The Erasmus+ programme enables students to study for up to 12 months per study cycle (Bachelor, Master, PhD) at a European university outside of Austria. The available respective spots are based on bilateral agreements, which are set up and overseen by the coordinators of the responsible departments.
All Erasmus+ students are exempt from tuition fees both at their home and their host university. Furthermore, each student is eligible to receive a grant to cover some expenses while living abroad.
The students on their own will gather information about insurance and visa aspects.
Requirements, application process and accreditation
If you want to make use of your grant, you must at least be enrolled in the third semester of your field of study which can be counted towards your degree.
The duration of the grant is from 3 months to a maximum of 12 months. The grant is an additional allowance to defray some of the costs that arise from studying abroad. Please note that said grant will not cover all the living costs and can therefore not be regarded as a full scholarship.
The application process begins online on the AAU campus system (Studierendenportal).
‘My applications’ > ‘File a new application’ > Applications related to mobility programmes > Erasmus+ for studies
Further information regarding the application process and its deadlines can be found on the Erasmus+ checklist. You can also contact the International Office.
When studying abroad in the Erasmus+ Programme each student has to prepare a Learning Agreement (Template and assistance for completing: cf end of page) which needs to be signed by both the coordinators of the home and host university. The International Office is responsible for the formal revision of the Learning Agreement before students have it signed by the programme director (“Studienprogrammleitung”).
The accreditation of the exams that the student intends to take has to be predetermined in writing, which is part of the Learning Agreement.
This ‘Vorausbescheid’ must be prepared by the student and is to be discussed with the respective director(s) of studies. (Studienprogrammleitung)
All Erasmus+ students must obtain 3 ECTS points per month for the duration of their studies within the programme. We recommend that students obtain between 15 and 30 ECTS points in order to avoid problems in their programme of study.
If you are writing your Bachelor’s thesis, diploma thesis (Diplomarbeit) or PhD thesis you need to obtain a confirmation from your academic supervisor instead of a ECTS confirmation for each semester.
Upon your return, the formal accreditation process begins.
Erasmus+ at AAU
The AAU is part of the Erasmus+ mobility programme and has implemented various measures.