Erasmus+ Study Scholarships are available for UT students who will study at a partner university within the EU for 3 to 12 months. The value of your Erasmus+ Scholarship depends on your destination, with a monthly allowance varying between € 240 and € 360 in the academic year 2022-2023 (see Erasmus Scholarship Amounts for specific amounts).
- The country of destination is considered safe by the Dutch Government (Dutch only).
- At the moment of your scholarship application and for the entire duration of your stay abroad, you are enrolled as a full-time student at UT.
- The university of your choice has an agreement with the UT. (Only universities with an agreement can be selected in Mobility-Online.)
- You are studying abroad for a period of 2 to 12 months.
- During this entire period abroad, you are both living and studying in the host country.
- An Erasmus+ Study Scholarship is not meant for a study period in your country of origin.
- Bachelor students must have obtained at least 60 EC.
- Your programme abroad counts towards your UT degree. Make sure you have your faculty contact person’s approval and that you can transfer obtained EC to your UT study programme.
- You can apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship up to a maximum of 12 months per study phase (Bachelor or Master). Multiple mobility periods are allowed: e.g., 3 months Erasmus+ Study + 9 months Erasmus+ Traineeship.
- You can apply for an Erasmus+ Study Scholarship via your workflow in Mobility-Online, áfter your course list has been approved by your educational programme. Since there is a lot of paperwork required to be taken care of before departure, make sure that you have acquired this approval as soon as possible and answered all questions related to your scholarship application at least 4 weeks before departure (preferably even sooner!)
- Eligibility for Erasmus+ is based on a fully completed application process (steps to take before, during and after the mobility).
ALL steps as mentioned in the application procedure below - before, during and after the mobility - must be completed in order to be eligible for a scholarship. UT reserves the right to cancel your application in case one or more steps remain incomplete. In that case any advance payments must be reimbursed.
Since Brexit, the UK is no longer taking part in the Erasmus+ programme 2021-2027 for individual mobilities within the EU. UT will automatically offer these students a Twente Mobility Fund Scholarship or a Holland Scholarship (depending on availability) instead.
Students who go to Switzerland on an exchange can not qualify for an Erasmus+ grant because Switzerland is not one of the program countries. Switzerland has the "Swiss - European Mobility Program", which is financed with a Swiss subsidy. Students must apply for the scholarship at the Swiss host institution. More information about this scholarship can be found on the Movetia website.
Double degree students can only apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship if they meet the following requirements:
- The student is enrolled at UT during the entire mobility.
- The programme abroad counts toward the students’ UT degree. (The EC’s obtained with the mobility must count for UT degree. If the EC’s count for the partner's degree, the scholarship can’t be granted by UT.)
- The mobility can’t take place in the country of origin.
- The student can’t apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship at the partner institution as well (Erasmus+ or Erasmus Mundus). A statement from the partner may be requested.
- A student can only apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship if the mobility takes place at one host institution for at least 3 months. A mobility at more than one institution is not allowed.
All parties must sign all required forms before the deadline (not after your arrival at the host institution). If your application is finished too late, you will no longer be eligible for a scholarship.
The Erasmus+ programme allows for (combinations of) top-ups as supplementary support to the Erasmus+ scholarship of an UT student who:
A. opts to travel in a sustainable manner to and from the host institution, and does not receive travel support as part of the Erasmus+ scholarship,
B. experiences financial barriers due to socio-economic reasons or disability in view of their abroad experience.
C. receives a fewer opportunity top-up for a disability.
If you are applying for an Erasmus+ scholarship, you may qualify for this additional financial support. Please note, strict criteria for these top-ups apply. Read on for more details on the qualification and how to apply.
If you are planning to travel to and from your host institution in a sustainable way you may consider applying for a green travel top-up. The aim is to lessen the carbon footprint caused by travelling.
You may receive a single contribution of 50 EUR as a top-up amount to your Erasmus+ scholarship, and up to 4 days of additional individual support to cover travel days, if regarded relevant by the UT. The green travel top-up is calculated in your second scholarship installment, upon the end of your mobility.
How to apply
You indicate in your Erasmus+ scholarship application through Mobility Online that you wish to apply for this top-up and provide answers to the relevant questions in your application. In the Erasmus+ scholarship application process you will be asked to provide evidence of your green travel plans and to sign the Declaration of Honor prior to the start of your mobility. You’ll notice in the Grant Agreement that you have applied for this top-up.
The assessment of this top-up application is carried out by the UT’s Scholarship Office (CES-SOIR) and is based on the answers you provide to the relevant questions as well as the supporting evidence you provide, in accordance with the description under ‘How to apply”.
If you are experiencing financial barriers due to your socio-economic background, and/or a disability, the fewer opportunities top-up may contribute to reduce this financial barrier. Socio-economic barriers refer to costs that cannot be covered by the supplementary scholarship provided to you by DUO. In case of a disability, you could for instance think of costs involved related to adapted travel, adapted housing, or additional insurance covering your specific needs during mobility.
You may receive a contribution corresponding to the following:
Type of mobility
Duration of mobility
Amount in €
Short physical mobility
Short physical mobility
Long-term physical mobility (traditional semester exchange or traineeship)
Courses and Traineeship
From 2 to 12 months
The amount of this top-up is irrespective of your destination in the EU. The top-up is provided upon the start of your mobility.
How to apply
In Mobility Online, you indicate in your ERASMUS+ scholarship application you wish to apply for this top-up and provide answers to the questions in your application. You will be asked to provide evidence and to sign the Declaration of Honor prior to the start of your mobility. You’ll note in the Grant Agreement that you have applied for this top-up. In the process of application you are asked to provide evidence prior to the start of your mobility.
A. Evidence of disability: a medical statement. This can be a copy of your medical record, or a statement from your doctor or general practitioner. The statement should confirm a disability and that it has impact on studies or international mobility. The statement does not need to specify which disability applies.
B. Evidence of socio-economic disadvantage: a copy of your supplementary scholarship (not equaling €0.-) from DUO.
Please note, for 2022 and 2023, the specific target group and criteria for this top-up have been defined at national level by the National Agencies in agreement with National Authorities in The Netherlands. The medical statement and proof of your DUO additional grant are strict minimum requirements UT has to adhere to and cannot deviate from.
Assessment of your application
The assessment of this top-up application is carried out by the UT’s Scholarship Office (CES-SOIR) and is based on the answers you provide to the relevant questions as well as the evidence you provide, in accordance with the description under ‘How to apply”. The assessment will be done in all confidentiality with respect to your privacy.
If you are a recipient of the fewer opportunities top-up for a disability, the UT’s Scholarship Office (CES-SOIR) may consider supplementing your scholarship with an extra contribution.
The extra supplement aims to contribute to the extra financial costs made by participants with physical, mental or health related conditions to allow their participation in the mobility, and in preparatory visits and for accompanying persons (including costs related to travel and individual support), if justified and as long as it is not covered through budget categories "travel support" and "individual support".
This extra supplement consists of a contribution of one time €100.
How to apply
You are not able to apply for this top-up in your Erasmus+ scholarship application in Mobility Online. If you experience costs directly related to your mobility experience as stated above, you may send an e-mail to email@example.com supported with evidence of ‘real costs’ made for your mobility.
Assessment of your application
The assessment for this extra supplement is carried out by the UT’s Scholarship Office (CES-SOIR) and in accordance with the description under ‘How to apply”. The assessment will be done in all confidentiality with respect to your privacy.
All applications will take place via your registration in Mobility-Online. The application for a scholarship will automatically appear in your workflow.
Before your departure, you are required to take the following steps:
- Fill in the Digital Learning Agreement via Mobility Online.
- Download the Grant Agreement in Mobility-Online.
- Fill in any missing information and gather the required signatures for both documents.
- Upload the Grant Agreement in Mobility-Online.
- Do the required Online Language Assessment.
This placement test will take about 30 minutes. You will receive a link with instructions after your scholarship application process has started. After you have finished the placement test you also have access to language courses. The results will not exclude you from the Erasmus+ exchange programme.
After you have finished the required steps and your scholarship has been granted, you will receive a provisional amount of 75% of the scholarship. (The final amount is calculated at the end of your mobility, based on your true starting and end date, considering any changes that might occur to the dates during your mobility.)
During the mobility
The section ‘During the mobility’ in your workflow within Mobility-Online registers any changes to your mobility programme (e.g. changes in dates or courses). The changes will be added to your Digital Learning Agreement and need to be digitally signed for approval by all parties.
Extension of the mobility period
If you want to request an extension of your mobility programme abroad, send an email request to your faculty contact person and firstname.lastname@example.org. This request has to be submitted no later than one month before the scheduled end date of your exchange programme. Only if a request for extension is done and approved before this deadline, the extension will contribute to a recalculation of your scholarship!
After the mobility
- Finish the 'after the mobility' section of your Digital Learning Agreement in Mobility-Online.
- Complete the questionnaire (Participants Report) regarding your Erasmus+ Study exchange, which will be sent to you by Erasmus+ one day after the end date of your mobility period.
This questionnaire is a mandatory part of your scholarship and must be completed within 30 days after the end date of your mobility. Please make sure you fill in the survey within 30 days upon receipt, or the link to the survey will no longer be valid! (See Grant Agreement art. 7.1.)
After you have finished these final steps, you will receive the remaining amount of your scholarship.
The final amount will be calculated based on the dates of your stay in the 'after the mobility' section of your Digital Learning Agreement. If your dates have changed after your Grant Agreement was approved, the total amount will be recalculated along with the final payment.
Please be aware that if you fail to meet all of the scholarship requirements mentioned above (before, during and after the mobility), the UT reserves the right to cancel the allocation of the scholarship.
All steps are required based on very strict Erasmus+ guidelines. In case an application remains incomplete after your mobility, the advance amount will have to be paid back in full.
ERASMUS STUDENT NETWORK
Most partner universities organise an introduction period to acquaint you with international student life. The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) will help you on location and also organise activities for you and other Erasmus students.
If you have any questions about Erasmus+ or other outgoing scholarships, please feel free to email our Scholarship Office at email@example.com.
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