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Students and staff with special needs

What is it about?

To ensure that students or staff with special needs can take full advantage of the European mobility arrangements, Erasmus+ pays particular attention to guidance, reception, physical accessibility, pedagogical and technical support services, and, especially, financing of the extra costs.

What grants are available?

Erasmus+ grants can be higher than the normal study or traineeship grant to offset the specific difficulties facing an individual (such as physical access and the organisation and content of teaching).

How to apply

The Erasmus+ coordinator of the sending higher education institution can provide further information about the application procedure in the country of origin (application deadline, where to submit application forms etc.). The sending higher education institution or National Agency assess applications to determine the additional amounts that may be required.

Where to obtain further information?

Information on the facilities available at receiving higher education institutions can be obtained, prior to departure, from the person responsible at the sending higher education institution. The international relations office of the sending institutions should also be able to provide information.

Useful information can be found on the Link Network website.

National Agencies may also be able to provide more information on specific issues of concern when planning a period of study abroad.

The "European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education" provides a network of contact persons, appointed by the Ministries in each of the EU/EEA countries, who are available to answer questions and give advice on issues concerning special equipment and facilities for students with disabilities.

In general, the sending higher education institution should ensure that the necessary arrangements are being made at the receiving institution to meet specific needs.


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