Belgium (Flemish Community)

Outgoing students

Erasmus+ Inclusion Support

According to the Codex for Higher Education “Students with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others”.

This definition incorporates a wide range of conditions including amongst other physical and sensory disabilities, a chronic illness, a learning disorder (dyslexia or dyscalculia), autism spectrum disorder, attention disorder such as ADHD, tic disorder, dysphasia, a psychiatric disability.

Target groups

Please check the individual support grant a student may receive as a contribution to their additional costs for travel and subsistence related to their period of study or traineeship abroad. If you want to estimate the Erasmus+ Grant for your mobility period, you can use our simulator.
Countries Group 1 Countries Group 2 Countries Group 3 Other countries
419 € 369 € 319 € 700 €
In addition, outgoing students with fewer opportunities can request 250 € as topup on their Erasmus+ grant.
Group 1:Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden and third countries not associated to the Programme from Region 14.
Group 2:Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and third countries not associated to the Programme from Region 13.
Group 3:Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Türkiye
Others:Third countries not associated to the Programme from Regions 1-12.

Special Needs support: Who is eligible to request real cost support

Other Inclusion support provided

National Inclusion Support

This Country has not provided information about National Inclusion Support for outgoing students.

Incoming students

National Inclusion Support

This Country has not provided information about about National Inclusion Support for incoming students.

National Policies

Erasmus+ National Inclusion Strategy

National definition of underrepresented groups in Higher Education

Strategies and policy measures to widen participation in Higher Education

The  Flemish Government has adopted the Action Plan "Brains on the Move" in 2013. The Action Plan is composed of a broad range of initiatives and scholarships. The focus lies on the mobility of students. The action plan does not only contain strategies to promote mobility among the Flemish students, but it also creates possibilities to attract foreign students to Flanders. 

Inclusion is given a central place in the Action Plan. A benchmark was set concerning the mobility of underrepresented groups in higher education. The aim is that 33% of graduates should have a mobility experience and that 33% of the mobile students should belong to underrepresented groups by 2020. At this moment these groups are defined as students with disabilities, students from an economically disadvantaged background and working students.

Concrete actions have been taken to promote mobility among these groups: 

  • with regard to mobility grants that it awards, the Flemish Government applies the rule of allocating a minimum of 25% of all grants to students from underrepresented groups. 
  • conferences and communication campaigns are used to stimulate students with disabilities to go abroad. For example, the 2015 Handbook of the Flemish Community of Belgium on study and internships abroad includes one chapter dedicated to students with disabilities. SIHO developed mobility portraits of students with disabilities who went on an international exchange program. Students testify about their experiences.
  • grants and financial incentives are provided for students with disabilities in order to achieve this target (see further).