The Department of Comparative Literature has many contacts to universities abroad. The ERASMUS+ programme enables students to study abroad as easily as possible.


Mobility Coordinator (incoming):

Univ.-Ass. Mag. Sophie Mayr

Mobility Coordinaotr (outgoing):

Univ.-Ass. Dr. Juliane Werner

Outgoing Students

Before applying, an online registration at is required. At the following universities, places in the ERASMUS+ programme are available to students in the department (please note: limited selection when allocating remaining places for the summer semester):

Country (City)UniversityLevelLanguage (Level)
Belgium (Brussels)Université libre de Bruxelles BA, MAFrench (B1)
Belgium (Leuven)Katholieke Universiteit (KU) LeuvenBA, MA, PhD

English (B1)
Dutch (B1)

Denmark (Aarhus)Aarhus UniversityBA, MA, PhDDanish (B2)
English (C1)
Germany (Berlin)Freie Universität BerlinBA, MA, PhDGerman (B1)
France (Aix-en-Provence, Marseille)Université d'Aix-Marseille–*)French (B2)
France (Besançon)Université de Franche-Comté BA, MAFrench (B2)
France (Paris)Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III [Paris003]BA, MAFrench (B2)
France (Paris)Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne XII (UPEC) [Paris012]
BA, MA, PhDFrench (B2)
France (St Etienne)Université Jean Monnet St. Étienne –*)French (B2)
France (Valenciennes)Université Polytechnique des Hauts-de-France (UPHF) –*)French (B2)
Greece (Thessaloniki)Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh)BA, MA

German (C1)
Greek (C1)

Great Britain (St Andrews, Scotland)University of St AndrewsBAEnglish (C1)
Ireland (Maynooth)Maynooth UniversityBA, MAEnglish (B2)
Italy (Bologna)Università di Bologna – Alma mater studiorumBA, MAItalian (B1)
Italy (Milan)Università degli Studi di MilanoBA, MAItalian (B1)
Italy (Rome)Università degli studi di Roma Tre [Roma16]
BAItalian (B1)
Italy (Rome)Sapienza – Università di Roma [Roma01]BA, MAItalian (B1)
Croatia (Zagreb)Sveučilišta u ZagrebuBA, MA, PhD

English (B2)
Croatian (B2)

Portugal (Lisbon)Universidade Nova de LisboaBA, MA, PhDPortuguese (B1)
Sweden (Stockholm)Stockholm University –*)–*)
Switzerland (Geneva)Université de GenèveBA, MA, PhDFrench (B2)
Slovenia (Ljubljana)Univerze v LjubljaniBA, MA, PhD

English (B2)
Slovenian (B2)

Spain (Granada)Universidad de Granada (UGR)
Spain (Salamanca)Universidad de Salamanca–*)–*)
Spain (Santiago de Compostela)Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (USC)
MA, PhDSpanish (B1)
DELE certificate, Galician (B1)
Turkey (Istanbul)İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi BAEnglish (B2)

*) The currently missing information on study programmes and language levels will be updated in January 2020.

Further information can also be found on the website of the International Office of the University of Vienna.

Incoming Students

If you are only interested in an ERASMUS+ stay in Vienna, please contact the ERASMUS coordinator at your home university to create a Learning Agreement. The document will then be signed by the Mobility Coordinator, Mag. Sophie Mayr (

General information about your ERASMUS stay at the University of Vienna can be found here.

If you are already nominated as an international student for an ERASMUS+ spot at the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Vienna, you will find some explanations of frequently asked questions here:

  • Language of instruction: Most of the courses of the Department of Comparative Literature are held in German. If you do not speak German well enough to follow the lessons, please check the courses offered in English. The entire course catalogue on u:find is also available in English, but this does not automatically mean that the language of instruction is also English!
  • Types of courses: There are two basic types of courses at the University of Vienna. The first type are courses that function as seminars (with the abbreviations PS, SE, UE, KO,...) and require attendance. Lectures (VO), on the other hand, can usually be attended without registering via u:space. Please note, however, that you often only have access to online teaching materials (e.g. to the learning platform moodle) after registering. In addition, you must register separately for each examination. You can register for courses and exams via the u:space platform.
  • Courses beyond your own field of study: Are you nominated for another field of study, but would like to take courses in Comparative Literature? Or are you nominated for Comparative Literature Studies and would like to attend courses at other departments? In the first case, you are welcome to do so as long as you register for the courses with compulsory attendance via u:space. Usually the number of participants in the courses is limited. If you get a place, you can attend the course. If you are interested in courses with compulsory attendance in other fields of study, it is advisable to contact the course instructor or the respective ERASMUS coordinator.
    Please note that as an exchange student you generally have to select courses in the field of study that you have been nominated for. As of the academic year 2021/22, incoming students are expected to take at least 16 ECTS during their stay at the University of Vienna. If you are interested in taking courses from a different field of study, this counts as taking courses outside your nominated field of study. This must be discussed with the mobility coordinator of the other field of study AFTER your arrival in Vienna. However, there is no guarantee that a place will be available.