Erasmus+ Grant for Exchanges within Europe

Generous grants make it attractive to choose Erasmus+ as a mobility program for exchanges lasting 1-2 semesters.

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All students who go on exchange to an institution with which UiS has an Erasmus+ agreement can receive an Erasmus+ grant. The allocation is automatic, and the eligible students will receive information directly from the International Office.

Please note that we cannot provide grant for dates after 31 July for students on exchange spring 2024 because this is the end date of the current Erasmus+ project period.

  • €460 per month for Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, and Luxembourg.
  • €410 per month for other program countries.

Students on internships will receive an additional €150 per month.

Grant details

Please note that UiS students will receive the aforementioned grant rates from the 2022 project until spring 2024, and that the exchange rate is fixed at 1 EUR = 9.8 NOK.

The Erasmus+ grant is tax-free and is provided in addition to any loans and grants from Lånekassen.

For grant rates for Erasmus+ mobility outside the European Union, please see Erasmus+ International Dimension.

The following students may receive an additional €250 per month:

  • Students with children under 18 years old, regardless of whether the child accompanies them on the exchange. 
  • Students with disabilities and chronic illnesses that affect their study situation.
  • Students with refugee status.

You must check the box for "top-up for students with fewer opportunities" in the grant agreement to be eligible for the top-up. You will then be asked to document that you meet at least one of the three criteria, for example by submitting an official doctor's note. Please contact the Erasmus+ coordinator in the Exchange Guide for information on how to provide documentation.

To be completed before the exchange. Must be signed by the student, UiS, and the host institution.

To be completed before the exchange. Must be signed by the student and UiS.

To be completed electronically after the exchange.

To be completed towards the end of the exchange. Must be signed by the host institution.

Main grant

Documentation requirements before disbursement of the main grant:

  1. Completed Learning Agreement signed by all three parties
  2. Signed grant agreement
  • Students going on exchange in the autumn semester: 30 August
  • Students going on exchange in the spring semester: 30 January

Any remaining grant

Documentation requirements before disbursement of any remaining grant:

  1. Confirmation of the length of the exchange
  2. Final report
  3. Declaration on Honour for Green Travel (PDF)*

Students who do not submit documentation within the given deadlines will not receive any remaining grant. If you fail to submit all required documents after your exchange is completed, you will be asked to repay the total Erasmus+ grant.

  • Students who have been on exchange in the autumn semester: 30 January
  • Students who have been on exchange in the spring semester: 30 August
  • NB! For students who have been on exchange spring 2024, the final submission deadline is 30 June 2024**

*Green Travel: Only applicable if you checked the "green travel top-up" option in the grant agreement. Please upload this document in the Exchange Guide or send it email.

**Students who have not submitted all documentation by 30 June 2024 will not receive any remaining grant, as the current project period closes.

Main grant

The grant amount is calculated based on the dates specified in the grant agreement. You will receive approximately 85% of the total grant at the start of the semester. Students on shorter placements/traineeships with given dates will receive the full grant at once.

If you have submitted all the documents within the deadline, you will receive the main grant on these dates:

  • Students going on exchange during the autumn semester: 30 September
  • Students going on exchange during the spring semester: 28 February

Any remaining grant

The final total Erasmus+ grant is calculated based on the number of days you have actually been on your Erasmus+ exchange, and any remaining scholarship is determined by the dates confirmed by your host university. After completing your exchange, you must submit the Confirmation of Erasmus+ Exchange period document and submit a final report.

Students who do not submit documentation within the given deadlines will not receive any remaining grant. If you fail to submit all required documents after your exchange is completed, you will be asked to repay the total Erasmus+ grant.

  • Students who have been on exchange in the autumn semester: 28 February
  • Students who have been on exchange in the spring semester: 30 September
  • NB! For students who have been on exchange spring 2024, the final payment date is 31 July 2024*

*Students who have not submitted all documentation by 30 June 2024 will not receive any remaining grant, as the current project period closes.

Minimum duration of stay:

The minimum duration per study exchange is two months (60 days). The same applies to internships.

Termination after reaching the minimum duration of a stay:

If a student terminates their exchange before the planned end date but after the study period has lasted for two months, they will retain the grant for the period they were on exchange. The student must submit the Confirmation of Erasmus+ Exchange Period document which confirms the duration of the stay.

Termination before reaching the minimum duration of a stay:

If a student terminates their exchange before reaching the minimum duration of the stay and does not have a valid reason (force majeure), the student is obliged to repay the grant in its entirety. If you become ill or have to terminate your stay for other reasons, you can apply for exemption from paying all or part of the grant. A medical certificate must be attached to such an application. Please contact the Erasmus+ Coordinator in the Exchange Guide for assistance.