Ernst Mach Scholarship Grants to Study in Austria.

The Ernst Mach Grants are named after the famous Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach (1838-1916). It consists of two sub-programmes, the Ernst Mach Grant worldwide and the Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences (“Fachhochschule”).

Both are financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Science (BMWF). Applications have to be submitted online and then a board of representatives of the BMWF and the OeAD awards the Ernst Mach Grants based on the results of the assessment procedure. The duration of the grants vary according to the regulations of the sub-programmes (see below). Extensions are not possible with these programmes.

Country of origin : all (except Austria)
Target Country :   Austria
Area of study or research

  • Natural Sciences
  • Technical Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Agriculture and Forestry,
  •  Veterinary Medicine
  • Social Sciences, Law and Economics
  • Humanities and Theology
  • Arts

Type of grant :  Grants

Detailed type of grant :  semester and/or one-year grant
Funding:  national
Target Group: postgraduates PhD holders, post docs
Authority awarding grant : OeAD-GmbH/ICM on behalf of and financed by the BMWF
Duration : 1 to 9 months
Quota:  The quota depends on the budget.
Grant benefit paid

1) Monthly grant rate

a) for graduates: 940 EUR

b) for graduates over 30 years with a PhD degree: 1,040 EUR

2) Accident and health insurance, accommodation

a) If necessary, the OeAD-GmbH will take out an accident and health insurance on behalf of the grant recipient.

b) The OeAD-GmbH will endeavour to provide accommodation (student hall of residence or flat) for recipients of grants who wish to get accommodation arranged by the OeAD. Monthly costs: 220 to 470 EUR (depending on how much comfort the recipients of grants want). An administration fee of 18 EUR per month is payable to the OeAD-GmbH for arranging accommodation. The costs for insurance and accommodation have to be paid out of the grant by the recipient of the grant.

3) Recipients of grants are exempted from paying tuition fees.

4) Recipients of grants from non-European developing countries will also receive a travel costs subsidy of 730 EUR maximum.

Closing date for applications : March 1st 2013  for the academic year 2013/14

Where to submit your application: online at only

Application form : A hardcopy application is not possible.

To apply,

  • You must register to create a ID.
  •  Activate your account via the activation email, then click “Online Applications” on the top right of the website.
  • Choose a scholarship and click the green button beside the scholarship to find the application.
  •  Carefully read the program descriptions linked below to see which documents must be uploaded.

Inquiries may be directed to Mr. Michael Schedl at the OeAD-GmbH at [email protected].

For More Information: Ernst Mach Grant Webpage


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