What is an Erasmus+ Short Term Mobility?

An Erasmus+ short-term mobility is a short physical mobility complemented by a virtual part. For doctoral students it can also be completed without a virtual component. Students who do not have the opportunity to undertake a longer-term Erasmus+ study or traineeship period or research lasting several months can go abroad on an Erasmus+ short-term mobility. Short-term mobilities can be completed at Erasmus+ partner universities of BOKU. Study credits that are completed during physical and virtual mobility can be recognized (in accordance with the agreed study plan).

Blended Intensive Programs (BIPs), which consist of a short physical group mobility and a virtual component (e.g. summer schools), are considered a variant of short-term mobilities.

It is an Erasmus+ Short-term mobility if the following points apply:

  •     Target group: students of all study levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD).

  •     Study, internship or research stay

  •     Physical part: 5 - 30 days

  •     Virtual part: mandatory, duration not specified. Not compulsory for PhD students.

  •     Credits: Students receive at least 3 ECTS credits per short-term mobility.


Participants with fewer opportunities

The Erasmus+ programme aims to promote equal opportunities and accessibility, inclusion and fairness in its actions. Therefore, participants with child or with disabilities/chronic diseases are explicitly invited to apply. Please see the Equality, Diversity and Disability Coordination Office pages for more information.

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027

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