Can I get a grant?

Funding is available for schools and colleges that provide general, vocational, or technical education at any level, from pre-primary to upper secondary education, or for a VET organisation or an adult education organisation.

Participants can be teachers, trainers, principals, school and education managers, administrators, educational counsellors, career counsellors, other school staff, other adult education staff, other higher education staff, other non-governmental organisation staff, public servants and/or policy makers. All participants are in a working relationship with the sending school organisation.

Schools in Member States of the European Union can fully take part in every aspect of the Erasmus+ Programme. Some restrictions apply to Non-EU countries. More information on eligibility is available on the official Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

6 steps to get Erasmus+ funding

Only organisations can apply, not individuals.

If you are planning to prepare the application for your school, we recommend to organise your project with the help of a small internal team of dedicated teachers and staff of your school. We believe professional development of teachers is not a task for one single teacher: it is a task for a team. When you go abroad, we recommend to take one or more of your fellow teachers with you: together you will accomplish so much more.

Applicants must submit their grant application before the deadline. Please, subscribe to our newsletter to receive our updates about deadlines and how we can support you.

If you would like to apply for an Erasmus+ project this is what you have to do before you start:

1. Leave plenty of time for planning your Erasmus+ project. If you plan well ahead and leave enough time for writing and developing your ideas, your organisation might benefit immensely. If you are planning to get involved in an Erasmus+ application, it is crucial to get familiar with all the information, rules and steps you need to know before even starting to write any of your project ideas. This can take a while so it is important to leave enough time to do all this. It is a good idea to start with watching our introductory video, ‘Understanding Erasmus+: opportunities and support’ (Duration: 45 minutes).

2. Focus on your organisation needs: Create a list of colleagues who are interested to join our language courses and professional development courses, or interested to pro-actively cooperate with other educational institutions from Europe. Assess their specific needs and your organisation’s needs. Discuss your idea with your colleagues and the head of your unit/department. Why does your school need this project? Review the diverse range of topics covered in our courses and reflect on why your organisation shall work on those topics: what motivates your organisation?

3. OID number. Organisations that have already participated in an Erasmus+ or European Solidarity Corps action managed by a National Agency have already registered for their Organisation ID (OID) number. If your organisation is already registered, you don’t need to register it again: please, search for your organisation here. If you are not registered, you must first register your organisation in EU Login. Once your organisation has its EU Login, you then need to register your organisation at the Register my Organisation page. Once the registration is completed, the organisation will receive an OID.

4. Contact your National Agency for more information or training. Each Programme Country has appointed one or more National Agencies. These National Agencies promote and implement the Programme at national level and act as the link between the European Commission and participating organisations at local, regional and national level. Some information might be specific to your country. Contact your National Agency and ask for appropriate information on the Erasmus+ Programme! Please, continue to liaise with us as we can support your application!

5. Fill in the form and submit. All applicants are required to submit the online application form to the appropriate National Agency of their country. We always invite interested institutions to start planning the project a few months in advance, since it might be a long procedure. We will be able to provide further support for those completing the application process and give you useful tips for your application success. To access this assistance from us, join our Erasmus+ support service.

6. Success! Most eligible countries publish their results in the late spring/early summer, but some National Agencies might publish results later. When you receive the results from your National Agency, please contact us immediately to discuss your arrangements with us.