Erasmus+ for Studies
You can apply for an Erasmus+ study grant if you are a Bachelor/Master/PhD student and want to follow part of your study programme or conduct research in a European country at a partner university.
- Two months before the start date of your Erasmus+ period
- Target group
- Bachelor, Master, PhD
- Countries/ nationalities
- You can study or do research in any of the Erasmus+ programme countries, which include the EU member states, as well as Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia and Turkey. Be aware that your Erasmus+ period cannot take place in your country of residence or The Netherlands.
- Scholarship type
- Study, Research
- Archaeology, Humanities, Medicine/LUMC, Governance and Global Affairs, Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Science, Interfacultair Centrum voor Lerarenopleiding, Onderwijsontwikkeling en Nascholing (ICLON), African Studies Centre, International Institute for Asian Studies
You must be a registered Bachelor, Master or PhD degree student at Leiden University, and at least in your second year of studies.
- Your study or research must be a fully recognised part of your Bachelor, Master or PhD programme at Leiden University.
- The receiving institution must hold an Erasmus+ inter-institutional agreement with Leiden University.
- You may apply for an Erasmus+ grant totaling up to a maximum of twelve months per study cycle (BA/MA/PhD).
- The duration of your Erasmus+ period must be between 3 months (90 days) and 12 months (360 days). A duration of less than 90 days can only be accepted if your host institution uses a system of shorter semesters/trimesters.
- During your stay abroad you must continue to pay the statutory tuition fee to Leiden University.
- You must complete an online language assessment before and at the end of your Erasmus+ period.
- You must complete an online participant report after your Erasmus+ period.
- You must submit all the required documents on time before, during and after your Erasmus+ period (see the checklist below). Failure to do so will result in you being obliged to pay back the full Erasmus+ grant.
The amount granted is calculated based on the exact number of days spent abroad and the destination country. Erasmus+ countries are divided into three groups in terms of the amount of funds awarded:
Group 1 - € 360 per month
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom*.
Group 2 - € 300 per month
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain.
Group 3 - € 240 per month
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.
* Are you going to study abroad in the United Kingdom? Find out what Brexit will mean for the Erasmus+ programme and your eligibility for an Erasmus+ grant for studies on the effects of Brexit webpage.
- Complete the online application form.
- First print the online application form, then submit it online.
- Sign the printed application form and ask your faculty's International Exchange Coordinator to sign as well.
- Send a scanned copy (in one PDF file) of the signed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two months before the start of your Erasmus+ period.
- Fill out the 'Before Mobility' section of the Learning Agreement for Studies. Sign the Learning Agreement and ask the relevant persons at both Leiden University and the receiving university to do the same.
- If your application is approved, you will receive a decision letter and the Grant Agreement via email before the start of your Erasmus+ period. Read the Grant Agreement carefully and sign it.
- Take the First Language Assessment. You will receive an invitation for the assessment via email from Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support.
- Return a scanned copy (in one PDF file) of the signed Grant Agreement to email@example.com at least two weeks before the start of your Erasmus+ period.
- Send a scanned copy (in one PDF file) of the signed Learning Agreement to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks before the start of your Erasmus+ period.
- The grant will be transferred to your bank account.
- Make sure to download the Erasmus+ checklist of all procedures to be taken care of before, during and after your stay abroad.
- If you cannot submit a required document before the relevant deadline, due to circumstances beyond your control, notify the Scholarships Team as soon as possible and at least before the deadline in question.
Additional financial support for students with a disability and/or special needs
If you have a disability and/or special needs and you are eligible for an Erasmus+ for studies grant, Leiden University can apply for additional financial support from the Erasmus+ programme on your behalf.
For more than 30 years, the European Union has funded the Erasmus+ programme, which has enabled over five million European students to spend part of their studies at another higher education institution or with an organisation in Europe.
Disclaimer Leiden University
The Scholarships Team of Leiden University is responsible for the administration of the Erasmus+ programme for outgoing student mobility. It is, however, at all times the responsibility of the student to ensure that all the required documents are complete, signed and submitted within the timelines given. If you do not submit the required documents on time, no claim can be made on the Erasmus+ grant and you will need to pay back the full Erasmus+ grant.
Disclaimer European Commission
Erasmus+ for Studies is funded with support from the European Commission. This publication (webpage) reflects the views only of the author. The European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained on this webpage.
- European Charter for Higher Education (ECHE)
Provides the general framework for the European cooperation activities, that a higher education institution (HEI) may carry out within the Erasmus+ programme.
- Leiden University's European Policy Statement
Sets out Leiden University's agenda on international mobility and collaboration and higher education modernisation.
- Annex 2 - Erasmus+ Learning Agreement for Studies. The Learning Agreement gives more detailed information about the study / research programme that you will follow.
- Annex 3 - Erasmus+ General Conditions
Sets out the general conditions of the Erasmus+ grant agreement, with regard to liability, termination of the agreement, data protection and checks and audits.
- Annex 4 - Erasmus+ Student Charter
Highlights your rights and obligations as an Erasmus+ student.
- Checklist administrative procedure Erasmus+ grant for Studies
A handy overview of what you need to do and when.
- Overview of Erasmus+ countries