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.
Within the following student exchange programmes study fees have been waived: 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 solely by the International Office. Erasmus International Mobility is a small programme at Master and PhD level with select overseas universities.

For more information see (Outgoing Mobility). Please read this extensive and detailed information carefully before turning to the departmental contact persons for more specific questions. Both programmes should be seriously considered by students of English; they 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-organized Erasmus Internships (Praktika) and, especially for BEd and MEd students, Teaching Assistantships; Teaching Assistantships positions are also available in the USA under the Fulbright Program.

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

Application deadlines

Note the early deadlines - prepare your application in time!

Erasmus: 20th Jan to ca. 20th/21st February* for the following academic year

                        IN 2022: February 25, 2022!!!

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

* official Erasmus online application period: 20th Jan to 5th March, but shorter period at English Department. (Online-)Interviews at the Department in the first week of March, followed by  (official) nomination before 15 March.

Incoming exchange students

Every year, our department hosts students from our Erasmus partner universities. In addition, we welcome students from 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.

Enjoy your stay in Vienna!