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Erasmus - Policies

Erasmus Declaration on Higher Education Policy of PHT

The Erasmus European Policy Statement (EPS) briefly describes the cooperation strategy of PHT within the Erasmus+ program. The EPS was submitted to the Executive Agency in Brussels in 2013.


Extract from the mission statement of PHT:

(...) 11. we support European and international cooperation in the field of research and teaching through cooperation and participation in Austrian, European and international education and research programs. In doing so, the consolidation of the European dimension in schools and society is a particular concern of ours. All members of the university are open to the possibilities of national and international mobility in the field of pedagogical VET. We warmly welcome our partners in the field of lecturers, students and university administration and enable them to exchange experiences and integrate into our university. (...)


ERASMUS Universitätscharta

Erasmus University Charter (EUC) / Eligible universities

The compulsory condition for the participation of a higher education institution in Erasmus+ is the successful application for the Erasmus University Charter (EUC) or an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020 (ECHE) to the European Commission. This Charter entitles higher education institutions to apply for Erasmus funding from their national agencies.


The exchange of students, teachers and university staff takes place on the basis of bilateral agreements between the participating higher education institutions. Both institutions must hold a valid Erasmus+ University Charter.


Currently 32 countries are participating in the Erasmus+ program: all 28 EU Member States plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Turkey.


Further information is available on the website of the European Commission Executive Agency:


Getting Here

Location International Office
University College of Teacher Education Tyrol

A-6010 Innsbruck, Pastorstraße 7, 1st floor, room 01.OG01.004.00



Walking distance from Innsbruck main station: approximately 20 minutes


Public transportation:
Due to current road constructions in Innsbruck bus routes might change. For detailed information and timetables please check the websites of IVB and VVT.
Nearby stops are „Technologiezentrum“ or „Grabenweg“

  • Tram line 1 (direction Bergisel), stop „Stubaitalbahnhof“
  • Tram line STB (direction Fulpmes Bahnhof), stop „Stubaitalbahnhof“ 
  • Bus line T, stop „Cineplexx“ 
Travelling by train

Central stop: Innsbruck main station. Timetables are available at 


Travelling times:

  • Innsbruck-Munich appr. 2 hours
  • Innsbruck-Salzburg appr. 2 hours,
  • Innsbruck-Vienna appr. 4,5 hours
Travelling by plane

Airport Munich „Franz Josef Strauss“ 
Most visitors prefer to fly to Munich airport, as more airlines and cheaper rates are available for this destination.
Transfer time to Innsbruck: 2–3 hours via train, remote bus or airport transfer (e.g. Four Seasons Airport Shuttle Service)


Airport Innsbruck
Depending on the season direct flights to Innsbruck are available.
Transfer time to Innsbruck city centre: 10-15 minutes


Salzburg Airport W.A. Mozart
Transfer time to Innsbruck: 2–3 hours via train, remote bus or airport transfer (e.g. Four Seasons Airport Shuttle Service)

Travelling by remote bus service

Innsbruck is served by all major long-distance bus companies. Some long-distance bus companies also offer airport transfers from Munich or Salzburg to Innsbruck, but the travel times are occasionally very long. Please check the timetables in this regard.

Travelling with your own vehicle

from direction Italy ... via motorways A13 and B182

from direction Germany...  via motorway A1

from direction Vorarlberg/Switzerland ... via motorway A12 


FAQ and Important Information

Here you will find important information on accommodation, travel, costs etc., as well as a checklists to support you to prepare your ERASMUS stay at PHT at the best. 



Academic calendar

Please check our website at Incomings / students / academic calendar (german/english)


Innsbruck is a town with 30.000 students; it is vital to arrange accommodation very early! Please check our leaflet for important information on housing.


Students from bordering regions (South-Tyrol, Southern Bavaria) have to be residents of Innsbruck for the study period and have to provide a confirmation of registration.

Download → housing.pdf


After your university nominated you for an Erasmus+ study period at PHT, you will receive an email with the link to the online application form. Applications have to be submitted latest by May 15 for winter term resp. November 15 for spring term.

Download → Checklist ERASMUS at PHT


Students will have to be present for the full term, late arrivals/early departures are not accepted.
The academic calendar and important dates are available at:  Incomings / students / academic calendar (german/english)


We recommend to arrive a few days ahead of the official semester start resp. the Welcome Day, so you have time to settle in already. Please make sure to arrange flight dates, accommodation and (if applicable visa etc.) according to this.


Student homes usually rent for full months only, but sometimes it is possible to move in earlier. You will have to send a request to your dormitory. Otherwise students stay in a youth hostel for the first days until their accommodation is available.

Download: → Checklist ERASMUS at PHT ; → Wohnen in Innsbruck / housing.pdf


Accommodation: € 300,00 – 500,00 per month


Austrian Student Union membership fee: € 20,20 (winter term 2019/20)


Food: Lunch at PHT cafeteria € 4,50–5,50; general costs for food for a month € 250,00–300,00


Public transportation: semester ticket for students apprl. € 130,00; ÖBB-Vorteilscard (reduction card) for students € 20,00


Other costs: books, making copies, and leisure time (courses on winter sports: when not held at PHT there are additional costs for accommodation, equipment and tickets to be covered by the students individually)


Classes start on the first day of the semester. It is very important to attend the first lesson of a course, as lecturers will explain the workload and requirements for passing the course. Your timetable will be made available at the Welcome Day. 


Last spring term, we were able to accompany all Erasmus students well through the difficult period. Many students also stayed in Innsbruck during the lockdown phase, and all students were able to continue and complete their courses online. Over the summer, extensive safety and hygiene concepts were developed for the upcoming academic year in order to be as well prepared as possible for the autumn and winter with COVID-19. 

Current information on data and measures can be found under the following links: 



For questions concerning control measures at Austria's borders, the  Bundesministerium für Inneres (Federal Ministry of the Interior) *) has provided information and documents on its homepage. 

Information on current entry and residence conditions: OeAD - entry and residence (website available in german and english) 


*) website available in German only


Unless to visa-regulations, departure before the end of the official semester can't be accepted. Students will have to be present for the full term (no late arrivals/early departures). The academic calendar is available at  Incomings / students / academic calendar (german/english)


Download: → Checklist End of Erasmus, → housing.pdf



There is no exam period at PHT. Courses resp. exams can be scheduled until the very last day of the semester. Courses often have an immanent exam character or exams are taken at the end of each course.

Health insurance

For the enrollment process our administration needs proof of sufficient health insurance from all our incoming students.


Students from EU/EEA countries: For health insurance coverage in Austria all citizens from EU/EEA countries please obtain an EHIC Card (European Health Insurance Card). The EHIC card will give you access to the same services that are available to Austrian policy holders. This does apply for treatments which are medically necessary during your stay in Austria; regular medical check-ups or screenings are not covered.


International Students: Students who have no public health insurance are advised to obtain a student self-insurance policy.


Please also see:

Learning Agreement

Please use the forms/database provided by your institution and fill in all data required. If there is no template available at your home university please contact the incoming student-coordinator at PHT for clarification and recommendations.

PHT Locations

Most departments have moved back to our campus at Pastorstraße, but the main building is still under reconstruction until 2021. Therefore offices and teaching activities are currently located at several venues in Innsbruck.

Public transportation

The “IVB-Semesterticket” is a special reduced ticket for students for public transportation in Innsbruck or the whole of Tyrol. This ticket costs apr. € 140 for 6 months and is valid from March 1 resp. October 1 onwards. 


There is no need to buy tickets online in advance; you can buy tickets easily and cheaper on site in Innsbruck. Also, a confirmation of registration has to be submitted with the ticket application, this confirmation will be made available on the Welcome Day.

Student union membership fee

The Austrian Students Union (Österreichische Hochschülerschaft, short ÖH) is the general students' representative body in Austria and serves as the students' government by federal law. The ÖH is member of European Students' Union. Membership in the student union is compulsory for every university student in Austria, including international and exchange students. The fee is € 20,20 (winter term 2019/20) per semester. 

See also → Costs 

Transcript of Records

The "Transcript of Records" including grades and completed ECTS will be issued after the end of the semester and sent to the student resp. the home institution. 


Most visitors prefer to fly to Munich Airport, as more airlines and cheaper rates are available for this airport. More information is available  at International >> Office >> Kontakt & Anreise (German/English).

Information on current entry and residence conditions: OeAD - entry and residence (website available in german and english) 


Exchange students from non-EU/EEA countries might require a visa for Austria. This also applies if they have a residence permit from another European country. Please note that incoming students are responsible for their own visa application, the International Office is not involved in the application process. As processing a visa application may take up several weeks or even months, we strongly advise you to file your application as early as possible.


For more information on entry requirements and residence regulations please check the following websites 

Courses & Teaching Placement

Starting with winter term 2018/19 a modular course "Teaching and Learning Across Borders" will allow students to collect 20. resp. 25 credits per term. In addition, we can also arrange a teaching practice placement at a local primary school (5 ECTS). According to German language levels, students can participate in courses from the regular PHT-course programme to reach 30 ECTS in total. 


International Curriculum "Teaching and Learning Across Borders"  
Compulsory for incomung students, modular courses on international teacher competences, 20 resp. 25 ECTS per term. The detailed course programme for winter term 19/20 will be published by April 15th.


Additional individual courses
If students need to fulfill 30 ECTS, additional courses can be chosen from the course program for primary education. For Incoming students with little German it is possible to choose from a range of courses where lecturers can give support in English. We especially recommend courses in Sports Education, Art, Craft & Design and Music. The curriculum for elementary and primary education is available (in German): Bachelorstudium "Lehramt Primarstufe", for more information and recommendations please contact the incoming students co-ordinator Anita Konrad. 


Teaching Practice
The Pedagogical University can provide a certain number teaching practice placements with accompanying seminars for Incoming students (5 ECTS). 


Transfer of courses and ECTS
The sending institution is responsible for the transfer of courses and school practice. If necessary more detailed descriptions of courses and modules will be made available.

For recommendations and more information please contact our Erasmus+ incoming-students coordinator Anita Konrad. 



Step 1 - Nomination

After being nominated by your home university we will contact you via email and send the link for the online application form.


Already at this stage we recommend to submit an application for a room at a student dorm or start looking for a room in a shared flat. 


Also, due to the current situation around COVID19, please inform yourself regularly about the current entry and health regulations. 

Step 2 - Preparing your documents 

Please prepare all documents before you start to fill in the online application, as you can not safe a draft. You have to upload the following documents:

  • Letter of Motivation 
    your qualifications, skills and experiences, reasons for a study visit in Innsbruck/at PHT, plans for your professional and personal future etc.; language: English (pdf, filename:your familyname_your first name_lom.pdf) 
  • Picture
    for student card (jpeg, jpg, filename: your familyname_your first name_picture.jpg)
  • Scan of Passport 
    (pdf, filename: your familyname_your first name_passport.pdf)
  • Scan of Insurance Card or Policy 
    (pdf, filename: your familyname_your first name_insurance.pdf)
  • Additional Documents
    e.g. certificates, recommendation letters etc. are optional (zip file, filename: your familyname_your first


To assess your language competences for German and English please use the European language levles CEFR.

Step 3 - Submit your application

Step 3: Complete and submit your application latest by

  • May 15th for the upcoming winter term
  • November 15th for the upcoming summer term 
Step 4 - Online-Interview

We will check the documents and contact you within 10 days after the final deadline. If your documents are accepted, we will arrange an online interview with you.

Step 5 - Completing application process

After successfully completing the application process you will receive a letter of confirmation for being accepted at PHT.

Academic Calendar

Study year 2020/21*) 


Winter term 2020/21

Lecture periode: Mo. 01.10.2020 - Fr. 30.01.2021


Important dates: 

Welcome Day: 23.09. online and 25.09. in presence. Students will receive further information via email from the coordinator for Erasmus+ Incoming Students.


Lecture-free periods, holidays

National Holiday 26.10.2020 

Allerheiligen/Allerseelen 1.11.2020/2.11.2020 

Mary Conception 8.12.2020 

Christmas vacations 20.12.2020 - 3.1.2021 

Semester break 1.2.2021 - 28.2.21 

Spring term 2020/21

Lecture periode: 01.03.2021 - 30.06.2021


Important dates: 

Welcome Day: Students will receive further information via email from the coordinator for Erasmus+ Incoming Students.


Lecture-free times, holidays

Easter holidays 29.3.2021 - 5.4.2021 

Public Holiday 1.5.2021 

Ascension Day 13.5.2021 

Whitsun holidays 22.5.2021 - 24.5.2021 

Corpus Christi 3.6.2021 

Summer holidays 1.7.2021 - 30.9.2021

*) All dates subject to change



Nomination and application for winter/spring term 21/22


For winter term 21/22

Nomination by the sending institution: latest by 03.05.2021

Submission of student’s application: latest by 10.05.2021

For spring term 21/22

Nomination by the sending institution: latest by 03.11.2021

Submission of student’s application: latest by 10.11.2021




Erasmus+ for lecturers and staff

Lecturers and staff of PHT apply each year to take part at a mobility within the ERASMUS+ programm. Until mid of October the rectorate decides on the applications according to key issues and special subject focus.


Contact for further information and questions: 
Melanie Steiner


Welcome to Pädagogische Hochschule Tirol!

In order to be able to offer you a well-planned program at PHT, we ask you to contact the International Office at an early stage of planning your mobilitiy. 


Erasmus+ staff or teacher mobility

For information on staff or teacher mobility within Erasmus+, please contact: Mag. Melanie Steiner

Erasmus+ students

For information about studying a semester at our institution within the Erasmus+ program, please contact: Mag. Anita Konrad

Partner universities

PHT is proud to have more than 50 partner universities all over Europe. All our inter-institutional agreements are intended for the primary education sector. If the partners are also suitable for vocational education, nutrition and IC, this is noted. 



Haute Ecole Robert Schuman / Arlon
Agreement to 2020/21; special needs, primary education

Université de Liège
Agreement to 2021

Vives University College
Agreement to 2021; special needs education

UC Limburg
Agreement to 2021; primary education

Thomas More Kempen
Agreement to 2020; primary education

Thomas More Mechelen-Antwerpen
Agreement to 2021; primary education, IT

HELMo - Haute Ecole Libre Mosane
Agreement until 2017/2018

Czech Republic

Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
Agreement to 2021, primary education, special needs education


VIA University College, Aarhus
Agreement to 2021, primary education

University College South Denmark, Haderslev
Agreement to 2021, special needs education and primary education

UCL University College
Agreement to 2021,  primary education 

University College Copenhagen
Agreement to 2021, primary education

University College Absalon
Agreement to 2020, primary education


HAMK University of Applied Sciences / Hämeenlinna
Agreement to 2021, food and nuitrition education

University of Helsinki
Agreement to 2021, primary education, special needs education


Université de La Rochelle
Agreement to 2021, primary education

Université de Strasbourg/ IUFM d'Alsace
Agreement to 2021, primary education

Université Paris Nord 13
Agreement to 2021 - ONLY staff/lecturers

Université de Poitiers / ESPE Académie de Poitiers
Agreement to 2021, primary education


Technische Universität Dresden
Agreement to 2021, vocational education, food and nuitrition education

Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Agreement to 2020/21, vocational education, ICT

Universität Flensburg 
Agreement to 2021, primary education, special needs education  

Pädagogische Hochschule - Schwäbisch Gmünd
Agreement to 2021, primary education

Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe
Agreement to 2021, primary education

Universität Regensburg 
Agreement to 2020/2021 - ONLY staff/lecturers

Universität Rostock
Agreement to 2020/2021 - ONLY staff/lecturers


Óbuda University, Budapest
Agreement 2021, vocational education

Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem ELTE Budapest, Faculty of Elementary and Nursery School Teacher's Training
Agreement to 2021, primary education

University of Szeged
Agreement to 2021, special needs education

Ireland (REP.)

Mary Immaculate College / University of Limerick
Agreement to 2020, primary education

Ireland; Northern / UK

Stranmillis University College Belfast
Agreement to 2021, primary education, special needs education


Università degli Studi di Padova
Agreement to 2021, primary education, special needs education - Italian level B2 obligatory

Università degli Studi di Foggia
Agreement to 2021, primary education - Italian level B2 obligatory

Freie Universität Bozen - Fakultät für Bildungswissenschaften, Brixen / Libera Università di Bolzano - Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione
Agreement to 2021; department in German: German C1, Italian or English B2; department in Italian: Italien C1, German or English B2.


University of Latvia, Riga
Agreement to 2021, primary education


Vytautas Magnus University (former: Vilnius Pedagogical University)
Agreement to 2021


University of Malta
Agreement to 2020, staff/lecturers only


Hogeschool KPZ (former Katholieke Pabo Zwolle)
Agreement to 2021, primary education, special needs education


University College of Southeast Norway 
Agreement to 2021, primary education

Volda University College
Agreement to 2021


Uniwersytet Warszawski/University of Warsaw
Agreement to 2021, primary education


Escola Superior de Educacao de Lisboa
Agreement to 2020, only with Portuguese level B1+

Escola Superior de Educacao de Viana do Castelo
Agreement to 2021, primary education, only with Portuguese level B1+


Universitatea "Lucia Blaga" din Sibiu
Agreement to 2021 , primary education


Universidad del País Vasco/ Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Bilbao
Agreement to 2021, primary, only with Spanish level B2+

Universitat de València (Escuela Universitaria de Magisteri "Ausiàs March")
Agreement to 2020; primary education, special needs education, only with Spanish level B2+

Universidad Católica de Valencia "San Vicente Mártir"
Agreement to 2020; primary education, only with Spanish level B2+

Universidad de Almería
Agreement to 2021; primary education, special needs education, only with Spanish level B2+

Universidad de Cádiz
Agreement to 2021 - ONLY staff/lecturers


University of Örebro
Agreement to 2021, primary education and special needs education. Only winter term!

Kristianstad University
Agreement to 2021, primary education and special needs education. Only spring term!


Pädagogische Hochschule St. Gallen
Agreement to 2021, primary education and special needs education

Haute Ecole pédagogique du canton de Vaud - Lausanne
Agreement to 2020/21, primary education


Ankara University
Agreement to 2021, primary education       

Yildiz Teknik Üniversitesi/ Yildiz Technical University
Agreement to 2021

Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent University
Agreement to 2022


Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford
Agreement to 2021, primary education

Havering College of Further and Higher Education
Agreement to 2021, staff/lecturers only


PIETE – Partnership for Initial Entrepreneurship Teacher Education Mai 2018 – Mai 2021

n May 2018, the European Union defined eight key competences for lifelong learning. These also include the acquisition of entrepreneurial competence, i.e. the "ability to realise opportunities and ideas and transform them into values for others". To make a contribution to this, the Erasmus+ project "Partnership for Initial Entrepreneurship Teacher Education" (PIETE) was launched in autumn 2018, in which PHT is also involved. 


The aim of the PIETE project is to take greater account of the teaching of entrepreneurial skills in the initial training of teachers at upper secondary level. In order to ensure the necessary knowledge transfer, the project builds on institutional tandem constellations in which university experts from the areas of teacher training and entrepreneurial education work closely together.


Project information

Project number: 


Erasmus+ Strategische Partnerschaft (KA203)


Co-ordination partner, project management: 
Univations - Institut für Wissens- und Technologietransfer an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg


Contact at PHT:
Mag. Dr. Mario Vötsch, Institute for Vocational Education


Other partners: 
Technische und Humanistische Akademie in Bielsko-Biała (Poland), Wirtschaftsuniversität Kattowitz (Poland), University Szeged (Hungary), Management Center Innsbruck (Austria), University Industry Innovation Network (The Netherlands).


Project website:

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