International

Erasmus+

What is Erasmus+?

The Erasmus Program is a funding program of the European Union. Its name commemorates Erasmus of Rotterdam, a central European humanist of the Renaissance period. The Erasmus program has developed to become the world’s largest funding program for academic exchanges.

Priorities of the program 2021-2027

  • Social inclusion
  • Green and digital transformation
  • Promoting young people’s participation in democratic life

General information

Requirements to study abroad through Erasmus+

Anyone studying at an eligible higher education institution in Austria can apply for an academic exchange through Erasmus+.

  • The sending university must have concluded a valid inter-institutional agreement with the receiving university.
  • The application for funding of a study abroad period is submitted by the sending university within the framework of mobility programs, not by the student.
  • Universities receive funding budgets based on an annual application process.
  • The administration and disbursement of the funds to students takes place directly through the respective universities.

Length of stay of study abroad periods

Erasmus+ supports study abroad periods of two to twelve months per study cycle (i.e., at the bachelor’s, master’s, and/or PhD level).
Students can combine several eligible stays abroad as long as their total length does not exceed one year (for example, an Erasmus+ internship and an Erasmus+ study abroad period).

Funding opportunities & funding rates for study abroad periods through Erasmus+

After you have been nominated by the IRO at the partner university, you can apply for an Erasmus+ grant if your stay takes place in an Erasmus+ Program Country. E+ Program Countries are defined as the 27 EU Member States including their Overseas Countries and Territories, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, the Republic of Northern Macedonia, Serbia, and Turkey.

Important note: The United Kingdom is no longer an EU Member State. However, despite Brexit, it is contractually possible for students to go to the UK through Erasmus+ and to receive funding for their stay until May 31, 2023. This means that the option to apply for Erasmus+ funds is open to all students studying in the UK in the upcoming winter and/or summer semester 2022/23.

Applications for Erasmus+

The IRO of FH Kufstein Tirol will inform you in due time (via e-mail) of the application procedure and the eligibility criteria. The application as well as the submission of documents is carried out via the fh.checkin portal.

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