Studying & Universities
For information on
- universities and colleges,
- cooperation programs between Austrian and Canadian educational and scientific institutions,
- grants and scholarships
please read the information and visit the links listed below:
Foreign students interested in studying in Austria can contact the Austrian Students Union for a personal consultation. Send mail to: auslaenderInnenreferat(at)oeh.ac.at
For general information on universities and study opportunities, go to:
In addition, there are three Centres of Canadian Studies located in Innsbruck, Vienna and Graz.
Please visit the following links for general information:
Further, there is the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at the University of Alberta. The institute, financially supported by the Austrian Government, focuses on various Austrian and Central European topics.
C) European Union
Erasmus+ started on 1 January 2014 and replaces current funding programmes run by the European Commission in the area of Higher Education, vocational education and training, adult education, schools and youth activities and sport. It will run until 2020 and supports activities across all sectors and includes well known international programmes such as Jean Monnet and Erasmus Mundus.
Who can apply?
Erasmus+ is open to a number of countries across Europe and beyond. Participating countries are divided into two groups:
Programme Countries (Member States of the European Union, the EEA countries Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein, Turkey and the Former Yugoslavian republic of Macedonia)
Partner Countries (all other countries including Canada)
Some Actions of the Programme are open to any Partner Country of the world. The specific conditions for participating in an Erasmus+ project depend on the type of funding opportunity concerned. Canada is specifically excluded from applying for capacity building projects within Erasmus+, as these are only open for developing countries in Asia, Latin-America, Africa and Eastern Europe.
What funding is available for Canadian higher education institutions?
The Erasmus+ programme offers support to education and training organisations through a variety of different projects. Currently, Canadian higher education institutions can apply to participate in:
Joint Master Degrees (as partners), developing joint degrees of exceptional quality open to students from all over the world.
Credit Mobility, promoting the mobility of learners and staff from and to Partner Countries - from 2015.
Partner Country higher education institutions should apply through their partner higher education institutions in the programme countries.
Around 5.3 million EUR will fund credit mobility of around 850 individuals between Europe and North America, starting in autumn 2015.
Jean Monnet Activities aim to stimulate teaching, research and reflection in the field of European Union studies worldwide.
Jean Monnet Activities are run centrally by the European Commission’s Executive Agency in Brussels. More information is available on the European Commission’s website: http://ec.europa.eu/education/opportunities/jean-monnet/index_en.htm
Strategic Partnerships offer the opportunity for organisations active in the fields of education, training and youth, as well as enterprises, public authorities, civil society organisations to cooperate in order to implement innovative practices.
The purpose of Knowledge Alliances is to strengthen Europe’s innovation capacity by fostering innovation in higher education via balanced, two-way knowledge exchange with enterprises and across the broader socio-economic environment.
Both actions have a European focus, but non-European institutions are welcome to participate in the partnerships, if they can demonstrate an added value for Europe.
For more information: http://ec.europa.eu/education/opportunities/higher-education/institutions_en.htm
How to apply?