Erasmus+ Grant


The Erasmus+ grant is not means tested and most students taking part in an Erasmus+ exchange or placement are eligible to receive it.

Further information on the eligibility criteria can be found here:

Eligibility Criteria

Important Note

The Erasmus+ grant is only intended to assist you with additional costs incurred through living abroad. It is not enough to cover all your expenses and should not be relied on for essential living costs such as food and rent.

If you normally apply for a maintenance loan and/or grant to fund your studies, we strongly recommend that you do so for your period abroad.

Erasmus+ Grant Fact Sheet 2017-18

The Erasmus+ Grant Fact Sheet for students abroad during the 2017-18 academic year can be found here:
Erasmus+ Grant Fact Sheet 2017-18

Supplementary funding for low-income students

On top of the main Erasmus+ grant, students with a household income of less than or equal to £25,000 can claim an additional monthly supplement.

If your family income is assessed by Student Finance UK for student loan purposes:

We can automatically identify you as being eligible for this supplement. If so, we will contact you in late September when the most recent financial data has been received. If you believe you are eligible but have not heard from us by late November, please contact us as soon as possible.


If you are not assessed by Student Finance UK and believe your family income is equivalent to £25,000 or below:

You can contact the Financial Support Team, which will make assessments on a case-by-case basis.

They will require the following evidence:

1. Student grant letter from your government that confirms you are from a low-income background


2. A tax document that confirms household income information

The document needs to be:

  • on headed note paper
  • have an official stamp
  • translated into English