Students may spend one semester or an entire academic year studying at a partner university. During their stay they are awarded a scholarship from the University of Vienna.

Duration of scholarship

Where the placement is for one semester, financial support will be granted for four months (exception: University of Chicago for six months); for the entire academic year, it will be granted for nine months.

An extension of the scholarship is not possible.

Amount of scholarship

Depending on the country, the scholarship is between € 250 and € 500 a month. The travel grants are between € 200 and € 600 (single payment), again depending on the country.

Please note that the scholarship will not cover all the costs, but is intended to help students to deal with their increase in living expenses due to their stay abroad.


The notification letter (“Stipendiumszuerkennung”) will be sent to you electronically via Mobility Online. Payment will be made once you have provided your account details. The scholarship will be transferred to your SEPA account as a single payment.

The scholarship can only be trasferred after you submit the pre-approval recognition form (signed by your director of studies) of your planned courses at the partner university.

Students who are nominated for an entire academic year or for the winter semester will receive the grant in around July/August. Students, who are nominated for the spring semester, will receive it in around December/January.


additional grant

Expenses at the partner university

Our exchange students are exempt from paying tuition fees at the partner university during their whole stay.

However, some partner universities charge special fees, such as a programme fee or a student life fee (e. g. University of Chicago, University of Illinois). The cost of language courses at the partner university must also be borne by the students themselves.

The University of Vienna does not cover the costs of insurance, visas, accommodation, etc. Students must bear those costs themselves.