Overview of financial support options in Austria

Country: Austria


Higher Education in Austria

With no fees, Austria is a good university choice
The Austrian University system has undergone several decades of reform that has made it one of the most open and equal systems in Europe. Students leaving secondary schools are free to enter any program or course they wish – although there have been some restrictions recently imposed on a few high-demand programs.

Financing your Studies in Austria

Studying without financial problems
Studying in Austria is not just attractive because of its reformed and open education system, but also because fees are low. So, many students attend courses out of personal interest rather than just to obtain a degree. Indeed, students who do complete a degree in a timely fashion pay no fees, so for many students university tuition is in fact free.

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Funding for your studies in Austria

University of Applied Arts in Vienna (Vienna/Austria) Thesis scholarship650€ / 12 months
City of Graz Talent scholarship500€ / once
National Bank of Austria Franz Weninger Grant for Dissertations and Diploma Theses in the Field of Monetary Theory and Policy3000€ / once
Catholic Women's Movement in Austria Herta Pammer Award for scientific papers7000€ / once
University of Salzburg Marie Andeßner Preis für Diplom- und Masterarbeiten von Studentinnen der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Salzburgns / ns
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Funding for studying a year / a semester abroad

University of Graz (Graz/Austria) Support for young scientists666€ / 36 months
Johann Wilhelm Ritter von Mannagetta Foundation Scholarships of the Johann Wilhelm Ritter von Mannagetta Foundation209€ / 12 months
Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture (bm:ukk) TISCHE Scholarships for young architects1500€ / 6 months
University of Salzburg Würdigungspreis der Universität Salzburg2500€ / once
Ministry of Education State scholarship1100€ / 12 months
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Financing Tips

The 10 Biggest Misconceptions about Scholarships

Change your view on scholarships
Only one in eight secondary school graduates with good grades apply for scholarships. This is because many have misconceptions about getting funding. Here are some of the common misconceptions.

Applying for Funding

The Group Discussion

Don't get nervous in group discussions
The application process for some applications includes a group discussion. The group discussion is a standard task that is aimed at assessing the behavior of applicants in group situations. Interviewers are able to directly compare candidates. In this article you will find tips on how to successfully take part in a group discussion so that you make a good impression and avoid the traps.