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Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is a European mobility programme that gives you as a student the opportunity to study or conduct a traineeship in Europe with a scholarship. Students on bachelors- masters- and PHD-level can take part in Erasmus+ mobility. A great opportunity to broaden your perspectives and discover Europe.

 

To be eligible to participate in the Erasmus+ programme you need to fulfil the following requirements (for mobilities starting Autumn 2022): 

  • Be a registered and active student at Stockholm University, where you intend to graduate. (Students on study leave are not eligible).
  • Study full time at the host university or do full-time work at an eligible organization for a minimum of a minimum of 60 days, but no more than 360 days per education cycle (bachelor, master or PhD level). For short term-mobilities see information below. 
  • Not been on an Erasmus+ mobility before during the same study cycle so that the total mobility period exceeds 360 days (previously and planned mobility).
  • Have a signed Learning Agreement before departure.
  • Get your exchange studies recognized at Stockholm University.
  • Take a language assessment (OLS).
  • Submit Certificate of Attendance and Erasmus+ Participant report after the mobility.
  • Not accept any other scholarships from the EU.

Note that these are the requirements stipulated by the Erasmus programme. There might be additional requirements when you apply for your exchange at your department or through the central networks. Contact the international coordinator either at your department or at Student Services for more information. 

Contact information regarding studies abroad through Stockholm University

 

Member states of the European Union*, Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia and Turkey. 

*Including: outermost regions (OR’s) and overseas countries and territories.

For exchange studies in the United Kingdom from Autumn 2022, please contact the responsible international coordinator either at your department or Student Services for information about exchange possibilities and scholarships. 

 

At Stockholm University students can participate in Erasmus+ exchange studies either through the departments or through the central networks Nordlys and Civis. Students selected and nominated as Erasmus+ students can apply for an Erasmus+ grant for physical mobility if the requirements are met and funding is available. 

Information about exchange studies through Stockholm University

Information about the grant application

 

Students at Stockholm University have the opportunity to do an internship, write an essay, or collect data abroad through the Erasmus+ traineeship programme.

Read more about Erasmus+ Traineeships

 

PHD students have the opportunity to participate in a short term mobility for example to study a course, do a dissertation preparation activity or conduct a traineeship. The physical part must be between 5 and 30 days and a virtual component is optional. 

PHD students participating in a short term mobility can apply for an Erasmus grant. The grant is based on the length of the physical mobility including one travel day before and one travel day after the mobility period if needed. Travel days on the first or last day of the mobility are not counted as travel days. The grant is only granted for the physical part of the mobility. You can also apply for a top-up for green travel to travel in a more sustainable way to and from the host country. 

  • 70 EUR per day until and including the 14th day
  • 50 EUR per day from the 15th day (maximum 30 days)
 

Blended Intensive Programmes

Blended Intensive Programmes are courses that several universities are organising together and it contains both a physical mobility between 5 and 30 days and a compulsory virtual component. The Blended Intensive Programmes are organised through the departments, please contact the International Coordinator at your department for more information. 

Blended mobility for individuals

As a complement to regular semester long mobilities, students can take part in a blended mobility with a short physical mobility of 5 to 30 days and a compulsory virtual component. Both exchange studies and a traineeship can be executed as a blended mobility. Contact the International Coordinator at your department for more information.

Grant levels

Students participating in a blended mobility or a Blended Intensive Programme can apply for an Erasmus grant. The grant is based on the length of the physical mobility including one travel day before and one travel day after the mobility period if needed. Travel days on the first or last day of the mobility are not counted as travel days. The grant is only granted for the physical part of the mobility. You can also apply for a top-up for green travel to travel in a more sustainable way to and from the host country. 

  • 70 EUR per day until and including the 14th day
  • 50 EUR per day from the 15th day (maximum 30 days)
 

As an Erasmus+ student, you will need to take a language assessment in connection with your mobility period. For some of the languages there is the possibility to take a free online courses, in order to improve your language skills before and during the mobility period abroad. 

Click here for more information on the language assessment and courses

 

Environment and fight against climate change is one of the priorities of the new Erasmus+ programme 2021-2027. Students participating in an Erasmus+ exchange starting Autumn semester 2022 can apply for a one-time top-up of 50 EUR for green travel, if they travel in a more sustainable way (e.g. train, buss, car-pooling) to and from the host destination. In addition, you can receive funding for up to two travel days before and after the study period abroad, if needed. You apply for the top-up for green travel in your Erasmus grant application. 
If you have questions regarding the criteria for green travel, please contact erasmusutbyte@su.se

Criteria for top-up for green travel: 

  • You will use low-emissions means of transport for the entire journey both to and from your host country, such as bus, train or car-pooling. After the Erasmus+ traineeship, you need to provide documentation, showing that you have travelled in a sustainable way to and from the host destination.
 

Students with permanent or long-term disabilities, including disabilities caused by physical or psychological illness can receive an extra top-up added to the original grant amount.

  • Semester long mobility (60-360 days): A top-up of 250 EUR/month
  • Short term mobility and short blended mobility including BIP (5-30 days): A top-up of 100 EUR for mobilities with a duration of 5-14 days and 150 EUR for mobilities with a duration of 15-30 days

If there are extra expenses during the exchange, due to disability, not covered by the top-up, students can apply for up to 100 percent coverage of actual costs. Expenses may include additional costs that the student or the host university may have that are not covered in another way. This can for example be transportation, teaching aids, special accommodation, assistants, or medical assistance in the country of the students host university.

Students who wish to apply for funding for extra expenses due to disability should contact their International Coordinator or the Erasmus team at the International Office as soon as possible for more information on how to apply.

Checklist for Erasmus students going abroad with a disability

 

Students who have minor children and are participating in an Erasmus mobility, can receive an extra top-up added to the original grant amount and regardless of whether the child accompanies the student during the studies abroad or not. 

  • Semester long mobility (60-360 days): A top-up of 250 EUR/month
  • Short term mobility and short blended mobility including BIP (5-30 days): A top-up of 100 EUR for mobilities with a duration of 5-14 days and 150 EUR for mobilities with a duration of 15-30 days

Students who have minor children and are participating in an Erasmus mobility and where the extra costs because of this exceeds the amount of the top-up can apply for up to 100 percent coverage for actual costs. Please contact the Erasmus team at the International Office as soon as possible if there are additional costs because of children that are not covered by the top-up: erasmusutbyte@su.se

If you are an international student currently studying in Sweden and looking at studying abroad, please read through this FAQ (the section for Exchange studies) before you apply. Applying for an exchange may affect your residence permit in Sweden. 

FAQ about Costs, fees and scholarships

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