The Erasmus+ UK National Agency, a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK, sets the Erasmus+ study and work abroad grant rate for students each year, taking account of the level of demand from institutions (mainly universities). The grant is intended as a contribution to costs while studying or working abroad.
For the academic year 2017-18, 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 €330 per month for high cost of living countries or
- Up to €280 per month for lower cost of living countries
- Plus additional €120 per month for disadvantaged students.
- Work abroad
- Up to €430 per month for high cost of living countries or
- Up to €380 per month for 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 €650 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 (updated 21 April 2017) (332 KB) on the higher education study and work abroad grant rates for 2017-18.
For more information on studying or working abroad, 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.
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 at the UK National Agency by emailing our Erasmus+ HE helpdesk.