Scholarships Austria-Ernst Mach


Ernst Mach Grant


1. Background

2. Fields of study

3. Eligibility requirements

4. Value of the award

5. Duration of the award

6. Application information

7. Deadline for submissions

8. Official scholarship website

9. Other scholarship options



1. Background

The Ernst Mach Grant was named after the famous Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach (1838-1916). This scholarship programme is available to students and teachers of all disciplines and all countries to undertake either research or study in Austria.

The grant is funded by the Federal Ministry for Science and Research (BMWF).




2. Fields of Study

All disciplines available at the institude. 




3. Eligibility Requirements

Doctoral students, postgraduates, post-doctoral fellows and young university lecturers may apply for the Global Ernst Mach Scholarship in the "Part" programme.

Undergraduates and postgraduates (honours and master’s students) can attend "to study at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences Ernst Mach grant" to study in Austria as a component of the "Part" programme. To avoid overlapping with scholarship programmes of the European Union (EU), only non-European students are catered for in this programme. This sub-programme is specifically designed to promote the internationalisation of the polytechnic sector (i.e. University of Applied Sciences or Fachhochschule) in Austria.



4. Value of the Award


  1. Monthly grant rate:

  • for postgraduates: € 940

  • for postgraduates over 30 years of age with a doctor’s degree: € 1,040


  1. Accident and health insurance, accommodation:


If necessary, the Österreichische Austauschdienst-Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research) (OeAD-GmbH) will take out an accident and health insurance on behalf of the grant recipient.


The OeAD-GmbH will endeavour to provide accommodation (student hall of residence or flat) for grant holders who wish to have their accommodation arranged by the OeAD. Monthly costs: € 220 to € 470 (depending on how much comfort the grant holder requires). An administration fee of €18 per month is payable to the OeAD-GmbH for arranging accommodation.


NB: The costs for insurance and accommodation have to be paid out of the grant by the recipient of the grant.


  1. Grant holders are exempted from paying tuition fees.


  1. Grant holders from non-European developing countries will also receive a maximum travel cost subsidy of € 730.



5. Duration of Award

Scholarship duration is 1-9 months

NB: Extensions are not possible.




6. Application Information

Applications must be submitted online and will be evaluated in a scientific peer review process. A selection committee consisting of representatives of the BMWF and OeAD make thier decision based on the results of the review process of the scholarship target group.


7. Deadline for Submissions

Annually on 1 March filing online:




8. Official Scholarship Website




9. Other Scholarship options

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