Requirements

On this page you will find information about the requirements for an Erasmus+ student exchange abroad:


Target group

Requirements for an Erasmus+ application:

  • degree programme studies at the University of Vienna
  • BA students: at the beginning of your stay abroad you must have reached at least the 3rd semester of your degree programme
  • language skills (min. B1, depending on the individual placement)
  • eligibility requirements at your department (depending on the degree programme; e.g. progress, motivation)
  • the personal Erasmus+ mobility quota has not already been exhausted in the current study cycle

Please note that you are ONLY entitled to apply for an Erasmus+ spot within the degree programme for which you have been admitted.

Erasmus+ is a full-time study programme, i.e. we recommend that you take classes worth 30 ECTS per semester. The detailed conditions (e.g. the reimbursement threshold for the Erasmus+ mobility grant) are part of the grant agreement between students and the OeAD. You can find further information under "Financial matters".


Duration of stay

The Erasmus+ programme offers a quota of twelve months mobility per study cycle (BA/MA/PhD) to each student. For students enrolled in diploma programmes, the quota is 24 months. The Erasmus+ programmes are Erasmus+ Student Exchange, Erasmus+ Internship and Erasmus+ International Mobility.

An Erasmus+ stay abroad during the academic year 2019/20 may take place between July 1st, 2019 and September 30th, 2020. The stay must last a minimum of three full months and up to a maximum of twelve months. The actual length of your stay will depend upon the host university’s term dates and whether you applied for a semester or full year spot:

Semester spots (Semesterplatz): if you are applying for a semester spot you can decide whether to study abroad during the winter or summer semester. Check whether there are sufficient courses offered during that semester and if the semester dates of the host university are compatible with your studies at the University of Vienna. If your original Erasmus+ stay takes place during the winter semester you can (under certain conditions) apply to extend your stay for the summer semester. It is not possible to extend a stay from summer to winter semester.

Full year spots (Jahresplatz): in case you are applying for a spot for a whole academic year, although you want to stay abroad for one semester, you have to ask your mobility coordinator and the host university whether this is possible.

Remaining spots (Restplatz): during the second application round, only semester spots for the following summer semester (without the possibility of extension) are allocated. This also applies for spots that are marked as “Jahresplatz” in the list.

Trimester regulation: if you are going to spend a term (trimester) studying at a host university and this is shorter than 3 full months, your stay may also be shorter than 3 months. In this case, you must submit a confirmation of the actual term dates to the OeAD.


Language certificate

A language certificate is a compulsory component of applying for an Erasmus+ spot. The specific requirements regarding the language and level required can be found in the information on the individual spot. If two languages are mentioned, proof of proficiency in one of them must be submitted. It is up to you to check that the host university offers enough courses in the respective language.

The language certificate must be submitted to your mobility coordinator at the time of applying.

Attention: the levels indicated on the website refer to the minimum required to apply for this placement at the University of Vienna. However, the partner university may have other higher requirements concerning the level and type of certificates accepted (e.g. may only accept TOEFL or IELTS). If you do not meet the requirements set by our partner university, they may reject your application. It is therefore absolutely vital that you obtain information about the host university’s requirements in advance.

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Language certificates accepted
Exceptions
Language competency certificate exams