Outgoing Student Mobility (SMS)

Erasmus Financing Options & Scholarships

Financial Support


HHL students have the opportunity to study in a different European country and to expand their social and cultural competencies. They learn more about the academic system of a foreign university and its teaching and learning methods. Financial support is possible for stays lasting between three and twelve months. Also doctoral students can apply. Academic stay will be supported in all participating countries.

A financial support of Erasmus+ stays is regulated according to different levels of living costs in program target countries:

For the academic years 2013/14 to 2017/18:

Starting 2014 the following minimum amounts per month for study abroad periods are valid within whole Europe, according to three country groups:
• Group 1 (monthly 250 Euro): Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Austria, Sweden.
• Group 2 (monthly 200 Euro): Belgium, Greece, Iceland, Croatia, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slowenia, Spain, Czech, Turkey, Cyprus.
• Group 3 (monthly 150 Euro): Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Macedonia, Poland, Rumania, Slovakia, Hungary.
All payments will be calculated on a daily basis, according to the confirmed duration of the study abroad period.
The maximum amount per month is 500 Euro in country group 1, also depending on the total amount HHL has received from DAAD. Also in this case the difference between each country group remains 50 Euro.

For the academic years 2018/19 - :

Group 1 (420 Euro/month) – for 2019/20: 450 Euro/month : Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, Sweden, UK.
Group 2 (360 Euro/month) – for 2019/20: 390 Euro/month: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain.
Group 3 (300 Euro/month) – for 2019/20: 330 Euro/month: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slowenia, Turkey; for 2019/20 in addition Serbia.
All payments will be calculated on a daily basis, according to the confirmed duration of the study abroad period.



The following benefits are given to students:

  • mobility grant
  • tuition fee waiver at the host institution (not at the home institution)
  • support in the preparation of the study abroad period
  • academic recognition of the results achieved abroad, according to the learning agreement.
  • Special grants for single students with children
  • Special grants for students with disabilities

Erasmus+ News, effective 2014

  • Students may receive financial support several times during each cycle (Bachelor, Master, PhD).
  • The maximum support is 12 months for each cycle. The minimum duration for a financial support is 3 months.
  • Students who want to earn a master degree abroad within Europe, may apply for a bank loan with low interest rates.


The prerequitites for a study abroad within Erasmus+ are:

  • must be an Erasmus eligible partner university, holding a valid ECHE, see HHL partner universities
  • selection of students according to the general guidelines for study abroad
  • the study period does not exceed the limit of 12 months per study cycle
  • all documents (see below) must be submitted on time.

All eligible students will be contacted by the International Office immediately after decision for an Erasmus eligible university.

  • max. financial support: for 2013/14-2017/18: 500 Euro/month (in counties with high living costs) / min. financial support: 150 Euro per month (in countries with low living costs)
  • For 2018/19 – : fixed amount of 420/360/300 Euro according to country group / available grants will be distributed on an equal basis / calculation on a daily basis
  • For 2019/120 – : fixed amount of 450/390/330 Euro according to country group / available grants will be distributed on an equal basis / calculation on a daily basis

Single participants with child abroad and participants with disabilities should contact the International Office for more information.

Mandatory language tests

Effective October 2014 there is a online language test, provided by the EU, in six languages (DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, NL) available. This test is mandatory for all students within Erasmus+, in case the working language abroad is covered by the language test. This test must be taken twice, before and after the mobility. In case the first test is passed with a C2-result, the second test is waived.

Erasmus+ Student Charta

Duties and right of students within the Erasmus+ Program are laid down in the Erasmus+ Student Charta.


All funded persons, taking part in Erasmus+ mobility are obliged to report online via a „mobility plus tool“ after the study abroad period. This is in addition to the mandatory report for the HHL, to be provided on the intranet.