Letters of recommendation Non-EU Student Exchange

For the application at the University of Vienna you do not need to submit any letter(s) of recommendation. However, in case you will be nominated for an exchange place, the partner university might demand one or more letter(s) of recommendation.

Further information about the application at the partner university can also be found on the website of each partner university

If you need a letter of recommendation please note: 

  • The International Office recommends to ask either a person who has qualified as a professor or a person with a PhD/doctor's degree for the letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation from other lecturers (Mag.) and visiting lecturers (=Lehrbeauftragte; the course has to be held in the semester of the application) are also accepted.
  • Please note: As the time between the nomination and the application deadline at the partner university might be quite short, please make sure, that you obtain the letters of recommendation in due time. Please also consider that during holidays (February) some Professors might not be available.
  • The recommendation letter can be written in English or in the language of the host country. Please use the form of your partner university, if there is any. You can also use this form. It can also be written free.