External Scholarships

There are various external funding opportunities available to students.

Below you will find a list of useful links, which is by no means exclusive. 

Please make sure you check the eligibility criteria for each fund or scholarship.


Financial support options in Austria


  • There are different financial support options depending on your country of origin and your academic level. For options, please check the following link:



  • For federal student aid in Austria, please visit:



  • The Lower Austria Grant Foundations are offering grants and scholarships from 6 foundations for students born in the state of Niederösterreich. For more information on the different grants and scholarships as well as the application forms, please visit:



  • There are several scholarships available for international and Austrian students.

          Here is a useful link to find the top 5 unusual scholarships in Austria:

         http://www.european-funding-guide.eu/articles/scholarships/top-5-unusual-                               scholarships-austria


  • You can find Austria’s most comprehensive database for scholarships and research funding by visiting: https://grants.at/


Further financial aid opportunities

  • International Visegrad Fund

Please visit: http://visegradfund.org/scholarships/


  • Marie Curie Fellowship

For detailed information please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/index_en.htm


  • Civil Society Leadership Scholarship 

Scholarship opportunity for candidates from a select list of countries with active civic engagement. For detailed information and the list of eligible countries please visit:  https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/civil-society-leadership-awards


  • Rotary Scholarship

For detailed information please visit: https://www.rotary.org


Government and Federal Aid Options

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

For detailed information please visit: http://www.daad.de/en/index.html


  • Swedish Fund (CSN) 

For detailed information please visit: http://www.csn.se/


  • Norwegian Lånekassen

Available for Norwegian citizen or passport holders. It is based on loans.

For details, please check the following web-sites:




  • Financial aid for Belgian students: Bourses d’Études

Eligibility depends on which language speaking community one belongs to.

Please check the following links below to find out eligibility and award:



  • Financial aid from the French Government: Bourse sur Critieres Sociaux

Please see the following links for specific requirements and regulations:




  • Financial assistance from the Dutch Government

For details please visit: https://duo.nl/particulier/student-finance/index.jsp


  • Financial aid from the Portugal Government

For terms and conditions please visit: https://www.dges.gov.pt/pt


  • Financial Aid opportunity for Indian students

For eligibility criteria please check the following page: https://www.education-future.org/