Students of St. Pölten UAS may choose to spend a semester studying abroad without losing study time. Credits achieved abroad are fully recognised at St. Pölten UAS, provided the student fulfils the requirements laid down in the Learning Agreement. A study-abroad period normally comprises one semester or a minimum of 3 months. Bachelor students need to have completed one year of study before going abroad. On many programmes, the students are advised to use specific 'mobility windows', i.e. semesters that have been identified as particularly suitable for studying abroad.
Advantages of studying abroad
Studying abroad is a personally enriching experience that can give you an edge in the labour market. It opens your horizons to a new academic environment and to intercultural experiences, and you may improve your foreign language skills significantly. The study programme at your host university will supplement your curriculum in an interesting and meaningful way.
Study abroad opportunities
To provide study-abroad opportunities for our students, St. Pölten UAS maintains exchange agreements with more than 100 partner universities in over 25 countries. As a rule, outgoing students on an Erasmus or Joint Study exchange are exempt from paying tuition fees at the host institution. Erasmus furthermore provides monthly grants to outgoing students.
Free Movers choose to spend a semester studying at a university that is not a partner university of St. Pölten UAS. As a Free Mover, it is your own responsibility to see to the organisational matters relating to your study-abroad semester, and to ensure funding.
Erasmus students, Joint Study students and Free Movers alike must apply to the International Office at St. Pölten UAS and submit a Learning Agreement.
The deadlines for application are:
For the subsequent Winter Semester:
15 Feb. (Erasmus, Joint Study)
Students studying at an Erasmus partner university in Europe can apply to the International Office at St. Pölten UAS, who assigns the study places and nominates students for an Erasmus grant. Further information about grants is available on our German website and at www.grants.at.
Other prerequisites for outgoing students
Outgoing students must fulfil the academic requirements laid down by their Department, and supply proof of sufficient language skills in the language of instruction at the host university (minimum level: B1+, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
Outgoing students remain enrolled at St. Pölten UAS and continue to pay tuition fees to their home university.
Students may choose to study abroad for 1 semester while doing their Bachelor degree, and/or for 1 semester while they are on their Masters programme.
The allocation of study places at partner universities is subject to availability.
Detailed information for students wishing to study abroad is available on the German website.