Studying Abroad (Outgoing Exchanges)

Completing part of the English and American Studies programme abroad is probably the goal of most of our students. Unfortunately, the number of affordable study places in English-speaking countries is limited, since universities in Great Britain, North America, Australia and other English-speaking countries charge high tuition fees.
There are, however, student exchange programmes which offer stays abroad for one or two semesters / terms free of charge: the Erasmus programme (including Erasmus International Mobility) and the Non-EU exchange programme.

The Erasmus programme is administrated by the University of Vienna's International Office in cooperation with coordinators at departmental level, while the Non-EU exchange programme is managed by the International Office only. Erasmus International Mobility is a small programme at Master and PhD level with select overseas universities.

For more information on all programmes see Please read this extensive and detailed information carefully before turning to the departmental contact persons for more specific questions.Generally speaking, both programmes should be seriously considered by students of English. Both programmes are competitive, but nevertheless a considerable number of students of English have made use of them in past years.

Other possibilities to spend time abroad include self-organised Erasmus Internships (Praktika) and, especially for BEd and MEd students, Teaching Assistantships; Teaching Assistantships are also available in the USA under the Fulbright Program.

Erasmus Internship, incl. Teaching Assistantship    •    Teaching Assistantship (Europe)    •    Fulbright Program

Please note the early Application Deadlines!

Erasmus: mid-February for the following academic year    •    Non-EU exchange: early to mid-November for the following academic year

Incoming Exchange students

Every year, our department hosts students from our Erasmus partner universities. In addition, we welcome students from Vienna's partner universities in Canada, the USA, Australia, South-East Asia and, increasingly, also South America. We also try our best to accommodate students coming under agreements with other departments / fields of studies in our courses.
Please find more detailed information and advice here: Incoming Exchange Students.

We wish you a rewarding and enjoyable stay in Vienna!