmus Office of the UvA.
  3. You will only be eligible for the grant if you are selected for a place at a partner university by your faculty.
  4. Students who are selected for the Erasmus+ programme, but do not receive a grant, can still be placed abroad by the UvA; you are then a zero-grant Erasmus+ student.
  5. The Erasmus+ programme is also open to academic internships.

Erasmus+: extensive opportunities for students staying abroad

  1. You can go abroad for a maximum of 1 year as part of the Erasmus+ programme in each phase of your study. This means that you can go abroad for a study and/or internship for a maximum of 12 months per study phase, both during your Bachelor’s study and Master’s study.
  2. An internship period of 2 to 12 months applies for an internship and a period of 3 to 12 months applies for study mobility.
  3. You may also go abroad numerous times in a row for study or an internship, provided that you do not exceed the 12-month limit per study phase.
  4. The same also applies if studying for a doctorate: in this case also you can go abroad for study and/or an internship for a maximum of 12 months.
  5. Please take into account, however, that you will probably only receive the Erasmus grant one time only. 

An internship grant after you graduate

  1. The new Erasmus+ programme also gives you the opportunity to do a study or work-related internship abroad with an Erasmus+ grant up to 1 year after you graduate.
  2. This can be a fantastic springboard for an international job, because this will enable you to gain foreign work experience.
  3. You can also use this to expand your CV.
  4. If your internship starts after your graduation, you are not eligible for an Erasmus+ grant.