Important notice

Applications for the United Kingdom

The European Union agreed to delay Brexit until 31 January 2020 at the latest. If an agreement can be reached in the House of Commons, a sooner date for Brexit is possible.

Since the extension of the deadline for Brexit has been approved, applications for Erasmus+ internships in the United Kingdom which start before 31 January 2020 can be accepted until further notice. Applying for extension of these stays is not possible.

Due to the further delay, the UK's exit from the EU without a withdrawal treaty and without a transition period (a so-called "no-deal Brexit") seems unlikely, but is still possible. Thus, applications for Erasmus+ internships which are scheduled to begin after 31 January 2020 are currently not possible, as it cannot be guaranteed that the UK will still participate in the Erasmus+ programme after Brexit. Further information on this topic is provided here.

We cannot provide information regarding the status of EU citizens, work permit etc. in case of a hard Brexit. Current information regarding these topics is provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Application documents

You will need the following documents to apply (you will find information on the individual documents below):

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Learning Agreement for Traineeships
Declaration regarding insurance
Language certificate (except where the working language is German)
Curriculum Vitae
Confirmation of health insurance
Proof of identity
Scan of your university diploma (only applies for traineeships for recent graduates)
Application for additional financial aid for students with special needs or students with children

Important notice

Applications for the United Kingdom

Due to information issued by the Austrian National Agency, applications for Erasmus+ internships starting by October 31st, 2019 can be accepted. These internships can be conducted in accordance with the Erasmus+ regulations. Prolongations of these stays are not possible.

We cannot provide information regarding the status of EU citizens, work permit etc in case of a hard Brexit. Current information regarding these topics is provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Application

To be eligible to apply for an Erasmus+ traineeship you must first find yourself a traineeship position in another European country. The precise dates, the content and the working language must have already been agreed before applying. Please observe the requirements regarding possible receiving institutions. The International Office does not arrange traineeship positions for students.

All applications must be submitted online via the Mobility Online application tool. It is no longer possible to submit an application via e-mail or to hand in the documents in person.

If you are applying for a grant as a language assistant, please take note of the Information on traineeships for language assistants.

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How to apply via Mobility Online
Problems with the online application

Leave of absence and semester of tolerance

Participants must be enrolled as students at the University of Vienna throughout their traineeship. A leave of absence ("Beurlaubung") cannot be granted during an Erasmus+ traineeship. During your visit abroad your study period continues as normal; no additional semester of tolerance will be granted.


Nomination

If the application meets the formal criteria and was submitted within the deadline, the student will be nominated to the OeAD, which is responsible for paying the Erasmus+ mobility grant.

After nomination, nominated students receive a confirmation of nomination via e-mail and an e-mail containing information on the further process.

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Registration in StudentsOnline
Payment of the Erasmus+ mobility grant

Online Linguistic Support

The Online Linguistic Support (OLS) tool supports language learning for Erasmus+ mobility participants before and during their stay abroad. In OLS you can take a language assessment (compulsory) and a language course (optional).

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OLS language assessment (compulsory)
OLS language courses (optional)

Insurance

Students must have adequate health, accident and liability insurance throughout the duration of their Erasmus+ traineeship.

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Health Insurance
Accident and liability insurance