THE ERASMUS+ GRANT

Erasmus+ is the European Union Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport. 

Erasmus+ offers grants to students who wish to study or do a traineeship in Norway as a part of their education. The grant is allocated mainly to students from member states of the EU and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey. Starting from 2015, it is possible for students from partner countries outside Europe to study at a Norwegian higher education institution with the Erasmus+ grant. All mobilities under Erasmus+ aim to help individual learners to acquire skills, to support their professional development and deepen their understanding of other cultures.

Please refer to the European Commission’s website for general information about the Erasmus+ Programme. 

Each student receives a monthly grant between € 250 and € 850. The scholarships are granted for a period of 3-12 months for studies, and 2-12 months for traineeships. The monthly grant is based on a fixed rate for each country. Students from countries outside of Europe also qualify for a travel grant. The EU-funded grant contribute to the increased costs that the mobility period abroad generates and help to cover travel to Europe and subsistence during the period of study abroad. 

As an Erasmus student you are exempted from paying fees for tuition, registration, examinations and access to laboratory and library facilities at the host institution. The monthly grant is intended to cover parts of housing and living expenses. The payment of any national grant or loan should be maintained during the study period abroad. You can contact your home institution to get more information about the grant you will receive as an Erasmus student.

The study period in Norway shall be recognized as a part of your study programme at your home institution. In order for the mobility to take place, an inter-institutional agreement has to be signed between the participating institutions. In this inter-institutional agreement, the sending and receiving institutions agree on the range of courses open to visiting students. The agreement ensure that the sending institution will recognize the credits gained by its students, for activities successfully completed abroad, and count them towards the student’s degree upon return. 

Each Erasmus+ student will be given an Erasmus+ Student Charter by their sending university or higher education institution after their selection. In particular, the Erasmus+ Student Charter outlines the basic entitlements of the Erasmus+ students, such as free tuition and full recognition of studies or traineeship abroad. Please read the Erasmus Student Charter for more information about the rights and obligations of an Erasmus student.

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