VIA Mobility Programme

In 2016, the University of Ostrava launched a new VIA Mobility Programme thanks to which the UO students can go on a study stay, summer school or internship worldwide. The University of Ostrava has partner universities in the USA, South Korea, China, Mexico, Thailand, Japan, Australia, Argentina and other countries. Within the VIA Exchange Programme, the students can spend a semester at a university of their own choice. We will support this invaluable experience with up to 90% of the estimated costs.

VIA Exchange

Thanks to the VIA Exchange Programme, the bachelor's or master's degree students can spend one semester of study at a partner university beyond the Erasmus+ programme countries.

How can you sign up?

  • The call for the selection procedure for the mobility in the following academic year is announced from the beginning of November till the middle of February. You will be informed about this via e-mail.
  • Applications together with the call and the conditions of the selection procedure are published at the UO Portal in the “Offers for students and employees” section.
  • Choose the university you want to go to. The list of UO partner universities will be published within the current call.
  • Before submitting the application, make sure that the selected university offers courses related to your study field and that the language of study meets your requirements.
  • Send the application to the Centre for International Cooperation.
  • You will be informed about the result of the selection procedure by the end of March.

VIA PhD

The VIA PhD Programme is intended for doctoral students to go on a foreign study stay or internship at universities and institutions beyond the Erasmus+ programme countries. The mobility of a minimum length of 60 days can take place both at the university which the UO has an agreement with or at any other foreign university of the student's own choice.

How can you sign up?

  • The call for the selection procedure is announced twice a year. For the mobility in the relevant academic year, the call is announced from the beginning of November to the middle of January. For mobility in the following academic year, the call is announced from the end of March to the end of May. You will be informed about this via e-mail.
  • Applications together with the call and the conditions of the selection procedure are published at the UO Portal in the “Offers for students and employees” section.
  • Choose the university you want to go to. It is possible to go to a university or an institution of your own choice.
  • Before submitting the application, arrange the date of the prospective mobility and get an invitation from the expert from the institution/university where the mobility will take place.
  • Send the application to the Centre for International Cooperation.
  • If you are interested in the mobility in the relevant academic year, you will be informed about the results of the selection procedure by the end of March. The results of the selection procedure for mobility in the following academic year will be sent by the end of June.

VIA Summer

The VIA Summer Mobility Programme is intended for the bachelor’s or master’s degree students of the University of Ostrava to go on a summer school beyond the Erasmus+ programme countries.

  • The call for the selection procedure for mobility in the relevant academic year is announced from February to March. You will be informed about this via e-mail.
  • Applications together with the call and the conditions of the selection procedure are published at the UO Portal in the “Offers for students and employees” section.
  • Choose the university where you want to go to the summer school. The list of universities will be published within the current call.
  • Before submitting the application, make sure that the selected partner university summer school offers courses related to your study field and that the language of study meets your requirements.
  • Send the application to the Centre for International Cooperation.
  • You will be informed about the results of the selection procedure by the end of April.

For more information about the VIA Exchange Programme, please, contact Anna Grocholová from the Centre for International Cooperation or the international relations coordinator at your faculty.


Updated: 25. 10. 2021