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Thesis/Dissertation Scholarships in Austria


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The University of Graz is happy to announce the Thesis/Dissertation Scholarship for 2024, aimed at supporting Master’s and Doctoral students in completing their theses. Eligible applicants include regular students with Austrian citizenship or those with equivalent status. The scholarship is designed to cover special costs associated with thesis work, such as stays abroad, extensive literature searches, or empirical studies.

Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence and meet specific criteria outlined by the university. Women are particularly encouraged to apply in line with the university’s commitment to equal opportunities.


Founded in 1585, the University of Graz is one of Austria’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Located in the vibrant city of Graz, it offers a diverse range of academic programs across six faculties, including the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and law. Known for its strong emphasis on research and innovation, the university fosters a dynamic learning environment that encourages critical thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration.

  • Application Dates:
    • 1st Date: April 22, 2024 – May 31, 2024
    • 2nd Date: September 16, 2024 – October 25, 2024


Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Graz
  • Department: School of Business, Economics, and Social Sciences
  • Course Level: Master’s and Doctoral Programs
  • Award: EUR 750 to EUR 3,600 per academic year
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: Austrian citizens and eligible international students
  • The award can be taken in: Austria



  • Eligible Countries: Austria and international students with equivalent status
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in any subject offered by the University of Graz.
  • Admissible Criteria:
    • Applicants must be regular students with Austrian citizenship or have equal status according to § 4 StudFG.
    • Eligible for those beginning or currently working on a thesis.
    • The thesis must be methodologically and content-wise worthy of support.
    • Activities started within one year of funding commitment are eligible.
    • Applicants must have a favorable academic record and meet the entitlement period according to § 18 StudFG.


How to Apply

To apply for this award, applicants must complete Application Form for this program.

Required Documents:

    • Confirmation of Registration
    • Copies of all relevant degree certificates or proof of academic achievements
    • Current Record of Studies (“Studienblatt”)
    • Notification of acceptance of the exposé for Doctoral Program students
    • Description of the planned work
    • Cost breakdown and financing plan
    • Assessment by a university teacher
    • Evidence of any extensions due to special circumstances (e.g., maternity leave, illness)
  • Submission: Submit the application and all supporting documents via email to the Dean’s Office of the School of Business, Economics, and Social Sciences at sowi.foerderstipendium(at)uni-graz.at by the application deadline.



  • Scholarships range from EUR 750 to EUR 3,600 per academic year.
  • The award can be disbursed in several installments throughout the academic year.
  • The scholarship is independent of the applicant’s social need.
  • Special encouragement for women to apply in line with the Career Advancement Plan for Women and the Equal Opportunities Plan.

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