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Financial Aid

WU offers the following types of financial aid for students interested in studying or doing an internship abroad:

Grants for an exchange semester

All students nominated for an exchange semester by WU’s International Office have the possibility to apply for a study grant. Depending on the destination, this is usually an Erasmus+ grant or a Joint-Study grant (or, in the case of Switzerland, a grant within the Swiss-European Mobility Program). These grants are designed to provide financial support, but will usually not cover all the costs for your exchange stay.

For certain partner universities, larger grant amounts are available in the form of a CEEPUS grant or an Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility grant. In some cases, these grants can cover the entire cost of an exchange stay and can be obtained instead of, but not in addition to, a Joint-Study or regular Erasmus+ grant.

The application for all grants mentioned above takes place after you have been nominated for an exchange spot. More information on each of the grants, such as grant amounts, minimum requirements, and availability for specific universities can be found below:

Please note: If you are the recipient of a federal grant from the Austrian Study Grant Authority, special rules apply to you. Please contact us as well as the Study Grant Authority directly to find out about your grant possibilities.

Grants for an internship abroad

WU students can apply for an Erasmus+ internship grant. Erasmus+ internships can be completed in one of the 28 EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.

Grants for International Summer University programs

Five grants are available for every International Summer University program organized by WU.

Grant for participating in an international scientific event

The Prof. Ewald Nowotny Mobility Grants are aimed at students taking part in international scientific events in order to further their academic skills and gain experience in the scientific community. Funding is available, for instance, for presenting research projects or theses/dissertations at international academic conferences, or for attending moot courts or case competitions.

Other financial aid opportunities

Under the following links, you can find further grant opportunities for bachelor's and master's students. We would also like to point out the mobility grant offered by the Julius Raab Foundation and recommend the grants database (Austria’s biggest database for national and international grant opportunities) and the European Funding Guide.