Study Abroad Grant

Type of grant:

Austrian universities have many different bilateral agreements with universities worldwide, which enables students to attend courses abroad tuition-free. These courses are then accredited to students‘ course programmes at their home institution. Availability, scope and content of the „Study Abroad” grant vary for each partner university.
The grant applies also for stays abroad through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP).

Grant Duration:

Minimum of one term, maximum of one academic year.

Issuing Authority:

International Relations Department, University of Salzburg

Application requirements:

  • Regular, registered students at the University of Salzburg
  • successful completion of at least two semesters at the University of Salzburg
  • Candidates must have the centre of their vital interests in Austria and cannot already be carrying out research abroad when applying.

Other Important details:

  • Grants are only issued to students who cannot apply for financial aid within the framework of another funding programme
  • Study grant recipients can apply for a study abroad grant from the Scholarship Office in addition to the study grant (e.g. Study Abroad Scholarship from the Scholarship Office).
  • Since June 2022, recipients of study abroad grants from the Scholarship Office can also apply for PLUS study abroad grants.
  • Graduate students cannot be sponsored
  • If they meet the requirements, recipients of the PLUS Study Abroad Scholarship with disabilities, chronic illnesses, children in need of care, or dependents requiring care may apply for additional top-ups under the Friederike Zweig Study Abroad Grant. (See PLUS Friederike Zweig Study Abroad Grant – Top-up to support disadvantaged groups to study abroad inclusively).

Selection process:

The nomination and selection of candidates is done by the university offices responsible for the respective program, usually program coordinators in cooperation with the Department of International Relations. Coordinators: see list of University Partnerships

Grant details:

Only grants (not full scholarships) are awarded for living and travel expenses. The sum of the grant will be calculated on the basis of destination country (from the student grants act – Studienförderungsgesetz) and the applicant’s financial plan. Alongside the grant, a one-time travel subsidy of up to €700 will be issued.
A table with the subsidies for living travel grans by destination country can be found on our website.

Please be aware!

Applications for the grant must be fully completed and handed in on time. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered!
The approval must be submitted before the start of the mobility at the latest. Any delayed approvals will not be considered, even if the other requirements had previously been met.

Application documents:

  • Application form grant for study abroad general (1x)
  • 2 written references from course leaders at the University of Salzburg 
  • A tabular CV (Curriculum Vitae) (1x)
  • Letter of motivation backed up by academic reason (1x)
  • Printout of Transcript (PLUSonline) (1x)
  • Diploma certificate (if necessary) (1x copy)
  • Proof of foreign languages, if necessary for the study period abroad (1x)
  • Confirmation of acceptance
  • Financial plan (see application form)

Privacy information about mobility programs

For more information regarding the processing of your personal data, please see our privacy information HERE

Submission point: 

International Relations Department, Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 18, 2nd Floor, 5020 Salzburg.

Submission deadline(s):

  • 15th November
  • 1st February
  • 1st April
  • 1st June


A report (maximum 5 pages), as well as a confirmation of stay from the host institution (certificate), is to be submitted after completion of the mobility to the International Relations Department. The report must contain information regarding the duration of stay at the host institution, details of the course of study, as well as a description of practical experience obtained during the placement abroad.

In addition to this, a confirmation of completed courses (Transcript) must be submitted.
A minimum of 3 ECTS per semester must be obtained – if the study period lasted one semester, 12 or 15 ECTS credits will be calculated, as based on the monthly duration of the semester.

Should the report or the confirmation of attendance certificate not be submitted within two months after the completion of the excursion, the grant must be fully repaid.
Grants are awarded within the framework of a private sector administration and are based on the student‘s application.
There is no legal entitlement to the grant.

We will happily provide you with more information – please contact:

Dott.ssa Elona Memisha-Schnappinger
Coordinator for Incoming and Outgoing Mobilities worldwide
International Relations Department
Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 18, 2. Stock
A – 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43-(0)662-8044-2043
Web: University of Salzburg Grant Programs