Mobility of doctoral students

As a doctoral student registered at the USMB

You have the possibility to go on an intra-European mobility within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.

You can apply for an Erasmus+ internship grant (see below).


If you are a contractualdoctoral student of the USMB

As a staff member of the institution, you are eligible for a teaching and/or academics mobility (valid for a summer school).

Staff mobility

Erasmus+ grant

Doctoral students may perform :

  • a work placement in a company or organization (from 5 to 30 days or 2 to 12 months) in a country participating in the Erasmus+ program.

Contact the international relations offices of your component.

All PhD students registered at the USMB for the academic year concerned by the mobility.

The doctoral student must have the approval of the thesis director, as well as the director of the doctoral school to which he/she belongs, on the coherence of his/her mobility in relation to his/her thesis subject.

The partner university/host company must accept the pedagogical contract and the internship agreement before the mobility.

In a country participating in the Erasmus+ programme:

  • European Union countries
  • Non-EU participating countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Turkey

You can consult :

Internship mobility

Doctoral students can do a mobility in the form of an internship in a company/organization in another European country.

The placement period abroad is supervised by the (French) sending institution and the host company/organisation, which conclude a placement agreement with the student.

The partner university/organisation/host company must accept the learning agreement before the mobility.

Blended Intensive Programm (BIP) :

Hybrid mobility refers to physical mobility combined with a virtual component facilitating collaborative online learning based on exchange and teamwork. This virtual component may, for example, involve learners from different countries and study programmes coming together online to attend courses or to work collectively and simultaneously on tasks that are recognised as part of their study programme.

The mobility must take place during the academic year.

Internship mobility :

Duration between 5 and 30 days or from 2 months (60 days) to 12 months for internships.

NB: the maximum duration of USMB funding is 120 days.

Blended Intensive Programm (BIP) :

Virtual mobility (distance learning) + physical mobility between 5 and 30 days

The funding attached to these mobilities is European flat-rate.

Erasmus+ internship grant: 

  • short term : 70€/day from the 5th to the 14th day of activity then 50€/day from the 15th to the 30th day of activity
  • long term (more than 2 months): between 360 and 480€/month depending on the country of destination

estimated amount based on the previous year's information:

  • Group 1 countries: 480€ per month
  • Group 2 countries: €420 per month
  • Group 3 countries: €360 per month

Country Groups :

Group 1: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden
Group 2:
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
Group 3: Republic of Northern Macedonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia

For doctoral students with grants or disabilities, other grants may be available.

Doctoral students who receive support from the Erasmus+ programme will receive 2 payments upon receipt of proof of their stay (start and end):

  • Deposit of 75% at the beginning of the mobility. To receive the first payment, the doctoral student must have sent the original of the mobility contract and the internship agreement, taken the language test on the OLS platform and sent the certificate of the beginning of the stay signed by the partner university.
  • Balance of 25% at the end of the mobility, upon receipt of the second OLS language test, the end of stay certificate and the online report.

Priority is given to PhD students in their 2nd or 3rd year of study.

If many doctoral students express interest in the same destination, priority will be given to those who have had no other international experience during their thesis.

Priority is also given to the international co-supervision of theses.


For the academic year 2022-2023, 3 calls for applications are organised for the award of Erasmus+ scholarships.

  • From 2 to 13 May 2022 for feedback to the doctoral student on the possible award of the grant on 3 June 2022
  • From 2 to 14 November 2022 for feedback to the doctoral student on the possible award of the grant on 2 December 2022
  • From 1 to 13 February 2023 for a return to the doctoral student on the possible award of the grant on 1 March 2023

To apply, the doctoral student must complete the application form (available only during the opening periods of the application campaign).

Review of applications

Mobility requests are examined by the International Relations Orientation Commission (CORI)

The applicant will be informed of his acceptance by the DRI; he will have one week to accept or refuse the allocated place. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

To apply, access your dedicated international mobility portal

The application form is open from 2 to 14 November 2022.
It serves as an application form for the European Commission's Erasmus+ scholarship.

To register, please bring your student card and the documents below which can be downloaded at the end of the form:

  • a RIB (account in France in your name),
  • If you are a scholarship holder on social criteria or in a handicap situation: the final allocation notification from the CROUS for the year 2022/2023 and/or the handicap certificate (MDPH).

You must also send the following completed documents to the International Relations Department:

  • Curriculum vitae including the academic experience of the PhD student to be written in the language of the host institution or in English;
  • Cover letter;
  • Learning agreement and internship agreement signed by the thesis director, the director of the Doctoral School and the partner university

Before, during and after mobility

At the beginning of your stay:

Certificate of attendance

You have benefited from an Erasmus+ grant: