The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) is inviting applications for the Ernst Mach Grants for undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates in the field of Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Human Medicine, Health Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts for the 2021/2022 academic year.

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.

The OeAD is the Austrian agency for international mobility and cooperation in education, science and research and administers these grants on behalf of The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF): The following programmes are now open for applications by students, graduates, postgraduates and postdocs:

  • Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian university of applied sciences: 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 (‘Fachhochschule’).

Worth of Award

Supplementary grant, own funds are required
  • Monthly grant rate EUR 1,050
  • Accommodation, insurance
  • It is possible for OeAD scholarship holders to book accommodation (dormitory or apartment) with the OeAD Housing office. The monthly costs are:
  • · monthly rent: roughly EUR 250 to 600 (depending on the amenities)
  • · monthly administrative fee: EUR 18
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