For Covid-related questions on current UvA students going abroad on an Erasmus exchange programme or Erasmus traineeship/internship, please visit the Corona-related outbound Erasmus exchange & traineeships / internships FAQ.
Erasmus+, extensive opportunities for students staying abroad
- You can go abroad for a study exchange or an internship as part of the Erasmus+ programme for a maximum of 12 months in each study phase. Therefore, you can spend up to 12 months abroad during your Bachelor’s study and up to 12 months during your Master’s study for an exchange, research project or work placement. For more information on possibilities for internships, go to the Erasmus+ Traineeships/Internships page.
- A study period has to be 3 to 12 months.
- You are required to study full-time during your exchange abroad.
- You may go abroad multiple times for study exchanges, provided that you do not exceed the 12-month limit for each phase of the study.
- The same applies to PhD students: you may also go abroad for up to 12 months.
- However, keep in mind that you might only receive an Erasmus+ grant once.
- More general information about Erasmus+ can be found on www.wilweg.nl (in Dutch).
- Are you already nominated to go on exchange? You can find all the necessary information and offer the required documentation through Canvas.
What is an Erasmus+ grant?
- 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.
- The grant amount is determined annually by Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education, and is linked to the destination country.
- The available amounts for a study exchange are shown below per destination.
- The grant is awarded based on the actual duration of the stay abroad. This year, there is no maximum grant period.
Maximum available amount
- €360 per month
- €12 per day
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway
- €300 per month
- €10 per day
Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Malta, Portugal
- €240 per month
- €8 per day
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Turkey
Am I eligible for an Erasmus+ grant?
The general conditions regarding eligibility for an Erasmus+ grant are available on www.wilweg.nl (in Dutch). We have provided a quick overview for you here:
- You remain enrolled at the UvA.
- Study programmes can set their additional requirements and conditions.
- You will only be eligible for the grant if you are selected for a place at a partner university by your faculty's International office. The Central Erasmus Office of the UvA will automatically nominate students selected by their study programme for an Erasmus+ grant.
- Students selected for the Erasmus+ programme who do not receive a grant can still be placed abroad by the UvA; you are then a zero-grant Erasmus+ student.
Can I read more on where Erasmus stands on inclusion, citizenship, the environment, partnerships, mentoring and support?
You can find more information on these topics in the Erasmus Charter and the Erasmus Policy Statement:
Erasmus+ opportunities after you graduate
The Erasmus+ programme does not support study exchanges after graduation. However, it is possible to do a work-related internship abroad with an Erasmus+ grant after you graduate. For more information, check the Erasmus+ Traineeship page.
Green Travel Top-up
If you have been selected for an Erasmus+ grant in academic year 2022-2023, you can apply for the Green Travel top-up to receive a single disbursement of € 50,00. Additionally you can get up to four (4) extra grant-days (individual Erasmus+ support) to cover travel days for a return trip, if relevant. More (detailed) information will be made available on Canvas after you have been selected for the Erasmus+ beurs 2022-2023.
The National Agency (Nuffic) has released an E-zine Go Green that includes tips and guidance for sustainable travels. Be sure to read it to elevate your sustainable exchange experience!
Brexit and Erasmus+ exchanges to the UK - FAQ
The Brexit deal between the UK and the EU states that the UK has withdrawn from the Erasmus+ programme of the EU for the period 2021-2027. However, much is still unclear about the exact date of discontinuing the exchange agreements with our partners in the UK. Here you will find an FAQ, hopefully answering your questions related to the Brexit and going on an Erasmus+ exchange. If your question is not in this FAQ, please check the UvA Brexit page. If you can’t find it there, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ask your International Office.
Disclaimer! If the UvA cannot facilitate exchange coming semester(s) due to the corona situation, then no Erasmus+ exchanges can take place and no Erasmus+ grants can be awarded.
Can I still receive an Erasmus+ grant for a study exchange to the UK?
Yes, you can. The UvA keeps facilitating Erasmus+ exchanges with UK universities during the academic year 2021/2022 in the same way exchanges are facilitated to other Erasmus+ countries.
Note that this is under the assumption that exchanges in 2021-2022 will go through. If the UvA decides to cancel exchanges due to the corona situation, you cannot receive an Erasmus+ grant for a study exchange to the UK.
For the academic year 2022/2023 we expect to facilitate UK Erasmus+ exchanges in the first semester. At this moment we are not sure exchanges to the UK will be facilitated in the second semester of 2022/2023.
There might be exceptions. If a UK university leaves the Erasmus+ earlier, study exchanges in 2022/2023 to that university are not possible. If you consider going on exchange to a UK university in 2022/2023, you can ask your International Office about the possibilities. This exception does not hold for 2021/2022: every UK university should still be available for Erasmus+ exchange. (Under possible restrictions imposed by the corona situation.)
Can I still receive an Erasmus+ grant as a UK national?
Yes, you can. All UvA students have the same rights to participate in the Erasmus+ exchange programme. Your nationality is of no influence here.
The UK is not part of the EU anymore. What does this mean for my preparation for the exchange?
You will be traveling to a non-EU country. Therefore you need to take care of things like you would when traveling to any non-EU country, like visa, insurance, etc. For more information and useful websites, see the overview on the UvA Brexit page.
The administrative steps for your Erasmus+ grant will be the same as those for Erasmus+ exchanges to other countries.
Going on exchange to the UK brings extra costs (visa, insurance etc.). Will these extra costs be covered by the Erasmus+ grant?
No, they will not. The grant amount you will be awarded will still be € 360 per month. Covering the additional costs might be possible through other scholarship and grant programmes.