Financial matters

(except for mobilities to the United Kingdom. Information on this can be found here).

For stays in the academic year 2022/23, the Erasmus+ grant will be paid exclusively by the International Office.

If you have any questions about the financial matters of your Erasmus+ stay, please contact the Erasmus Stipendien team at the International Office (erasmus.stipendien@univie.ac.at).

On this page you will find information on financial support for your Erasmus+ stay:


Erasmus+ Grant

Erasmus+ traineeship grants for traineeships starting before 01.10.2022, i.e. with 30.09.2022 at the latest, can receive financial funding until maximum 31.07.2023 (incl. extensions and with a maximum duration of 12 months of the individual stay).

From the academic year 2022/23 onwards, i.e. for traineeships starting from 01.10.2022 students can apply for grants of a maximum of up to 5 months.

If the stay lasts 2 (minimum duration) up to 3 months, the stay will be fully granted with up to 3 monthly rates.

If the stay lasts 3 up to the maximum of 5 months, not the whole duration may be covered through the Erasmus+ grant, but may include a zero-grant duration. Students will in any case receive a funding of 3 months. The time span that can be funded (min. 3 months, max. 5 months) is ultimately dependant on the Erasmus+ budget available for the University of Vienna for the respective year and will be communicated in the summer for the following academic year.

The concrete amount depends on the actual dates of stay, the host country and potential additional top-ups.

The programme countries are divided into three country groups as defined in the European Commission's Programme Guide. The grant amounts to between 530 € and 630 € per month depending on the host country (see list of grant amounts by host country for 2021/22 here).

The Erasmus+ mobility grant can be received in addition to any salary to be paid for your traineeship and in addition to federal aid for students (“Studienbeihilfe”).

Recognition of the traineeship in the form of ECTS credits is not a prerequisite for being awarded an Erasmus+ mobility grant.

The Erasmus+ grant is paid in two instalments: 80% at the start of the stay and 20% after the stay.  



Tuition fees and students’ union fee

If the duration of the traineeship amounts to more than half a semester, students are exempted from tuition fees at the University of Vienna. However, the students' union fee must still be paid in order to stay enrolled.

After your nomination, you will be automatically exempted from the tuition fees. Please do not apply for a remission of your tution fees at the admission office.

If you have already payed your tution fees before you were nominated for an Erasmus+ traineeship, you will need to apply for reimbursement. Please read the admission office's information on how to apply for reimbursement. If you have any questions regarding your application for reimbursement, please contact the admission office directly.


Financial top-ups

In addition to the Erasmus+ grant, you can apply for additional financial support (top-ups):

  • Green Travel: Travel expense support for environmentally friendly travel
  • Students with fewer opportunities: This is aimed at (Please note that you can only apply for this top-up once , even if more than one category apply to you):
    • Students receiving a federal scholarship (Studienbeihilfe) (not applicable for internships from 2022/23)
    • Students travelling with their child(ren)
    • Students with disabilities, if this causes additional costs during your stay abroad (compared your usual costs in Austria)
    • Students with a chronic illness, if this causes additional costs during your stay abroad (compared your usual costs in Austria)
  • Inclusion support: If you have a disability or chronic illness, you can apply for inclusion support, in case the top-up for students with fewer opportunities should not be sufficient.

Further information on the top-ups can be found under the respective headline.

 

The information on possible top-ups is valid for Erasmus+ stays in the academic year 2021/22.

From 2022/23, students who receive a federal scholarship (Studienbeihilfe), are not eligible for the top-up. This concerns all applications for Erasmus+ traineeship grants starting with 01.10.2022.


Top-up: Green Travel

Erasmus+ participants who travel to and from the host university in an environmentally friendly way can apply for a Green Travel top-up. This includes arrival and departure by bus or train. The application is made via Mobility Online. Application deadline: one month before the start of your stay. Students will be informed as soon as an application is possible.


Federal aid for students and financial aid for studies abroad

Those in receipt of federal aid for students must state that they are receiving federal aid for students in their application. Federal aid for students will continue to be paid during the time spent abroad. If you have any questions on federal aid for students, please contact the Austrian Study Grant Authority in Vienna. (“Stipendienstelle Wien”). 

As the legal situation stands, students undertaking an Erasmus+ traineeship are not entitled to financial aid for studies abroad (“Auslandsbeihilfe”).

 

Top-up for those receiving federal aid for students (2021/22)

If you receive the Austrian federal aid for students ("Studienbeihilfe"), you can apply for the top-up for students with fewer opportunities in the amount of 250 euros per month if your stay is within the academic year 2021/22. The application is made via Mobility Online. Application deadline: one month before the start of your stay. Students will be informed as soon as an application is possible.

From 2022/23, students who receive a federal scholarship (Studienbeihilfe), are not eligible for the top-up. This concerns all applications for Erasmus+ traineeship grants starting with 01.10.2022.


Top-up: Students with children

If you are going to take your child/children with you on your Erasmus+ stay, you can apply for the top-up for students with fewer opportunities in the amount of 250 euros per month. The application is made via Mobility Online. Application deadline: one month before the start of your stay. Students will be informed as soon as an application is possible.


Top-up: Students with disabilities or a chronic illness

Erasmus+ takes inclusion very seriously. Students with a disability or chronic illness can apply for the top-up for students with fewer opportunities in the amount of 250 euros per month. The application is made via Mobility Online. Application deadline: one month before the start of your stay. Nominated students will be informed as soon as an application is possible.

 

Inclusion support

If you have a disability or chronic illness, you can apply for inclusion support instead of the top-up for students with fewer opportunities should this not be sufficient. The amount of this financial support is not fixed, but based on the actual additional financial cost caused by a student’s disability or illness.

Helpful links for outgoing students with physical, mental or health-related impairments

Data protection

Personal data are confidential and will only be processed in accordance with the applicable national laws insofar as this is necessary with regard to your application and participation in the Erasmus+ programme.