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Outgoing CNSMD students

Student Mobility funding


The amount of money granted depends on the country of destination and on the length of the study period abroad.

Also depending on the needs and the amount of money granted, the institution settles its own rates, which lie in the range established by the Erasmus+ National Agency. There are 2 different rates: one for the first group of countries and one for groups 2 & 3 (see below).

The institution reserves the right to take the decision that some students will not be granted an Erasmus+ financial support or only a part of it (in that case, the total amount of the grant does not correspond to the total amount of months spent abroad).

Group 1: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom.

>> In 2018/2019, the following rates apply for an Erasmus+ exchange to countries belonging to group 1: €370/month

Group 2: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain.

>> In 2018/2019, the following rates apply for an Erasmus+ exchange to countries belonging to groups 2 or 3: €320/month

Group 3: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Republic of North Macedonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, (and Slovakia as from 2019).

>> In 2018/2019, the following rates apply for an Erasmus+ exchange to countries belonging to groups 3: €270/month

Please note that the payments of the Erasmus+ grant will only be made if the student provides the required documents: attendance certificate, student report linguistic assessments and confirmed learning agreement. In the case of failure to do so, the student will have to reimburse the entire grant to the Lyon CNSMD.

International student mobility grant (Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region)

The international student mobility grants are allocated by the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Regional Authority to support student mobility abroad. They can be granted in addition to European Union assistance for Erasmus+ exchanges. For non-Erasmus+ exchanges, they can be the main source of financial assistance and can also be granted in addition to other forms of financial support.

Only a fixed number of applications (around 20) can be handed in to the commission established by the Regional Authority selecting the mobility projects, which will be financially supported. This commission gathers twice a year (April and October).

The grant is calculated on a fixed basis of €95/week for a stay lasting from 4 to 36 weeks.

For holders of French state bursaries (CROUS), a fixed travel bursary is granted to students depending on the amount of the State scholarship they receive:

  • Recipients of a scholarship to level 0bis and 1: €80
  • Recipients of a scholarship to level 2: €155
  • Recipients of a scholarship to level 3: €230
  • Recipients of a scholarship to level 4: €305
  • Recipients of a scholarship to level 5: €380
  • Recipients of a scholarship to level 6: €455
  • Recipients of a scholarship to level 7: €530

Students going on mobility in Germany can obtain a grant from the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO). Please note that this grant cannot be combined with an Erasmus+ grant.


  • The Erasmus+ student is exempt from the payment of tuition fees at the host institution. An outgoing student from the Lyon CNSMD pays tuition fees at the CNSMD as if he had stayed in the institution. Holders of French state bursaries do not pay tuition fees.
  • Holders of French state bursaries continue to received this grant during their study period abroad.


If you have completed a Bachelor-level (or equivalent) qualification and already been accepted onto a full Master programme in another Programme country, you may be able to benefit from a loan. Judging by the guidelines put forth by the geld lenen zonder bank about this, to be eligible you must live in a Programme country and your study destination cannot be in your country of residence or the country where you received your first qualification. You can only receive a loan to study at a university holding the Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education. The loan is not available if you are only studying abroad for part of your Master qualification, though you may still qualify for an Erasmus+ grant (see above).

The rate of interest charged on the loan will vary depending on which country the bank lending the money is based. Nevertheless, the rate of interest will be lower than standard commercial rates.

You can receive a loan of up to €12,000 for a 1-year Master or up to €18,000 for a 2-year Master (or equivalent amounts in foreign currency for banks in non-Euro countries subject to currency fluctuations).

The scheme is designed to support postgraduate students and protect them from student hardship with social safeguards including:

  • No need for collateral from students or parents, ensuring equality of access
  • Favourable, better than market interest rates
  • Pay-back terms that allow graduates up to two years to find work before beginning repayment.

All the banks target both outgoing and incoming Master students, and applications must be made directly to them. In France, the scheme is available through two banks:

You have to apply through a branch of the banks or online, submitting the following documentation:

  • Certificate of completion of the last degree you have completed prior to the Master degree you are applying for
  • A receipt for the enrolment fee OR documentary proof of admission and of the cost of the Master course

More information on the Erasmus+ Master Degree Loan.


A new scheme was launched to implement grants for the mobility of students wishing to undertake a study period abroad in a non-EU member state.

The number of grants allocated is very low and they are more likely to support the hosting of the student more than his departure.

You will be informed when applications will be opened at the Lyon CNSMD. In all cases, they will only be used for the mobility of students in some specific institutions (Montreal and possibly some other institutions on the American soil). For the moment, the Lyon CNSMD uses the international student mobility grant from the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region to support international mobility.


The administration of the following bursaries is not handled by the Lyon CNSMD:

The Mécénat Musical Société Générale (MMSG) grant (for music students only): only students finishing their curriculum (from the end of the DNSPM3 onwards) at the Lyon CNSMD can apply for this grant. This financial help can only apply for projects between September and August. This grant can support mobility projects, but does not include Erasmus+ exchanges or exchanges after the study period at the Lyon CNSMD.

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