Exchange semester Doctorate/PhD
As a doctoral or PhD student at WU, you are eligible for the doctoral-level Erasmus+ exchange programs administered by the International Office.
Exchange semester for WU doctoral students
Proof of re-registration, transcript of your doctoral/PhD 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 intentions abroad
By the time of application, the research proposal and the supervisor's approval of the research proposal must already be submitted to the Doctoral Office
Letter of recommendation from your thesis supervisor
If applicable, proposed supervising professor at the host university
Attention: If you are employed at WU, you will need an approval of the personnel office
Due to the high administrative effort, please schedule at least 6 months between your application and the beginning of your planned exchange!
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 consists of one semester at WU and one semester at the partner school abroad.
For furher information, please visit this webpage.
WU contact: Stefanie Peer
Marshall Plan Scholarship
The Marshall Plan Scholarship is an academic exchange program between Austria and the US. The cooperation with WU covers the PhD program Economic and Social Sciences and the Doctoral program Social and Economic Sciences.
The prerequisite is a research project with a focus on technical sciences
Minimum stay: 3 months
Funding: €4000 - €10,000
2 Calls per academic year (September-October; March-April).
Applications are submitted via the International Office. Applications have to be handed in at the International Office. Please do so no later than the beginning of the application round. Only this way, applications can be forwarded in a timely manner!
Further Information: Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation
Mobility grants for doctoral/PhD candidates (short term stay)
Mobility grants for doctoral/PhD candidates are intended as help to cover travel expenses and encourage mobility. Depending on the yearly budget, an amount of up to €2000 per applicant may be granted.
The mobility grand is managed by the Doctoral Office.
Further information is available on this website.
Further mobility opportunities for WU doctoral/PhD 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 opportunities for gaining international experience are available for doctoral-level students at WU. These include special grants and scholarships, invitations from partner universities, etc. The International Office publishes relevant information on mobility opportunities in the newsletter which is sent to WU doctoral students.
Your contact at the International Office
If you have any open questions, please contact Ms. Stephanie Weber (firstname.lastname@example.org; +43-1-31336-4823).