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Your questions answered

Please find below the answers to some of the most asked questions about the Erasmus+ programme. This is just a selection, so please check the Opportunities section or get in touch via the Contact section if you cannot find what you are looking for.

Frequently asked questions

Individuals from Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia or Türkiye can participate in most opportunities as these non-EU countries are associated to the Erasmus+ programme.

For individuals from other non-EU countries there are some opportunities, for example Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees or the international dimension of student and staff exchange (if your university takes part) and youth exchange schemes.

You will need to check the opportunity pages for more information, as eligibility varies between opportunities.

There are 2 types of countries where Erasmus+ is active.

EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme

These can fully take part in all the actions of the Erasmus+ Programme. They include all EU countries, members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), candidate EU countries and others. They were previously called Programme countries.

Third countries not associated to the Programme

These can take part in certain Erasmus+ actions. There are many of these, spanning the globe. They were previously called Partner countries.

See the full list of eligible countries

Organisations from most countries in the world, including most African countries, can take part in the Programme. Eligibility varies from opportunity to opportunity so it is best to check the information on the relevant opportunity page, or in the Programme Guide.

The application processes for Erasmus+ vary depending on which strand of funding you are applying for and whether the funding opportunity is managed by the National Agencies or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency. More information on the application process, including templates and model application forms, can be found in the How to apply section.

If you are an organisation taking part in Erasmus+ you can use the Distance Calculator tool to do this. All distances will be shown as a straight line.

Please note: Individuals applicants should not use this to determine how much they should receive in funding. These amounts are dependent on various factors, including administrative costs incurred by participating organisations and the National Agencies. 

The final decision for the amount of grant related to the distance travel will be made by the National Agency assessing the application.