Financing your stay abroad can be a challenge! Here you can find information on different funding possibilities!

Erasmus+ grant

Students can receive the Erasmus+ grant if all requirements are fulfilled.

After signing the Erasmus+ contract, the Erasmus+ grant will be paid:
* 80% of the grant will be paid at the beginning of the stay abroad * 20% will be paid after your stay abroad * The level of the grant is depending on the host country. Find more detailed information in the overview below.

Grants for study abroad

Study grant recipients will continue to receive the Austrian study grant plus the financial aid for their stays abroad from the Study Grant Authority on a monthly basis. The financial aid for study abroad is completely independant from the Erasmus+ scholarship. Study grant recipients must file an application for financial aid for study abroad with the Study Grant Authority.

Financial aid for study abroad may also be requested for non-Erasmus+ countries. Please contact the Study Grant Authority.

The Marshall Plan Scholarship

You can apply for a Marshall Plan scholarship to spend a study period at a university in the United States. The Marshall Plan Foundation promotes research visits to U.S. universities by students on technical courses who are writing their Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis. The aim of the Marshall Plan Foundation is to promote mutual understanding between Austria and the U.S. through student exchanges. The Marshall Plan Foundation awards grants for research trips to the U.S. but does not provide study places. Students have to find their own place on a course.

The pre-requisites are:

  • Students must write a research paper on a technical subject
  • The minimum duration is 3 months

The scholarship is between 3,000 and 10,000 euros, depending on the course and length of the stay. Please note that FH JOANNEUM can only offer two places to Marshall Plan scholars each year and therefore not all applicants will receive a scholarship. For more information about how to apply for a Marshall Plan Foundation scholarship, please ask the international coordinator for your course or enquire at the International Office. Please note that FH JOANNEUM only makes the initial selection. A committee for the Marshall Plan Foundation selects the final scholarship recipients.

**Application deadline: ** October 21 for research stays in summer term (earliest possible beginning: end of January)

Julius Raab Study Abroad Scholarship

The study abroad scholarship is aimed at university students from the second stage of the course onwards and at graduate academics. It is primarily aimed at those fields which are of particular significance to the Austrian economy. The funding is for one or max. two semesters and candidates can apply to the scholarship fund up to 4 weeks before starting their stay abroad. In both cases, the funding is dependent on the budgetary constraints of the scholarship fund and can be applied for up to the age of 30.

Online database grants.at

grants.at is Austria’s biggest online database for scholarships and research grants for all academic areas. Financial support options for students, graduates and researchers range from classical grants and scholarships, allowances and prizes to extensive national, European and international research support programmes. grants.at is an initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research and the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD-GmbH)

The initiative has been expanded with financial support from the EU as part of EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion.

Asia Exchange

The study abroad programs are suitable for all people who are interested in Asia and wish to broaden their horizons and challenge themselves both personally and academically. Contact: Asia Exchange