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Duration and amount of grants


2 week minimum; 3 months max. (stays abroad can only be applied for periods not exceeding 3 months).
Research stays can be extended at the applicant’s own expense. The applicant is free to make use of any other financial assistance that may be available to him/her.

Amount of grant:

work in progress. please see german page.

Tuition waiver: if a grant is awarded, students may be exempted, upon request, from having to pay tuition fees for the semester of their stay.


Applicants with an employment contract who are granted leave of absence on full pay will receive 50 % of the monthly grant if their net monthly salary exceeds € 1.500. The short-term  grant abroad (KWA) cannot be combined with other exchange programmes such as ERASMUS, Non-EU Student Exchange etc. Other grants, if any, must be reported. However, in case of several grants having been awarded (even if they have been awarded by different institutions), the total must not exceed € 1.500 per month. Subsequent reductions are not excluded.

During their stay abroad, recipients of grants are not permitted to pursue any additional salaried work at the location of their research. Recipients of grants are obliged to perform their research work in a regular manner and to be present at the location in question.


Mag. Stefanie Gruber

Short-term grants abroad (KWA)

International Office
Universitätsring 1
1010 Vienna

Tel.: +43 1-4277-18201

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