Scholarship conditions

The scholarship only serves to carry out the study or research project at the institution described in the scholarship award. It is not allowed to change the project or the institution. In specific well-justified cases a change is possible but only if the Programme Officer, your academic supervisor and the financers of the scholarship agree. You have already received the general guidelines with your letter of award. Here you can find the general guidelines again.

Premature termination of the scholarship

If you terminate your scholarship prematurely, please inform your Regional Office immediately and state the reasons therefore. Please also inform your academic supervisor.

Revocation of scholarship

A revocation of the scholarship implies that no further scholarship payments will be made and that you may have to reimburse the OeAD for the entire scholarship. Your scholarship can be revoked for the following reasons:

  • Non-compliance with the scholarship conditions: If you do not comply with the conditions of the scholarship or make false statements, your scholarship payments will be stopped.
  • Violation of the Austrian laws
  • Missing performance: If your academic performance or your language skills that are required for your study/research project are not sufficient or if no progress in your research can be seen, your scholarship will be terminated.

Attention: You must not receive any other additional scholarship in Austria for the period in which you receive your OeAD scholarship. If you receive other financial support, you have to inform the OeAD immediately. If you do not inform us, the OeAD scholarship payments will be stopped.

Amount of the scholarship

The exact scholarship amount you will find on your scholarship award. It is not possible to raise the amount of the scholarship. You have to pay your accommodation, your insurance fee and study fees (if any) from your monthly scholarship instalments.

Travel costs

You will not receive any travel costs compensation in addition to your scholarship unless this is expressively mentioned in your scholarship award. If your scholarship includes travel costs compensation, you have to submit your original travel documents to your responsible Regional Office after your arrival in Austria. If you do not submit these documents, you will not receive a travel costs subsidy. Information on travel expenses can be found in your letter of award.

If you get a travel allowance you don’t have to submit the travel documents.


While you are receiving an OeAD scholarship you are not allowed to take up paid work in Austria. There are only few exceptions from this very strict law, e.g. minimum income work in research or teaching positions, if the work is not related to the project funded by your OeAD scholarship. Any kind of employment in Austria has to be approved by the OeAD.

If you take up a job which is not one of the above-mentioned exceptions, your scholarship will be terminated immediately. Working without a work permit will have consequences. The law relating to aliens forces your immediate exit in case of any violation. You may be expelled from Austria and be forbidden to enter for several years.

Further information regarding the topic "working" can be found here.