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Grants and Scholarships

Merit schol­ar­ship grants

As soon as a new call for ap­plic­a­tions is re­leased, the ap­plic­a­tion form will be avail­able here.

Need-­based schol­ar­ship grants

Grants for an ex­change semester or in­tern­ship abroad

The In­ter­na­tional Of­fice of­fers vari­ous types of mobil­ity grants and schol­ar­ships. If you have been of­fi­cially nom­in­ated for an ex­change semester at one of WU’s part­ner uni­versit­ies or you are in­ter­ested in do­ing an in­tern­ship abroad, you can ap­ply for the fol­low­ing types of grants:

  • Joint Study grants for ex­change stays at part­ner uni­versit­ies over­seas, in Rus­sia, Ser­bia, Montenegro, and Ukraine

  • Er­asmus+ grants for ex­change stays in the 28 EU mem­ber states plus Iceland, Liecht­en­stein, Nor­way, FYR of Mace­do­nia, and Tur­key

  • Er­asmus+ grants for an in­tern­ship in the 28 EU mem­ber states plus Iceland, Liecht­en­stein, Nor­way, FYR Mace­do­nia, and Tur­key

  • Er­asmus+ In­ter­na­tional Credit Mobil­ity grants: sub­stan­tial grants at des­ig­nated part­ner uni­versit­ies

  • Swis­s-European Mobil­ity Pro­gram (SEMP) for ex­change stays in Switzer­land

  • CEE­PUS grants for ex­change stays at a CEE­PUS part­ner uni­versity (se­lec­ted part­ner uni­versit­ies in Cent­ral and Eastern Europe)

Fur­ther in­form­a­tion on mobil­ity grants is provided here.

Ex­ternal Fund­ing

In this sec­tion you will find a num­ber of schol­ar­ships, grants, prizes and awards offered by vari­ous found­a­tions, or­gan­iz­a­tions, min­is­tries and the like.

In ad­di­tion, we also re­com­mend the data­base - Aus­tria's largest on­line data­base for na­tional and in­ter­na­tional fund­ing op­por­tun­it­ies.

If you have que­sions about the ex­ternal fund­ing sources men­tioned in this sec­tion, please email us.


For many years, WU has been award­ing the Tal­enta prize to the au­thors of the most out­stand­ing aca­demic theses of the year. The award win­ners re­ceive a cer­ti­fic­ate and a cash prize provided by the City of Vi­enna. Each year, a jury se­lects the three top bach­elor’s and mas­ter’s theses from all nom­in­a­tions. The se­lec­tion com­mit­tee con­sists of:

  • three mem­bers of the Board of the Mem­ber­ship As­so­ci­ation of WU Full Pro­fess­ors (Kon­vent)

  • one ju­nior fac­ulty rep­res­ent­at­ive

  • the Vice-Rector for Aca­demic Pro­grams and Stu­dent Af­fairs (Chair)

YearAward win­ners (mas­ter's)
2013Sylvia Mandl, Em­manuel Man­o­las
2014Daniel Bi­erbaumer, Ju­lia Roth (née Martins)
2015Anna Di­bi­asi, Florentin Glötzl, Stefan Karku­lik
2016Le­ora Court­ney-­Wolf­man, Jonathan Fritz, Jona Lacka
2017Andreas Bam­ber­ger, Ta­tiana Karpukh­ina, Mira Anna Oberkofler
2018Anna Kan­duth, Ju­lian Rein­dorf, Maria Za­v­arska

How can I nom­in­ate my mas­ter‘s thesis for the award?

Stu­dents can­not sub­mit their mas­ter’s theses for the Tal­enta award dir­ectly. Each aca­demic dir­ector holds an in­ternal pre-se­lec­tion pro­ced­ure to de­cide which thesis should be nom­in­ated for the Tal­enta award. If you are in­ter­ested in sub­mit­ting your thesis for the award, please con­tact your su­per­visor so that your thesis can be con­sidered for nom­in­a­tion.

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Master's Thesis