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EU programme for education, training, youth and sport

Pupil mobility


Learning mobility for pupils can be organised both in a group and individually.

A group of pupils from the sending school can spend time learning together with their peers in another country. Teachers or other authorised persons from the sending school must accompany the pupils for the entire duration of the activity.

An individual pupil mobility can be short- or long-term. During such an activity pupils can spend a period abroad to study at a partner school or perform a traineeship at another relevant organisation abroad. An individual learning programme must be defined for each participant.


Group mobility of school pupils can last from two to thirty days, with at least two pupils per group. This excludes travelling time.

Short-term individual learning mobility for pupils can last from ten to twenty-nine days. This excludes travelling time.

Long-term individual learning mobility for pupils can last from one month to one year. This excludes travelling time.


For you to participate in pupil mobility abroad with Erasmus+, your school must apply to acquire an Erasmus accreditation in the field of school education or to participate in a short-term mobility project.

In both cases, organisations should adhere to a set of quality standards for mobility projects on good management practices, providing quality and support to participants, and sharing results and knowledge about the programme.

In case of individual pupil mobility, you, together with your institution and the receiving organisation sign a Learning Agreement. This document sets out your learning goals, rights and responsibilities and also how the study period abroad will be formally recognised.

Financial support

The EU grant supports your travel and subsistence costs, and is managed by your school. In addition, the Erasmus+ programme provides means to support the inclusion of participants with fewer opportunities.

How to apply

To participate in pupil mobility, you cannot apply directly for a grant as an individual. Applications must be made by schools, who in turn select candidates for study periods abroad.

The selection of pupils for mobility activities should be fair, inclusive, transparent and well documented.

Find out more

If you need further information on the possibilities to take part in mobility as a pupil, the National Agencies will assist you.