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Before you leave, remember to pay your tuition fees to Oxford Brookes or to confirm with Oxford Brookes that your Student Loans Company will contribute towards your fees as usual. If you are eligible for UK support and on an exchange/work placement (Erasmus+, International, or a combination) for a full academic year, you will also benefit from a partial tuition fee waiver and can expect to pay £1350 in fees. Please see the Student Finance England fact sheet below, which details the financial provision for students studying/working abroad (2018/19 not yet available). 2017-2018 Funding for Study Abroad
If your student finance is based on your household income you may qualify for a travel grant from Student Finance England. Please see the attached Student Finance England fact sheet, which details how much funding is available and the application procedure for a travel grant.
2017-2018 Travel Grant
The Erasmus+ grant is not a maintenance grant, so do not expect it to fully cover all your living costs while abroad. You will also be entitled to Erasmus+ funding even if you are in receipt of financial support from the Student Loans Company.
In order to work out your funding allocation for your period of work placement, please see the table below and note that whilst the table specifies funding in Euros, you will receive your payment in pounds.
Group 2 countries (medium cost of living) Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain.
Group 3 countries (low cost of living) Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey.
Frequently asked questions: Erasmus+ funding
Students with a low household income who are in receipt of a Brookes bursary may also be entitled to a monthly supplement of an additional €20.
Funding will be paid to students in two allocations as follows:
Please note that neither allocation of funding will be paid until all specified documentation is in place. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have completed all the required documentation. If you are unclear about what is required, please see the relevant section of the website European Work Placements.