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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation

Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences

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Multiple disciplines
Various benefits
01 Mar 2024
Application deadline


The Ernst Mach Grant programme is named after the famous Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach (1838-1916). The grant programme is financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF). Students and young researchers from foreign universities are invited to apply for this grant to come to Austria for a research or a study stay.


Scholarship type

Merit and need based

Number of scholarships to award



EUR 1,150 per month

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


This programme is aimed at students from non-European universities who wish to spend a semester or two at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences.

Applicable programmes


Monthly grant rate EUR 1,150.

Assistance in arranging accommodation and health insurance

It is possible for OeAD scholarship holders to book accommodation (dormitory or apartment) with the OeAD student housing.

The monthly costs are:

Monthly rent: roughly EUR 250 to 600 (depending on the amenities).

Monthly administrative fee: EUR 21.


  • Are studying a master Programme at a university in one of the above-defined countries of origin or;
  • Are studying a Bachelor Programme at a university in one of the above-defined countries of origin and have successfully completed at least 4 semesters of studies by the time of taking up the grant.
  • Maximum age: 35 years.
  • Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant.

Scholarship requirements


Multiple disciplines




150 nationalities

Study experience required

High school


Under 35


Application deadline

01 Mar 2024

The following documents have to be uploaded with the online application:

Two letters of recommendation by university lecturers. For these letters of recommendation no specific form is required; they must contain the letterhead, date and signature of the person recommending the applicant and the stamp of the university / department and must not be older than six months at the time of application.

Confirmation of the home university that the exams passed in Austria will be recognized by the home university (e.g. a learning agreement).

Confirmation of acceptance as an exchange student or free mover from the University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule).

Scan of your passport (page with the name and photo).

Scan of a current Transcript of Records.

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