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Erasmus+ doctoral student mobility

As a doctoral student, you have many opportunities to gain international experience during your doctoral studies. You can, for example, take courses, participate in staff training or collect data for your thesis. You can also teach at a partner university.

Exchanges carried out in Europe (EU/EEA) within the framework of Erasmus+, the EU's education programme, are supported with scholarships. How the scholarship amount is calculated, and the size of the scholarship depends on the type of activity you carry out and where you go. The scholarship is a contribution to the costs for travel and subsistence that occur in connection with your mobility.

If you want to go to an institution/organisation within the EU/EEA, you can apply directly for an Erasmus+ scholarship if you meet all the requirements/conditions. Mobility to LERU and EUGLOH member universities, as well as European U21 universities, is encouraged. Currently, there is also the possibility to register your interest in mobility to countries outside the EU/EEA. Read more under “Call 2024 for mobility outside the EU/EEA”.

Read more about EUGLOH

Read more about LERU

Read more about U21

Below is a summary of the opportunities within the Erasmus+ programme. As a doctoral student, you are both a student and a staff member and can therefore apply for scholarships that refer to both groups. Which mobility you should choose depends on the purpose of the trip.

As a doctoral student at Lund University, you can take courses, collect data and material for your thesis or participate in other thesis preparation activities at a partner university. The studies must be full-time at one and the same university and for a continuous period of time.

Erasmus+ mobility for studies must be carried out within the framework of an Erasmus+ exchange agreement (Inter-Institutional Agreement). Regardless of whether you register for courses or do thesis preparation activities, a Learning Agreement must be signed.

More information about Erasmus+mobility for studies within the EU/EEA and link to application (Erasmus database)

The information on this page mainly applies to Lund University's bachelor's and master's students who are nominated for an exchange within the EU/EEA and to the United Kingdom and Switzerland. In addition to that, the following information is relevant for doctoral students:

Eligibility and Terms

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, you must:

  • be registered as a doctoral student with the intention of obtaining a degree at Lund University
  • have a supervisor at Lund University
  • study full-time during the exchange
  • live in the host country for the entire study period (also applicable for exchange studies in Denmark)

Also consider the following:

  • There must be an exchange agreement between Lund University and the receiving institution. You upload the confirmation from your faculty's international office that an agreement exists in the Erasmus database under "Other documents".

    Contact your faculty's international office for more information

     
  • Your supervisor, your host and you must draw up a Learning Agreement.

    Download the template (utbyten.se)

    Upload the signed Learning Agreement in the Erasmus database under "Other documents".

     
  • You are strongly advised to have a supervisor at the receiving institution, although this is not a formal requirement.

The length of the exchange period

The physical study period can last for 5–30 days or 2–12 months.

Scholarship amount

In the case of a short, physical mobility of 5–30 days:

  • Days 1–14: 79 euros per day.
  • Days 15–30: 56 euros per day.
  • Outside the EU/EEA: daily amount plus a travel grant (no travel grant for mobility to the United Kingdom and Switzerland).

For longer mobility of 2–12 months:

  • Within the EU/EEA including United Kingdom and Switzerland: between 510 and 560 euros per month.
  • Outside the EU/EEA: 700 euros per month plus a travel grant.

If you have a disability or have children, you can receive extra support in the form of Top-up.

The traineeship can take place at a company, an organisation, a university or a research and training centre and can be carried out during and after the doctoral studies.

  • During the doctoral studies: The content of the traineeship must be relevant to your doctoral studies. You can use the traineeship for, for example, fieldwork, data collection and to gather material for your thesis.
  • After the doctoral studies (“recent graduate”): You can use the traineeship, for example, to gain work and research experience. You must apply for your Erasmus+ traineeship during the last semester. The entire traineeship period must take place within 12 months of the defence. A doctoral student who has obtained his or her degree can no longer apply for a traineeship as a “recent graduate”.

More information about Erasmus+ traineeship mobility within the EU/EEA and link to application (Erasmus database)

The information on this page mainly applies to Lund University's bachelor's and master's students who are going on exchange within the EU/EEA including United Kingdom and Switzerland. In addition to that, the following information is relevant for doctoral students:

Eligibility and Terms

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, you must:

  • be registered as a doctoral student with the intention of obtaining a degree at Lund University
  • have a supervisor at Lund University
  • study full-time during the exchange
  • live in the host country for the entire study period (also applicable for exchange studies in Denmark)

The length of the exchange period

The physical traineeship period can last 5–30 days or 2–12 months.

Scholarship amount

In the case of a short, physical mobility of 5–30 days:

  • Days 1–14: 70 euros per day.
  • Days 15–30: 50 euros per day.
  • Outside the EU/EEA: daily amount plus a travel grant (no travel grant for mobility to the United Kingdom and Switzerland).

In case of longer mobility of 2–12 months:

  • Within the EU/EEA including United Kingdom and Switzerland: between 610 and 660 euros per month.
  • Outside the EU/EEA: 700 euros per month plus a travel grant.

If you have a disability or have children, you can receive extra support in the form of Top-up.

Teacher mobility gives you as a doctoral student the opportunity to teach at a partner university. Teacher mobility can be combined with Erasmus+ staff training which reduces the number of teaching hours by half.

An Erasmus+ exchange agreement (“Inter-Institutional Agreement”) with the partner university you wish to visit is a requirement.

Contact your faculty's international office for more information and guidance on the exchange agreement

Eligibility and Terms

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, you must:

  • be registered as a doctoral student with the intention of obtaining a degree at Lund University
  • have a supervisor at Lund University
  • live in the host country for the entire traineeship period (this also applies for Denmark)

The length of the exchange period

The mobility must last at least two days (five days outside the EU/EEA) and contain at least eight teaching hours a week (four hours in the case of combined teacher and staff training mobility). The maximum time granted is normally 2–3 weeks, but the exchange can amount to 60 days.

Scholarship amount

Between 140-180 euros per day plus a travel grant. The scholarship is transferred to the institution and not to the scholarship holder.

More information about teacher mobility within the EU/EEA and link to application (Erasmus database)

Staff training mobility means that you, as a doctoral student, can job shadow at a company, an organisation or a university, participate in workshops or in a shorter course (not ECTS). The activity you carry out must be related to your duties at Lund University.

Eligibility and Terms

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, you must:

  • be registered as a doctoral student with the intention of obtaining a degree at Lund University
  • have a supervisor at Lund University
  • live in the host country for the entire traineeship period (this also applies for Denmark)

The length of the exchange period

The mobility must last at least two days (five days outside the EU/EEA). The maximum time granted is normally 1–2 weeks, but the exchange can amount to 60 days.

Scholarship amount

Between 140-180 euros per day plus a travel allowance. The grant is transferred to the institution and not to the scholarship holder.

More information on staff training mobility within the EU/EEA and link to application

Contact

Petra Moser-Nørgaard
International coordinator
+46 46 222 47 53
petra [dot] moser-norgaard [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education

Erasmus code
S LUND01

Charter number
101013090 – LU

OID
E10209141

Erasmus Charter 2021–2027 for Lund University (PDF 315 kB, new tab)