The Mobility Grant


International Credit Mobility Projects at Cardiff Met are always 24 months long.

Please click the tabs below for further information including mobility durations, what the grant covers and much more. 

Types of Mobilities

Types of mobilities available for students and staff from both UK and Partner countries:​

Student Mobility 

  • Study mobility to and from International Partner Higher Education Institutions (outside of Europe) from 3 to 12 months. 
  • Student mobility for traineeships (work placements) to and from International Partner Countries (outside of Euro​pe) in an enterprise or any other relevant workplace from 2 to 12 months. (Not available as part of the 2015 and 2016 Call) 

The same student may participate in mobility periods totalling up to 12 months maximum per each cycle of study, independently from the number and type of mobility activities. 

Participation with a zero-grant from EU funds counts as well towards this maximum duration.

Staff Mobility 

  • Staff mobility for teaching to and from Partner Countries 
  • Staff mobility for training to and from Partner Countries 

Staff mobility activities can last from 5 days to 2 months, excluding tra​vel time. Cardiff Met mobilities usually funds 7 day staff exchange mobilities (5 days working plus 2 days travel). Please contact the Erasmus+ ICM Coordinator at Cardiff Met for more information on staff mobility durations. 

Funding can be used to support HEI staff engaged in both teaching and non-teaching roles. In all cases, a teaching activity has to comprise a minimum of 8 hours of teaching per week (or any shorter period of stay).


What the Grant Includes

The grant is a contribution towards:

1.    Monthly individual support

Students to/from Partner Countries

From To Amount (per month)
Eligible Partner CountriesUnited Kingdom850 EUR per month
United KingdomPartner Countries650 EUR per month


Staff to/from Partner Countries

From To Amount (per day)
United KingdomPartner Countries160 EUR per day
Partner CountriesUnited Kingdom160 EUR per day


​2.    Travel Grant: 

The travel grant contributes to the travel costs of participants, from their place of origin to the venue of the activity and return. The amount of the grant depends on the distance between Home (sending) and Host (receiving) University as per the below table:

Travel Distances Amount
Between 100 and 499 KM:180 EUR per participant
Between 500 and 1999 KM:275 EUR per participant
Between 2000 and 2999 KM:360 EUR per participant
Between 3000 and 3999 KM:530 EUR per participant
Between 4000 and  7999 KM:820 EUR per participant
8000 KM or more:1100 EUR per participant


In addition to the above, no tuition fees are to be paid to the host (receiving) university for the duration of the exchange for student mobilities.