For Incoming Staff

For Incoming Staff

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility: For Incoming Staff

Congratulations on your scholarship award! On this page we share with you some basic information about participating in the Erasmus+ program at ELTE to help you take a plaesant and successful visit at our University.

Good to know

Grant Payment

ELTE pays stipends via bank transfer. It is not possible to make cash payments. Therefore, it is crucial that you have a bank account where you can receive international money transfers. Since ELTE pays all Erasmus+ grants in euros, it might be worth considering to open a euro bank account if this option is available for you.

While preparing your Erasmus+ ICM visit to ELTE, please bear in mind that the grant payment process takes at least 3 weeks. 

The grant amount consists of 140 EUR daily stipend (up to the 14th day of the mobility, from the 15th day it reduces to 98 EUR) and a distance-based, one-time travel support. All participants in the same distance band receive the same amount regardless of the actual costs of the travel.



0 – 99 km

20 €

100 – 499 km

180 €
(with green travel top-up: 210 €)

500 – 1 999 km

275 €
(with green travel top-up: 320 €)

2 000 – 2 999 km

360 €

3 000 – 3 999 km

530 €

4 000 – 7 999 km

820 €

8 000 – 19 999 km

1 500 €

Participants are supposed to arrange their visit independently, including visa, insurance, travel, accommodation. The Erasmus+ grant support can be freely used for these expenses, but it might not cover all costs. Please plan ahead to see if you will have to amend your Erasmus+ scholarship from other sources. It is also important to consider that the administration required for the grant payment takes up to 2-3 months. Therefore, in case you might begin the administration process too late, you may need to pre-finance your travel, insurance and accommodation costs.


Grant payment is preceded by signing contracts with ELTE for which you are to submit a bunch of documents. Learn more about what documents you need for preparing your mobility in the section Before the Mobility.

Some documents have to be submitted at the end of your mobility to officially close it. If you miss this step, it might have financial consequences. To find out more, please read the section Closing the Mobility.

Teaching Hours

Visiting professors participating in a teaching mobility must complete at least 8 teaching hours in a week (but at least 5 days). If the mobility is longer than a week, the number of minimum teaching hours increases proportionally. In this case you may use the following formula for calculation: 'number of mobility days' multiplied by '8/7 (i.e. 1.14)'. If the result is a fraction, round it up from .5 and down below .5. (In other words, the minimum number of teaching hours during an 11-day mobility is 13, and during a 10-day mobility 11.)


ELTE communicates with all participants primarily via email. It is essential that you provide an email address for administration purposes that you frequently use and check your inbox (and spam) regularly before, during and after your Erasmus+ mobility to ensure that we can reach you with all important information.


The academic year at ELTE is divided into two semesters: the fall semester normally begins in early September and ends in late January, the spring semester begins in February and ends in early July.  

Fall Semester            

  • Registration period: early September
  • Study period: early September – mid-December
  • Examination period: mid-December – end of January/early February

Spring Semester                         

  • Registration period: early February
  • Study period: early February – mid-May
  • Examination period: mid-May – early July

On exact dates and changes check the academic calendar here.  

Further Information

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