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Erasmus+ studies starting during autumn 2021

The first thing to do in order to get an Erasmus scholarship is to apply for Erasmus exchange studies and get nominated through your faculty.

Checklist for Erasmus students

Please note! Information below is for Erasmusstudies starting during autumn 2021.

1. To do before Erasmus studies

  • Complete a diagnostic language test online (OLS) in case you are offered one by the EU Commission. 
  • Apply for an Erasmus+ Grant by filling in the form Erasmus+ Grant Agreement in the Exchange portal for students. You do not fill out the Grant Agreement if you intend to follow the courses offered by the host university online from Sweden, since it does not entitle an Erasmus scholarship.
    Exchange Portals:
    Faculty of Arts and Sciences 
    Faculty of Science and Engineering
    Faculty of Educational Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

    In the Erasmus+ Grant Agreement form upload 
  • Learning Agreement, complete and signed. You find the Learning Agreement on your faculty exchange web.
  • Certificate of Attendance (a two-part form for arrival and departure), signed by the host institution, when you arrive at the host university.

    If you follow courses online from Sweden and therefore do not fill out a Grant Agreement, you need to upload the Learning Agreement in the Exchange portal - Uploading documents.

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2. to do during Erasmus studies

  • In case of change of courses during your Erasmus studies, you should fill in the Changes to Learning Agreement and have it signed.
  • if you plan to shorten, prolong or interrupt your stay, you must immediately inform the International Office and your faculty coordinator.
  • In case of emergency, contact Falck Global Assistance in the first instance.

3. To do after Erasmus studies

  • upload the Certificate of Attendance (part two signed by the host institution) to confirm the dates of the physical exchange. Upload it in the Exchange portal under "Outgoing students - Uploading documents".
  • Finish the online evaluation (Erasmus Participant Report) that you will receive by e-mail.

The second payment will be adjusted depending on the final length of your exchange study period.

Scholarship for Erasmus studies

The monthly Erasmus scholarship may vary from year to year. Your grant differs depending on what country you chose to study in. The total grant is calculated on the number of days you spend at your host university. You must be register for full-time studies (30 ECTS/semester) at the host university. Note that you have to study abroad for at least three months in order to be eligible for the scholarship.

The payments generally take around three weeks and they will be made in a fixed exchange rate set the day that the university received funding from the European Union.


Monthly scholarship for Erasmus+ studies

Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway and United Kingdom

*Students with accompanying children and with an approved application

460 €/month


660 €/month

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey

*Students with accompanying children and with an approved application








Do you know that you can apply for extra grant if...

...you chose to take the train to your study destination. he International Office announces a number of scholarships of 190 EUR each for Erasmus students chosing to take the train to the host destination. The train should be the main mean of travel in order to be eligible for the grant. Receipt of the purchased train tickets will be required. Apply via your faculty's Exchange portal, under uploading documents.

...you have accompanying children. Erasmus students bringing children during the exchange can apply for a top-up of 200 EUR per month.

...you study with a disability. Students with physical, psycological or neurological impairment can apply for extra funding if the impairment entails additional costs during the exchange.

For more information of any of the above, please contact Erasmus Institutional Coordinator Ulrika Åstrand, well in advance of your exchange.
For special academic needs please contact the coordinators at the Student disabilities office

Diagnostic Language tests and Courses online

Erasmus students must do a mandatory, diagnostic online test in their intended study language before the start of their study periods and a follow-up test after their exchange studies. This only applies if you are going to study in Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, and Spanish. 

Information and link to the online test will be sent to you by email. If your first test result is B1 or lower, you will get the possibility to participate in a free and voluntary online language course in order to improve your language skill. Even if you get a higher result you can contact LiU if you want to take a free online course in either the test language or the local language.

For questions on free courses or language tests, please contact erasmusstipendium@liu.se.

Improve your language skills

Are you planning on going to your exchange study destination early on to take a language course before your exchange studies? You can apply for Erasmus grant money for language course days as well. The course should be either in the language of the receiving country or in your intended study language. Please note that English, Norwegian and Danish are excepted from this offer. The language course can be arranged either by a university or by another organization. Show us that you have taken the course by e-mailing a course certificate that states the course dates and that you have attended. Please e-mail the certificate to erasmusstipendium@liu.se.

Please note that we cannot guarantee you this extra grant in advance; it depends on whether or not we have sufficient funding.

More information

LiU's Erasmus code: S LINKOPI01

For information on your rights and obligations as an Erasmus student, see the Erasmus Student Charter.

Erasmus+ at your fingertips!

Have you downloaded the Erasmus+ app?

The app can be at tool for finding information and getting tips at the university and city you will be traveling to. Perhaps you are interested in a "buddy" att the host university? Accommodation? Second hand stores? A good place to have coffee?

You can also contribute to the app with tips and share your Erasmus experience.

You login with eduGAIN to which your LiU ID is connected. You can find it where you find other apps.

Read more:  Erasmus+ at your fingertipsor check the webinar Eramus goes digital

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Page manager: international@medfak.liu.se
Last updated: 2022-06-29