After your stay in Austria

Electronic storage of personal data, data protection

Your personal data is stored electronically by the OeAD for the administration of scholarships and follow-up programmes, insofar as this is compatible with the Austrian Federal Act concerning the Protection of Personal Data (Datenschutzgesetz). Your data will only be passed on to the host institution (e.g. university) and the institution financing your scholarship (e.g. federal ministry) and its controlling bodies (e.g. audit court of the Republic of Austria) as well as to the OeAD Housing Office if you have booked accommodation.

Data of scholars from non-European developing countries will be reported to the ÖFSE (Österreichische Forschungsstiftung für Entwicklungshilfe) for statistical reasons. Any other institutions to which data may be passed on will be named explicitly in the scholarship award letter.

When accepting your grant/scholarship you agree that your name, nationality, home institution as well as project-related data (such as topic of the study or research project, duration, amount of the grant) may be published both in OeAD publications and on the website of the OeAD (

Scholars’ feedback

IYour feedback is important to us! Your suggestions help us to further improve our services and to facilitate future scholars even better. In case you have any suggestions please write to an E-Mail to us (

OeAD Alumni/follow-up contact

We would be happy if you keep the contact to us after your return home and invite you to contribute to our for scholars & alumni. If you would like to be part of the OeAD-Alumni, please follow the link. Furthermore we have established a forum for scholars & alumni of the OeAD/ICM on facebook: