Apply for funding

Thinking about applying for funding? Make sure you've read our before you apply pages and checked when the next deadline is. Application deadlines for most activities happen once a year, although there are additional deadlines for youth projects.

Applying for funding in 2016?

Make sure you've read the European Commission's Call for Proposals document - available from our key resources page - this is published each year and provides high-level details on programme eligibility, award criteria, budgets and application deadlines so that you can apply for funding. 

For 2016 there is also a Corrigendum to the Programme Guide which contains some additional information for applicants.

There are two main changes to the Erasmus+ programme in 2016:

  • Changes to Strategic Partnership projects; and
  • Additional priorities linked to supporting refugees, migrants and other marginalised groups.

For information on Strategic Partnerships, please see the guidance notes for applicants on the partnerships page for the sector of education, training or youth that you are applying for. Links can be found on the right hand side of this page in the green ‘Apply for funding’ box.

For more information on priorities supporting refugees, migrants and other marginalised groups please see our summary news item and our guidance notes for applicants which contain more tailored information for the sector and project type you are interested in. If you have any questions about the Erasmus+ programme in 2016, please contact us.


Applications to take part in the programme across all sectors are made at an organisational level. Once an organisation has successfully applied for funding, individual participants can then apply through them to take part.

There are a number of different funding opportunities available under Erasmus+ for higher education, vocational education, schoolsadult education, and youth. We have plenty of information to help organisations through the application process including application support webinars. Please visit your relevant sector area for further support and guidance.

Apply for higher education funding

Apply for vocational education and training funding

Apply for schools funding

Apply for adult education funding

Apply for youth funding

What happens next?

After you have made an application you can find information on the selection process, results and key dates.

Need more information?

If you're not quite ready to apply or unsure what opportunity is right for your organisation, please read our introductory pages about Erasmus+. Don't forget you can always contact us for advice, from basic questions about the programme through to discussion about your project ideas. Why not let us help?