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.

Studienbeihilfe (federal aid for students in Austria)
Whether students qualify for the federal aid for students, depends on their individual life situation.  Information is available at the Austrian Study Grant Authority.  

Grant databases
International degree students might find suitable grants and scholarships at the following databases:
Grants for studying in Austria
European Funding Guide
OEAD - Austrian Database for Scholarships

Merit scholarship
Students at FH Vorarlberg with an excellent academic record have the chance to receive a merit scholarship. Students will receive detailed information about merit scholarship during their studies.

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.

Grants for guest students from one of FH Vorarlberg's European partner universities

The Erasmus+ programme provides grants for students studying at a partner university in Europe. For more detailed information, please contact your home university.

Grants for guest students from one of FH Vorarlberg's non-European partner universities

The following grants might be of interest for students who study at a non-European partner university of FH Vorarlberg and plan to spend an exchange semester at FH Vorarlberg.

Ernst Mach Grant for students from non-European countries for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences
This grant is available for graduates and undergraduates who are studying at a university outside Europe and who are participating in a master's programme or have successfully completed at least four semesters of their studies within a bachelor's or diploma programme at the time of taking up the grant.

Please note that you first need to apply as an exchange student at FH Vorarlberg. After receiving notification of admission you can apply for the grant via the Grant Database. As the deadline for the grant application is quite early, it is highly recommended to proceed with the application as soon as possible. For more information, you are welcome to contact the International Office of FH Vorarlberg.

Marshall Plan Scholarship
The Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation offers an academic exchange programme to fund scholarships and fellowships for academic exchange between Austria and the US with a special focus on Universities of Applied Sciences and Technical Universities. The programme is focused primarily on research in the field of technical sciences (this includes also research for a Bachelor's or Master's Thesis). If you are a student from a US partner university of FH Vorarlberg and want to apply for this scholarship please check the Marshall Plan Scholarship information and also contact the International Office of FH Vorarlberg.

Grant database
Exchange students might find appropriate grants at the Austrian Grant database.