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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

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

How to best balance studies and career? The Student Counselling Program helps you to handle multiple burdens.

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.

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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
2019Laura 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.

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Master's Thesis