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Coronavirus FAQ

For Covid-related questions on current UvA students going abroad on an Erasmus exchange programme or Erasmus traineeship/internship, please visit the Corona-related outbound Erasmus exchange & traineeships / internships FAQ.


  • What is Erasmus+?
    1. Students can use the Erasmus+ programme to spend some time abroad at a foreign (partner) university.
    2. These exchanges are funded by the European Commission. The Erasmus+ programme aims to stimulate cooperation in higher education.
    3. All UvA degree programmes participate in the European Erasmus+ Programme.
    4. This means that the individual degree programmes have concluded student exchange agreements with partner universities in the European member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway and Turkey.
    5. Check your faculty's website for an overview of the partner universities and for more information about the registration procedures. You can also take a look at the UvA World Map.
  • Erasmus+, extensive opportunities for students staying abroad
    1. You can go abroad for a study and/or internship as part of the Erasmus+ programme for a maximum of 12 months in each phase of study. This means you can spend up to 12 months abroad during your Bachelor’s study and up to 12 months abroad during your Master’s study for an exchange, research project or work placement.
    2. An internship period has to be 2 to 12 months, a study period has to be 3 to 12 months.
    3. You may go abroad multiple times for study and/or an internship, provided that you do not exceed the 12-month limit for each phase of study.
    4. The same applies to PhD students: you may also go abroad for study and/or an internship for up to 12 months.
    5. However, keep in mind that you might only receive an Erasmus+ grant once.
    6. More general information about Erasmus+ can be found on (in Dutch).
    7. Are you already nominated to go on exchange? Then you can find all the necessary information on Canvas.
  • What is an Erasmus+ grant?
    1. As an Erasmus+ student, you can apply for an Erasmus+ grant which you can use to help cover additional living and travel costs during your stay abroad.
    2. The grant amount is determined annually by Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education, and is linked to the destination country. 
    3. The available amounts for a study exchange are shown below per destination.
    4. The grant is awarded based on the actual duration of the stay abroad. This year, there is no maximum grant period.

    Maximum available amount


    • €360 per month
    • €12 per day

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

    • €300 per month
    • €10 per day

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

    • €240 per month
    • €8 per day

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

  • Am I eligible for an Erasmus+ grant?

    The general conditions regarding eligibility for an Erasmus+ grant are available on (in Dutch). We have provided a quick overview for you here:

    1. You remain enrolled at the UvA.
    2. Study programmes can set their own additional requirements and conditions.
    3. You will only be eligible for the grant if you are selected for a place at a partner university by your faculty's Study Abroad office. Students who are selected for this by their study programme will be automatically nominated for an Erasmus+ grant by the Central Erasmus Office of the UvA.
    4. Students who are selected for the Erasmus+ programme, but do not receive a grant, can still be placed abroad by the UvA; you are then a zero-grant Erasmus+ student.

Brexit and Erasmus+ exchanges to the UK - FAQ

The Brexit deal between the UK and the EU states that the UK has withdrawn from the Erasmus+ programme of the EU for the period 2021-2027. However, much is still unclear about the exact date of discontinuing the exchange agreements with our partners in the UK. Here you will find an FAQ, hopefully answering your questions related to the Brexit and going on an Erasmus+ exchange. If your question is not in this FAQ, please check the UvA Brexit page. If you can’t find it there, you can contact or ask your International Office.

Disclaimer! If the UvA cannot facilitate exchange coming semester(s) due to the corona situation, then no Erasmus+ exchanges can take place and no Erasmus+ grants can be awarded.

  • Can I still receive an Erasmus+ grant for a study exchange to the UK?

    Yes, you can. The UvA keeps facilitating Erasmus+ exchanges with UK universities during the academic year 2021/2022 in the same way exchanges are facilitated to other Erasmus+ countries.

    Note that this is under the assumption that exchanges in 2021-2022 will go through. If the UvA decides to cancel exchanges due to the corona situation, you cannot receive an Erasmus+ grant for a study exchange to the UK.

    For the academic year 2022/2023 we expect to facilitate UK Erasmus+ exchanges in the first semester. At this moment we are not sure exchanges to the UK will be facilitated in the second semester of 2022/2023.

    There might be exceptions. If a UK university leaves the Erasmus+ earlier, study exchanges in 2022/2023 to that university are not possible. If you consider going on exchange to a UK university in 2022/2023, you can ask your International Office about the possibilities. This exception does not hold for 2021/2022: every UK university should still be available for Erasmus+ exchange. (Under possible restrictions imposed by the corona situation.)