Erasmus+ is the EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 2014-2020. During this period, an estimated 15 billion euros will be provided to projects within the program. The University of Iceland has been an active participant in the Erasmus programme for many years and aims to promote the participation of the UI community in the new Erasmus+ programme.
Erasmus+ is aimed at increasing cooperation between universities in Europe, strengthening Europe as a knowledge society and support the formulation joint and modern European Higher education system. Erasmus + provides students of European universities a unique opportunity to gain international experience in their studies and improve the position in the labor market. In addition, the new program promotes equal opportunities to study abroad by providing funding for students with special needs.
Students can apply for two types of Erasmus+ grants:
- Erasmus+ exchange studies grant to study at one of UI’s partner universities. Students applying for an Erasmus grant for study abroad can get a subsistence grant ranging from € 450-550 per month, and a travel grant ranging from 275-1100 € (depending on the distance to the destination).
Erasmus+ traineeship grant to work on specific projects in cooperation with an institution or to do an internship at a public or private entity. Students who apply for an Erasmus grant for traineeships can get a subsistence grant ranging from 650-750 € per month and a travel grant ranging 275-1100 € (depending on the distance from the destination).
- Erasmus+ Disability Grant
When you fill in an Erasmus+ application for exchange studies or traineeship you are automatically applying for the corresponding grant.
The application deadline is March 1 (or the next business day if the application is on a public holiday).
Icelandic Erasmus + homepage