Erasmus+ International is an EU funding program to support stays abroad in countries outside the EU.
The program offers a monthly financial grant as well as other financial top-ups and incentives (read more under "Financial support").
Other key points of the program:
Recognition of credits completed abroad
1-2 additional tolerance semesters
- Free online language courses
Questions about the application process:
The next information event will take place during our International Week from 16.10. - 19.10.2023 - more detailed info is available here.
In addition to our information sessions, you can also reach us in our office or via phone!
Programme coordinator Erasmus+ International
Universitätsplatz 3, Ground floor 8010 Graz
Phone:+43 316 380 - 1251E-mail: erasmusplus.intl.outgoing(at)uni-graz.at
Office hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wed additionally 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. as well as by appointment (during holidays: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
The next application round for our available spots in the winter term 2024/25, summer term 2025 and the whole academic year 2024/25 starts on December 04, 2023. The deadline for applications is February 7, 2024.
You will receive a mobility grant to cover the increased cost of living in the host country. To receive this grant, you have to be physically present at the host institution.
Important: no double funding
Double funding for one and the same activity from EU funds or grants directly financed by the BMBWF or other Austrian federal agencies is not permitted.
Receiving an Austrian or foreign study grant, foreign grant or provincial grant does not constitute double funding.
Current grant amounts
You will receive € 700 euros per month of stay to cover the increased cost of living in the host country. In addition, you will receive a one-time travel grant of between € 180 and 1,500 - the allowance amount depends on the distance to the host university (see list of available places).
For short-term PhD mobilities, the grant amounts to € 70 per day until the 14th day, from the 15th-30th day of stay € 50 per day.
Note: this information is subject to change
In addition to the mobility grant mentioned above, you can receive further financial support ("top-ups") stated below. To receive a top-up, you will have to submit additional documents.
The following top-ups are available:
- Green Mobility: travel grants for environmentally friendly travel (one-time € 50 and up to 4 travel days on which you also receive the mobility grant).
- Students with fewer opportunities (€ 250 per month; only one of the following options available at a time):
- Students with children who accompany their parents during the mobility
- Students with disabilities (if you have a disability pass)
- Students with chronical diseases, if the students have higher costs because of the mobility as compared to the costs in the home country (Allergies and food intolerances are excluded)
- Inclusion support: if the top up for students with fewer opportunities is not enough, students with a disability or a chronical illness can apply for inclusion support - Please contact us in case of questions
Attention: information subject to change! The information is still subject to change.
In addition to the mobility grant mentioned above, there are further financial support ("top-ups"). The top-ups are included in the payment of the mobility grant. In order to receive the top-ups, additional documents are required.
The following Top-Ups are available:
- Green Mobility: travel support for environmentally friendly travelMore information will follow in the next weeks!
- Students with fewer opportunities (only one of the following options available at a time):
- Students with children in need of care who are taken to their place of study
- Students with disabilities (all students with a disability pass)
- Students with chronic illness, if this results in increased financial expenses during the stay abroad (compared to the stay in the sending country; allergies and food intolerances are excluded
- Inclusion Support: if Top-Up is not sufficient for students with fewer opportunities, you may apply for inclusion support if you have a disability or chronic illness. Please contact us with any questions.
Study allowances abroad (Auslandbeihilfe - Studienbeihilfe)
f you receive study allowances in Austria, you can also apply for an additional study abroad support - it does not reduce the mobility grant. For further information, please contact the Studienbeihilfenbehörde (0316/81 33 88, Metahofgasse 30, 8020 Graz).
Spots in the academic year 2023/24
|University of Tirana - 2 places available
|Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar - 2 places available
|Bosnia and Herzegovina
|University of Mostar - 2 Places available
|Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Univeristy of Sarajevo - 3 places available
|Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - 3 places available
|Universidade de Sao Paolo - 1 place available
|University of Waterloo - 1 place available
|Georgia - PhD short term mobility
Akaki Tsereteli State University - 1 place available
|Bar-Ilan University - 2 places available
|Kyoto University of Advance Science - 1 place available
|University of Prishtina - 1 place available
|University of Prishtina - 2 places available
|Thailand - short term mobility
|Chulalongkorn University - 1 place available
Montclair State University - 1 place available
How do I find a university matching my study programme?
Even if the application is open to all fields of study, it may be the case that the potential host university does not have the expected course offer for your study plan.
We recommend that you do research independently during the application phase which unis are the best fit for you and your field of study. How to do this? Have a look at the current course offerings on the website of the desired institution and also check in which semester the courses are offered. It's a good idea to ask yourself:
- In what language are courses offered/held & do I have sufficient knowledge?
- Is there a wide range of courses offered for my field of study?
- In which semester are (more) courses offered?
- When does the academic year begin/end at the potential host university?
If you know which university (you can specify up to 3 universities in your application) best suits your plans, nothing stands in the way of a successful application - we look forward to receiving your application!
You can find more tips & hints on this page and also in our info events.
Stays in your country of origin
The European Commission's guidelines allow mobilities to the country of origin.
This excludes stays in the country where you usually stay. Example: Your center of life is in a neighbouring country (e.g. Slovenia) but you study in Austria (cross-border commuter). In this case, an Erasmus+ stay in the country of residence (e.g. Slovenia) is not financially supported.
Not sure which university/institution to apply for yet? Are you looking for background information from former students?
Use our experience report portal (auslandserfahrung.uni-graz.at) and our Global Diary to get inspired!
You must be enrolled for a regular study program at the University of Graz OR as a student:in/co-student:in the context of a NAWI Graz cooperative study program.
You must have completed at least the first year of the study programme relevant for the stay at the start of mobility (not at the time of application) and 60 ECTS - only relevant for bachelor students.
Please note that you must have enough ECTS credits available for recognition - see recognition of performance abroad below.
Recognition of performance abroad
Sufficient ECTS credits must be available so that you can complete an Erasmus+ International mobility - ideally 30 ECTS per semester, which are recognized for the respective study programme at the University of Graz.
The minimum academic performance is 3 ECTS per month of stay, which have to be recognized at the University of Graz. If you write an academic thesis (master's thesis, dissertation) abroad, the ECTS credits will be awarded by the supervisor. In the case of free electives, you should bear in mind that these must be recognized for your studies!
You should therefore still have enough ECTS available when going abroad.
Duration of stay
Duration of stay for regular study visits ("semester abroad"): 2-12 months.
Short-term mobilities: 5-30 days physical stay with virtual component (for PhD students also without virtual component) Note: the information on short-term mobilities may still change!
Important: The maximum length of stay of 12 months for Erasmus+ mobilities per study level (bachelor, master, doctorate) or 24 months (diploma studies) must not be exceeded! The number of stays is irrelevant. All Erasmus+ stays count (e.g. Erasmus+, Erasmus+ International, Erasmus+ Internship, Erasmus+ BIP, Erasmus Mundus Action 2 ...).
At first, you apply at our office for a spot and not yet directly at the host university. Depending on the host university, different language skills are required; you can usually find this information on the website of the desired host university. Depending on the language of instruction at the host university, you will need suitable proof for the application to the University of Graz (e.g. Matura certificate, completed courses etc. - see application documents).
Attention: for the host university you may need additional standardised proof (for example an official language certificate) - but you will only need this proof once you have been selected for the study place.
No employment at the university
You must not have an employment at the University of Graz during mobility.
Additional requirements per study programme
You may have to meet additional requirements, for example some spots are reserved for a certain field of study, please see the list of available places.
You first apply to the University of Graz. If you have been selected, you will also apply (at a later stage) to the host university for which you have been selected. Before submitting your Erasmus+ application, please note the following information:
The next application round for stays abroad in the winter semester 2024/25, summer semester 2025 or the entire academic year 2024/25 starts on December 04, 2023. You can then apply for a place until February 07, 2024.
The application does not work on a first-come-first-served basis. After the deadline all applications will be evaluated (see "After the application deadline").
Info events about the application process
In our information sessions on the Erasmus+ application process, we support you:
- with finding a suitable partner institution
- with creating the online application in Mobility-Online
- by useful tips, tricks and experience reports
Important: All sessions will be held in German!
Current events (all events are offered in German only)
- November 13, 2023 at 5 p.m. I HS 02.21
- December 07, 2023 at 8 a.m. I HS 01.15.
- January 17, 2024 at 4 a.m. I HS 02.11
You will need the following application documents for the online application:
- application form (with photo and signature) - mandatory
- Download the form in Mobility-Online and print it out
- Add a photo of yourself to the form (this can also be inserted into the document before printing) and sign the form personally
- Scan the signed form and upload it to Mobility-Online
- Letter of motivation (1 to 2 pages) - mandatory
with academic and personal motivation justification (in English if the language of instruction is not German or if no other language is indicated on the list of spots) max. 1-2 pages, at least one paragraph per selected partner institution
- Preliminary study plan - mandatory (template)
Your preliminary study plan does not require an official confirmation. You can choose what you consider suitable, if necessary you can consult the respective departmental coordinator.
Please check the website for incoming exchange students of the partner institution to find the list of available courses.
- CV / resume - mandatory
Only in English, if the language of instruction is English!
- Transcript of records for all completed and ongoing study programmes you are enrolled for - mandatory
- Statement of language skills required at the host institution - mandatory
- Evidence of completed studies / completed courses
- Secondary school certificate
- Language Certificates
- Document, in which you will assess your own langauge skills and explain how you will still prove them (e.g. examination/course, etc.) until the start of your stay
- For students of a foreign language: upload a short explanation that you are studying the language, or upload a Transcript of Records, for example
- English letter of recommendation - mandatory
From a teacher at the University of Graz. Letters of recommendation must be signed and stamped by the institute and can be sent directly by the recommenders to the programme coordinators via uni-internal house mail.
- Confirmation that the deposit was paid- mandatory
- If applicable: supplementary form in case of applying for several mobility programmes: If you apply for several mobility programmes at the University of Graz at the same time (e.g. Erasmus+, Erasmus+ International, iStudy, ISEP)
- If applicable: NAWI Graz supplementary form: For NAWI Graz students only
You have to deposit € 100 and specify the mobility programme and the purpose of use ("Verwendungszweck") "KAUTION - ASO702500017,, Erasmus+" to the following account:
- Account holder: University of Graz / Universität Graz
- Bank: Raiffeisen-Landesbank Steiermark
- IBAN: AT363800000000049460
- SWIFT/BIC: RZSTAT2G
- BLZ: 38000
- Account number: 00000049460
Upload the deposit confirmation in Mobility-Online with all other application documents. Detailed information on deposits can be found here.
Application platform Mobility Online
You have to apply via the application portal Mobility-Online, access is available via UNIGRAZonline > "Office of International Relations (BIB)".
If you have completed the online application on time and in full, the coordinators will start selecting suitable applicants for partner institution after the application deadline.
You will be informed about the selection results and further steps per email. We will then inform our partner institution that we have selected you for a mobility. You only have a study place abroad if the host institution accepts your application!
Students are selected according to the following criteria/weighting by the departmental coordinator of the spot:
- 25%: the study/research plan is well composed; it is appropriate for the duration of the stay; the course recognition seems realistic; student still has sufficient ECTS available that can be recognized
- 20%: Grade average, is automatically transferred via UNIGRAZonline to Mobility-Online
- 20%: Academic performance, i.e. progress, average ECTS scores per semester, certain courses, etc.
- 20%: Motivation, i.e. academic and personal motivation, commitment to studies
- 10%: (sufficient) language skills according to the requirements of the partner institution
- 5%: Curriculum vitae and additional activities,i.e. extracurricular activities such as volunteering, mentoring incoming students, etc.