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Ernst Mach Grant for International Students to Study at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences in Austria

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The Ernst Mach Grant program is now available for the Austrian academic year 2023/24, which starts in September 2023. The program is financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF).

The program is especially dedicated to international students and young researchers from foreign universities who want to come to Austria for research or a study stay at one of the Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences.

The Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) is aimed at an exchange or visiting scholars. In most cases, Austrian universities only accept exchange scholars from foreign partner universities.




Why study at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences?

Studying in Austria is a great chance for future international students. The higher education system of Salzburg is signified by seven universities, which provide 63 study programs. Furthermore, 30 Bachelor programs at six universities, 24 Master programs at six universities, and 9 PhD programs at 4 universities.

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2023 (Austrian time) for the academic year 2023/24

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Department: Applied Sciences
  • Course Level: Bachelor and Master
  • Award: EUR 1,150 monthly
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards:
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Austria




  • Eligible Countries: Afghanistan; Algeria; American Samoa; Angola; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Armenia; Australia; Azerbaijan; Bahamas; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belize; Benin; Bhutan; Bolivia; Botswana; Brazil; Brunei Darussalam; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cabo Verde; Cambodia; Cameroon; Canada; Central African Republic; Chad; Chile; China; Colombia; Comoros; Congo; Congo – Democratic Republic of the; Costa Rica; Cote D’Ivoire; Cuba; Djibouti; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Eswatini; Ethiopia; Fiji; Gabon; Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Grenada; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; India; Indonesia; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jamaica; Japan; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kiribati; Korea – Democratic People’s Republic of; Korea – Republic of; Kuwait; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Lebanon; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaysia; Maldives; Mali; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mexico; Micronesia – Federated States of; Mongolia; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nauru; Nepal; New Zealand; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; Oman; Pakistan; Palau; Palestinian territories; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Qatar; Rwanda; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sao Tome and Principe; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Suriname; Syrian Arab Republic; Taiwan; Tajikistan; Tanzania – United Republic of; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Togo; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkmenistan; Tuvalu; Uganda; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; United States; Uruguay; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Venezuela; Viet Nam; Western Sahara; Yemen; Zambia; Zimbabwe
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded for undergraduate and master study in Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Human Medicine, Health Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, and Social Sciences.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Applicants can only apply for stays at universities of applied sciences, called Fachhochschulen in German. Universities of applied sciences are special universities and offer degrees only from a limited field of study. For an overview of eligible universities and their programs, visit http://www.fachhochschulen.ac.at/en.
  • Applicants are only eligible if they are accepted as an exchange student or free mover for an exchange stay at a university of applied sciences.
  • Applicants are studying a Master Program at a university in one of the defined countries of origin. OR
  • are studying a Bachelor Program at a university in one of the defined countries of origin and have completed at least 4 semesters of studies by the time of taking up the grant
  • are accepted as exchange students at FH Salzburg (Contact: Tina Gsenger)
  • have excellent English and/or German skills
  • are staying 4 to 10 months in Austria
  • are not older than 35
  • must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant


How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applicants are required to apply online for the Ernst Mach Grant program.
  • Supporting Documents: All eligible applicants must submit the following:
  • Two letters of recommendation by university lecturers. Normally, applicants must upload their letters of recommendation into their online application account. Applicants can have the letters sent to [email protected] as scanned attachments.
  • Applicants will be asked to upload a written confirmation from their home university that the exams passed in Austria will be recognized by their home university.
  • Submit the Transcript of Records from the current or last semester.
  • A valid, biometric passport must be uploaded. An identity card is only acceptable for applications from the EU.
  • Note: only original or certified digital signatures will be accepted. If it is a digital non-certified signature, applicants must provide proof that it confirms the person/institution (institution stamp on the document).
  • Admission Requirements: An online application must include a financial plan that covers your estimated living costs in Austria.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants must have good knowledge of English and/or German. There is no need to submit official testing certificates, such as TOEFL, etc., but you should have sufficient knowledge of English in the respective subject area.


Supplementary grant, own funds are required

  • Monthly grant rate EUR 1,150
  • Assistance in arranging accommodation and health insurance
  • Grant holders do not have to pay tuition fees in Austria. They might have to hand in a request at the rector’s office of their respective host university and demonstrate that they are studying or doing research in the context of transnational EU, national, or university mobility programs.
  • Scholarship holders from non-European developing countries will also receive a travel costs subsidy of max. EUR 1,000.

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