Erasmus+ funding for students with a disability or a chronic illness
Erasmus+ student mobility
Due to the corona crisis, it is currently still unclear when European universities will start offering face-to-face teaching again. In order to enable as many students as possible to participate in mobility offerings, the German national agency DAAD now also supports preparatory trips for severely disabled students (from a degree of disability of 50). The funds are made available by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and serve to prepare for an Erasmus+ stay abroad in a programme country.
Inclusion and equal opportunities for potential beneficiaries is an important concern of the Erasmus+ programme. Students and staff with disabilities have the opportunity to receive additional funding for costs associated with their stay abroad.
Equal treatment and equal opportunities
By signing the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, each university institution undertakes to provide equal access and opportunities for all those receiving funding.
Additional financial support within Erasmus+
Individuals with a disability or special needs can apply for an Erasmus+ grant in addition to the regular Erasmus+ mobility allowance for study or internship stays or for teaching or training stays abroad. When you are preparing for your stay, please inform us about your situation and estimate the additional costs that are likely to be incurred for your Erasmus+ mobility stay.
What additional support do you need?
Examples of additional costs include barrier-free accommodation, travel assistance, medical care abroad, adaptation of learning materials or an accompanying person. Depending on your additional financial requirements, you can apply for a one-off grant or submit a full application for additional funds of up to a maximum of 10,000 Euros. To claim additional needs, please contact the International Office, which will work with you to prepare the application and then submit it to the DAAD.
Please see the DAAD website for more information. Another useful resource is mapped.eu, an online platform developed by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) which includes accessibility details for university facilities and many other places and services. The toolkit was developed by students for students and contains tips and hints on accessibility for preparing an Erasmus+ stay.
Personal data will be treated as confidential and will only be processed in accordance with the relevant data protection legislation to the extent that this is necessary for your application and participation in the Erasmus+ programme.