How long can students go abroad
Students can go abroad for 3 to 12 months (including a complementary traineeship period, if planned). The same student may receive grants for studying or being trained abroad totalling up to 12 months maximum per each cycle of study:
- During the first study cycle (Bachelor or equivalent) including the short-cycle (EQF levels 5 and 6)
- During the second study cycle (Master or equivalent – EQF level 7) and
- During the third cycle as doctoral candidate (Doctoral level or EQF level 8)
The duration of a traineeship by recent graduates counts towards the 12 months maximum of the cycle during which they apply for the traineeship.