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WU mobility grant for International Short Programs

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The WU mobility grant aims to financially support WU students who could not otherwise afford to participate in an International Short Program abroad. 

General information

In 2022, up to 5 grants are available for each International Short Program abroad. Please note that there is no financial support by WU for programs not organized by WU (e.g. for the CUHK or SMU summer programs).

Application requirements 

  • You are a regular, degree-seeking student at WU

  • You bring the required proof of financial eligibility (proof of receipt of a federal scholarship in the corresponding academic year)

Students who are verifiably affected by the current war in Ukraine can equally apply for a scholarship. In this case, please upload an explanation why you are affected instead of the proof of receipt of a federal scholarship.

Application

You can submit an application for a WU mobility grant as part of the International Short Program application process. Please upload the following additional documents when you apply:

  • Current official confirmation of receipt of a federal scholarship (aktuelle und offizielle Studienbeihilfebestätigung)

  • Letter of application: Please indicate why you are seeking financial support, how the grant can contribute to your academic success, and why it is important for your studies (in English or German, at least 2000 but not more than 3000 characters, incl. spaces)

Selection

The selection of students to be awarded financial support is part of the general selection process for the International Short Programs (based on application documents and group interviews).

First, students are selected for admission to the respective program on the basis of the general selection criteria for International Short Programs (motivation, English proficiency, interest in the region, teamwork ability, intercultural competence, academic progress) and the selected students will be ranked.

If you are selected to attend an ISP abroad, your eligibility for a grant will be determined based on your financial situation, your letter of application for the grant, and your position in the ranking.

If you are not awarded a grant, you can attend the ISP under the standard terms.

Amount of Grant

The available grants are composed of two parts:

  • Partial coverage of the ISP fee (students who receive a grant have to pay a remainder of € 300 themselves)

  • Travel allowance for accommodation (Porto) and travel expenses

This means that the exact grant amount depends on the program fee and the distance to the respective ISP.

Grants available for 2022Partial fee coverageTravel allowanceTotal grant
Porto Sustainable Business Summer SchoolEUR 350EUR 1150EUR 1500
Bangkok Summer School on International Business and Sustainable DevelopmentEUR 1050EUR 450EUR 1500

What else is important to know?

Students have no legal entitlement to a WU mobility grant.

Students who do not complete their International Short Program successfully will have to pay back their grant.

WU’s goal is to allow as many students as possible to gain international experience. For this reason, a student can only receive one grant for an International Short Program once during his or her studies at WU. Please note that we cannot consider any applications for a WU mobility grant by students who have already received a WU grant for another mobility program (exchange semester, Short Program abroad).

If no WU grant is awarded and a student can therefore not participate in the respective program, the participation can be cancelled with good cause.

For the Porto and for the Bangkok Summer School the International Office is looking for one of the participating student each to act as a “student assistant”. The student assistant will support the IO and the partner university with certain tasks on-site (such as the coordination of the intercultural evening) and will be a point of contact for the students, the partner university and the IO. In return, the program fee will be waived for the student assistant. If you are interested in this position, please send a letter of motivation to the International Office (spwu@wu.ac.at) during the ISP application period (March 1 – March 10).