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Erasmus+ Programme

Erasmus+ Student Exchange Mobility

Who can apply for exchange studies through the Erasmus+ programme?

The basic eligibility requirements for exchange studies apply and you can find them here. Further, this is also part of the eligibility criteria:  

For exchange studies within the Erasmus+ programme you will have to undertake two language tests: 
  • One before the exchange and one in connection with the end of the exchange period. 
In addition to the basic requirements, the following applies for distance students:
  • You are a citizen in one of the participating countries in the Erasmus+ programme or that you live in Sweden. 
Students with disabilities may apply for extra support for their Erasmus exchange.

How to apply for an exchange with the Erasmus+ programme?

All exchange places are announced twice a year. Therefore, look at the announcement of available exchange places at your faculty/department/school in order to get more information about the partner universities you can apply to. Application deadline for exchange studies during the autumn semester is March 15. Application deadline for exchange studies during the spring semester os October 15. 

Scholarship amounts for the Erasmus+ programme



Grant €/month
(30 days) 
Grant €/day
Group 1
Countries with higher living costs

Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Norway, United Kingdom



Group 2
Countries with medium living costs

Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Iceland, Croatia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Germany



Group 3
Countries with lower living costs

Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary



Language information

It is a high priority of the Erasmus+ that students are supported to improve their language skills before the Erasmus mobility. As part of Erasmus+, all exchange students must therefore do two different online language tests in the language of studies. The tests are currently only available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch. The first test is done before the exchange, and the second is done in connection with/after the exchange period. The tests must be carried out in order to to receive the scholarship.
There are currently two opportunities for language support through Erasmus+:
  • Online Language Courses
    Currently available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch. There are plans to expand the number of languages. Information about this is will be updated.
  • Do you want to freshen up a language abroad?
    Are you planning on traveling to your host country to do a language course prior to your Erasmus+ exchange studies? From academic year 2015/2016, there is an opportunity to get the Erasmus+ grant for language courses as well. The requirement is that you take a language course either in the local language or in the language of instruction directly before your exchange semester. The language course can be arranged either by a university or a (private) course provider. The course can be, but does not have to be credited.

    In order to get an Erasmus+ grant for your language course you must no later than August 10 send the following along with your Erasmus+ Grant Agreement and the Letter of Acceptance from the host university to your international coordinator at your Faculty/Department:
    • Your letter of admission from the course provider showing the exact course dates and what language you will be studying.

    Once you have finished the language course, please email your course certificate stating that you took the course and during what days to:

Can I go on exchange several times with Erasmus+?

It is possible to go on exchange several times within the Erasmus+ programme. You can participate in mobility (exchange and traineeship) a maximum of 12 months at each study level. Thus, you can go as many times as you like during your studies as long as you do not exceed the 12 months total per level. (12 months for the Bachelor level, 12 months for Master level, 12 months for PhD level)
  • Question: Can students who have been on exchange in the current Erasmus programme go on exchange/traineeship again within the Erasmus+ programme?
  • Answer: Yes, if you have not exceeded the new limit of 12 months in total per study level. Mobility periods as part of old Erasmus programme will be included. You can go on exchange/traineeship several times as long as it does exceed more than 12 months in total for the study and traineeship combined.
  • Question: Can students go on two different exchanges during the same academic year through Erasmus+? E.g. autumn semester exchange in country X and the spring semester on exchange in country Y.
  • Answer: The same applies as above. You can go as many times and as often as you want as long as you do not pass the 12 months total.

Can the credits I take on exchange be accounted for at home?

Your studies will be credited through the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). ECTS is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the European Union and other collaborating European countries.
Last updated by Rebecca Arklöf