As a doctoral or PhD student at WU you are eligible for the doctoral-level Erasmus+ exchange programs administered by the International Office.
If in addition to your doctoral studies you are also a member of the WU academic staff, you can also apply for the faculty mobility programs offered by Erasmus+ and CEEPUS.
WU has contacts to over 240 partner universities worldwide for your benefit.
Exchange semester for WU doctoral students
WU doctoral students can opt to spend an exchange semester at one of the WU partner universities Budapest, St. Gallen (transitional solution) or Leuven.
Proof of re-registration, transcript of your doctoral program, diploma of undergraduate program entitling you to study at the doctoral level at WU
Letter of motivation with a detailed description of your research plans abroad
Outline of your doctoral/PhD thesis
Letter of recommendation from your thesis supervisor
Proposed supervising professor at the host university if applicable
available upon request
CEEPUS and Erasmus+ faculty mobility
NEURUS - dissertation abroad (Regional and Urban Studies)
Doctoral/PhD students working in relevant fields are eligible for a NEURUS grant allowing them to work on their dissertation at an international partner school abroad.
NEURUS (Network of European and US Regional and Urban Studies) is a network of universities offering a structured program with exchange opportunities and academic supervision at selected US schools (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of California at Irvine).
The one-year program is made up of one semester at WU and one semester at the partner school abroad.
For more information, please click here.
Mobility opportunities for WU doctoral students
For a comprehensive overview of WU’s mobility programs, including programs available to WU’s academic staff, please see the WU Faculty Mobility Portal.
Numerous other opportunities for gaining international experience are also available for doctoral-level students at WU, including special grants and scholarships, invitations from partner universities, etc. The International Office publishes any information it is given on mobility opportunities in the newsletter sent out to WU doctoral students.