Aim of the program

International mobility involving third countries not associated with the KA171 Program, in short the International Credit Mobility higher education mobility project, aims to support and finance mobility activities to and from third countries not associated with the program, from the means of the Union's external activities.

Only higher education institutions or national mobility consortia of EU member states and third countries associated with the program or national mobility consortia with an ECHE (Erasmus Charter for Higher Education) can submit applications to the relevant National Offices.

The applicant institution or the members of the national mobility consortium must have an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).


Eligible activities

Mobility activities that can be applied for in the framework of Erasmus+ international credit mobility can be the following:

  • student mobility for study purposes (2-12 months)

  • student internship (2-12 months)

  • academic staff teaching mobility (5-60 days)

  • staff training mobility (5-60 days)

  • for student internships, post-diploma internships are also possible from 2022

  • PhD students can participate in short- and long-term mobility

  • in the case of student mobilities, physical (blended) mobilities are also possible


Countries participating in the program

Within the framework of tender KA171, the implementation of mobility activities between the EU member states and third countries associated with the program, as well as between higher education institutions of third countries not associated with the E+ program, can be supported.

Member States of the European Union     
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain , Slovenia, Sweden

Third countries associated with the program      
Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia and Turkey

Third countries not associated with the program (formerly: partner countries)        
The higher education institutions eligible to apply can apply for mobilities to be implemented with the higher education institutions of the following regions and countries during the 2024 tenders. The 2024 Hungarian budget framework for each region is expected to be available only at the end of February 2024, after the applications have been submitted, so until then we can rely on the 2023 support frameworks. As soon as we have more information, we will make it available.

The support frameworks for 2023 were as follows:

Region 1: Western Balkan countries

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro

1,019,000 EUR

Region 2: Eastern neighborhood

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, internationally recognized territory of Ukraine

880,366 EUR

Region 3: Countries of the southern Mediterranean region

Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia

726,414 EUR

Region 4: Russian Federation

The territory of Russia as recognized by international law is

67,226 EUR

Region 5: Asia

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam

High-income countries: Brunei, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Singapore and Taiwan

414,369 EUR


Region 6: Central Asia

Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

100,766 EUR


Region 7: Middle East

Iraq, Iran, Yemen

High-income countries: Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia

32,956 EUR


Region 8: Pacific Ocean

Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, East Timor, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

High-income countries: Australia, New Zealand

39,385 EUR

Region 9: Sub-Saharan Africa

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Swaziland, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

1,128,272 EUR

Region 10: Latin America

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela

125,670 EUR


Region 11: Caribbean

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago

25,722 EUR

Region 12: United States and Canada

137,454 EUR


 Total: 4,697,600 EUR


NOT SUPPORTED countries:

  • Region 13: Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City
  • Region 14: Faroe Islands, Switzerland, United Kingdom

The applicant institution must always check the eligibility of the partner institutions, which is assisted by the European Commission's OID number search database.

Only partner institutions with an OID can be selected on the application form. OID finder

Amount of support

The size of the received support is determined by the number and parameters of the type of supported mobility activities


Individual scholarship

The amount of individual scholarships for students has not changed compared to the previous program phase. The program pays incoming students a uniform stipend of 800 euros/month, while outgoing students can receive a uniform stipend of 700 euros/month.

In the case of incoming lecturers and staff, the stipends have increased: 148 euros/day, and 190 euros/day for outgoing lecturers and staff.

For the newly introduced short-term mobilities (short-term PhD mobility and partially physical (blended) mobilities) 1-14. per day there is a subsidy of EUR 79/day, while the 15-30. daily subsidy of EUR 56/day.

The novelty of the program is the support for students with fewer opportunities, who can receive additional support of EUR 250 per month in addition to the individual scholarship.

Travel flat rate

In addition to the individual scholarship, all outgoing and incoming persons (both students and faculty/staff) receive a flat-rate travel amount depending on the geographical distance. Travel rates increased as follows in 2024:

  • 0 to 99 KM: 28 EUR/person (for environmentally friendly, green travel: 56 EUR/person)
  • 100 and 499 KM: 211 EUR/person (for environmentally friendly, green travel: 285 EUR/person)
  • 500 and 1,999 KM: 309 EUR/person (for environmentally friendly, green travel: 417 EUR/person)
  • 2,000 and 2,999 KM: 395 EUR/person (for environmentally friendly, green travel: 535 EUR/person)
  • 3000 and 3999 KM: 580 EUR/person (in case of environmentally friendly, green travel: 785 EUR/person)
  • 4000 and 7999 KM: 1188 EUR/person
  • 8000 KM and above: 1735 EUR/person


From 2022, a new form of support has appeared, which provides higher travel support for students and lecturers for environmentally conscious/environmentally friendly/green travel. Those who choose an environmentally friendly/environmentally conscious trip will receive a maximum of 4 days of additional individual support to cover the travel days associated with the return trip.         

From 2024 those who choose an environmentally friendly/environmentally conscious trip can receive a maximum of 6 days of additional individual support to cover the travel days associated with the return trip.

Duration of the project

The duration of the projects can be 24 or 36 months, as in the previous program phase.

The implementation of the 2023 project lasts from August 1 to June 31, 2026.     

Application procedure


Higher education institutions and national consortia of the program countries with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education document are eligible to submit the application. An applicant may submit only one application in a given application round. The application can be submitted to the National Office of the country of the applicant institution using the E-form published by the European Commission.

The applicant national institution must enter into a bilateral inter-institutional agreement with the higher education institutions of the partner countries indicated in the application. The minimum requirements for bilateral agreements of higher education institutions are contained in the document published by the European Commission (Inter-institutional Agreement). When the application is submitted, it is not necessary to have a bilateral agreement with the partners, but in the case of a winning project, this agreement must be signed by both parties before the implementation of the first mobility.


Aspects of evaluation of tenders    

The evaluation of international credit mobility applications takes into account 3 evaluation criteria.


1.) Project planning and cooperation agreements (40 points)

The first quality question must be developed for the entire project (max. 12,000 characters).

The applicant must detail what previous experience he has gained in similar projects with the higher education institutions of the given partner country (if he has previous experience). It should also detail the division of responsibilities, roles and tasks between the partners, the selection process of the participants, the support provided to the participants and information on the recognition of the mobility period.

The extent to which the application is relevant to the respect and promotion of common EU values, such as human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and human rights, and to the fight against all forms of discrimination .


2.) The relevance of the strategy (40 points)

The second quality question must be developed for the applied region (max. 10,000 characters in length). Here, the applicant must demonstrate how relevant the planned project is in terms of the internationalization strategy of the higher education institutions of the applied countries located in the region and what previous experience the partners have, and the applicant institution.

3.) Impact and dissemination (20 points)

The third quality question must also be developed for the applied region (max. 10,000 characters). The applicant must present the expected impact of the mobility project from the point of view of the participants, beneficiaries and partner organizations at the local, regional and national level. You must also describe what measures are planned for the dissemination of the results of the mobility project (dissemination), at the departmental and institutional level, both in your own countries and in third countries not associated with the program (previously: with partner countries).


Eligibility condition

Applications are evaluated by region. A maximum of 100 points (40+40+20) can be obtained for each region, where the score for the first question (max. 40 points) is the same for all regions (because this must be developed for the entire project), this is the answer to the second and third questions based on the regional score (max. 40+20 points). To support a region, it is necessary to achieve a minimum of 60 points, and in addition, you must achieve at least 50% of the maximum possible score for each question (that is, 20 points for question 1, 20 points for question 2, and 10 points for question 3.

In the evaluation of the applied regions, it is possible for the project to be fully or partially supported. When distributing subsidies by region, the National Office also takes into account the priorities set by the European Commission.

Application deadline    

The next application deadline for Call 2024 is February 20, 2024 at 12 noon Brussels time.

The 2024 projects will start on August 1, 2024.


Project partnership      

Please note that applications need to be led by an organisation established in a programme country. As an organisation from outside the EU, you will therefore first need to search for a potential partner for your project. One way to do this is to search for a partner in the EU’s Participant Register.

If you wish to cooperate with Pázmány Péter Catholic University within the framework of Erasmus+ KA171 International Credit Mobility project, please contact to us on the following e-mail adresses:

Central Office for Foreign Affairs                                  

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences                   

Faculty of Law and Political Sciences                           

Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics