To finance stays abroad within the context of the Erasmus+ programme, the European Union assigns winners a grant; although this grant does not cover the entire cost of the stay, it helps cover extra costs such as travel expenses or higher living costs in the destination country.
The monthly contribution of the EU grant is set each year by the National Erasmus+ Agency, which may also allocate special funds for disabled students: the amount of the special grant may be higher than that of a standard grant.
The amount of the EU grant for academic year 2020-2021 was:
- 300 euros/month for the countries of group 1 (high cost of living): Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom;
- 250 euro/month for the countries of groups 2 e 3 (medium/low cost of living): Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia.
If the actual duration of the Erasmus stay abroad (as indicated in the Certificate of stay) is shorter than the one agreed upon in the mobility agreement, the student will have to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period not spent abroad.
The amount of the scholarships may change under the new Erasmus Programme 2021-2027. More information will follow as soon as the new amount is disclosed.
We suggest you consult the guide Studenti e fisco (Students and tax administration) created by the Agenzia delle Entrate (the Inland Revenue) - Emilia-Romagna regional branch. The guide is valid throughout Italy.
Extra funds MIUR
In order to promote the greatest participation to the Erasmus+ program, the European mobility grant can be integrated with ministerial contributions for students with a fragile economic situation. These additional funds are granted automatically.
The amount and the award criteria are yearly decided by the University Administrative Board on the basis of Ministerial directives.
The allocation of the extra funds is decided according to the economic situation of the family unit, as stated on the University ISEE (Indicator of Economic Situation) certificate. The extended months are excluded.
Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)
The Erasmus+National Agency may assign extra funds to students with disabilities to cover the higher costs they need to face during the stay abroad.
The international Mobility and Promotion Office commits itself to inform all selected students about the deadlines and procedures to request the extra funds.
How payments are made
The Erasmus + grant is disbursed in a single instalment, in accordance with the fiscal rules of the new mobility programme that the National Erasmus Agency has transmitted to universities.
The payment is made by bank transfer, or transfer to a prepaid card. You can use La Statale Card but only if activated as Flash Up Studio Card. The upgrade is free at any Intesa San Paolo Agency.