Erasmus+ ICM

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Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) is a global scholarship and exchange programme funded by the European Union. The initiative supports the academic mobility of students and staff between Programme Countries (Europe) and Partner Countries (the rest of the world).

Every year, UCD has the opportunity to apply for Erasmus+ ICM funding in partnership with institutions around the world. The funding obtained provides scholarships to students and staff to work or study with one of our partner universities. This year, UCD secured has over €260,000 in Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility funding to support the academic mobility of students, teaching and training staff. Please see the bottom of this page for a list of partner countries and institutions. 

Who is eligible?

Erasmus+ ICM grants are available to:

  • UCD undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students to study abroad at Erasmus+ partner institutions
  • Undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students in Erasmus+ partner institutions to come to UCD
  • UCD academic staff ("teaching staff") and administrative staff ("training staff") to spend a period of teaching and/or training at Erasmus+ partner institutions
  • Academic and administrative staff from Erasmus+ partner institutions to come to UCD.

*Teaching staff are required to teach 8 hours per week at the host institution.

What does the funding cover?

Each selected individual participant receives a travel contribution (between €360 and €1,500) based on the distance between the sending and receiving institution. In addition, each grantee receives a stipend based on the type and duration of grant they have been awarded. The rates are as follows:

  • Incoming and outgoing staff: €180 per day for the first 14 days – for days 15 to 60, it is 70% (€126) of the daily rate
  • Incoming students to Ireland: €900 per month
  • Outgoing students from Ireland: €700 per month

Supports are available for Disabled participants. If you are in need of reasonable accommodations to make your mobility possible, please advise the Erasmus+ ICM coordinator at the time of application as extra funding may be available.

Where can I go?

UCD currently has Erasmus+ ICM partnerships in the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Chile
  • China
  • Georgia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Mozambique
  • New Zealand
  • Tanzania
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Nominations for Erasmus+ ICM grants for UCD staff remain open year round, dependent on funding availability. For more information about the application process please contact 

Erasmus+ ICM funding lasts for 3 years, any funding leftover must be returned to the HEA. For more in-depth details on the application process please e-mail

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