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Funding the exchange

If the exchange is accepted as part of your studies at Diak, you are entitled to a grant to support your international experience.

Depending on the destination, you can apply for one of the following grants:

Diak Grant

  • All destinations: €1500
  • Available to students who are applying for a Free Mover Exchange.
  • Minimum duration two months.
  • In case of cancellation, the grant will be collected back from the student.

Erasmus+ grant

The Erasmus+ grant is calculated individually for each student going to Europe and Global Erasmus+ exchanges based on three factors:

  1. Exchange programme (Erasmus+ Student Exchange or Erasmus+ Work Placement)
  2. Country group
  3. Length of stay in months and days

Erasmus+ Student Exchange can include studies, work placements, or both. The exchange will be coordinated as a student exchange if a university is involved in the process.

The Learning Agreement document must be prepared before submitting the grant application.

Erasmus+ Work Placement is any placement that doesn’t involve a university contact.

According to the Erasmus+ Programme guidelines, work placement grants must be higher than study grants.

Country groups based on living costs

Country group 1: Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden

Country group 2: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Country group 3: global destinations

Monthly grant sums

Below are the monthly grant sums for different exchange programmes and country groups. Study grants will be paid in two installments. However, you need to complete all compulsory steps of the Erasmus+ programme or otherwise some part of the grant will be collected back.

Erasmus+ grants

  • Student Exchange
    • Country group 1: monthly grant 540 euros
    • Country group 2: monthly grant 490 euros
  • Work Placement
    • Country group 1: monthly grant 690 euros
    • Country group 2: monthly grant 640 euros
    • Country group 3: monthly grant 700 euros

In case of cancellation, Erasmus+ grant will be collected back from the student.

Extra Erasmus+ grant for students with special needs or family

Erasmus+ provides funding for students with special needs. Contact Diak’s international office for more information about special needs support.

The Erasmus+ grant also supports students with children. Please contact your coordinator for more information if you are applying for an Erasmus+ exchange and have underage children.