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Exchange students and trainees

Erasmus+ funds the international mobility of students for study periods and traineeships abroad, in blended or short-term mobility combined with a compulsory virtual component formats, in any of the EU member states, as well as in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, the Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Turkey, and Republic of Serbia. In individual cases, mobility is funded worldwide. Study mobility is only possible at partner universities.

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As an Erasmus+ student you will not have to pay study fees at the host institution. However, you must continue paying the study fees for courses at University for Continuing Education Krems. Additionally, Erasmus+ students are funded for their stay abroad.

Erasmus+ international mobility formats for students include:

  • Study periods
  • Study periods combined with a short traineeship
  • Internships
  • Internships for recent graduates
  • Blended mobility (is possible for study periods and traineeships and combines a physical stay with a virtual component)
  • Short-term mobility with a virtual component for students studying parallel to employment who cannot go on long-term mobility
  • Participation in a Blended intensive programme.

Funding rates 2021/2022 (German only)

Tip: Erasmus+ students receive an additional 50 Euros for using ecological means of transport for their stay abroad. Erasmus+ students, who receive government financial aid and/or are parents receive additional funding, which can be inquired about at the Service Center for International Relations.

Erasmus+ study periods last a minimum of two and a maximum of twelve months. The period of study and the academic achievements at the foreign partner university are determined in advance with your course director in the Learning Agreement and recognized towards your studies after return to Krems.

You will need the following to apply for Erasmus+:

  • Erasmus+ Data Sheet (available upon request at the Service Center for International Relations)
  • A complete, signed Learning Agreement (either as an Online Learning Agreement or in paper format. Template available upon request at the Service Center for International Relations)
  • Certificates, diplomas and testimonials, if required
  • CV
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Photo
  • Proof of language proficiency (if required)

Please visit the homepage of the partner university you are interested in for specific application documents.

Applications for the following winter semester are possible until May 1st, and applications for the following summer semester until November 1st. The partner universities’ application deadlines can deviate.

Erasmus+ traineeships can be completed during studies, but also within twelve months after graduation if financial support was already applied for during the studies/before graduation. To be eligible for Erasmus+ funding, a traineeship must last at least two months and not more than twelve months.

Traineeships are sought by the students themselves. If a traineeship has been approved, Erasmus+ funding can be applied for via the Service Center for International Relations.

Erasmus+ grants can be applied for until up to 6 weeks before the start of the traineeship.

The following documents are required for a successful application:

  • Data Sheet (available upon request at the Service Center for International Relations)
  • Learning Agreement for Traineeships (available upon request at the Service Center for International Relations)

Tip: Erasmus+ funding can be used for a total of twelve months of each study cycle (Master, PhD) and can be freely divided up between study periods and traineeships or a combination thereof. Traineeships for recent graduates count to the preceding study cycle.

Assistance and advice: each Tuesday on site upon appointment, respectively upon request by contacting  international@donau-uni.ac.at.

Staff

Erasmus+ teaching or training stays are business trips. All employed staff of University for Continuing Education Krems are eligible for an Erasmus+ teaching mobility at a partner university or for a combination between teaching and training mobility. Training mobility stays are also possible for both academic and administrative staff. The latter do not require an inter-institutional agreement and can take place at any university, educational institution, or organization within the programme countries (EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, the Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Turkey, and Republic of Serbia). In individual cases, mobility is funded worldwide. A stay in programme countries must last a minimum of two consecutive days and a maximum of two months. A stay in partner countries worldwide must last a minimum of five consecutive days and a maximum of two months. Teaching mobilities must include at least eight hours per week (this also applies for stays under one week). Days involving travel only are not considered towards the calculation of the period of stay.

Erasmus+ international mobility formats for staff include:

  • Teaching stays (for own staff as well as for incoming staff from foreign enterprises)
  • Training stays (for own staff)
  • Combined stays: teaching and training
  • Blended mobility (combined physical stay with a virtual component)
  • Blended intensive programs

Tip: Stays can not take place in your country of residence.

We kindly ask you to first clarify your mobility with your superior. You will then receive all necessary application forms for Erasmus+ from the Service Center for International Relations. To process your mobility via Erasmus+, we require a written invitation letter from the hosting university/ organization (an e-mail from the partner is sufficient).

Shortly before you finish your stay, ask your host to issue a Confirmation of Stay (template available upon request at the Service Center for International Relations).

You will receive the following documents from the Service Center for International Relations:

  • Mobility Agreement for Teaching/ Training
  • Grant Agreement
  • Confirmation of Stay (template)

Note: Erasmus+ funding is only available for completed teaching and/or training stays. Should you not be able to travel, all associated costs will have to be refunded by the department.

Tip: An inter-institutional agreement must be in place with the host university for purposes of teaching mobility.

List partner universities

Assistance and advice: each Tuesday on site upon appointment, respectively upon request by contacting  international@donau-uni.ac.at.

Green Mobility Kit

The University of Continuing Education Krems and the Erasmus+ program prioritize ecological travel. Green means of transportation are recommended to staff and students travelling abroad (i.e. take the train or bus instead of plane or car), especially regarding destinations under 750 km.

Erasmus+ further promotes green travel with top-ups for students and staff. Details are available upon request at  international@donau-uni.ac.at.  

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