How to finance a stay abroad?

Overview of grant and scholarship programmes

Students are in general advised to look into possible grants and scholarships as early as possible because all grants and scholarships have individual requirements and are only suitable for specific study plans/projects. A well-formulated and accurate application is also important.

The following list contains grants and scholarships for students going abroad. The International Office of FH Vorarlberg offers individual advice and support.

Erasmus+ Grant

The Erasmus+ programme provides grants for students studying at a partner university in Europe. Students with special needs or accompanying children can apply for a disability support or a special grant for children. Erasmus+ grants are also available for internships that are part of the degree programme or immediately after graduation.

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Further Grants

Vorarlberg Stipendium
The government of the state of Vorarlberg supports students studying abroad. Further information and application documents can be found at Vorarlberg Stipendium.

Grant Database
An overview of different scholarships for studying abroad can be found at the Austrian Database for Scholarships and Research Grants.

Studienbeihilfe (Federal aid for students in Austria)
Students who already receive the federal aid for students in Austria (Studienbeihilfe) can also apply for an additional grant for studying abroad.

Marshall Plan Scholarship
Science and engineering students who plan to study in the USA may be eligible for this scholarship. Detailed information can be found at Marshall Plan Scholarship.

Support from cities and local communities
The city of Dornbirn and other local communities in Vorarlberg may provide support to finance a stay abroad. Please inform yourself about the options available.


International Office

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Wednesday and Thursday 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.