Funding for outgoing exchanges

As part of the planning process you will need to consider how to finance your time away from home.

Tuition fees and other financial support

  • You will continue to be a registered student at the University of Glasgow and do not pay tuition fees to the host university abroad. You pay your fees to the University of Glasgow as usual.
  • You are also entitled to continue to receive any student loans, grants or bursaries that you are eligible for while studying at Glasgow*

* Note if you are a US student in receipt of a federal loan you should contact Carol Barnett ( to check out your continued eligibility.

Erasmus+ grant

The Erasmus+ grant is intended to be a contribution towards the additional costs of your mobility, not a full maintenance grant. The amount you receive is based on the duration of your exchange and is disbursed following the submission of mandatory Erasmus paperwork to the Go Abroad team. 

Grant amount

Your Erasmus+ grant is calculated based on various criteria:

  • The exact duration of your stay abroad; you are required to submit confirmation of start and end documents as evidence of your start and end dates.
  • The country in which your host institution is based; below is a breakdown of monthly amounts for eligible countries.
  • The type of Erasmus activity you are doing; rates vary for study exchange and traineeship.
  • If you meet the criteria set by the UK National Agency for widening participation (additional funding supplement); all successful applications for this additional funding is automatically calculated and awarded in your Erasmus payments.

Study Exchange funding: all successful applications are automatically considered for funding and you do not need to submit a separate application. For Study Exchange the minimum duration to qualify for Erasmus funding is 3 months (90 days) at the rate determined by Erasmus. Duration and location will be taken into account when determining your maximum funding.

Traineeships funding: 

  • Traineeship Funding 2019/20 onwards – all students who apply for Erasmus funding to support their traineeship will be considered. Minimum duration must be 2 months (60 days) to qualify for Erasmus traineeship funding and the maximum amount offered is dependent on location, duration and available funds. 

2019-20 Erasmus+ grant funding

  Destination Study Study with supplement €120 extra/ month*  Traineeship Traineeship with supplement 
€20 extra/ month* 
Higher band countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom €420 / month  €540 / month €520 / month  €540 / month
Lower band countries Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, Turkey €370 / month  €490 / month €470 / month   €490 / month


Erasmus+ additional funding (disabilities; widening participation; Erasmus Mundus)

Funding for students with disabilities

Additional grants are available for students with disabilities where Erasmus+ participation would not be possible without extra financial support. The allowances are offered when additional support needs would lead to extra costs to go abroad which exceed the normal grant allocations and which cannot be recovered from other sources. The grant covers approved actual costs.

Candidates should ensure they provide details in their application in the relevant section. The Go Abroad team will be in contact to discuss individual cases in confidence as soon as possible.

Funding for widening participation 

If you meet the eligibility criteria you can apply for a supplementary monthly grant of an additional €120 for study exchange and €20 for traineeships. Applications are assessed on an individual basis using the information in your declaration and the supporting documents you provide. Further information and declaration forms will be made available after you have accepted a place on the programme.

Eligibility criteria:

  • UK students: in the UK this will normally apply to students from households with an annual income of £25,000 or less. Please attach the most up-to-date loan/grant letters e.g. from SAAS or Student Finance England in your possession at the time of application as any means-tested funding will be evidenced here.
  • EU students (non-UK): you should provide evidence of your home country’s criteria for disadvantage and how your financial circumstances meet these criteria, i.e. income evidence for your household and confirmation of the make-up of your household. Original documents and their translation in English should be submitted with explanatory notes or declarations as required.

Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis using the information and documents included in your application. Further information on applying for this supplement will be provided after you apply to the programme.

Funding for Erasmus Mundus Masters Course students

Students on Erasmus Mundus (EM) Masters Courses may be eligible for an Erasmus grant provided you are not in receipt of an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. For more information, please contact your programme administrator.

Outgoing exchanges scholarships

Scholarships are available for Go Abroad students.

  • There is no separate application process for these scholarships, they will be awarded based on the quality of your application.
  • You may need to apply for your exchange place before the outcome of the scholarship is announced. 
  • Anyone applying for a study exchange will be automatically considered for the scholarships as part of their application and and notified in July if successful. 

Go Abroad Student Ambassadors (GASA) Scholarships

Would you like to represent the University of Glasgow during your time abroad? 

Each year we recruit a team of Go Abroad Student Ambassadors (GASA’s) who work with the Go Abroad team to help promote exchange opportunities to Glasgow students. Being a GASA is an incredibly rewarding experience and involves:

  • Writing blog articles about your time abroad
  • Sharing your experience and knowledge with students who are considering study abroad
  • Acting as a social media ambassador for the uofgabroad accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat)
  • Helping with study abroad events and information sessions

The role spans two academic years and each GASA receives £800 for their hard work.

Applications usually open in April and will be publicised via Moodle. Applications close in May and successful applicants are notified May/June prior to the start of their exchange in Semester 1 of the academic year.