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Europe

Subsistence Rates

The following table provides details of the maximum subsistence rates that may be applied for while on research leave. The final amount awarded is at the discretion of the Research Policy Committee.

The rates are costed on the basis of staying in a capital or large cities. It is anticipated costs elsewhere would be lower. The amounts stated represent only a contribution towards basic living costs. Personal expenditure, alcoholic drink, tobacco, etc. should not be included.
The maximum subsistence short stay rate for the UK is £95 per 24 hours or £30 per day (with no overnight stay).

Calculating Subsistence
12 hours or less

For stays that do not involve an overnight stop, you may claim up to one third of the 'short stay' daily rate quoted below.

Stays between 1 day/night and 30 days

For every 24 hours you may claim up to the 'short stay' daily rate quoted below.

Stays that exceed 30 days

For every 24 hours you may claim up to the appropriate the 'long stay' daily rate quoted below.

CountryShort Stay
Per day
Long Stay
Per month
Long Stay
Daily rate
Albania£132£2,640£88
Armenia£72£1,440£48
Austria£140£2,800£93
Azerbaijan£157£3,140£105
Belarus£87£1,740£58
Belgium£164£3,280£109
Bosnia and Herzegovina£114£2,280£76
Bulgaria£125£2,500£83
Canary Islands£91£1,820£61
Croatia£214£4,280£143
Cyprus£110£2,200£73
Czech Republic£159£3,180£106
Denmark£166£3,320£111
Estonia£131£2,620£87
Finland£161£3,220£107
France£164£3,280£109
Georgia£164£3,280£109
Germany£145£2,900£97
Gibraltar£71£1,420£47
Greece£114£2,280£76
Greenland£139£2,780£93
Hungary£148£2,960£99
Iceland£151£3,020£101
Ireland£152£3,040£101
Italy£144£2,880£96
Latvia£172£3,440£115
Lithuania£172£3,440£115
Luxembourg£130£2,600£87
Macedonia£101£2,020£67
Malta£121£2,420£81
Moldova£97£1,940£65
Monaco£126£2,520£84
Netherlands£149£2,980£99
Norway£160£3,200£107
Poland£148£2,960£99
Portugal£134£2,680£89
Romania£237£4,740£158
Russia£150£3,000£100
Serbia and Montenegro£128£2,560£85
Slovak Republic£121£2,420£81
Slovenia£117£2,340£78
Spain£159£3,180£106
Sweden£220£4,400£147
Switzerland£153£3,060£102
Turkey£100£2,000£67
Ukraine£150£3,000£100
UKThe maximum subsistence
stay rate for the UK is
£95 per 24 hours or £30 per day
(with no overnight stay).