Semester abroad as career-turbo
Get a decisive career advantage by studying far away from home. A semester abroad promotes your adaptability and communication skills, your independence, your social competence and your intercultural sensitivity. In order to prepare you in the best possible way for your "leap abroad", we offer comprehensive and competent advice on planning, implementing and recognising your stay abroad at one of our partner universities.
A mobility window for studying abroad is included in all study programmes of the Faculties of Economics and Technology (for bachelor students in the 3rd semester, masters in the 4th semester). Students of the Faculty of Sport should contact the head of the study programme if they are interested.
|Faculty||Study Programme||Mobility window|
What options are available?
Spend an exchange semester at a partner university in Europe and benefit from an Erasmus+ grant of € 380 to 480 per month. You pay the regular Austrian tuition fees at the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt, but are exempt from tuition fees at the partner university.
Joint Study Programme
Spend an exchange semester at a partner university outside Europe. You pay the regular Austrian tuition fees at the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt, but are exempt from tuition fees at the non-European partner university.
If you are interested in an exchange semester at a foreign university with which our university does not have a cooperation agreement, you can apply as a free mover. It should be noted that both the tuition fees at the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt and the tuition fees at the host university are to be paid by you in full and that you are also responsible for organising your stay.
Are you planning a semester abroad and looking for support?
Take advantage of the International Office's information event on the subject of mobility and let yourself be inspired by the impressions and experiences of our guest students and former outgoings during the International Fair. In the Intranet you will find their reports and detailed information about our partner universities.
During the "Open Days" in the International Office, we offer you individual advice on all questions concerning the semester abroad and the Erasmus+ grant.
|Start of information process||October||March/April|
|Application deadline||end of February||beginning of September|
|Allocation of exchange place ||beginning of March||beginning of September|
|Registration of the partner university||March to June||September to November|
|Exchange semester||Fall semester||Spring semester|
|Follow-up meeting||December to February||June to September|
How are admission to the semester abroad and the allocation of places at partner universities carried out?
After submitting the application documents to the International Office, the head of the study programme decides on the admission. In the International Office, the places at the partner universities are allocated according to the following criteria:
- Weighted average grade and number of open examinations in previous semesters
- Specialisation(s), the topic of the Master's thesis (Master) and the proposed study plan abroad (Master)
- Requirements of partner universities (language certificates, GPA)
- buddy activity
- Requirements of the study programmes
This project was funded with the support of the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
All study places available at our partner universities in Europe (with the exception of Switzerland) are supported by an Erasmus+ grant. The Erasmus mobility grant is intended to cover the cost of living in the host country.
Application / Deadlines
Applications must be submitted to the International Office
- by the end of May for the upcoming winter semester
- by the end of November for the upcoming summer semester
Financial details / Benefits
- Depending on the target country, the amount of the grant is between € 390 and € 490 per month.
- Erasmus+ special grants for students with disabilities or chronic diseases and for students with children can be applied for in addition to the Erasmus+ mobility grant.
- EU Academy: European online linguistic support service for mobility and national languages
- Students who receive a study grant apply for an international grant at the Studienbeihilfestelle and in addition apply for an Erasmus+ equalisation payment (a top-up grant in case the international grant is lower than the Erasmus+ grant).
Other funding options
- SEMP: Swiss-European Mobility Programme
Student exchanges with partner universities in Switzerland are carried out within the framework of the "Swiss-European Mobility Programme" with bilateral exchange agreements. Scholarships for the stay abroad are provided by Switzerland itself. This means that financial aspects of the stay are handled directly by the host institutions. Accordingly, once nominated, students must obtain all information regarding funding from the Swiss partner institution directly from the International Office of the Swiss partner institution. (https://www.movetia.ch/; https://www.stipendium.ch/eras...)
- Study aid/International aid: Students receiving a study grant can apply for an international grant at the Vienna Scholarship Office. ATTENTION: Erasmus+ students must complete their application in due time, otherwise the grant will be refused.
- Top-Stipendium NÖ
- Austrian Database for Scholarships and Research Funding www.grants.at
- College Contact: Scholarships for a semester abroad as a Free Mover
- #ichmachwasanderes-Stipendium: scholarships for an exchange semester as a Free Mover in Canada
- European Funding Guide