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Grants and Scholarships

Merit-based scholarship grants

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

WU Degree Completion Grant for Working Students

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 and organizations.

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 (bachelor's)
2013Sonja Kranewitter, Mira Anna Oberkofler, Christina Uhl
2014Peter Gruber, Naoko Hamamoto, Marielisa Hoff
2015Stefanie Bohacek, Franziska Disslbacher, Christoph Hofbauer
2016Tobias Kaloud, Julia Neunteufl, Gabriel Schmidinger
2017Martin Beno, Felix Stadler, Johanna Walch
2018Christian Bruck, Viktor Malhotra, Antonia von Pfister

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

Students cannot submit their bachelor’s theses for the Talenta award directly. Each department 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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