Grants and Scholarships
Merit scholarship grants
- Call for applications for merit scholarship grants (pdf, 232 KB)
- Guidelines for applying for merit scholarship grants (pdf, 221 KB)
As soon as a new call for applications is released, the application form will be available here.
Need-based scholarship grants
- Call for applications for need-based scholarship grants (pdf, 250 KB)
- Guidelines for applying for need-based scholarship grants (pdf, 218 KB)
- Application form for need-based Scholarship grants (pdf, 160 KB)
WU Degree Completion Grant for Working Students
Grants for an exchange semester, an internship abroad, or an ISU
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 Summer University, you can apply for a number of scholarships/grants.
Click here to learn more.
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|
|2019||Laura Wurm, Stefan Schellerer, Ludwig Göbl|
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.