The International Office (IO) is committed to providing all students who want to study abroad in Europe with the best possible information and assistance.
- Students may complete an Erasmus+-stay abroad in the third semester (BA) at the earliest.
- If you wish to study abroad beginning in the winter semester, and lasting for one or two semesters, you must ensure that your application is complete in the previous academic year, so that the IO can accept and forward your application to the partner university by March 15th the latest.
- If a student applies for the summer semester, the full application must be forwarded to the IO by October 15th of the previous semester.
- Please note the deadlines as well as the following leaflet of the OeAD (only available in German).
- Attention: Partner universities have different deadlines for accepting applications. It is particularly important that you inform yourself about the deadlines as you know which partner university you are considering as a host university.
- Data and statistics on the mobility of students and teachers both inside and outside of Europe through the Erasmus+ Programme can be found here.
- The duration of the stay abroad must be at least 3 months and may not exceed 12 months.
- If a student applies for one semester only, a subsequent extension of the stay is possible only if the stay abroad began in the winter semester. The formalities regarding the extension must be observed.
- Erasmus + students are exempt from any tuition fees at the partner university. For the duration of the stay abroad, the student is also exempted from the tuition fees at the KUG. However, the stay abroad must be reported in person at the Registrar´s Office before the student´s departure to the host country. Furthermore, a reinscription at the KUG (without the ZKF - Major Artistic Subject) is necesary.
- Erasmus + students receive a mobility grant (Mobilitätszuschuss) for the duration of their stay abroad, the amount of which depends on the destination country. This Erasmus + mobility grant is a partial scholarship and covers only a part of the costs incurred.
- Minimum requirements (reimbursement limit for the mobility grant): 3 ECTS credits per month or 6 semester hours for a study visit of up to 5 months, 12 semester hours for study visits from 6 to 10 months, and 18 semester hours for study visits of 11 and 12 months.
- The Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research has decided to grant full Erasmus+ grants to economically disadvantaged students, since the beginning of the academic year 2019/20, as well as giving them the opportunity to apply for further "aid for studying abroad" as study aid recipients.
- The students are obliged to provide sufficient insurance coverage (health insurance, accident insurance, liability insurance) for the duration of their stay abroad. Students must inform themselves about the requirements in the host country and institution, and also inquire with their social insurance in Austria.
If you are interested in an exchange semester or an exchange year at one of our partner institutions, please contact the International Coordinator of the KUG first. Our coordinator will inform you about the necessary steps.
The entire application process is handled via Mobility-Online, which will remain as a communication platform until the end of your stay. Mobility-Online will allow you to upload the following information and files (find examples here):
- Student Application Form (Example Only - Please Fill Out in Mobility-Online)
- KUG Learning Agreement for Studies (Example Only - Please Fill out in Mobility-Online)
- Letter of motivation
- Performance Files/Documentation (Audio and Video files, Portfolio, Certificates - independent of the application documents requested by the partner university)
- Official test results: for Musicology and IEM students
Students of the Teacher Education Programme for Secondary Level General Education in the Teacher Education Network South-East may apply under the Erasmus+ programme (applies only to Erasmus+ study visits in the programme countries) to a maximum of one of the universities or higher education institutions in the network for a stay abroad in the same period. This institution does not have to be the main admitting institution. The deadlines and procedures of the respective institutions apply.
For further information (only available in German):