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The Erasmus+ grant only covers the higher living costs in the host country, and the grant rates vary by country. Erasmus+ grant consist of a basic grant from EU funds and a monthly national grant. There are additional top-ups for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses, as well as for students with children and Green Travel. For details, please click on the link below.
You will receive 70% of the grant prior to departure, and 30% after submitting all your papers and online reports upon your return.
Furthermore, due to budget cuts, there is a maximum funding period of 6 months for regular traineeships and 3 months for paid traineeships and traineeships for recent graduates. Longer stays are possible as partial zero-grant mobility (= Erasmus status & tuition fee waiver remain valid) and with other funding. Extensions are not possible at the moment.
For additional grants, please see:
- Some federal states (Bundesländer) provide grants, further details can be found on the website of the Landesregierung.
- Cultural institutes and embassies also sometimes give scholarships to students.
- IMPORTANT: An Erasmus grant must not be combined with another study abroad grant directly financed by the BMBWF or another federal unit; also, it must not be combined with other EU grants (e.g. Joint Master degree grant).
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