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Erasmus+

EU programme for education, training, youth and sport

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.

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Frequently asked questions

National Agencies are only available in Programme countries;

other countries may have a National Erasmus+ Office.

If this isn't the case and you are an individual, it is best to contact your education, training, youth or sport institution or organisation. 

If you represent an organisation, you can contact the European Commission via Europe Direct.

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.

Please use the Distance Calculator tool to do this. All distances will be shown as a straight line.

Please note: this tool is not designed for individuals 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.

Individuals from North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey or the UK can participate in most opportunities as these countries are Erasmus+ Programme countries.

For individuals from other non-EU countries there are some opportunities, for example Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

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

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.

National Agencies are only available in Programme countries;

other countries may have a National Erasmus+ Office.

If this isn't the case and you are an individual, it is best to contact your education, training, youth or sport institution or organisation. 

If you represent an organisation, you can contact the European Commission via Europe Direct.

Organisations wishing to take part in Erasmus+ have to register first.

Where you register will depend on whether the action for which you want to apply is managed by the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) or by a National Agency

See Registration of Organisations for more information.

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.