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Austrian Government Scholarships for Research Program

Last updated: Dec 31, 2021

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Target: International Students,

Award Value: Monthly Stipends,

Host Institution: Institutions in Austria


March Yearly

Austrian Government Scholarships for Research Study in Austria

The Government of Austria is currently accepting applications for the Government’s Research Scholarships. Students from all nations other than Austria are welcome to apply. He or she must be currently pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs and willing to undertake 1-4 month research in Austria. Successful candidates may expect to receive a monthly installment of 1,050 EUR plus other interesting benefits. To apply, entries must be submitted no later than 1 March every year.

Scholarship Description

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the European Union invite applications from international students for the 2017 Scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria for Undergraduates, Graduates, and Postgraduates.

Award Value
Each of the scholarship winners will be granted the benefits as follows:

  • monthly scholarship installment: 1,050 EUR
  • accident and health insurance: if necessary, the OeAD (Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research) will affect accident and health insurance. The costs for the insurance have to be covered by the scholarship.
  • the OeAD provides scholarship holders with accommodation (student dormitory or apartment). Monthly costs: 220 to 470 EUR (depending on the level of comfort requested by the scholarship holder). The scholarship holder has to pay an administrative fee of 18 EUR/month to the OeAD for the provision of accommodation. The costs for the accommodation have to be covered by the scholarship.
  • applicants from countries that are neither members of the EU nor members of EFTA, EEA, or OECD can be granted a travel allowance. The lump sum depends on the country of origin.

Level and Area of Studies
1 – 4 months of research in the areas of Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Human Medicine, Health Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts.

Place of Study
The research will be conducted in Austria

Eligibility and Criteria

  • No scholarships are awarded for Bachelor-, Master- or Doctoral/PhD studies pursued in Austria, summer courses, language courses, clinical traineeships, or internships.
  • Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant.

Age limit:

  • Doctoral students: 40 years at the time of submission of the application (for the application deadline of March 1, 2017: born on or after March 1, 1977)
  • for other students: 35 years at the time of submission of the application (for the application deadline of March 1, 2017: born on or after March 1, 1982)

Applicants’ Nationality
Students from all nations except Austria are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
Please see the detailed instructions on the website and application link below.

Submission Deadline
March 1st annually.

Website and Application Link


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