Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility

International scholarships for 2020-2021 are pending, so there are currently no exchange opportunities available. Details will be added soon.

ICM scholarships support exchanges of undergraduate students for one semester or a full year and come under the ERASMUS + International Credit Mobility scheme.

Students may apply for:

  • Undergraduate students can apply for either a full year or a single semester.

Note: to maintain programme eligibility, the minimum duration abroad is 90 days (3 months) and the maximum is 12 months.

What is the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility scheme?

For over 25 years, the European Union has funded the Erasmus programme, enabling over three million European students to spend part of their studies at another partner higher education institution in another Erasmus programme country (EU; EEA; Turkey).

The Erasmus+ programme now opens up these opportunities through the International Credit Mobility (ICM) scheme, providing Erasmus+ funded opportunities for international exchange experiences in destinations outside of the EU.  

Who can participate?

You can apply if you are a fully registered undergraduate student on a degree-seeking qualification at the University of Glasgow.

Most undergraduate students go in their 3rd year of their studies. For some Sciences subjects, the 2nd year may be more appropriate. Check this with your subject area in the first instance to confirm.

As a minimum, you should be progressing to Honours in your subject area(s) of study.

Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic merit and overall motivation. Final acceptance is contingent upon acceptance by the partner institution.

Postgraduate taught and PhD level opportunities are also available. 

What funding is available?

Successful candidates will qualify for a monthly Erasmus+ grant of €650 (approx. £481) as a contribution towards living expenses and will receive a one-off payment towards their travel expenses. See details below.

Destination Travel grant – flat rate Financial Subsistence grant p/month
Canada, China, Hong Kong €1500 €700

Candidates will receive, travel grant and 80% of living expenses grant at the start of their exchange. 20% of the living expenses grant will be paid on return.

Candidates are responsible for their own travel, visa, insurance, accommodation, and living costs.

Under the exchange agreement, candidates do not pay tuition fees to their host university, and continue to be a registered Glasgow student throughout their exchange.

Supplementary 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.

Application process

Applicants should ensure that their Exchange application and course selection at their chosen partner is approved by their Student Mobility Coordinator.

Applicants follow the normal Go Abroad timeline and application process. Enquiries can be submitted to

Before you travel please look at the University of Glasgow travel safety protocol