Application/before your stay

Information on the application procedure at the University of Vienna is available on this page:

Choice of university

Because of the limited number of places, it is advisable to list alternatives in your application (you can list up to 3 preferences)

  • The choice of university should be based on the courses available and the relevance to your studies
  • Certain subjects are not available to exchange students at American and Australian universities, e.g. Law in the USA, Medicine/Pharmacy in Australia and the USA.
  • We recommend that you study the partner university’s website carefully before submitting an application!

Country-specific information regarding applications

Detailed information on the exchange agreements can be found in the Portal of Mobility Online.

Application documents

Unless stated otherwise, all applications documents are to be completed in English.

Exception: for universities where the language of instruction is French, Spanish or Portuguese, the CV and the statement of purpose must be submitted in both English and the language of the host country.


Application documents

How to apply

All applications must be submitted online via the registration tool Mobility Online. Applications open approx. one month before the applications deadline. 


The steps involved in applying
Problems with the online application

Selection procedure

The selection procedure for a non-EU study visit abroad comprises the following steps:


Submission of the application documents
Selection panel and decision
Application at the partner university

Recognition of planned courses

The recognition of your planned courses has to be confirmed by your study program director and uploaded in Mobility Online already before starting your exchange semester.

  • Minimum amount of credits: 12 ECTS/semester, Exception: University of Chicago 18 ECTS/ Semester (recognised!)
  • Responsible for the recognition is your study program director
  • The signed pre-recognition form is a prerequisite for the start of the exchange as well as for the payment of the scholarship.
  • Deadlines: End of June for WS or academic year; Middle of December for SS

Intercultural training

Students who are nominated for an exchange in Asia, Latin America, Russia, Ukraine or Israel are recommended to take part in an intercultural training session. 

No intercultural training is currently planned for other nominated students.