The Erasmus grant will cover some of the additional costs you have when you study or are completing a traineeship abroad, but does not finance your entire stay. How much you get in scholarships depends on where you travel.
For the academic year 2019-2020, the rates for study stays are:
- € 460 per month in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, UK, and Sweden
- € 410 per month in the other program countries
For the academic year 2019-2020, the rates for traineeships are:
- € 660 per month in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, UK, and Sweden
- € 610 per month in the other program countries
NMBU transfers the grant in Norwegian kroner to your Norwegian bank account. We use a fixed conversion rate between Euro and NOK. The exchange rate is set when we receive grant funds from the EU Commission. Any transaction costs from your bank, such as paying to a foreign bank account, must be covered by yourself.
You will get the grant for the actual exchange period:
- Start date: the first day you must be present at the host institution for academic reasons, such as the first day of teaching, the welcome events, etc.. For traineeships, the first day you must be present to start the work.
- End date: the last day you must be present at the host institution for academic reasons, such as the last day of the examination period. For traineeships, the last day you must be present before you finish the work.
The host institution or place of practice must confirm the start and end dates (see below). If you travel to the host country earlier than necessary, to attend language courses, etc., you will not receive a scholarship for that period. This also applies if you remain in the host country after the academic stay is over.
Students who withdraw must pay back the entire Erasmus scholarship unless they have been on exchange for a minimum of 3 months. Then only the scholarship for the remaining months you have not been on exchange must be repaid. If you become ill or have to cancel your Erasmus stay for other good reasons, you can apply to the Student Information Center (SIT) for exemption from paying back all or part of the grant. This must be documented with a medical certificate.
What do you need to do to get a grant?
- Sign and submit the Learning Agreement
- Submit a scholarship contract (emailed to you once you have submitted a signed Learning Agreement)
- Take the language test before and after your stay
- Submit the 'experience report' when you get home
- Provide start and end date verification from host institution or place of practice (see below)
- Answer the EU survey after your stay (automatically sent to your NMBU email)
- Submit academic transcripts from the exchange
All documents must be submitted to the Erasmus coordinator at NMBU.
Confirmation of start and end date:
The host institution or practice site must confirm the duration of your stay by signing the "Confirmation of Erasmus + Exchange Period" form when the exchange stay is over. These dates are the basis for the final grant amount.
When is the grant paid?
The scholarship is paid in two rounds:
For study stays:
- The main part of the grant is paid out in September / October for exchange in the autumn semester, and in February / March for exchange in the spring semester. This assumes that you have submitted the signed Learning Agreement and scholarship contract.
- The balance is paid out approximately four weeks after you have submitted your experience report, confirmation of Erasmus exchange, transcript of grades and taken the second language test when you return home.
- The main part of the grant is paid out at the beginning of the stay if SIT has been notified of the internship well in advance of departure.
- The balance is paid out approximately four weeks after you have submitted the last part of the Learning Agreement for Traineeships and taken the second language test when you return home.