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Erasmus+ grant

You may be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant if you plan to study, graduate or complete a work placement in a European country. This grant is intended as a contribution towards the additional costs you incur. These may include costs for insurance, your visa or the cost of living in the host country. The amount you receive depends on the country you are going to.

This page provides you with all the information you need about Erasmus+:

  • The Regulations tab includes general information and a link to the Implementation regulations for an Erasmus+ grant.
  • The Checklist tab contains the checklist as well as a handy explanatory document to help you fill in the checklist correctly.
  • Documents offers you all the documents containing further information you need for your grant application. You can also download all the forms you will need to complete from this tab.
  • You can consult the Grant amounts tab for an overview of the daily and monthly allowance amounts used to determine your grant.
  • The Experiences tab includes stories and videos from students who went abroad under the Erasmus+ programme.

Contact us

If you have any questions about Erasmus+, please feel free to contact the Avans International Office:

+31 88 - 525 80 01

Last updated on 15 June 2021.

Implementation Regulations

You will need to have read the Implementation regulations for an Erasmus+ grant before you can start your grant application. Please note that different regulations apply for different academic years.

The Implementation regulations for an Erasmus+ grant document explains:

  • which requirements you have to meet
  • what the deadlines are for application and submitting documents.

Please read this document carefully, as the information in this document always applies.

Definitive Erasmus+ grant amount for 2019-2020 has been determined

The implementation regulations for an Erasmus+ grant state that the percentage of days eligible for a grant will be announced on goingabroad.avans.nl no later than 1 January of the current academic year. The percentage of days eligible for a grant in the 2019-2020 academic year is 100%. This means the full grant amount will be paid out to you once it has been ascertained that you meet all the requirements for being awarded an Erasmus+ grant.

Determination of definitive grant amount Erasmus + 2020-2021 will be announced on goingabroad.avans.nl no later than 1 January of this academic year.


You will need to complete part of your application in Osiris. The instructions will guide you through this process step by step.

Students with a disability

If you require disability-related educational support, you can apply to Nuffic for an additional grant. This information sheet provides details on how to apply.


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication (communication) reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Last updated on 19 May 2020.

In order to receive an Erasmus+ grant you must follow the steps set out in the checklist you see above. You can download the image by clicking the button below.

The Explanation to Erasmus+ grant checklist document will help you to fill in the checklist correctly.

Last updated on 9 June 2021.

This tab includes all the forms you need to complete for an Erasmus+ grant.

Grant Agreement 

The Grant Agreement is an agreement that Avans closes with every Erasmus+ student before departure. The agreement contains mutual obligations of the student and the institution. You can read more about the Grant Agreement in the Implementation Regulations Erasmus+.

Learning Agreement

The Learning Agreement sets out what activities, courses or projects you will complete during your studies or work placement. This documents needs to be signed off by you and a representative of Avans and the partner institution and placement company. Please consult the Implementation regulations for an Erasmus+ grant for details about the Learning Agreement.

Online Learning Agreement 

If you are going abroad for study, then you can also use the Online Learning Agreement (OLA). You can complete the OLA electronically by creating an account online. Your document will then be forwarded directly to both the Sending and the Receiving Institution.

You will be notified as soon as all parties have signed off the document. You can then proceed with your Erasmus+ application in Osiris. Please follow the instructions for completing the OLA.

Learning agreement 2020-2021

How to complete the Learning Agreement

Watch the video for a step-by-step instruction for completing the Learning Agreement:

Statement of Home/Host

The Statement of Home/Host is an additional document you need to complete if the documents provided by the partner institution or placement company are not sufficient for Avans to award you the full grant. Please consult the Implementation regulations for an Erasmus+ grant to see if this applies to you.

Code overview

As part of your application, you will need to state various codes on the forms. You can find these in the code overview.

The code NL BREDA01 applies to all the Avans programmes and campuses.

User guide for Online Linguistic Support

OLS is a mandatory language assessment you are required to complete before departure. The second test upon return is optional. These tests allow the European Union to monitor your progress in the language of your host country during your stay abroad. The user guide will help you navigate through the programme step by step.

Student Charter

The Student Charter provides a general overview of your rights and obligations obligations in the context of the Erasmus+ program. It also tells you what to expect from Avans and the receiving partner institution / placement company during the various stages of your work placement or exchange.The Student Charter was compiled by the EU. Additionally Avans formulated a number of rights and obligations. You can find these in the Implementation Regulations for an Erasmus+ grant.


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication (communication) reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Last updated on 5 October 2021.

Grant amount

The Erasmus+ grant amount is determined for every individual student based on the duration of their study period or work placement and the host country chosen. We will set a provisional amount before your departure and determine the definitive grant amount upon your return. 

The provisional grant amount is calculated on the basis of the number of days you plan to spend abroad as recorded by you in the Learning Agreement and Osiris. Please consult the overview below to find out in which category your host country comes and the effect this has on your grant amount. Note that for calculation purposes, a month is defined as 30 days. The Implementation regulations for an Erasmus+ grant provide details on the way the grant amount is determined. 

Amounts 2020-2021 


Receiving country

Amount per month
in €


Amount per
in €



Group 1

Programme Countries with higher living costs

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway





Group 2

Programme Countries with medium living costs

Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Malta, Portugal





Group 3

Programme Countries with lower living costs

Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Republic of North Macedonia, Turkey






Last updated on 9 June 2021.

If you are keen to hear about the experiences of students who studied or trained abroad, then be sure to check the videos on wilweg.nl.

Last updated on 29 January 2020.

At Avans, we feel it is important that every student should be able to take advantage of an international exchange, and we are pleased to announce that a supplementary Erasmus+ grant is available for 46 students in the 2021/22 academic year. This supplementary Erasmus+ grant comes on top of the regular Erasmus+ grant. The supplement is €6 per day, and is intended as financial support for students who need a little extra help during their international student exchange due to special circumstances. 

Who is eligible for this supplementary Erasmus+ grant? 

Students from families with a lower basic income can apply for the supplementary Erasmus+ grant. You may be eligible for a supplementary Erasmus+ grant if you already receive a supplementary grant from DUO of at least €300. When you apply for the supplementary Erasmus+ grant, you will have to prove that you meet the criteria. The supplementary Erasmus+ grant is currently only available to those on an international student exchange.

The supplementary Erasmus+ grants, 46 of which are available for students on international exchanges, will be distributed evenly over both semesters. If applications outpace availability, then the supplementary Erasmus+ grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. The application period for the supplementary Erasmus+ grant is the same for the regular Erasmus+ grant. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Applying for a supplementary Erasmus+ grant 

Click here to submit your application.

Procedure and confidentiality 

Applications are assessed diligently and confidentially. After you submit your application, we will do a brief check to see if you are indeed eligible. The procedure is fully confidential, taking your privacy into account. 

Last updated on 11 October 2021.
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