University Exchange Programme (Study Abroad) at a Partner University 

The University of Salzburg has many agreements with universities worldwide. This enables students to attend courses abroad tuition-free which can be accredited to their course programme at the University of Salzburg.
• Availability, scope and content of the “Study Abroad der PLUS Programme” vary for each partner university.
• A coordinator is responsible for choosing and guiding students.
• The duration of the study period is from a minimum of one semester (or trimester) up to a year.
• Finance: Students who are nominated by the coordinator responsible for the partner university within the “Study Abroad der PLUS Programme” can apply for a study abroad grant through the relevant agency (for recipients of a study grant –  Study Grant Department) or they can apply for the Study Abroad an der PLUS grant (for those who do not receive a study grant) in the International Relations Office of the University of Salzburg.

Seven steps for a successful application

• Choose a University from the list of partner universities.
• Contact the relevant coordinator (name appears in the list of partner universities).
• Assemble the relevant application documents for the study placement – in English or the native language of the host country and, if applicable, complete a language test (i.e. TOEFL, MELAB). After the selection has been made by the coordinator (nomination), the documents will be sent off to the partner university.
• Questions concerning accreditation – compile a list of the scheduled modules offered abroad. This can then be approved by the heads of the study commission at your faculty, so that the courses are guaranteed to be accredited to your study programme on your return.
• Finance: for recipients of a study grant – international grants offer; for other applicants – apply for the Joint Study grant in the International Relations Office. The rates differ according to the mobility destination.
• Wait until you receive the admission letter or “Aufnahmebestätigung”. After the official acceptance letter has been received: apply for a visa with the Foreign Representations of the relevant country; reserve accommodation on the partner university’s campus; book flight.
• (If applicable) submit the tuition waiver, as issued by the International Relations Office, in the Admissions Department. Further options for grants are available in the database created by the OeAD: www.grants.at .

Grant programs

COVID-19 Update (28.04.2021):
Please note that you can only receive financial aid for a physical stay in the country of your host institution. You may switch from on-site to virtual exchange as long as you are still physically present in the host country.
In addition to the regular application documents, each  PLUS scholarship applicant must sign a declaration of personal responsibility (in German OR English version) and submit it with the remaining application documents:

Applicant’s Declaration for a Subsidised Stay Abroada Subsidised Stay Abroad

Due to the unpredictability of the spread of SARS-CoV-2, all interested parties are advised to inform themselves independently about the current travel information for the destination country:  https://www.bmeia.gv.at/reise-aufenthalt/reisewarnungen/
The University of Salzburg advises not to travel to countries for which travel warnings have been issued.
If the participant travels to a risky area, PLUS will not be liable for any damages 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.


Application Form for all grants

Application Form


Study Abroad Grant

The University of Salzburg has many agreements with universities worldwide, which enable students to attend courses abroad tuition-free. These courses can then be accredited to their course programme at the University of Salzburg. Availability, scope and content of the “Study Abroad Programme” vary for each partner university.
Grant duration: the length of the study period is from a minimum of one semester (or trimester) up to a year.
Next submission deadline: November 15th 2021
Detailed information:
Study Abroad grant / exchange grant 
Grant rates for destination country


Grant for short-term, study-relevant specific courses abroad

These are specialised courses (summer and winter schools) for learning academic methods and practices which are absolutely necessary for the students study programme in Austria, as well as being relevant to their job prospects.
Grant duration: minimum 1 week, maximum 3 months.
Next submission deadline: November 15th 2021
Detailed information:
Short-term, study-relevant specific courses abroad 
Grant rates for destination country 


Grant for short-term, academic theses work abroad

Granted to those wishing to carry out necessary, study-relevant work for example diploma or theses research (in laboratories, libraries, academic collections, archives and field research). Grant cover for is between 1 and 6 months. 
Particular exceptions are made to shorten the stay, but for no shorter than 14 days;
Grant duration: bachelor theses for maximum 1 month, Diploma/Master theses maximum 3 months, dissertation students will not be funded for longer than 6 months.
Next submission deadline: November 15th 2021
Detailed information:
Grant for short-term, academic theses work abroad 
Grant rates for destination country


Subsidy for study abroad – students of english and american studies / romance language and literatures / slavonic studies

Students of the above-mentioned study programmes can apply for a subsidy to support their study at a foreign university in order to perfect their language skills.
Grant duration: the duration of the study period must be at least a semester but no more than a year.
Next submission deadline: November 15th 2021
Detailed information:
Subsidy for study abroad – students of English and American Studies/ Romance Language and Literatures/ Slavonic Studies 
Grant rates for destination country 


Grant for a Study-relevant Internship Abroad for Teacher Training Students (Lehramt)

These are scholarships and travel grants for school placements abroad. This experience abroad can also be gained during your studies. Teacher training and German as a foreign language students can complete teacher trainings or teaching internships at schools worldwide. Language courses are not funded (exception: language courses organised by the University of Salzburg)! 

Grant duration: minimum 2 weeks, maximum 6 months (not within Erasmus+ Programme Countries).
Next submission deadline: November 15th 2021
Detailed information:
Grant for a Study-relevant Internship Abroad for Teacher Training Students 
Grant rates for destination country


Subsidy for doctoral theses students visiting conferences abroad

The University of Salzburg allocates subsidies to doctoral these students who wish to visit conferences/ congresses/ symposia/ workshops abroad. The targeted group is doctoral students of the University of Salzburg who are not contracted workers at the university. The following costs will be covered by the funding: travel, accommodation and allowance. 
There are two submission deadlines each year:
31st January and 30th June
Application requirements and documents :
Application form


Further grants for students, graduates and scholars

The OeAD (Österreichische Austauschdienst) provides information on public and private scholarships with their online database, with the results able to be filtered according to specific criteria.
 Link to the Austrian Exchange Service scholarship databank