Grants and Scholarships
Merit scholarship grants
- Call for applications for merit scholarship grants (pdf, 54 KB)
- Guidelines for applying for merit scholarship grants (pdf, 70 KB)
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.
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 www.grants.at - 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)
|Year||Award winners (master's)|
|2013||Sylvia Mandl, Emmanuel Manolas|
|2014||Daniel Bierbaumer, Julia Roth (née Martins)|
|2015||Anna Dibiasi, Florentin Glötzl, Stefan Karkulik|
|2016||Leora Courtney-Wolfman, Jonathan Fritz, Jona Lacka|
|2017||Andreas Bamberger, Tatiana Karpukhina, Mira Anna Oberkofler|
|2018||Anna 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.