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
During your Erasmus+ stay you are exempt from tuition fees at the University of Salzburg and at the host university.Attention: During your stay abroad you have to pay the ÖH-fee in accordance with the deadline (!) – otherwise you will be exmatriculated!Some host universities charge Erasmus+ Incomings amounts similar to the ÖH fee – you cannot be exempted from these fees.
A leave of absence at the University of Salzburg is not possible during a semester abroad. Students who study at several universities at the same time must in any case report the planned stay abroad to every other university if they want to maintain their admission.
The exemption from tuition fees is only valid for the period of the stay abroad. A stay abroad completed within this period does not lead to a later exemption from tuition fees.An Erasmus+ stay abroad does not extend the number of tolerance semesters! After completion of the minimum period of study + 2 tolerance semesters, the tuition fee must be paid.For recipients of the Austrian “Studienbeihilfe”, an extension of the tolerance semesters can be applied for under certain conditions and if announced in time. The contact person for this is the scholarship office ( Stipendienstelle).
The receipt of family allowance, on the other hand, could possibly be extended by one semester due to an Erasmus+ stay. Please contact the tax office directly!
Recipients of study grants (Studienbeihilfe)
Recipients of study grants (Studienbeihilfe) can also apply to the Scholarship Office (Stipendienstelle) for a study abroad grant (“Auslandsbeihilfe“). Simultaneous receiving of study abroad grant and Erasmus+ grant for the same stay is allowed as of the academic year 2019/20. Here you can find information on the amount of the study abroad grant as well as the travel grant.
Please note that as a recipient of a study abroad grant, you must submit a transcript of records to the Scholarship Office after completing your stay abroad (again, the minimum requirement of 3 ECTS per month of stay applies), otherwise you will have to repay the entire study abroad grant. The study grant (“Inlandsbeihilfe”) itself is not affected by this.
Other helpful links for students with physical, mental or health impairments:
- University of Salzburg – Department FGDD – Family, Gender, Disability & Diversity.
- Austrian National Union of Students – Department for Accessibility
- InclusiveMobility is an online platform where higher education institutions describe their services for students with disabilities.
Personal data are confidential and will be processed in accordance with the respective federal laws only to the extent necessary for your application and participation in the Erasmus+ program.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.