Erasmus+ special funding for special needs

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The Erasmus program provides support for stays abroad for people with special needs. These may arise due to a disability or the fact that participants with children go on a stay abroad. Special funds for special needs are paid in addition to the regular Erasmus funding.

Students and university staff with disabilities

Inclusion and equal opportunities for potential beneficiaries is a central concern of the Erasmus+ program. Students and university staff with disabilities have the possibility to receive a grant for additional costs incurred during the stay abroad.

Equal treatment and equal opportunities

By signing the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), each higher education institution undertakes to provide equal access and equivalent opportunities to all beneficiaries.

Additional funding: Erasmus+ special funding

Disabled persons can apply for a special Erasmus+ special grant in addition to the regular Erasmus+ mobility grant for study or internship periods or for teaching or professional training abroad.

When preparing your Erasmus+ stay, we ask you to inform us of your situation and to estimate the additional costs you expect to incur in your Erasmus+ mobility or in the host country.

What are your individual needs?

Do you need barrier-free accommodation, assistance with travel, medical care abroad, adaptation of learning materials, an accompanying person, etc.?

Depending on your additional financial needs, the International Office can submit a request for your monthly allowance in addition to the regular monthly grant or submit a personal application ("long application") for additional funds of up to a maximum of EUR 10,000. To claim additional requirements, please contact the International Office, which will prepare the application with you and then submit it to the NA DAAD.

Further information

General information is available on  the NA DAAD websites.
Please also take a look at, an online platform developed by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), where higher education institutions can describe their access options. The toolkit was developed by students for students and provides tips and advice to help you prepare for an Erasmus+ stay.

Data protection

Personal data is confidential and will only be processed in accordance with the respective federal laws to the extent necessary for your application and participation in the Erasmus+ program.

Support for participants with children

Students who go abroad with their child(ren) can receive Erasmus special funds upon application. These are paid as lump sums and depend on the country of destination. Please contact the Erasmus coordinator for further information. They will provide you with more detailed information on the funding possibilities.

Further information is available under the following links:

Thomas Grubauer
Thomas Grubauer
International Relations, KU Erasmus+ program coordinator
Building Domplatz 8  |  Room: DP8-204 | Campus Eichstätt