Find out how to apply for a grant for exchange studies from the EU programme Erasmus+.

All students who applied for and has been nominated for exchange studies as an Erasmus+ exchange student, will automatically receive information on how to apply for the grant. You will receive the information by email in December for exchange studies in spring, and in June for exchange studies in autumn. The studies must be in a country other than that where you live or study and you must temporarily reside in your host country.

Countries approved for Erasmus+ exchange studies

  • All the EU countries (outside Sweden) as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, the Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, and Turkey are approved.

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Practicalities

The grant for exchange studies

The grant will aid to cover additional costs in connection with your stay abroad, it will not cover everything.

Grant

The grant differs depending on which country you are going to. It is a fixed monthly amount and the sum varies from year to year.

The grant amount from autumn 2024 is:

  • 560 EUR/month (18,66 EUR/day) for Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Norway.
  • 510 EUR/month (17 EUR/day) for Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, and Turkey.

How is the payment made?

  • 70 per cent of the grant is transferred once your application has been submitted and approved, before your studies begin.
  • The remaining grant is transferred when you submitted the mandatory documents for the reporting of the grant.

Travel grant and green travel

Travel grant

Starting autumn 2024, all students will automatically receive a travel grant based on the distance between Malmö and the host city. Use the European Commission's distance calculator to calculate the distance you need to travel. The travel grant will be higher if you travel in a sustainable way.

You will also automatically receive two travel days and for these you receive the daily grant sum.

Green travel

If more than half of the distance you will travel to and from your destination is done in a sustainable way, then the travel grant will be higher. If needed, you may also apply for up to four extra 'green' travel days and for these you receive the daily grant sum.

Green travel is defined as travel that uses low-emission means of transport for the main part of the journey, such as bus, train or carpooling. You cannot apply for green travel if you are travelling sustainably in one direction only, nor if you are travelling alone in an electric or hybrid car.

You have to apply for green travel before your departure, you may not apply retroactively.

The extra green travel days only apply if you need more than two travelling days. For example, if you are travelling sustainably, but the journey to the host city only takes one day in each direction, you do not need to use any green travel days.

Calculate travel grant

  • From 10 km to 99 km: 56 EUR for green travel (28 EUR for non-green travel)
  • From 100 km to 499 km: 285 (211)
  • From 500 km to 1999 km: 417 (309)
  • From 2000 km to 2999 km: 535 (395)
  • From 3000 km to 3999 km: 785 (580)
  • From 4000 km to 7999 km: 1188 (1188)
  • 8000 km or more: 1735 (1735)

The distances above represent one-way travel between Malmö and the destination (host city). The amount indicated corresponds to the full travel grant (EUR). Use the European Commission's distance calculator to calculate the distance between cities.

Distance calculator

Inclusion, possibility of an extra grant

  • Students with a permanent or a long-term disability, including a disability caused by physical or mental illness, may apply for a special supplement.
  • Students who have children, regardless of whether the child accompanies or not, may apply for a special supplement, a top-up.

If you for example have a NAIS decision, then you may apply for the top-up.

If the stay abroad would involve extra costs that exceed the above-mentioned top-up, it is possible to apply for inclusion support from the Swedish Council for Higher Education for actual costs. The inclusion support for actual costs then becomes a complement to the top-up. Please contact us well in advance before you travel to get more information and assistance.

You can receive a grant several times

It is possible to apply for an Erasmus+ grant for an internship and/or exchange studies at several occasions. The limit is for a total of 12 months in each education cycle (bachelor’s level, master’s level or PhD).

The 'Student OUT´ insurance

The insurance is valid while you are in the host country. Make sure to read the terms and conditions before you go abroad. 

  • The insurance does not cover any travels outside the host country. The exemptions are study trips with a supervisor where Kammarkollegiet has been notified in advance. 
  • The Student OUT insurance does not apply in countries where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel. If the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel to a specific area in a country, the insurance does not apply in that part of the country. The advice against travels should be in place at the time of your departure for the insurance not to be valid.
    If you started your travels before the advice against travels, you are covered by the insurance for a maximum of 30 days when the advice applies. During this time you are expected to travel back to Sweden. If your domicile is in a country other than Sweden, the insurance can reimburse travel there. More information about the Ministry for Foreign Affairs advice against travels can be found on the Governmental offices website (in Swedish).

If something happens during the time you are away, you report this by making a claim. Information about the claim form can be found on the Kammarkollegiet's website.

Information about the terms and conditions of the Student OUT policy