Austrian Database for Scholarships and Research Grants –
Scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria for Master Studies in the Field of International Relations
Country of origin:
All except Austria
Target country:
Area of study or research:
Social Sciences
Type of grant:
Detailed type of grant:
Grants for whole degree programmes in the target country
Target group:
Funding organisation:
OeAD-GmbH on behalf of and financed by the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria
10 months
A maximum of 3 scholarships each for studies at the Diplomatic Academy (DA) resp. at the Central European University (CEU)
Grant benefit paid:
1) Monthly scholarship instalment: 1.050 EUR
There is no additional funding for tuition fees.
2) Health insurance: OeAD scholarship holders need to have health insurance that is accepted by the Austrian authorities for the duration of their stay in Austria. The OeAD can help with taking out such insurance. The monthly costs can vary at the Moment you should calculate 55 to 200 EUR (depending on your age, scholarship category and state of health). The costs for the insurance have to be covered from the scholarship.
3) Accomodation: It is possible for OeAD scholarship holders to book accommodation (student dormitory or apartment) with the OeAD Housing office. Monthly costs: 300 to 800 EUR (depending on the level of comfort requested by the scholarship holder). The scholarship holder has to pay an administrative fee of 21 EUR/month to the OeAD Housing office for the provision of accommodation. The costs for the accommodation have to be covered from the scholarship.
4) Travel costs: Applicants from countries which are neither members of the EU nor members of EFTA or OECD can be granted a travel allowance. The lump sum depends on the country of origin.
Closing date for applications:
15. 05. 2024
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Application form:
Advice on how to apply:
Eligible for application are students,
- who are descendants of forced labourers under the Nazi regime (regardless of their country of origin)
- or come from countries that have exceptionally suffered from the Nazi regime, especially from the recruitment of forced labourers

Applications are accepted for master's degree programs in the field of International Relations.

An additional requirement is that the graduation of the studies that led to the acceptance to the Master/Diploma Programme was not done in Austria.

Scholarships are only offered for master's degree programsin the field of International Relations at the Diplomatic Academy (DA) and the Central European University (CEU).

Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six month before taking up the grant.

Age limit: 35 years ( born on or after May 15, 1989)

The following documents have to be uploaded for the Online Application on
- fully completed Online Application form “Application for a Scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria” including a CV
- two letters of recommendation, that confirm the necessity of the stay in Austria and provide information about the scientific qualification of the applicant. For these letters of recommendation no specific form is required; they have to contain the letterhead, date and signature of the person recommending the applicant and the stamp of the Institution / university / department and must be no older than six months at the time of application.
- scanned passport (showing the name and picture of the applicant)
- confirmation of admission/acceptance from the DA/CEU. Without a confirmation of admission the scholarship cannot be awarded.
- for descendants of forced labourers:
processing number or photocopy of the letter of information from the Austrian "Reconciliation, Peace and Cooperation Fund" or the German Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future".
Selection procedure:
The selection is made by the Scholarship Council in regard to the following selection criteria:
- formal check (through the OeAD-GmbH)
- Why do you want to study in Austria?
- Why do you have chosen this master study programme?
- What do you plan to do within your master studies?
- Which lectures do you intend to visit?
- Is your planned study visit connected with your professional goal?

General Information
All scholarships are based on competition. This means that even in the case of the fulfilment of all the requirements there is no legal claim to the award of the scholarship.

As for article 1 of the Austrian Data Protection Act, BGBl. Nr. 165/1999 in the present version, the applicant is aware of the fact and fully agrees that personal data contained in the application and its enclosures may be forwarded to the authority processing the scholarship, the contracting parties, the Austrian Foreign Ministry and other granting authorities for statistical purposes and in order to ensure that the application can be processed properly.

Applications that are incomplete or do not meet the requirements cannot be taken into consideration.
The scholarship must be repaid in full, if it was obtained under false pretenses, or if any other grant offered on was obtained for the same time period as this scholarship

An award in the same scholarship programme is only possible once.
Further information:
At the OeAD-GmbH:
Mag. Teresa Karamat
Last update:
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This database has been financed by funds of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF). The data has been entered by the OeAD-GmbH as the processing agency, by the OeAD-GmbH on the basis of information provided by funding organisations or by the funding organisations themselves. The OeAD-GmbH does not assume any liability for the correctness, completeness and topicality of the data.