Studying abroad - mobility programmes


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Erasmus+ is an EU program for the promotion of education, training, youth and sport in Europe.

For students in bachelor's, master's or doctoral studies, the program finances mobility of different duration between 2 and 12 months within one academic year. A prerequisite is a regular study at TUW.

Each study visit can also be carried out as "blended mobility" - a combination of a physical mobility (at least 2 months) and a virtual component enabling joint online learning and teamwork.

Short-term mobility (5 - 30 days) is possible for doctoral students or also for disadvantaged student groups (e.g. study aid recipients, employed people) in combination with a virtual component.

Short stays are also possible in “blended intensive programs” - intensive programs that are offered jointly by several universities on a specific topic and always contain a virtual component.

Partner countries

The focus region is the EEA and associated countries (e.g. Serbia, Turkey). There are special agreements with Switzerland. From 2023+, stays worldwide are also possible.

In any case, the prerequisite is the existence of a bilateral contract between TU Wien and the partner university!

Find out about the current Erasmus+ study place-offer, opens an external URL in a new window.


Organization of Erasmus+ at TU Wien

The International Office (IO) coordinates the ERASMUS program at TU Wien in cooperation with contact persons at institutes or Dean's offices.

The IO provides initial information, coordinates the program and pays the scholarships.

The contact persons at the institutes provide information on academic contents and select students for their study stays abroad.

The Deans of academic affairs are responsible for crediting of completed study courses abroad.

The internal administrative processing at TU Wien is carried out via a TISS application ("TISS Mobility Services, opens an external URL in a new window").

How do I become an ERASMUS grant holder?

Program procedure at a glance (The detailed description can be found in our checklist [PDF], opens a file in a new window):

  1. Find out about the current ERASMUS study place-offer in your field of study and get initial information about your host universities (
    Get in touch with the contact persons at the respective institutes or in the Dean's office with questions concerning the study program.
    Please note that mobility to your home country has a low priority and possibly may not be funded.
  2. Apply for an Erasmus place in TISS (log-in via Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) and upload the required documents (curriculum vitae, transcript, language certificate).
    The general minimum requirement for an Erasmus application is the completion of 2 semesters.
    However, depending on the host university, also completion of a bachelor's degree or a certain number of ECTS points may be required.
    Please also consider the information on the Erasmus pages of the faculties!
    Application deadlines:
       a.    01.02. - 15.03. for stays in the following winter and summer semester;
       b.    01.07. - 15.10. for remaining places in the summer semester.
  3. The selection of the grant holders is based on an expert ranking by the program coordinators at the institutes / Dean's offices on the basis of the documents submitted.
  4. After your nomination, you conclude a grant contract with the IO. Still before you leave, you will receive 80% of your total grant.
  5. Before you leave, you must take an online language test and then you have the opportunity to take an online language course.
  6. In order to be sure that your studies abroad will be credited, specify your preliminary study program in the "Online Learning Agreement (OLA)" still before your departure, and forward it via TISS to the Dean of academic affairs in your field of study for signature.
       a.    15.06. for stays in the following winter semester;
       b.    15.12. for stays in the summer semester.
  7. A stay can only be extended within one academic year - that means only from winter to summer semester.
  8. Multiple visits: Erasmus + allows you to study abroad several times. You have at your disposal 12 months for Erasmus (study or internship) per study cycle (Bachelor / Master / Doctorate) - but not more than once for the same university.
  9. The payment of the remaining 20% of the grant will be made upon your return, as well as
  10. The crediting (recognition) of the completed study courses by the Dean of academic affairs on the basis of the certificates. As a minimum requirement, 3 ECTS per month abroad must be credited. A semester performance of 30 ECTS is recommended.

Contact in International Office

Traude Krausler
[T]: +43 1 58801 41562



Paniglgasse 16, 1st floor
1040 Wien

Opening hours for students

9:30-11:30 and 13:30-16:30

9:30-11:30 and 13:30-16:30

Outside the opening hours only by prior appointment.


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