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Open calls and application process

You can submit an application for studies abroad as an exchange student in case there is a competition round open for the specific exchange program/cooperation agreement. The main period for the competitions for study abroad in the next academic year runs from January until May. Usually one competition lasts from 3 to 6 weeks and is followed by the decision made by the study abroad committee or the academic subunit within 2 weeks. Additional competition rounds for the spring semester  - in case vacancies remain - are announced in September.

There are many destinations for studies abroad you can choose from, do not hesitate to apply!

Competitions currently open

Institution/programme Deadline/Application period

Erasmus+ programme:


Erasmus+ Traineeship

Next deadlines:  September 30, October 15, November 30, December 15. 

Erasmus+ Europe additional competition for spring semester 2024

deadline September 18

Partner universities:


Chung-Ang University (South Korea) (for spring 2024)

Tbilisi State University (Georgia) (for spring 2024)

National Autonomous University of Mexico (for spring 2024)

Waseda University (Japan) (for spring 2024)

Hokkaido University (Japan) (for spring 2024)

Tsinghua University (China) (for spring 2024)

University of Melbourne (Australia) (for spring 2024)



Swiss-European Mobility Programme (for spring 2024)

deadline October 2

deadline October 2

deadline October 2

deadline October 2

deadline October 2

deadline October 2

deadline October 2



deadline October 2


Tips for applying abroad

Competition calendar

Study abroad competitions are held annually approximately during the same time of the year. Please see below when the call of particular study abroad program or UT partner university usually takes place.

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