Who qualifies for Erasmus+ funding?
Under the European Union's Erasmus+ Lifelong Learning Programme, grants are available to enable teachers to participate in training courses in a country other than the country in which they normally work.
Currently, the programme is open to participants from the twenty-eight member states of the European Union as well as Iceland, Turkey, Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
Erasmus+ programme grants are available for educators from the following categories:
- Qualified and practising teachers of an official language of the EU
- Trainers of foreign language teachers
- Teachers re-training as a foreign language teacher
- Primary school teachers whose subjects include teaching foreign languages
- Teachers of other subjects through the medium of a foreign language
You can check if your organisation is registered by visiting the European Commission Research and Innovation website.
How to apply
Only schools, organisations, training institutes or universities can apply for Erasmus+ funding. You cannot make an individual application.
The award criteria are specified in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.
If not already registered, your organisation needs to register as an applicant organisation on the European Commission Authentication Service (ECAS). Once registered, your organisation will be able to log into the participant portal with their ECAS account details and obtain the unique Participant Idendification Code (PIC).
Choose your teacher development course and fill out the online application - you can apply for funding before being accepted onto the course.
You will receive confirmation of your place on the course and details of dates and fees - your organisation will need to refer to this information within the application for funding.
General advice on how to apply is available.
If your school does not have an Erasmus+ representative, enquiries about funding and eligibility should be sent to the Erasmus+ National Agency in your country.
When your school receives the funding decision you or your school will need to contact us directly to confirm that you will be attending the course.