How to Apply

A quick guide to making an application for Erasmus+, the new funding programme for education, training, youth and sport.

Find out about the programme

The European Commission has published its official information on Erasmus+ and the projects it will fund in 2014. Read the Call for Proposals document and the Erasmus+ Programme Guide to find out about the programme, application deadlines and eligibility criteria. 

Applying for funding

Before being able to apply for Erasmus+ funding you need to register your organisation as follows:

  1. Register your organisation on the European Commission Authentication Service (ECAS), if not already registered. For guidance on registration, see our How to Register on ECAS video and guide.
  2. Log in to the Participant Portal with your ECAS account details and register your organisation on the Unique Registration Facility (URF) to obtain your unique Participant Identification Code (PIC), if not already registered. The European Commission has produced a Participant Portal User Manual to help guide you through the process of registering on the portal.

Application e-forms and more guidance on the application process will be available later in January 2014. The European Commission have published models of the application e-forms in PDF format to help organisations familiarise themselves with the format before applying online. You can download the model e-forms by going to the Programme Guide section of the European Commission's Erasmus+ website.

Key deadlines

The key deadlines for decentralised activities in the field of education, training and youth are as follows:

Key Action 1

17 March 2014*

Key Action 2

30 April 2014*

Key Action 3

30 April 2014

* There are additional deadlines for youth only - a full list of deadlines for each Action by field are detailed in the Call for Proposals.

Support and guidance

We’ll be providing further advice and guidance on the application process in January 2014 once the application forms are available. If you have any questions regarding the Call documents or application process in the meantime, please contact us.