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Be the Change the World Wants to See Through Erasmus+ Scholarship Program

Last updated on 19 Dec 2018

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By Alisha Kusuma Oceani

The world is opening up as academic institutions made education more accessible and available for all.

With all the multifaceted problems in the world today that are keep on emerging, it is imperative for our generation to solve the world problems together. Students worldwide can now be a part of the development and be the catalyst of change for a better world.

In the effort of facilitating mobility and financial funding to share innovation in education and training, Erasmus+ develop programs of activities and projects to support education, training, youth, and sport in Europe.

The programs have a wide variety of schemes that both individuals and organizations worldwide can benefit from. With a budget of over €14.7 billion, Erasmus+ gives opportunities for students and academics to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad.

Key Action 2 by Erasmus+

In order to achieve its objectives, Erasmus+ created a collection of activities. Erasmus+ Key Action 2 is specially designed to facilitate students and academic staff in an exchange scholarship program for 6 months (one semester) to a maximum of 34 months in a participating higher education institution in Europe. The scholarship grants the entire cost of travel and accommodation at the host university, including living expenses and other expenses related to the enrolment and insurance.

Key Action 2 comprises five fields of higher education, vocational education and training, (VET), schools, adult education and youth for students and academics can choose from.


Official Website: Erasmus+ Key Action 2


Who Can Apply

Erasmus+ opens the opportunity for individuals and organizations worldwide to apply, although eligibility varies from one action to another and from one country to another. The conditions of access to the program, therefore, relate to these two actors: the “participants” (individuals participating in the program) and the “participating organizations”.

Students and academic staff from outside Europe must be a citizen of one of the countries covered by the respective geographic lot. They do not necessarily need to belong to one of the consortium universities.

The institution partners are responsible for creating their own criteria and procedures for awarding individual, professors, or scholars grants and scholarships. Click on the links to find out the eligibility of individual or organizations as well as the Programme Guide.


Find the list of scholarships available to study in Europe, here.


Key Actions 2 Structure

Concrete actions which Key Action 2 are set to achieve in the field of education and training are:
  • Students and academic staff will benefit transparency and internationally recognized credentials in the labor market through Knowledge Alliances activities. The tools aim for the skills and qualifications to be more easily recognizable within and across borders.
  • Sector Skills Alliances ensures cooperation between partner countries to make any educational resources and tools freely available for the public to achieve Europe 2020 objective of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth to close the skill gap that exists with regard to one or more occupational profiles in a specific sector.
  • Capacity-building in the field of youth projects aim to improve youth work, non-formal learning, and volunteering that are better aligned with the needs and opportunities in the labor market and community. The project's objective is to modernize and standardize the quality of higher education institution and their academic mechanisms in Partner countries.
  • Continuously contribute in job creation, economic growth, and social cohesion through education, lifelong learning, informal and formal learning, sport, and youth engagement.

The Actions supported under this Key Action is intended to bring positive and long-lasting effects on the participating organizations and individuals directly and indirectly, such as: providing more attractive education and training programs that are in line with what is applicable in the world today and trigger modernization on education and training systems to tackle the world’s challenges today.

Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices are the key factor for socioeconomic development and employability. The program invites student candidates to participate together in the economy by exchanging ideas and technical practice. It affects the way we live and communicate which will transpire to create a better world.


For more information about Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Scholarship Programme, click here.