Erasmus+ study periods abroad

Take a study period abroad with an Erasmus+ grant.

How do I apply for the grant?

You can apply for an Erasmus + grant if you want to study at an EU/EEC higher education institution, with which UCL has a cooperative agreement.

More details further down the page.

About Erasmus+ study periods abroad

  • In order to apply for an Erasmus+ grant, you must be enrolled as a student at UCL University College.
  • You must have studied there for at least one year before going abroad.
  • The study period must last between 3-12 months.
  • Your studies abroad must grant credits to your present course of studies and must not prolong your study period.
  • Up to 12 months of your studies at UCL may be allotted to a period of study or traineeship
  • Your period of study abroad must take place at one of our Erasmus partners. You will find a list of our partners on our partner map
  • You undertake to procure, complete and deliver the required Erasmus+ documents to our International Team. If you fail to do this, then unfortunately UCL will not be able to pay out your Erasmus+ grant. Nor can you get an Erasmus+ grant if you apply after the deadline of April 1 or October 1.
  • You must inform us about the type of your exchange (in person, online or blended) and about eventual changes to it, as this might influence your Erasmus grant.

In the case of insufficient Erasmus+ or Nordplus funds in relation to the number of applicants, we award grants according to the following criterion: Students who have previously been on an Erasmus+ or Nordplus study period abroad will have a low priority.

The subsistence grant amounts to EUR 320-370 per month, depending on what is the host country 

In general, the grant will be paid through your Danish NemKonto account, and we ask for your Danish CPR (personal identification number) for the payment. It is therefore important that your Danish bank account is  identified as your NemKonto

However, it is possible for you to indicate in your MoveOn application, if you do NOT have a Danish bank account during your stay abroad. In this case, you will be asked to submit your international bank account information. 

80% of the grant will be paid before the start of your study period abroad, and the last 20% at the end of the period, when all the necessary documents have been handed in. You will receive information about the necessary documents via email.

You apply for the grant in connection with your online application for a period of study abroad.  

The deadline for applying for an Erasmus+ grant is:

  • Autumn semester: April 1.
  • Spring semester: October 1.

You will receive an email from the International Team, informing you whether you have been awarded the grant, or not.

If you are awarded the grant, the International Team will send you additional documents by email to be completed before leaving.

You can find a list of our Erasmus+ partners in our partner map

Erasmus+ places special emphasis on helping students with physical, mental or health conditions, on account of which they are not able to take an Erasmus+ study period abroad without extra financial support. Students with special needs can therefore seek extra support over and above the normal Erasmus+ grant.

You may be eligible for extra financial support in connection with your Erasmus+ mobility in the following areas: accessible accommodation, travel assistance, medical assistance, various equipment, adaptation of teaching materials, a travelling companion, etc. You also have the option to increase your monthly rate if you have to bring your child along.

If you want to apply for an Erasmus+ grant for students with special needs, when preparing for your Erasmus+ study period abroad, please describe your special needs and the extra expenses you will incur because of them.

You can also contact the International Team for help in completing the Erasmus+ application form for students with special needs.  

Please note that if you return home early and thus cancel your Erasmus+ study period, you will ALWAYS have to repay THE WHOLE AMOUNT of your Erasmus grant, regardless of what expenses you may have already incurred.

Only in special cases, due to force majeure, will you be allowed to keep the grant. Force majeure is defined as: 'An unforeseeable exceptional situation or event beyond the participant's control and not attributable to error or negligence on his/her part'.