Studying abroad

On this website you will find all the information about the 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 information, which you can find here.

CREOLE Coordinator

Name: Ayşe Çağlar (only CREOLE International Track)
E-mail address:
Telephone: 0043-(0)1-4277-49513
Address: Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien
Room No.: A0416
Office hours during the semester: Wednesday 1:30 - 3:30 pm (registration per email.)

Assisted by: Marie-Thérèse Hartwig,

1. Places

Erasmus stays within the CREOLE Master are possible at our partner universities which you can find here. You can search for available places in our field of study in this list.

2. Requirements

The ERASMUS programme is aimed at regular students of the University of Vienna. For the CREOLE International Track there are additional requirements as specified below. 

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 (in most cases 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).

If you are allowed to present only an English certificate, make sure that the host university offers a sufficient number 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 are assigned during the main application phase, first for the winter term and then prolonged for the summer term as well. CREOLE placements are generally designed for one year. 

In order to apply to the CREOLE International Track, please send your application to the CREOLE team in December or January: this year's deadline is January 31st. Please send the required documents to Ayse Çağlar and Sherin Idais.

At the same time please create an application in the Mobility online portal!

4. Application Procedure

There are several steps to be completed during the application. 

For the application to the CREOLE coordinator please prepare:

  • a CV
  • a Research Proposal (approx. 1 page A4) including an explanation for your choice of partner university
  • a letter of recommendation by your MA supervisor.
  • a anguage certificate (copy)

The application has to be submitted per email to Ayşe Çağlar and Sherin Idais.

An interview will be conducted after the end of the application period with the CREOLE team.


Selection criteria:

  1. Formal qualifications are fulfilled
  2. Quality and feasability of the MA-project
  3. Fit of 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 StudienServiceStelle KSA about the courses you will be taking. Write an e-mail in time to make an appointment. They 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. 

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 but for 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 StudienServiceStelle KSA 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"/Learning Agreement after the Mobility with StudienServiceStelle KSA, 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 StudienServiceStelle KSA (including changes to the course programme).