Support for persons with disabilities or chronic illness in the Erasmus+ program

Erasmus+ places great emphasis on inclusion. Students and university staff with disabilities or chronic illness are eligible to receive funding for increased costs during their Erasmus+ stay. Each higher education institution, by signing the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), commits to providing equal access and opportunities for all. Therefore, incoming students and incoming higher education staff with physical, mental or health impairments are provided with the same support services and facilities that are offered to all other students and staff.


All participants with disabilities or chronic illnesses are entitled to an inclusion grant of 250 euros. Participants with childcare obligations also have the opportunity to receive 250 euros as a subsidy.


Erasmus+ participants with disabilities or chronic illness can apply for an Erasmus+ Special Grant in addition to the regular Erasmus+ Mobility Grant. When preparing your Erasmus+ stay, we ask you to inform us about your situation and to estimate the additional costs you are likely to incur during your Erasmus+ mobility or in the host country. There will also be the possibility to arrive early in order to familiarize yourself with the new environment.