Ernst Mach Grants for Study Stays at Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences

Deadline: 1 March 2015
Open to: students from foreign universities outside Austria
Scholarship: EUR 940 / month


Students from foreign universities are invited to apply for The Ernst Mach Grants to come to Austria for a study stay  at the Austrian universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen).

The topics of the study programmes can roughly be summarized as follows: Economics/Business, Tourism, Economics and Technology, Technology/Biotechnology, Media and Design as well as Health and Social Matters. Find the study programmes offer HERE.

Duration of stay is 4 to 10 months in the academic year 2015/2016.


The program is open to applicants:

  • who study  a master Programme or have successfully completed at least 4 semesters of studies within a bachelor/diploma Programme by the time of taking up the grant
  • who are studying at a university in one of the eligible countries (list HERE),
  • maximum age limit: 35 years  (born on or after Oct. 1st, 1979),
  • applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant,
  • proficiency in the language of instruction (German or English), particularly in the respective subject area, is a prerequisite.


  • Monthly grant rate 940 EUR 
  • Accident and health insurance, accommodation:
    • If necessary, the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education & Research (OeAD-GmbH) will take out an accident and health insurance on behalf of the grant recipient.
    • The OeAD-GmbH will endeavor to provide accommodation, monthly costs: 220 to 470 EUR. An administration fee of 18 EUR per month is payable to the OeAD-GmbH for arranging accommodation. The costs for insurance and accommodation have to be paid out of the grant by the recipient of the grant.
  • Recipients of grants are exempted from paying tuition fees. 
  • Recipients of grants from non-European developing countries will also receive a travel costs subsidy of 730 EUR maximum.


Application deadline is 1 March 2015. Apply online HERE.

Required documents:

  • Two letters of recommendation by university lecturers;
  • Confirmation of the home university that the exams passed in Austria will be recognised by the home university;
  • Acceptance letter from the university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule);
  • Scan of your passport (page with the name and photo);
  • Scan of the transcript of your exams passed so far.

For further information read the official call HERE.

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