Grants and scholarships

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Are you looking for a scholarship or a research grant for Austria? International students and researchers can apply for scholarships at various institutions. There are different financial support options depending on your country of origin and your academic level. Please note that scholarships are offered by different institutions (OeAD, other financial support organisations, foundations, etc.).

Institutions interested in using the OeAD’s proven services for their tailor-made programmes can find more information here.

You can find details of the OeAD’s scholarship programmes – for bachelor's, master’s, PhD students, post-docs and researchers – here. Some programmes are open to applicants from all countries, others are only open for specific target groups (depending on their country of origin). You will find a reference to the target group for which the scholarship is intended (in parentheses).

Institutional grants

Moreover, some higher education institutions offer scholarships for international students themselves. Institutional scholarships. The international office of the higher education institution at which you are going to study provides information about these.

Grants and scholarships from your home country

Please also enquire in your home country whether or not there are scholarships or other financial support options for you.

Austrian database for scholarships and research grants

At, Austria’s most comprehensive database for scholarships and research funding, you will find an overview of a great number of financial support options. Please note that there are hardly any financial support options for students in bachelor’s programmes. A whole degree programme in Austria is also hardly ever supported financially. of projects and alumni

The is a virtual map which displays registered projects and alumni funded by the OeAD and allows them to be presented in an international context. By using this map, higher education institutions and international organisations can easily find out about OeAD-funded projects from their region. Students and researchers can look for registered OeAD scholarship holders and connect with alumni through the


Master and traditional degree ("Diplom")

Postgraduates and PhD students