Support for participants with special needs

Support by the Erasmus+ programme for participants with special needs

Erasmus+ pays particular attention to the guidance, admission, physical accessibility, provision of pedagogical and technical support services, and, primarly, to covering additional costs of the students and employees, whose physical, mental or health condition does not allow them to participate in the Erasmus+ programme without additional financial support. This enables to use the Erasmus+ learning mobility to the fullest extent.

By signing the Erasmuse Charter for Higher Education, each higher education institution has commited to ensure equal access and equal opportunities for participants of all kinds of backgrounds. Therefore, students and employees with special needs can use the same support services which the host institution provides to their local students and employees.

Additional support

In addition to the standard Erasmus+ scholarship, the students and employees with special needs can also apply for Erasmus+ grant for needs regarding accessibility during the learning mobility period. In order to qualify for this additional support, all requests resulting from special needs and expected additional costs should be stated when preparing for the Erasmus+ learning mobility.

What are your needs regarding accessibility?

The Erasmus+ mobility-related areas, for which additional support can be applied on the basis of individual needs, include (but are not limited to) the following: customized accommodation, travel assistance, medical assistance, support equipment, adaptation of study material, support person, etc.

How to apply?

Contact the international relations department of your faculty or higher education institution or Erasmus+ coordinator who assists in completing the application form for Erasmus+ special needs support. The application for additional support must be submitted.

Information for the students and employees going abroad is available at your university's international relations department and at the consultant of students with special needs.

See also the online app MapAbility (MappEd) developed by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), which maps the accessibility to higher education institutions and their services in order to help you make an informed choice about the destination.

Student toolkit has been developed by students for students with the purpose of sharing advice on learning mobility.

Last updated: 20.05.2019