Measures for students with fewer opportunities

Inclusion is one of the priorities of the Erasmus+ Programme, which is why several measures have been introduced to make the Programme more flexible and accessible to students and graduates with fewer opportunities. On the basis of the Erasmus+ Guide 2024, students and graduates with fewer opportunities are those who, for economic, social, cultural, geographical or health-related reasons, their migratory background, or for reasons such as disability and learning difficulties, or any other reason, including those which may give rise to discrimination within the meaning of Article 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, face obstacles, preventing them from enjoying effective access to the opportunities offered by the programme.


To facilitate access to mobility for students and staff as much as possible, in line with the principles of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), higher education institutions must ensure equality and equity in access and opportunities for current and potential participants from all backgrounds. backgrounds. This means involving participants with fewer opportunities, including, for example:

  • participants with certified physical, mental and health problems
  • economic disadvantage evidenced by their ISEE certification
  • cultural differences e.g. individuals having migrant and refugee backgrounds, national or ethnic minorities, 
  • people with language and cultural inclusion difficulties, etc.
  • students with underage children
  • student workers
  • students who are professional athletes
  • students who are orphans of at least one parent
  • students who are children of victims of terrorism and organised crime


For the categories of students with fewer opportunities, the following additional grants may be awarded, in addition to the ordinary grant:

  • € 250 monthly, for long-term mobility (minimum 2 months)
  • € 100, for mobility lasting between 5 and 14 days
  • € 150 for mobility lasting between 15 and 30 days.

In order to be eligible for funding, the disadvantaged status must be certified. 

Additional grants for students with physical or mental disabilities, and health-related needs

Additional costs related to the mobility of participants with fewer opportunities that cannot be covered by the additional 250.00 € grant, can be requested to the National Agency by the Universities that have selected students and/or staff with fewer opportunities with special needs related to physical or mental disabilities, or health-related needs in mobility). In order to access these grants, it is necessary to make a detailed budget of the expected costs and submit an appropriate request to the Erasmus+ National Agency, through the Mobility and International Relations Office, when the annual memo is published by the National Agency.