Getting to know other countries offers a lot of added value, but of course there is no way around sustainability - so we recommend fairtravel :)

... and if you travel to your host institution, you may find even more sustainable ways to do so. We look forward to innovative ideas: erasmus(at) (for outgoing students) or erasmustoboku(at) (for incoming students)

7 tips for more sustainable travel to the host institution

  • Fly as seldom as possible (avoid short-haul flights)
  • Compensate your flights
  • Good travel preparation (bus, train, bicycle)
  • Less luggage is often more
  • Digital information is enough
  • Even nearby destinations can be exciting
  • Use public transport and bicycles on-site

Climate protection at the BOKU

  • What do the terms climate protection and climate neutrality mean for BOKU? BOKU on its way to climate neutrality.
  • BOKU's Sustainability Strategy envisions a climate neutral university until 2030.
  • BOKU projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America already save 150,000 tonnes of CO2, you can find out more about them here.
  • It is not just about compensation for greenhouse gases, innovative participatory climate protection projects facilitate structural change.

Scholarships for sustainable travel

  • Did you know? Erasmus+ supports sustainable travel (bus, train, carpooling or similar) for students with a single payment of € 50,- as of 2021/22 (please, keep your receipts!), this top-up to the Erasmus grant will be payed upon return. For detailed information, please click here.
  • Some of the main topics of the new Erasmus+ programme period 2021-21 are concerned with sustainability and climate protection: "green mobility", "green skills", sustainable projects and digital transformation.
  • ÖH and other BOKU stakeholders support the BOKU CO2 compensation system.

BOKU students & (Green) Travel