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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

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Mondi International Scholarship

Mondi, the world's leading packaging and paper manufacturer, annually funds seven scholarships for international students enrolled in an English-taught master's program at WU.  Details on the Mondi International Scholarship application eligibility and application requirements can be found in the guidelines

You are only eligible for this scholarship if you are a resident of one of the countries listed below:

lower and lower middle income countries

There are two application periods for the academic year 2022/23:
  • If you apply within priority deadline I and II, the application period is April 18 to May 02, 2022.

  • If you apply within priority deadline III, we will only accept your application between June 06 and July 12, 2022.

The sum of the scholarship is 500 € per month for a maximum of four semesters (two years), starting in October 2022. The payment of the scholarship depends on the academic performance. This is a minimum of 20 ECTS credits per semester.

Please find here the online application form at the beginning of each application period.

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.

Click here to learn more.

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 (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
2020Natalia Alexandra Granada Guzmán, Maximilian Walz, Laura Elias
2021Christoph von Aufschnaiter, Maria Kattavenos, Constantin Budin
2022Benjamin Müller, Diyar Alagöz, Sophia Veronica Heyne, Matthias Hrinkow, Alisa Madeleine Hirn

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.

Learn more!

Master's Thesis