FH Upper AustriaUniversity of Applied Sciences

Erasmus+ Student Mobility for StudiesSMS (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

How long?
3 - 12 months per study cycle (Bachelor/Master, 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, Turkey and Serbia. 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 380 - 480 euros/month, depending on the host country. For exact scholarship figures for specific countries click here. In addition to the "In- und Auslandsbeihilfe der Studienbeihilfebehörde" study grant recipients will now receive the full Erasmus+ scholarship. For students with special needs there are special allowances.  

Leaflet Requirements for an Erasmus+ stay

Infomation & Application
Through the International Office on campus.


Required documents:

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.

Upon Completion

  • Send original Confirmation of Stay to Erasmus Office (Erasmus-Referat) in Linz (within 4 weeks); submit copy/scan to the International Office
  • Completion of student report and participant survey 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 has to match the initially requested dates! Submit copies/scans of both documents to the International Office.
  • For credit transfer you need to submit the final Application for Recognition (=Antrag auf Anerkennung) and the original transcript of records to the International Office and the Study Programme.
  • IMPORTANT: all students are required to keep copies of their Erasmus+ documents!

For the completion:

Confirmation of Stay

Learning Agreement

Application for Recognition (=Antrag auf Anerkennung): available at International Office

Online Linguistic SupportOLS

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.

Further information on OLS Assessment and an OLS instruction handout can be found here or visit https://erasmusplusols.eu/en/


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