Erasmus Financial Support

Monthly Rates for Erasmus Studies (SMS, student mobility for studies)

The amount of funding depends on the country where you spend your study semester and is based on the cost of living there. Funding amounts can vary from year to year.
The minimum duration of funding per semester is two complete months. The funding duration is determined in July of each year and is based on the total number of students selected to study at partner universities, the destination countries and the available budget.

The Erasmus grant can be combined with

  • the green mobility topup 
  • the fewer oppurtinities topup (see below).
Group Countries monthly rates 24/25
Group 1 Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden 600€ (20€/day)
Group 2 Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Cyprus 540€ (18€/day)
Group 3 Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Turkey 540€ (18€/day)


In project year 2024 (WS 2024/25, SS 2025) the funding duration is limited to a maximum of 150 days / 5 months.

The calculation is made to the day (daily rate: monthly rate/30 days). Funding is only paid for days of ‘active study’, which is considered to be from the first day of lectures to the final examination. 

 

Group Countries monthly rates 23/24
Group 1 Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden 600€ (20€/day)
Group 2 Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus 540€ (18€/day)
Group 3 Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungaria 490€ (16,33€/day)


In project year 2023 (WS 2023/24, SS 2024) the funding duration is limited to a maximum of 145 days / 4 months and 25 days.

The calculation is made to the day (daily rate: monthly rate/30 days). Funding is only paid for days of ‘active study’, which is considered to be from the first day of lectures to the final examination. 
 

Monthly rates for Erasmus Traineeship (SMP, student mobility for traineeship/placement)

Monthly rates for Erasmus Traineeship (SMP, student mobility for traineeship/placement):

Students with an internship place in one of the Erasmus Programme countries (EU + Macedonia, Serbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey), which lasts at least 2 months can apply for the Erasmus Traineeship funding. 

The Erasmus Traineeship grant can be combined with

  • the green mobility topup
  • the fewer oppurtinities topup (see below).
Group Countries monthly rates 23/24
 Group 1 Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden 750€ (25€/day)
 Group 2 Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus 690€ (23€/day)
 Group 3 Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungaria 640€ (21,33€/day)

TopUp for Green Mobility

Since project year 2021, Erasmus+ has supported low-emissions travel. If you complete at least 50 per cent of your travel to and from the partner university/internship using environmentally friendly transportation (train, bus, ride-sharing, bicycle), you can apply for additional funding: you can claim up to six additional funding days for the longer travel time (in project 2024; project 2023: up to four additional funding days and one-time green-travel subsidy of €50).

For some inspiration: with bicycle from Germany to Spain.

Helpful links on low-emissions travel:
From Rome to Rio
Travel by train overnight through Europe
Explore Europe by train – Interrail
 

TopUp for Fewer Opportunities

Students who have special needs or face additional obstacles can receive extra funding (a monthly amount of €250) on top of the regular Erasmus funding. Students who meet the following criteria are eligible:

  • Their parents have not graduated from university / first generation academics
  • They are employed and cannot carry out their work during their stay abroad
  • They are accompanied abroad by underage children / students with child/ren
  • They have disability status rated 20 or above
  • They have a chronic illness and face increased expenses abroad as a result

Criteria for additional financial support for Erasmus students with fewer opportunities.

For some inspiration: first generation academic / student with disability.

Alternatively, students with children, a disability or a chronic illness and additional expenses can submit a so-called long-term application to receive up to €15,000 per semester to cover additional costs. It is also possible to receive a subsidy for a preparatory trip to the study destination to familiarise yourself with the situation there. Both of these options require a great deal of advance preparation. Please contact the TUHH-Erasmus coordinator to discuss them well ahead of time. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) must receive the application for additional funding at least two months before the study stay begins. More information as well as reports from students are available (in German) on the DAAD website.