Why Erasmus+?

  • EU funding for stays abroad for study/placement purposes of two to twelve months per study cycle (Bachelor, Master, PhD);
    for diploma students only: up to 24 months (expiring)
  • Students can combine several stays abroad per cycle as long as the total length does not exceed 12 months (or diploma 24 months) – regardless of type (study period, internships) and number of mobilities
  • Waiver of tuition fees at the partner university and the University of Salzburg (PLUS) for the duration of the stay!



Requirements for applying for an Erasmus+ placement:

  • Regular studies at Paris Lodron University Salzburg (BA, MA, PhD, Diploma)
  • for BA students: at least in the 3rd semester of the relevant field of study at the time of application
  • MA students: from the 1st semester on, provided that relevant previous studies have been successfully completed
  • Language skills (depending on placement, at least B1)
  • Institutional criteria (depending on the field of study; e.g. study progress, motivation – please contact the responsible Erasmus coordinator at the department)
  • personal quota of Erasmus+ mobility months not yet exhausted
  • The relevant degree program at the University of Salzburg must not be completed during the Erasmus+ stay abroad.
  • NOTE: Austrian students fee (ÖH-Beitrag) must be paid for the planned semester abroad to keep enrolled at PLUS.

Attention: You can only apply for Erasmus+ places in a field of study in which you are enrolled.

Erasmus+ is a full-time study program, academic achievements to the extent of 30 ECTS per semester are recommended. The detailed conditions (e.g. reclamation limit for the Erasmus+ grant) are part of the agreement. For more information, please see “Financial Support”.

Duration of stay

On each level (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate) Erasmus+ stays from 2 to a maximum of 12 months are possible, regardless of the type (study visit, internships) and number of mobilities. Diploma students can spend 2 to 24 months abroad with Erasmus+.
Minimum duration of stay for Erasmus+ funding: 60 days (2 months).

Attention: from the academic year 2022/23 onwards, students will only be provided with placements for one semester (max. 5 months) (possible exception: Joint Programs). It is no longer possible to apply for an academic year. Applications must be submitted per semester.

When applying, you can decide for yourself whether you would like to complete the stay in the winter term or summer term. How long the stay actually lasts depends on the semester dates of the host university. You should research whether there are enough suitable courses offered in the desired semester and whether the semester dates of the host university are compatible with your studies at the University of Salzburg. As a possible funding period, consider lecture periods (Vorlesungszeiten) at the host institution.

The Erasmus+ period of stay consists of a period with a financial grant and a period without a financial grant (zero grant funding). The specific duration of the financial support or the zero grant support will be determined by Paris Lodron University Salzburg (PLUS) for each academic year based on the Erasmus+ budget available for PLUS. For the academic year 2022/23 the financially supported period is at least 3 months.

If you complete your stay in the winter term, you can extend your stay to the summer term under certain conditions. Extensions from the summer term to the winter term are not possible. You can find more information about this on the page about “During/after the stay abroad”.

In case of multiple stays within Erasmus+ programs (Erasmus+ Study Visits, Erasmus+ Internships and Erasmus+ International Mobility), the personal quota of 12 months per study cycle (BA/MA/PhD) may not be exceeded. For diploma studies there is a quota of 24 months.


Data protection

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.

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