Application and Preparation
- Application deadline for semester abroad in the winter semester: 15 March
- Application deadline for semester abroad in the summer semester: 15 September
Application semester abroad: 5 easy steps
- Select possible host university (a maximum of 3 possible host universities can be listed in the application). Further details and reports of your fellow students on their host universities are to be found in the application portal: Mobility Online.
- Check if classes offered by possible host universities are appropriate for your degree programme (check on website of possible host universities).
- Enter your data into the application portal: Mobility Online.
- Write your letter of motivation
- One page in English
- The letter of motivation should refer to your first choice of host university
- Free movers and students going to a partner university charging tuition fees do not have to write and hand in a letter of motivation
- Send your complete application documents until the respective deadline to our Outgoing Mobility Coordinator Claus Inanger: firstname.lastname@example.org including:
- Application form generated via the application portal: Mobility Online
- If applicable letter of motivation
Information on the processing of your personal data can be found via this Link
Selection process and criteria
In the event that more students apply for a partner university than there are places available, a selection will be made according to the criteria listed below in the order of importance
- Grade point average
- Knowledge of the language of instruction at the host institution
- Letter of motivation
Nomination process & application at partner university
- After having been selected for a partner university, the International Office will notify the partner university about your nomination. Afterwards you will be informed by your future host university about deadlines and documents you have to provide to them.
- One of the most important documents for your semester abroad is the learning agreement, which you have to create digitally via Mobility Online. In your learning agreement you list the courses you want to attend at your host university and which UAS BFI Vienna courses you want to be recognised for these. After your degree programme has confirmed your selection, the learning agreement ensures that your semester abroad will be fully recognised so that you will not have to extend your study time.
Erasmus+ grant agreement
- If you are an Erasmus+ grant receiver you will have to sign the Erasmus+ grant agreement before your mobility starts. It contains important information regarding your Erasmus+ stay, such as the length of your mobility period and the grant amount. Once you have signed it, it will also be signed by the UAS BFI Vienna thus making it binding for both parties. You will receive the payment of the Erasmus+ grant in two parts. The first part (70 % of the total amount) will be transferred to you shortly before or after you start your mobility.
CREACT Intercultural Preparation
- In order to prepare you for your semester abroad experience and to support you in acquiring intercultural skills, the UAS BFI Vienna offers the module “CREACT” in cooperation with AFS. The module consists of a preparation workshop, online dialogue-webinars during your semester abroad and a follow-up reflection workshop after your return. In the course of the module, you can acquire the Global Competence Certificate (GCC), which, in addition to the semester abroad itself, confirms your intensive involvement with intercultural topics and can be helpful for your future career.
- If you use a sustainable means of transport to get to your destination, you might be applicable for additional financial support by Erasmus+ and the UAS BFI Vienna. Please contact our Outgoing Mobility Coordinator for further questions and make sure to keep your receipts.
- Preparation is crucial for a successful stay abroad. It is extremely important that you inform yourself about your host country, not only so that you can enjoy your time abroad, but also to avoid security risks.