Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Studies SMS (Student Mobility Studies)
Within the Erasmus+ programme students are enabled to spend three to twelve months of their study time elsewhere in Europe. Both their home institution and the receiving institution must have signed an Erasmus+ cooperation agreement for this purpose. Each student can spend a maximum of 12 months abroad during each study cycle (= Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D.) to study abroad (SMS) or complete an internship abroad (SMT).
Erasmus+ Study Stays Abroad at a Glance
3 - 12 months (at the earliest in the 3rd semester)
At a FH Upper Austria partner university within the 28 EU member states* plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Macedonia and Turkey. Study stays in Switzerland cannot currently be subsidised with Erasmus+ funds, but Switzerland itself offers comparable financial aid to Incomings.
*Please note that due to the uncertain Brexit situation UK participation in the Erasmus+ programme is only confirmed until March 29. In case of a “no deal” scenario, all Erasmus+ agreements will end with March 29. https://bildung.erasmusplus.at/de/aktuelles/artikel/2019/04/informationen-zum-brexit-update/
For Austrian students 360 - 460 euros/month, depending on the host country. For exact scholarship figures for specific countries click here. In addition to the "Beihilfe für ein Auslandsstudium" study grant recipients will now receive the full Erasmus+ scholarship. For students with special needs there are special allowances.
Infomation & Application
Through the International Office on campus.
- Erasmus+ Data sheet
- Learning Agreement
- Application for Recognition (available at International Office)
Detailed information is available from the website of the Austrian National Agency as well as the International Office on campus.
An Erasmus+ study stay abroad may be extended under certain conditions (albeit only from fall semester to summer semester, not over the summer break).
The Application for Extension has to be handed in at the International Office of your School at least one month prior to the ending date of your already granted mobility window.
- Send original Confirmation of Stay to Erasmus Office (Erasmus-Referat) in Linz (within 4 weeks); submit copy to the International Office
- Completion of student report in the Erasmus+ database within 4 weeks
- Only then the remaining installment will be paid.
- The exchange Semester has to be confirmed by means of a Confirmation of Stay as well as the final Learning Agreement (last part - after the mobility). Important: the dates on the confirmation of stay need to match the initially requested dates! Submit copies of both documents to the International Office.
- For credit transfer you need to submit the final Application for Recognition (=Antrag auf Anerkennung).
- IMPORTANT: all students are required to keep copies of their Erasmus+ documents!
For the completion:
Application for Recognition (=Antrag auf Anerkennung): available at International Office
Online Linguistic Support OLS
Students whose main language of studies or work will be other than their native language have to complete one online-language test (assessment) before and one after the mobility. Additional online-language-courses are available for interested students. At the moment the OLS-assessments are available in all 24 official languages of the EU and online-language-courses in 22 languages. For German, English, French, Italian, Dutch and Spanish all levels (A1-C1) are available. Portugese-courses are available up to B2-level. Czech-courses are available up to A2. For the languages Bulgarian, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Slovak, Slovenian and Hungarian A1-course is available. The offer of language-courses is adapted constantly.
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