The European Union created the program Erasmus+ (2021-2027) to encourage the exchange of students between EU countries and countries around the world. The Erasmus+ program includes a program entitled "International Credit Mobility" which funds short term student and staff mobility between European and Partner Countries.


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WHAT IS ERASMUS+?                                             

The Erasmus+ ICM programme provides travel grants for students, faculty members, and administrative staff interested in visiting European higher education institutions to study, teach, or train. It encourages familiarisation with the target institutions and critical people in these institutions to promote international cooperation, improving the capabilities and modernization of teaching systems. The mobility programs offer scholarships for travel costs and a monthly allowance ("Mobility Grants").

The Weizmann Institute has signed agreements with EU partner institutions as below, enabling students and staff from partner universities the opportunity for international study, training, or learning at the Institute and vice versa. If you want to establish a partnership with an EU Institution – please contact the IO Team at
The Erasmus+ Programme promotes equal opportunities and inclusion for all participants regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, religion and belief, disability and chronic illness, and ethnic and social background.  

We currently have signed Erasmus + agreements with the following partner institutions:

Program Details and How to Apply

Travel costs

Based on the travel distance per participant. Travel distances must be calculated using the distance calculator supported by the European Commission


Student monthly stipend: Varies from €650 - €850 depending on the country.
Staff daily grant: €120 - €160 depending on the country.

For Master and Doctoral students, the program will fund stays of 2–12 months for studies and/or traineeships. Some institutions allow a combination of short-term physical mobility and a virtual component.
For academic or administrative staff members for teaching or training stays of 5 days to 3 months.

How to apply


  • Send the following to in English, stating where you wish to visit, from when and until when:

1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Academic Transcripts
3. A Letter of Motivation. In your letter, describe the reasons that you selected the institution at which you are interested in studying while commenting on the relationship between the curriculum offered at the foreign institution and your current and/or future academic studies and the courses that you specified in the application form, language study/multiculturalism, etc.

4. The PI's written recommendation

  • An internal WIS committee evaluates all applications and will inform you about its decision.

Academic Staff

  • Email Yaara Biess, the Erasmus coordinator at the IO, and state where you wish to visit, from when, and until when. 
  • Attach a Letter of Invitation from Host at Partner University
  • The application will be reviewed and approved by the Head of your department.  
  • Continue the process with the partner institute

Administrative Staff

The Weizmann's Institute administrative staff can spend a training period abroad between 1 week to 2 months. Some partners offered organized staff weeks for particular job functions (One week = five working ​days +2 days of travel).

  • Search for a suitable week-long program offered by one of our partners on the list below at or,
  • Get in touch with a colleague from a partner University, and propose cooperation.
  • Receive approval from the host university and plan with them your mobility program.
  • Agree on tentative dates for your mobility and receive approval from the host university.
  • Complete the WIS HR Internal request form and upload the followings:
    1. a recommendation letter from your manager
    2. Your CV (in English)
    3. Letter of Motivation and description of the mobility plan
  • Applications must be COMPLETED  at least four weeks before planned mobility (please check the relevant date with Yaara Biess, the Erasmus coordinator at the IO).
  • An internal WIS committee evaluates all applications and will inform you about its decision.

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