Austrian Scholarship Information
Austria offers a variety of scholarships. Applicants are recommended to make use of scholarships specifically designed for their studies. Simultaneous applications for different scholarships are possible. Only applications from eligible applicants sufficiently documented and submitted in time will be considered. Applications are ranked according to qualification of applicants, reasoning for studying in Austria, usefulness for applicant’s current studies, availability of research facilities in Austria. Scholarships are limited to available funds and are granted eliminating legal proceedings.
Scholarship recipients are allowed to work in Austria only if they hold a residency permit for students ("Aufenthaltsbewilligung - Studierender"). They are required to start as well as to proceed with their studies according to schedule and to document their progress including a written report on the studies. Otherwise scholarships may be cancelled.
Detailed information about Austrian scholarships and scholarship forms can be accessed online.
Austrian Academic Exchange Service (overview about studying in Austria)
Tel: (+43/1) 4277 28180, Fax: (+43/1) 4277 28195
Austrian Academic Portal
(addresses and homepages of all universities and colleges of higher education)
If you are interested in student exchange to Austria please contact tthe following organisation:
AFS Intercultural Programs Australia
PO Box 5
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Tel: +61 2 9215 0051, Fax: +61 2 9215 0088
Researcher's Mobility Portal Austria
The purpose of the "Researcher's Mobility Portal Austria" is to create a more favourable environment for career development opportunities for researchers by providing access through links to a selection of international (via the "pan-European Researcher's Mobility Portal"), national, regional and sectoral web resources covering:
- Information about research fellowships and grants
- Research job vacancies published by the different actors (universities, industry, research organisations, foundations, etc.)
- Practical information about administrative and legal issues (visa procedure, work permit, taxation, social security, etc.), as well as up to-date information about cultural and family-related matters (housing, schooling, day-care, language courses, etc.)
- Information about the "Austrian Research Landscape
- Information customised for female researchers
In addition to the information provided through links, the Portal also offers the following services:
- Research organisations may advertise their research jobs and search for suitable candidates to recruit. The service is completely free of charge.
- Researchers may add their CVs to the Researcher's Mobility Job Database and search for suitable vacancies.
- The Austrian network of mobility centres offers customised assistance to researchers and their families in all matters concerning their professional and daily lives.
It should be stressed that the "Researcher's Mobility Portal Austria" is a project still under construction. It is part of the "pan-European Researcher's Mobility Portal", which is a joint initiative of the European Commission and the 33 countries participating in the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme for Research. The current directory of information providers is being permanently expanded and updated.