Study information

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Erasmus+ grant


The Erasmus+ grant is an expenses grant from the European Commission and is awarded to people who receive a traineeship or exchange place via Erasmus+. It is partly based on the number of days the exchange lasts, partly on the living costs in the host country.

If you have received a traineeship or exchange place through the Erasmus+ programme, you must complete and sign an Erasmus+ agreement. In this, you must state the exact semester dates for your exchange studies, or the start and end date of your foreign traineeship. You must also append documents that validate these dates, e.g. the academic calendar from the host HEI or a training agreement for the Erasmus traineeship.

Payment of an Erasmus+ grant takes place as two transfers and only if you have submitted the necessary documents and evaluations. The first payment is 70% of the grant and can be paid out no earlier than the first week of your exchange period. The second payment is 30% of the grant and can be paid out no earlier than one week after ending your exchange period.

What do you need to do once you have an exchange place for studying via the Erasmus programme?

Before the exchange: To get a payment at the beginning of your exchange period, the international officers must have received and approved the following from you:

  • Signed Erasmus agreement (send as a Word or PDF file to exchange@sh.se)
  • Learning Agreement (must be signed by both the home and host HEIs, send as a PDF file to  exchange@sh.se )
  • Certificate of Arrival (send as a PDF file to exchange@sh.se)

You can only have the first part of your Erasmus+ grant paid to you when you have submitted these three documents. Remember that names, dates and signatures need to be clear; dark or unclearly scanned documents will not be approved.

After the exchange: The second payment is 30% of the grant and can be paid out no earlier than one week after your exchange period. If the dates of your exchange have changed, you must provide specific information about this when you submit the Certificate of Attendance. To receive this part of the payment you must have submitted the following and had them approved:

  • Certificate of Attendance (semester dates must be the same as those on your Erasmus agreement)
  • Tips and advice
  • Erasmus Survey (the link is sent to you on the date you have provided in the Erasmus agreement as the end date of your exchange period)
  • OLS test (the European Commission’s language test for Erasmus studies, completed online via a link)

The size of the grant is based on the number of days your “mobility” lasts and the country to which you travel. See the table below.

 Host country Expenses grant 
Denmark, Ireland, France, Italy,

Austria, Finland, Great Britain, Liechtenstein, Norway

 EUR 420 per month (=30 days)
and EUR 14 per day for incomplete months
Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Spain,
Croatia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Iceland, Turkey

Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Macedonia

 EUR 315 per month (=30 days)
and

EUR 10.50 per day for incomplete months


  *NB! Erasmus grants are based on the European Commission’s regulations and the figures in the above table are for the 2017/2018 academic year

If you are on an Erasmus+ traineeship, you receive a top-up amount in addition to the grant. This is currently EUR 195 per month.

During your period of study, it is possible for you to receive an Erasmus grant for exchange studies and/or a traineeship for a maximum of 12 months per educational level. If you interrupt your studies or do not complete your exchange/traineeship you may be obliged to repay all or parts of the Erasmus grant. You can apply for an extra study grant if you have a disability; contact the international officers for more information.

All documents are available in the archive for student exchange forms. More information is also available in the student handbook for Erasmus students that is handed out to everyone who receives an Erasmus+ exchange place.