Erasmus/Joint Study

Studying abroad at one of our partner universities is possible within the framework of the following programmes:

  • Erasmus+ in the EU member states and Liechtenstein, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Iceland, Serbia, and Turkey: no tuition fees at the host university; application for an Erasmus grant possible. Stays in the UK are eligible until 31/05/2023 within the “old” Erasmus programme.
  • Swiss-European Mobility Programme: no tuition fees at the host university; grant from Switzerland possible
  • Joint Study in third countries: no tuition fees at the host university
  • Joint Study Fee-Paying: reduced tuition fees at the host university

You are not required to pay tuition fees at the partner university, with the exception of Joint Study Fee-Paying partner universities.

If you are studying abroad at a university participating in the Erasmus programme, you can apply for an Erasmus+ grant at the UAS service unit International Relations of the St. Pölten UAS. Students studying abroad at a Swiss partner university can apply for a Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP) grant through their host university.

You can find further financial support options for your stay abroad under Grants.

If you are considering to study abroad, visit the Partner University Information Platform (“PIP”) in the CIS (> partner universities) and the websites of our partner universities to browse the study programmes they offer. For further information and advice, please contact the UAS service unit International Relations.

Application for a Study Abroad Programme at One of Our Partner Universities

  • 1 February to 1 March for the winter semester
  • 1 September to 1 October for the summer semester

If you want to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner universities, please log into Mobility-Online with your UAS access information and complete your personal data. You can state up to 3 priorities. The following documents must be uploaded to complete your online application:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Photo
  • Language certificate (if required)

After this, the selection process takes place. In the Department of Digital Business and Innovation, the allocation of study abroad places – taking into account language, academic, and other requirements – is carried out autonomously by the students. The list of available study abroad places in the department is compiled by the UAS service unit International Relations and provided shortly before the application round starts.

Further information: see eCampus

Privacy policy for the completion of a semester abroad

Selection Criteria for Applicants

  • Grade point average
  • Department Digital Business and Innovation: see also the academic requirements for a semester abroad
  • Foreign language skills, if required (minimum level at the time of UAS in-house application: level B1+ according to the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages“)
  • Special achievements and engagement at the St. Pölten UAS
  • Letter of motivation (max. 1 page), personal interview in which the motivation and maturity of the applicants are explored
  • Mobility to the home country has lowest priority
  • Students who have never participated in an exchange programme will be given preference in the allocation of study abroad places.

The result of the selection process will be announced within one month. All selected candidates will be invited to a workshop after the selection process where they will be informed about the further procedure.

The selected candidates will find all necessary information on the eCampus.


Confirmed candidates who wish to apply for an Erasmus+ grant can find the necessary information on the eCampus and under Grants. The monthly grant amount varies depending on the host country.

Students with fewer opportunities may receive an additional monthly grant.

A one-time grant is provided for the use of environmentally friendly transportation.

Point of Contact: International Relations

Online Linguistic Support (OLS)

The aim of the Online Linguistic Support within the Erasmus+ programme is to help participants of Erasmus+ mobilities to acquire language skills. Students who study or do an internship abroad in a foreign language must complete a mandatory language assessment shortly before the beginning of their stay. In addition, students have the opportunity to take interactive online language courses to improve their language skills before and during their stay abroad.

Further information on OLS

Point of contact: International Relations


Switzerland no longer participates in the Erasmus programme. Study and internship stays of students from Austrian universities at Swiss partner universities are funded by the “Swiss-European Mobility Programme” with approximately CHF 1,900-2,200 per semester (currency converter). Payment of these scholarships is made directly through the Swiss universities.

You want to know more? Feel free to ask!
Jones Niamh, BA

Niamh Jones, BA

International Mobility Coordinator
International Office