Higher education student and staff grant rates

The Erasmus+ UK National Agency sets the Erasmus+ grant rate for students and staff each year, taking account of the level of demand from institutions (mainly universities). The grant is intended as a contribution to costs while studying, working, teaching or training abroad.

Student grant rates

For the academic year 2018-19, the grant equates to €130 more per month than the minimum amount set by the European Commission.

The student rates are:

  • Study abroad
    • Up to €350 per month for higher cost of living countries or
    • Up to €300 per month for medium/lower cost of living countries
    • Plus additional €120 per month for disadvantaged students.
  • Work abroad/traineeships
    • Up to €450 per month for higher cost of living countries or
    • Up to €400 per month for medium/lower cost of living countries
    • Plus additional €20 per month for disadvantaged students on top of this higher grant amount. 

Universities are also able to apply for Erasmus+ funding to support students to study in countries outside Europe, known as Partner Countries. Eligible students going from the UK to Partner Countries could receive a monthly grant of €700 and also receive a travel contribution based on the distance they are travelling. Students should first check with their university to find out if they offer this activity and then ask for further information from their university’s Erasmus+ office. 

More information for students or parents is in our frequently asked questions (332 KB) (updated 23 March 2018) on the higher education study and work abroad grant rates for 2018-19.

Staff grant rates

Staff at eligible HEIs are also able to take part in Erasmus+, either teaching or training abroad in a partner institution or enterprise. Staff could receive up to €140-€180 per day, depending on the country visited. 

Further information

For more information on studying or traineeships, read our study abroad or work abroad webpages.  For information on the benefits of the programme for students taking part, visit Global Graduates or the British Council's Study Work Create website. Staff should read our teach or train abroad webpage.

For queries about how to take part through your university and the funding which may be available to you, please contact your university's Erasmus+ or Study Abroad Coordinator.

For queries about the grant rate decision or the management of Erasmus+ in the UK, please contact us via email.