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.

Grants for an exchange semester, an internship abroad, or an ISP

The International Office offers various types of mobility grants and scholarships. If you plan to do an exchange semester at one of WU’s partner universities, an internship abroad, or an International Short Program (ISP), you can apply for a number of scholarships/grants.

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External Funding

In this section you will find a number of scholarships, grants, prizes and awards.

  • federal aid for students in Austria

  • Austria's largest online database for national and international grants and scholarships


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
2019Lisa Höss, Andreas Prenner, Sarah Dittmoser-Pfeifer, Julia Pucher
2020Lukas Pirnbacher, Teresa Strobl, Mark Breuß
2021Dominik Loibner, Thomas Weber, Nicole Grausam
2022Rosanna Antonia Pottmann, Marina Niedl, Caroline Lackinger, Mario Michael Justen, Maximilan Rudorfer

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.