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Students studying in Europe with an Erasmus+ funded place

EU students studying abroad on an Erasmus+ placement are able to get two additional forms of financial support provided by the European Commission in addition to any standard grants or loans they can get from Student Finance England (SFE).

Erasmus+ grants

Students are normally able to get a non-income assessed monthly grant to help them with the additional costs of studying abroad. The amount of money available changes each year. In the UK this money is paid through the UK university and is in addition to any other funding from SFE.

To be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant you must:

  • Be registered at a UK university or college which holds an Erasmus+ University Charter (EUC).
  • Spend an approved study or work period of between three to 12 months at a university which holds an EUC in another EU, EEA or candidate country (for students on short term higher vocational education courses, the minimum period on a work placement is two months)

Additional Erasmus+ related funding

There's also an additional one off payment of 400 Euros available to UK students who chose to study in: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey.

Widening Participation Supplementary Funding

If you're able to get a grant or bursary from your home university of SFE due to your personal financial situation or circumstances then you may also be able to get a one off supplementary grant of 500 Euros. Your university will send a nomination for you to get this funding from the European Commission.

How do I get this funding?

Erasmus+ grants in the UK are paid by your home university and are paid in addition to any standard grants or loans that you're eligible for from SFE. When your Erasmus+ place has been confirmed by your home university they'll contact you and tell you how to apply for funding. The Erasmus+ grant is usually paid three times a year, so you'll get this payment from university at a similar time to any money you get from SFE.

Where can I find out more information?

For more information about Erasmus+ visit the British Council Erasmus+ page or contact the Erasmus+ co-ordinator at your university or college.

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