Two Erasmus+ Traineeship Opportunities at the International Relations Office

Start of Internship(s): as soon as possible

The International Relations Office at the University of Salzburg is pleased to offer two Erasmus traineeship opportunities starting as soon as possible.

Interested students find the call’s details HERE.

Stay abroad in the United Kingdom: Post-Brexit

The United Kingdom left the EU on 31.01.2020 and is legally no longer a member of the European Union. Therefore, the UK is no longer an Erasmus+ programme country.
Since the beginning of Academic Year 2023/24, the Paris Lodron University Salzburg (PLUS) continues cooperations with individual former Erasmus partner universities in the UK under a university partnership. The necessary contracts are the subject of negotiations. Mobilities to these selected partner universities will be open to students from all faculties and will be financed through the PLUS Study Abroad Scholarship – within the limits of available funds. For Names and contacts of the British partner universities see: list of University Partnerships

Current information on travel regulations can be found on the pages of the   Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Information on visa and insurance in the UK can be found below on this page.


Important update on UKVI Temporary work GAE visa processing times: 

This is an information update to make you aware that as of 10th June 2022 UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) have updated their visa processing times for work visas as detailed on the
UKVI is currently prioritising applications made under the Ukraine Visa Scheme in response to the humanitarian crisis arising from the invasion of Ukraine. The customer service standard on visa processing times for out of country applications is generally 3 weeks. Currently these processing times are taking an average of 6 weeks. This is a global average, and timescales may vary from region to region. Information has been updated on the  Visa decision waiting times at GOV.UK page and UKVI will provide information to customers on their customer visa journey.
Unfortunately, ‘Priority’ (PV) and ‘Super Priority’ (SPV) visa services continue to be temporarily suspended for new work visa applications.

What does this mean for my CoS application?
Unfortunately, the delay to processing times is a separate process managed by UKVI and is out of our control. At present there is no change to our standard processing time in the issuing of a CoS. Applications for a CoS must be submitted at least 10 weeks prior to the placement start date.We aim to issue a CoS within 4 weeks of receiving all complete and correct information and within 4 weeks of the placement start date.

We would strongly advise you to thoroughly check all application documents carefully as errors with the application may result in delays in receiving the CoS. You will find guidance and templates on what to include in your application at:

We would strongly encourage all coordinators to submit applications for a CoS in plenty of time and respond to further information requests promptly.We hope you’ve found this information helpful.

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Update Spring 2021

Information on travel to/from the United Kingdom after 01.01.2021

As of 1 January 2021, a new agreement applies to relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union. In this context, the Department of International Relations has prepared the following document:

This contains:

  • the most important information on changes regarding the entry or stay of British citizens in Austria
  • links for planning a study or research stay in the UK
  • the UK Government’s plan for the UK’s association with Horizon Europe.

That document refers to official sources (websites) on updates and implications of the new post-Brexit trade agreement. Comments, suggestions for additions and feedback are welcome: