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International subsidies

As a staff member of Leiden University, you can contribute to the internationalisation of education in various ways. You can set up an exchange programme for students and teachers, develop an international Master programme or cooperate in an international education project for quality development and innovation along with other universities, organisations or businesses. The European Erasmus+ programme offers various possibilities for the funding of international cooperation projects and mobilities for students and teachers.


You can contact the International Relations Department of the expertise center for Student and Educational Affairs (SEA) for grants consultancy in the field of education, for mobility- and collaborative projects. You can contact the subsidy advisor for the following issues:

  • Identifying funding opportunities
  • Assistance in writing an excellent grant proposal
  • Submitting a grant proposal and the administrative procedures
  • Advice on development, implementation and evaluation of a European project
  • Information about previous project applications
  • Information on Erasmus+, the EU policy on higher education and current developments  

For advice on research funding, please contact LURIS.


The European Erasmus+ programme offers funding opportunities for collaborative projects and individual mobility. The foundation of Erasmus+ is the idea of lifelong learning. The European Commission believes that Europe must get smarter  to become and remain an attractive knowledge economy and to compete with other knowledge regions around the world. For that purpose, Erasmus+ provides project grants to develop and maintain cooperation with partners in- and outside Europe. There are also scholarships available for international mobility of students and teachers. More information about the Erasmus+ program can be found on the website of the National Agency and the European Commission.

Overview of funding opportunities 

What funding opportunities are available? These are the different grant programs of Erasmus+:

International Credit Mobility

For exchange of students and teachers with universities outside Europe. There are scholarships available for incoming and outgoing students and teachers.

Joint International Master Programs

For joint or double degree master programmes offered by a consortium of European universities. This programme provides funding for scholarships for excellent students, for teaching mobility and for the management of these programmes.
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Strategic Partnerships

For international cooperation aimed at the development and implementation of innovation within the education sector or between sectors: universities, governments, organizations and businesses.

Capacity Building

Collaborative projects of European universities with universities outside the EU that are aimed at the modernization of curricula and educational institutions and systems.

Knowledge- & Sector Skills Alliances

Aimed at cooperation in a broader socio-economic context between European universities and companies. The goal is to raise creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship by connecting the education sector with the labour market.

Jean Monnet

This programme focuses on activities that support the European integration process by increasing the knowledge and awareness of European integration through education, training and research. This can be done by establishing a center of excellence, a chair, a network or by academic teaching and research focused on European studies and related subjects.

For more information about these programmes, please visit the websites listed above, or contact the subsidy advisor.

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