Here you can find all necessary information and documents for your study abroad application. Downloads can be found at the end of the page.

For your application you will be in touch with three or four institutions:

1. FH JOANNEUM: International Coordinator of your degree programme

When you decide to study abroad, the first step is to get in touch with the international coordinator of your degree programme and apply for it. There are different regulations and deadlines at different departments. Nevertheless, the following cirteria apply to most degree programmes:
* (English) letter of motivation
* academic achievements
* language knowledge
* international engagement (e.g. participation in buddy programme)

For details on the selection criteria please ask the international coordinator of your degree programme.

2. Your host institution

After being selected at the degree programme, your coordinator nominates you as an exchange student at the partner institution. When the partner institution has confirmed your nomination, you have to officially apply at your partner institutions. You should find the application requirements of your host institution on their web page or information will be sent out via e-mail. If not get in touch with the international coordinator there.

3. FH JOANNEUM: International Office

You have to submit your internal application documents for Erasmus+ or Joint Study at the International Office:
* Application form for Erasmus+ or Joint Study * Learning Agreement for Studies (Erasmus+) or Application-Recognition-Transcript of Records (Joint Study)

The application must be submitted to the International Coordinator of your degree programme - please consider your degree programme's deadline!

4. Austrian study grant (Studienbeihilfenbehörde)
If you get an Austrian study grant you have to apply for the study abroad grant at the Austrian grant office.

Studying abroad as a freemover
If you cannot find a suitable partner university, in rare cases you may be able to complete a stay abroad as a so-called ‘free mover’. However this has the following disadvantages:

  • No previous experience
  • No suitable (English) curriculum (accreditation issues)
  • Tuition fees must be paid
  • No Erasmus+ funding (incl. for European countries)
  • Universities often only take students from partner universities (free movers are not accepted)