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Mobility plays a crucial role in building the European higher education area. The Erasmus+ programme encourages mobility in Europe and internationally for students, faculty and staff of higher education institutions. It also facilitates cooperation between institutions through strategic partnerships, knowledge alliances and sector skills alliances.
33 countries participate in Erasmus+:
- The 28 countries of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden
- Three countries from the European Free Trade Association: Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway (with the exception of Switzerland)
- Two EU candidate countries: Turkey and Macedonia
The Erasmus+ grant
All mobility between Sciences Po (students, faculty, staff) and its partner universities and companies in Europe is conducted under the Erasmus+ programme. This programme, and the status it confers, makes it possible to apply for an Erasmus+ mobility grant.
For students, the Erasmus+ mobility grant is not means-tested. All students eligible for the grant receive a fixed sum.
The amount of the Erasmus+ grant depends on the cost of living in the student’s host country and the length of their stay. The European Commission has classified destination countries into three groups and set the following monthly ranges for each mobility category:
|Country||Monthly range for study abroad||Monthly range for internships|
|Group 1||Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom||€200€ to €300||€350 to €450|
|Group 2||Germany, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia and Turkey||€150€ to €250||€300€ to €400|
|Group 3||Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Poland, Romania and Slovakia||€150 to €250||€300 to €400|
For faculty, the Erasmus+ mobility grant includes a subsistence grant for living costs (the amount depends on the host country) and a travel grant based on the distance travelled and adjusted annually.
For more information, please contact the international affairs Managers at the Center for Europe.
The Erasmus+ grant in 2016-2017
The amounts of the Erasmus+ grant vary according to the budget allocated to Sciences Po by the European Commission each year under the Erasmus + programme, and to the number of students on mobility in Europe of study or an internship.
In 2016-2017, 436 students benefited so far from the Erasmus+ grant :
- 368 students studying abroad (third year of Undergraduate College and Master’s)
- 68 students on an internship (third year of Undegraduate College and Master’s)
The Erasmus+ grant monthly stipends for + 2016-2017 are:
- Group 1: 200 € / month for study abroad. 350 € / month for internships
- Group 2: 150 € / month for study abroad. 300 € / month for internships
- Group 3: 150 € / month for study abroad. 300 € / month for internships
The means-tested grant from the City of Paris supplemented the Erasmus+ grant by €160 per month for eligible students. For 2017-2018, the council of City of Paris put an end to the grant for European mobility awarded to higher education. See further in the section Payment of the Erasmus+ grant.
Students must be regularly enrolled at Sciences Po and be undertaking a compulsory (for credit) period abroad in Europe:
- Any student in their third year of Undergraduate College undertaking a study period abroad at a partner university in one of the 33 participating countries is entitled to an Erasmus+ grant. See the list of Sciences Po’s partner universities.
- Any student in their third year of Undergraduate College undertaking an internship abroad in one of the 33 participating countries is entitled to an Erasmus+ grant. This internship can take place in any public or private organisation active in the labour market or in the education, training and youth sectors. Only applications which include an internship agreement between Sciences Po, the student and the host organisation and stating firm start and end dates for the internship will be considered. Some organisations are not eligible for the Erasmus+ grant.
- Any Master’s student undertaking a compulsory (and for credit) study period abroad at a partner university in one of the 33 participating countries is entitled to an Erasmus+ grant. See the list of Sciences Po’s partner universities.
- Master’s students undertaking a compulsory, for-credit internship in Europe. Sciences Po currently has a limited amount of funding for this category of student. These funds will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Only applications which include an internship agreement between Sciences Po, the student and the host organisation and stating firm start and end dates for the internship will be considered.
Students of all nationalities can participate in the Erasmus+ programme. You simply need to be enrolled at Sciences Po as a regular student.
Sciences Po faculty members must have a project for teaching mobility in one of the Erasmus+ programme partner universities. The mobility period may vary from two days to two months (a minimum of eight hours’ teaching per week). The courses taught must be part of the official programme of the partner institution.
How to Apply
Study period abroad in 2017-2018 (Undergraduate College/Master's)
Information will be emailed by the Erasmus+ office between May and July 2017. The application form and the steps you need to follow will be communicated in July 2017. If you plan to study abroad in Europe in 2017-2018 and have not received a message from the Erasmus+ office by September 2017, contact us by email.
Students with a disability are eligible for extra funding for their mobility in Europe. For more information, contact the Erasmus+ office at any time.
Internship abroad in 2017-2018 (Undergraduate College/Master's)
No application for the Erasmus+ internship grant will be considered without an internship agreement already signed by Sciences Po, the student and the host organization, and indicating the exact internship dates.
Students with a disability are eligible for extra funding for their mobility in Europe. For more information, contact the Erasmus+ office.
- Please complete the application form and all supporting documents back to us as soon as possible.
- Please note that no application will be considered without a signed internship agreement indicating the exact internship dates.
- The number of Master's internship grants relies on the funding received from the European Commission. For 2016-2017, twenty-four Master's grants have been awarded so far.
- As there is a limited number of grants, we cannot guarantee that all applicants will be funded. However, Master's students doing internships in Europe are invited to send us their application as early as possible, as the grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis (according to the date the application was emailed).
- No application will be considered without a signed internship agreement indicating the exact dates of the internship.
- The Erasmus+ grant is awarded only when the internship is a compulsory requirement for completing the degree.
Sciences Po faculty and staff: 2017-2018 mobility
If you plan to undertake a teaching or training mobility in Europe during the 2017-2018 academic year, contact the Europe Centre of Sciences Po’s International Division or the Erasmus+ office.
Payment of the Erasmus + grant
The Erasmus+ grant is paid to students in two instalments during their year abroad as follows:
Erasmus+ study and internship
- 80 percent of the total amount of the grant is paid once the Erasmus+ office has received your arrival certificate, learning agreement and mobility contract. To receive the first instalment, you must also have completed the compulsory language assessment designed to evaluate students' language proficiency at the start of their mobility. The test is taken online on the European Commission platform.
- The remaining 20 percent of the grant is paid when your Erasmus+ file is complete and includes all documents required by the European Commission for the Erasmus+ programme. You must also have completed the final language assessment and the Erasmus+ Report Form (which you will receive automatically at the end of your mobility) online on the European Commission platforms.
Possibility of an advance on the Erasmus+ grant
It is strongly recommended for students going on a mobility programme in Europe to begin their stay with enough funds to cover the costs of setting up in their host country and at least one months' expenses.
In certain specific circumstances, Sciences Po may consider the possibility of an advance on the Erasmus+ grant. For more information, contact the Erasmus+ office.
Important information about the Paris City Council Grant and the Erasmus +
For the year 2017-2018, the Paris City Council has put an end to the grant program for European mobility awarded to higher education institutions.
In order to not penalize students leaving for mobility in Europe, given the late notification from the Paris City Council, the institution decided to set up a complement to the Erasmus + scholarship for the year 2017-2018 only, distributed on the basis of social criteria which will replace all or part of the complement of the Paris City Council grant.
Students whose family quotient (based on net taxable income divided by the share number) is not exceeding € 19,461 on the basis of the 2017 tax notice (taking into account the income of 2016) are invited to submit their application.
However, since the budget for the grant of this supplement is limited, several other criterias will also be taken into account: all the financial aid for each student and the monthly amount of the bonus for students doing an internship. , Crous social criteria, Sciences Po complement, regional scholarships etc.).
Priority will be given to students who receive few aid aside from the Erasmus + mobility grant.
Erasmus+ at Sciences Po
- Sophie Prudent, Erasmus+ Officer
- Sophie Gaudiard, Erasmus+ Assistant
- Aurélien Krejbich, Director of the Europe Centre, in charge of the Erasmus+ programme
- Gabriela Crouzet Rehorova, Deputy Director of the International Affairs Division
- By email: email@example.com
- By telephone: +33 1 45 49 53 30 / +33 1 45 49 59 41