Erasmus+ program

Erasmus+ is the European Union's program for education, youth and sport.

Program Overview

Information on Erasmus+ can be found on the European Commission's  websites and in the National Agency Guide (German).

Under the umbrella of the EU education program Erasmus+, the following mobility measures are funded in the program countries:

  •  Study periods abroad (SMS)
  •  Practical Training (SMP)
  •  Stays for teaching purposes of university staff (STA)
  •  Stays for further education and training of university staff (STT)


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Contractual basis

Each higher education institution participating in the Erasmus+ program must have a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). The ECHE is awarded by the European Commission. It proves that a higher education institution meets all the requirements for successful participation in the Erasmus+ program.

ECHE of the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences

European Policy Statement

    Erasmus+ Financing/Funding Rates

      Funding rates Student mobility for studies and internships abroad

      The financial support for Erasmus+ student mobility is based on the different cost of living in the target countries ("Programme Countries").

      From the 2020 project year, the following minimum levels will apply across Europe in the respective three country groups:

      GroupCountriesFunding rates for stays in the academic year 2022/2023 and 2023/2024
      Group 1

      Programme countries with high cost of living Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden

      Partner countries from Region 14 (Faroe Islands, Switzerland, United Kingdom)

      600 EUR / month
      Group 2

      Programme countries with medium cost of living Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain

      Partner countries from Region 13 (Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City State), this region still corresponds to Region 5 in the 2021 project.

      540 EUR / month
      Group 3Programme countries with low cost of living Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Northern Macedonia, Turkey490 EUR / month


      Top-up amounts (top-ups)    

      for internships: 150 EUR / month
      for participants with fewer opportunities:250 EUR / month
      for sustainable travel:50 EUR one-tim

      All figures subject to change and according to the allocation of funds by the European Commission.

      There is no legal entitlement to a subsidy or to a certain amount of funding.

      Zero grant funding
      Students will be awarded the mobility grant for a shorter period of time, unless sufficient financial resources are available.
      The remaining stay is recorded as a so-called zero-grant period. A mobility can also be carried out as a complete Zero Grant period, i.e. students benefit from the advantages of the Erasmus programme, but do not receive any financial support from the programme.

      Funding rates for teaching and staff mobility

      Financial support for Erasmus+ mobility for educational or training purposes is based on the differences in the cost of living in the target countries ("program countries"). Standard daily rates apply for funding by German universities.

      Starting in the project year 2020, the following fixed daily rates will apply to Germany for four groups of countries until the 14th day of stay; from the 15th to the 60th day of stay, funding will amount to 70 % of the above-mentioned daily rates

      The financial support for Erasmus+ student residencies is based on the different costs of living in the target countries ("program countries").

      From the project year 2020 onwards, the following minimum amounts apply throughout Europe in the respective three groups of countries:


      Country of destinationAmount (unit cost)
      until the 14th day of the activity
      Amount (unit cost)
      from 15th to 60th day of activity
      Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom

      180 Euro

      126 Euro

      Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus

      160 Euro

      112 Euro

      Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Republic of Northern Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey

      140 Euro

      98 Euro


      Funding rates Staff mobility (ST) see support rates (KA103, DE, 2019)


      Reimbursement of travel expenses

      In addition to these daily rates, travel costs depend on real distances between the point of departure and destination of the mobility, which are determined uniformly throughout Europe using a calculation tool.


      simple distance according to distance calculatorAmount (unit costs) per participant (= outward and return journey)

      10 to 99 km

      20 Euro

      100 to 499 km

      180 Euro

      500 to 1.999 km

      275 Euro

      2.000 to 2.999 km

      360 Euro

      3.000 to 3.999 km

      530 Euro

      4.000 to 7.999 km

      820 Euro

      8.000 km and more

      1.500 Euro



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      This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


      For further information and advice on Erasmus+ mobility schemes, please contact the

      German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
      National Agency for EU-University Cooperation
      Kennedyallee 50
      53115 Bonn
      Phone.: +49(0)800 2014 020
      Fax: +49(0)228/882-555