How to apply
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The online application for the academic year 2020/21 in Mobility Online (Link at the bottom of this page) will be open from 12 December 2019 to 21 January 2020 (18:00 CET). You can apply for the winter term 20/21, the summer term 21, or the whole academic year 2020/21.
Application for free places for the summer semester 21 will be open from 27 April 2020 until 19 May 2020 (18:00 CET), also via Mobility Online.
Choosing an Erasmus partner university
In the online tool Mobility Online (Please do NOT use Internet Explorer to access Mobility Online - use a different browser instead!) you can enter your study program and the system will show you which partner universities are available for that program. In addition, please consult the website of the partner universities in question to get further information on courses and how they fit in with your BOKU studies.
Please find further information on personal data processing according to the General Data Protection Regulation here.
To apply via Mobility Online, you need to upload the following documents (mostly pdf):
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- Letter of Motivation
Maximum one A4 page (for up to three preferences), can be in English or German. For your letter of motivation you have to fill in this template. In your letter of motivation, you will answer questions such as (see template): Why do you want to study at partner university X? Which programs/courses are offered (exact course list follows later!)? How does it fit into your BOKU studies? Do you fulfil all the requirements for the courses/program?
- Transcript of Records (Abschrift der Studiendaten)
Minimum of 20-30 ECTS completed at BOKU, your grade point average must be 3.0 or above.
Please print yourself the "Abschrift of Studiendaten" in BOKU Online, including your grade point average. Then upload this pdf to Mobility Online (MO). If you have a transcript of records from another university as well and you think it is relevant for your BOKU studies, please upload this transcript, too. You can upload one pdf for your Bachelor studies and if applicable one for your Master studies.
You need to convert several pdf documents into one pdf. Check this link for a free online program.
- Language Proof
You need to upload your language proof in MO by the time of your application.
Good language skills (minimum level B2) of one of the languages of instruction are necessary (usually, English; exception: Romance countries). For Romance countries (I, F, E, partly PT!) you need to know the language of the country (eg. BOKU language course level III, minimum level A2/B1).
You need to convert several pdf documents into one pdf, check this link for a free online program.
Accepted certificates (grade "satisfactory" or better, certificate not older than 5 years):
- Secondary school leaving certificate/high school diploma
- ZIB-Language Course: minimum level III
- ZIB-Language Certification
- Certificates of other universities or cultural institutes (please always attach the course outline, minimum level B2)
- Official language diplomas like Cambridge Certificate, TOEFL, DELF, etc., minimum level B2
- Courses in English Language to the extent of minimum 30 ECTS
Scan the document(s) and save it. You can upload one pdf/language. In case you have several proofs of language for one language, please save them as one pdf document.
- Passport/application photo
Format: jpg or png, max. size: 500 Kilobyte, recommended size: 273 x 355 pixel (b x h photo points)
Cancellation Fee: 50 Euro
If you decide to cancel your application after submission of your documents, we will ask you for an administrative fee of 50 Euros. Exceptions: severe illness (including medical certificate), travel advisory from the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, severe illness or death of a close relative.
You will get points for each field of competence
- Letter of motivation
- Study progress + grade point average
- Language skills (the better you know a language the more points you get)
- Formal issues (Uploads are labelled clearly, Scans are readable, not upside down,...)
On the basis of the total number of points, BOKU will create a ranking. Approximately 2-3 months after the deadline you can see the results in Mobility Online. At the same time we also inform the partner university about your nomination. It is then your responsibility to apply yourself in time at the partner university. It is rare but possible that the partner university declines your application (eg. due to insufficient language skills,…). The ZIB will support you with this application in case of questions.
There is a second application period in the spring term (May) for the following spring term with the places that are still available after the main application period in January.
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