Q & A - Questions & Answers

Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions. In case your question(s) is/are not answered here send us an e-mail to grants@remove-this.oead.at. We will be pleased to help you!

> Which funding options can I find at grants.at?

grants.at includes all grants, scholarships and research funding known to us – and relevant for Austria – on the institutional, municipal, provincial, federal, EU and international level and also those of private providers of funding (e.g. foundations, companies).

Grants provided by the higher education institutions can only partly be found in grants.at; they appear at the end of the results list. Detailed information about these is available from the relevant offices of the Austrian and foreign universities (e.g. International Office, Research Services).
 

> Is it possible to search for all funding options of a specific Austrian funding organisation?

Yes, please choose the funding organisation of your choice at the end of the entry page of grants.at.

> What can I do if I do not find any suitable grant at grants.at?

At grants.at you can find all grant options we know of. This, however, does not mean that there are no others. In any case you should also enquire at your university / university of applied sciences or the university of your choice in another country. For studies / research abroad the first point of contact are the  foreign diplomatic representations in Austria.

In some cases, however, no grants are available – which is often the case for private educational institutions.

Future doctoral candidates and researchers can find fellowships and jobs in the Job database of Euraxess - Researchers in Motion. Other grants databases can be found here.

> Can I submit my application at grants.at?

No. Applications for many grants at grants.at must be submitted online at www.scholarships.at – at “Closing date for applications” you will find the link “apply online”.

Information about where you have to submit your application is available at “Where to submit your application” in the details view of each grant.

> Who can answer my questions regarding a specific grant?

If you have any questions about a specific grant / scholarship / research grant please directly contact the authority awarding the grant or the person mentioned as contact person in the grant details.

The OeAD cannot provide any detailed information about grants of other funding authorities!

> What do I do if the results list is empty?

Probably your browser settings do not accept cookies (remedy: activate cookies at “Tools > Internet Options”). For further questions contact: grants@remove-this.oead.at.
 

> Who runs grants.at?

grants.at is an initiative of
- Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)
- Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD-GmbH)
and it has been expanded with financial support of the EU.

The OeAD and 29 other grant-awarding authorities make sure that the information at grants.at is always up to date.

> Which browser do I have to use for grants.at?

grants.at was tested with
browsers: MS IE 8, MS IE 9, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari
operating systems: MS Windows XP, Vista, 7, Apple OS X Snow Leopard, Lion

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> I am an international student and I would like to pursue my whole degree programme in Austria. How can I find an adequate scholarship?

Unfortunately, there are hardly any funding programmes for international students who wish to pursue a whole degree programme in Austria. In order to find those funding options please choose your country of origin, the type of grant: grants for whole degree programmes and the target group.

The OeAD does not offer any scholarships for whole degree programmes in Austria.

> How can I get an overview of all study options in Austria?

You can find an overview of all study programmes offered an Austrian Higher Education Institutions in the database www.studienwahl.at/en. There you can filter for a specific study area, the type of degree programmes, locations, the type of institutions or the language of the programme.

> Where do I find information on Study & Research in Austria?

You can find information on

Study & Research in Austria at www.studyinaustria.at
Research in Austia at www.euraxess.at 

For specific enquiries please do not hesitat to conact info@remove-this.oead.at.

> Who can help me if I have legal questions such as visa, residence titles and work permit?

You can find information about these issues at www.oead.at/willkommen_in_oesterreich/tipps_zu_recht_praxis; if you have any further questions, send your enquiries to info@remove-this.oead.at.
 

> I am planning to do research or to get my doctoral/PhD degree in Austria – where can I find support?

If you are a researcher or a prospective doctoral / PhD student and you are planning to come to Austria, you can find information about vacancies, social insurance, taxation, entry and residence, financial support and practical issues of everyday life as well as personal guidance at www.euraxess.at.

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> How can I find grants for England, Great Britain or the USA?

If you are looking for grants for Great Britain/England/Scotland/Wales/Northern Ireland – select “United Kingdom” as target country.
Grants for the USA you can find by selecting “United States”.

> Questions about “Study & Research” abroad – where can I find information?

You can find information about
Study & Research abroad at www.oead.at/weltweit
Research in Europe at www.euraxess.org

Brochure: Studieren und Forschen weltweit (in German only)

If you have specific questions do not hesitate to contact info@remove-this.oead.at.
 

> I am planning to do research or to get my doctoral/PhD degree in another European country – where can I find support?

If you are a researcher or a prospective doctoral / PhD student and you are planning to go to an other European country, you can find information about vacancies, social insurance, taxation, entry and residence, financial support and practical issues of everyday life as well as personal guidance at  Euraxess – Researchers in Motion.
 

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