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
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
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 a
Learning Agreement, complete and signed. You find the Learning Agreement on your faculty exchange web.
Certificate of Arrival, signed by the host institution upon arrival
Click here for Learning Agreement instruction video.
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 or prolong 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 a Certificate of Attendance (earlier Departure) to confirm the dates of you 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.
- finish the second language test online in case you are offered one by the EU Commission.
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.
|If you start your study abroad after 01/06/2019:|
Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway and United Kingdom
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
Do you know that you can apply for extra grant if...
...you chose to take the train to your study destination. For Spring 2020 The 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Please note that we cannot guarantee you this extra grant in advance; it depends on whether or not we have sufficient funding.
LiU's Erasmus code: S LINKOPI01
For information on your rights and obligations as an Erasmus student, see the Erasmus Student Charter.
Last updated: 2020-03-26