Description of the project


The Erasmus+ Programme

The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU's commitment to investing in these areas.

Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.

Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.

It will also support national efforts to modernise Education, Training, and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.

Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education, Training, Youth, and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.


The MOBILE Unlimited

Coordinated by the University of Porto, Portugal, the MOBILE Unlimited, approved in May 2018 and financially supported by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ Programme, aims at fostering the mutual enrichment and a better understanding between Portugal and specifically 25* programme and partner countries, through the encouragement of student and academic and administrative staff mobility and the transfer of know-how and best practices.

Within the 2 years of duration of the project, 187 scholarships will be granted to students and staff from the different programme and partner institutions, after the signature of an Inter-Institutional Agreement between the University of Porto and each one of the 79 partner institutions from the 25 countries abovementioned.
The implementation of the project will be ensured through this website and the online platform that the U.Porto has been developing in the last years for the management of its projects.


* Serbia, Albania, Armenia, Canada (all scholarships available were awarded in the 1st call), , Georgia (all scholarships availble were awarded in the 1st call), Algeria, Egypt (all scholarships available were awarded in the 1st call), Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Russian Federation, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Cameroon, Nigeria (all scholarships available were awarded in the 1st call), Senegal, United States (all scholarships available were awarded in the 1st call), South Korea

The available scholarships for the 4th call are:

Academic Staff Administrative Staff
(to U.Porto)
(from U.Porto)
(to U.Porto)
(from U.Porto)
Russian Federation 1 2 1 2
South Korea 1 1 1 1
Georgia 1 1 1 1
Cameroon 1 1 1 1
Senegal 1 1 1 1


1 Number of existing vacancies per typology
1 Vacancies not foreseen but subject to change, if there are no candidates for the typology initially approved


Financial Support



Travel distances Amount
Between 100 and 499 km 180 EUR per participant
Between 500 and 1999 km 275 EUR per participant
Between 2000 and 2999 km 360 EUR per participant
Between 3000 and 3999 km 530 EUR per participant
Between 4000 and 7999 km 820 EUR per participant
8000 km or more 1500 EUR per participant

Important Information:the "travel distance" represents the linear distance between the city where the university of origin and the city where the host university are located. This is calculated automatically by a website indicated by the European Commission and cannot be subject to any change. The financial support allocated to the "travel distance" is the maximum allowed by the Erasmus+ Programme and is intended to contribute to the round trip back between the home and host institutions. In the event that the assigned value is insufficient to pay for the desired trip, the scholarship holder must find another sources of funding.



STUDENTS mobility
(Studies - SMS)
Mobility periods: 5 months
Origin Host Country Monthly allowance
Partner Countries Portugal 850 EUR / month
Portugal Partner Country 700 EUR / month
STAFF mobility
(Academic Staff- STA)

Mobility periods: 5 days (excluding the travel days)

The per diem amount for Staff:
- From Portugal to the partner countries: 180 EUR
- From the partner countries to Portugal: 160 EUR

STAFF mobility
(Administrative Staff - STT)



Every selected applicant will receive a health, accident and travel insurance valid during the entire mobility period provided by the University of Porto.




EACEA - Privacy Statement

If candidates/applicants are selected (proposed for a scholarship/fellowship, put on the reserve list or enrolled on a self-paying basis) their data may be used for the purposes of evaluating the programmes, efficiently manage the projects, and producing statistics. Data could be made available to the EACEA, the European Commission, the European External Action Service staff, as well as to other stakeholders of the Erasmus+ programme, such as Erasmus+ National Agencies, National Erasmus+ Offices and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association.