Erasmus during COVID-19:

Update: Stays abroad from June 2021 onwards.

The regulations for student stays abroad with a conditional Covid-19 travel warning have been changed.From 1 June 2021, students will be able to go abroad even if they have a valid conditional Covid-19 travel warning ( security levels 5 & 6 according to the BMEIA).


Applications/nominations for an Erasmus stay in the academic year 2021/22 will be accepted, subject to further implications and measures regarding COVID-19.

In addition to the regular application documents, each applicant for an Erasmus scholarship must sign a declaration of personal responsibility (German OR English version) and submit it with the rest of the application documents: Declaration of Personal Responsibility

Due to the unpredictability of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), all interested applicants are requested to inform themselves independently about the current travel advice for the country of destination:  Travel information BMEIA

If the participant travels to a risk area, neither PLUS nor OeAD-GmbH will be liable for any damage that may occur. It is expressly pointed out that a possible repatriation by the state is not guaranteed and that a travel health insurance may lose its validity. The participant has the following options:

  • Not to start the stay
  • Complete part of the stay virtually (by means of e-learning or telework – depending on the possibilities at the host institution).
  • To cancel the stay.

Please note the following information on the payment criteria of the Erasmus+ grant in the context of COVID-19:


Data protection

Personal data are confidential and will be processed in accordance with the relevant federal laws only to the extent necessary for your application and participation in the Erasmus+ programme.

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