Studying abroad

Are you interested in studying abroad? You can find out more about the different opportunities here .

On this website you will find all the information on CREOLE International Track. Please read the information carefully. If you have further questions, please turn to the departmental coordinators of our field of study.

Please make sure you also read the International Office's checklist and information sheet carefully as they provide important general information. You can find these lists on the right ("Quick Info").

Name: Ayşe Çağlar (only CREOLE International Track)
E-mail address:
Telephone: 0043-(0)1-4277-49513
Address: Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien
Room No.: A416
Office hours during the semester: Wednesday 1-3:30 pm

Assisted by: Marie-Thérèse Hartwig,

Current Erasmus information dates

will be announced asap

(Registration per email)

1. Places

Erasmus stays can only be done at those universities our field of study has an agreement with. You can search for available places in our field of study in this list.

2. Requirements

The ERASMUS programme aimes at regular students of the University of Vienna. In the MA CREOLE following requirements apply as well:

  1. Supervison agreement by a member of the Department
  2. Language certificate

Language certificate

For all non-German-speaking partner universities a language certificate which is not older than four years is required for the application.The required language proficiency is prescribed by the host university (at least B1). The specific requirements can be found here for each place. Please contact your favored university in order to find out the specific language requirements and whether they want an additional language certificate (like TOEFL, IELTS etc). 

Take into account that a language certificate in the respective national language is required for francophone universities in Belgium and Switzerland and all partner universities in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

Universities outside anglophone or Romance-speaking countries (e.g. Scandinavian or Eastern European countries) usually demand English language certificates. Please also make sure that the host university offers a sufficient amount of suitable courses in English.

The proof of an adequate language level has to be provided by the time of application. If applying for several countries with different language requirements, several certificates may be required.

Further information on the topic of language requirements.

3. Application deadlines

Places for the whole academic year are assigned during the main application phase.

At our department application deadlines are as follows:

Applications will be accepted until February 1th. Please send the required documents to Ayse Çağlar, Seda Yüksel Pecen und Katrin Kremmel. The available places will be announced not before mid/end of January.

4. Application Procedure

There are several steps to be completed during the application. The International Office provides detailed information on the application proccedure on their website and during information sessions.

Application to the departmental coordinator

  • CV
  • Research Proposal 1 page A4 (including explanation for choice of partner university)
  • Letter of Recommendation and supervision agreement by member of staff
  • Language certificate (copy)

The application has to be submitted online to Ayşe Çağlar, Seda Yüksel Pecen and Katrin Kremmel.

Interviews and consultation:

Interviews and consultations will be conducted by Ayşe Çağlar. For them, you should bring with you:

  • CV
  • Research Proposal 1 page A4 (including explanation for choice of partner university)
  • Language certificate (copy)

Selection criteria:

  1. Formal qualifications are fulfilled
  2. Quality and feasability of the MA-project
  3. Fit between MA-project and partner university
  4. Language skills



If your application has been accepted by the departmental coordinator, they will nominate you for an ERASMUS stay. The students who have been nominated will be contacted by the International Office via email informing them about the documents and forms that they will have to submit.

5. Course Choice and Learning Agreement

Learning Agreement

The Learning Agreement informs your host university about the courses and the amount of ECTS credits you are going to take during your stay. Detailed information on the Learning Agreement can be found on the webpage of the International Office.

Please gather information on the course offer at your host university, compare their study plan to ours and talk to Rosmarie Müller about the courses you will be taking. Write her an e-mail in time to make an appointment. She will then have the Learning Agreement signed by your study programme director.

You'll have to find out when the Learning Agreement has to be submitted to your host university. It lies within your responsibility that the host university receives the Learning Agreement in time (most universities require the document as part of the application procedure). Should the host university not require the learning agreement for your application/registration, please take it with you and discuss the courses with the local International Office upon your arrival.

ETCS and courses

In general, students should obtain 30 ECTS credits during an ERASMUS semester. In order to be eligible for the ERASMUS grant, a minimum of 3 ECTS per month recognised at the University of Vienna is required. Should these minimum requirements not be met, students have to repay the grant. 

Should you do research for your Master Thesis or PhD Thesis during your ERASMUS stay, this is stated in the Learning Agreement by the title of the thesis and the signature of your supervisor. You shouldn't have to take any classes in this case, however, many host universities will want you to take one or two classes anyway.

Please find out which courses incoming students are allowed to take at your host university.

Changes to the Learning Agreement

In most cases, the course catalogue for your ERASMUS semester will not be published before a few weeks before the semester start. Since you have to submit your ERASMUS application a lot earlier than that, it is understandable if you need to make some changes to your course programme later on. Please inform Rosmarie Müller about any changes to your Learning Agreement as soon as possible. This is the only way to make sure that your choices will be recognised after your return.

How you make changes to your Learning Agreement is explained here. Please also find out how the matter is addressed at your host university. Once the Learning Agreement is signed by all parties, please send a copy to the International Office via email.

6. Course recognition

After your ERASMUS stay you'll have to complete the form "Antrag auf Anerkennung" with Rosmarie Müller, so that the credits can be transferred to your study programme in Vienna. Please make an appointment with her as soon as possible. You will also need a transcript of records from the host university to do this. Please hand in a copy of the signed form, the signed Learning Agreement and the transcript of records at the International Office.

Further advice on course recognition:

  • Please ALWAYS discuss the courses that you are doing abroad with Rosmarie Müller (including changes to the course programme).