The International Office administers the following support programmes for its students:
- Erasmus+ grant
- Marshall Plan Scholarship
In addition, the Austrian Scholarship Office offers foreign scholarships to recipients of study grants and self-support scholarships.
The Erasmus + mobility programme supports semesters abroad and placements abroad in Erasmus+ programme countries. The Erasmus+ programme countries are all EU member states, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Serbia, Macedonia and Turkey.
The IO carries out the application for Erasmus funding for students. For students with disabilities, impairments or chronic illnesses, additional special grants are possible. Students with a child/children can also receive special grants.
All students are entitled to a 12-month Erasmus+ grant per period of study (Bachelor/Master). If students have already received Erasmus+ funding in another Bachelor's/Master's programme, these months will be deducted from the total quota.
Grant amount Erasmus+ for semesters abroad and internships (2018/2019).
The subsidy amounts may be adjusted annually. Students can obtain information on the current grant levels from the Outgoing Student Mobility Coordination.
The Marshall Plan Scholarship Program (MPS) is a scholarship program that supports the scientific exchange between students at Austrian universities and U.S. universities.
Within the framework of the MPS, students of the UAS Technikum Wien have the opportunity to receive funding for a research stay of at least three months at a university or research institution in the USA. Scholarships are awarded in the amount of € 3,000 up to a maximum of € 10,000. The result of the research in the USA is a scientific thesis/master's thesis.
The following application requirements must be met in order to participate in the MPS:
- Regular student of the FH Technikum Wien
- Residence in Austria
- at least three months research stay in the USA
- Confirmation of admission by the host institution (letter of admission, invitation)
- good academic success
- very good knowledge of English
The application documents can be found on the Marshall Plan Scholarship website.
You meet these requirements and are interested in the MPS program? Then please contact the Outgoing Student Mobility Coordination. Nominations for this scholarship are made by the IO.
Students who continuously receive Austrian study assistance or a self-support scholarship can also apply for additional foreign assistance for their stay abroad. The foreign grant is administered by the respective scholarship office and is concluded between the student and the scholarship office. In addition to the foreign grant, students can also receive a one-off travel allowance and a preparatory language course.
The foreign grant can be applied for for three different types of stay abroad:
- Semester abroad as part of an Erasmus+ stay
In this case, students apply first for the Erasmus+ grant. They are obliged to state when applying whether they are in receipt of one of the two grants. Starting in the academic year 2019/20, students will also receive an international grant from the scholarship office in addition to the Erasmus+ grant. This results in the following financial support:
- Semester abroad at a non-European partner university or as freemover
Students who wish to study at a higher education institution outside the Erasmus+ area can do so at a partner higher education institution or at a higher education institution of their choice, as a freemover. As there is no regular funding from the UAS Technikum Wienoutside the Erasmus+ area, students receive both domestic and international grants from the scholarship office.
Writing an academic thesis abroad (internships/semesters)
If students are working on their Bachelor's or Master's thesis during a stay abroad (semesters and internships), it is also possible to apply for an international grant. If this stay abroad is within the framework of an Erasmus+ stay (internship or semester), students from the academic year 2019/20 will receive both additional funds from the international grant and from the Erasmus+ grant.
If the stay abroad is not associated with an Erasmus+ stay, students will receive additional funds from the scholarship office's international grant.
Students should contact the scholarship office directly to apply for an international grant.
Foreign Study Grant
Insurance during your stay abroad
Regardless of where and to what extent students go abroad, they should insure themselves against damage, accidents and illness during their stay abroad.
Students are generally advised to take out additional travel insurance for the period abroad. This should cover accident and liability damage in your free time. The Foreign Ministry lists the following insurance providers:
Travel insurance is also partly included with credit cards (for the cardholder, often only with a certain credit card turnover) and in the ÖAMTC-Schutzbrief or ARBÖ-Sicherheitspass.
Since outgoing students also pay the ÖH contribution during their semester abroad or their voluntary or compulsory internship, they are insured against liability and accident in the event of accidents occurring in connection with their studies. However, there are exceptions to the liability insurance for the USA, Canada and Australia. In this case, an extension of cover can be applied for here.
It is therefore worth taking a look at your own liability insurance policy or, in the case of co-insurance, your parental liability insurance policy in order to check the extent to which damage occurring abroad is covered.
The e-card (European health insurance card) is also valid for SHI-accredited physicians in the EU and EEA as well as in Switzerland, but contains only the most medically necessary treatments. Students are insured with their parents up to the age of 27.
Depending on the type of health insurance and the insurance institution, students must take the necessary precautions to ensure that their health insurance also covers them abroad. Information from the Hauptverband der Sozialversicherungsträger can be found here.
If students are travelling outside the EU and EEA countries, an additional travel and health insurance is recommended.