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University of Graz International Merit Scholarships in Austria

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With the aim of providing a world-class education to highly qualified students, the University of Graz is offering International Merit Scholarships for the academic session 2024/2025.

To qualify for these scholarships, applicants must meet specific criteria depending on their program level. For bachelor’s and master’s programs, this includes maintaining a minimum GPA and completing a specified number of ECTS credit points within the entitled study period. Doctoral candidates must achieve high academic standards in their theses and examinations.

Founded in 1585, the University of Graz is one of Austria’s largest and oldest universities. It is renowned for its vibrant academic community and rich tradition of excellence in research and education. The university offers a wide range of programs across various disciplines, including humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and law. With a commitment to fostering innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration, the University of Graz provides students with a dynamic and supportive environment for intellectual and personal growth.

Applications Submission Period: September 23, 2024, to October 31, 2024.


Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Graz
  • Department: School of Business, Economics, and Social Sciences
  • Course Level: Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral programs
  • Award: EUR 750 to EUR 3,600
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Nationality: Austrian citizens, EEA citizens, stateless persons, and refugees
  • The award can be taken in: Austria



  • Eligible Countries:
  • Austrian citizens
  • Equivalent EEA citizens
  • Stateless persons
  • Refugees as defined by § 4 StudFG
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded for any subject offered by the University of Graz.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • For Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs
  • Compliance with the entitlement period (legally stipulated period of study plus one additional semester)
  • Grade point average of no worse than 2.0
  • Evidence of at least 48 ECTS credit points completed during the assessment period
  • Adherence to good scientific practice and no unauthorized methods to obtain achievements
  • For the Doctoral Program in Business, Economics, and Social Sciences
  • Completion of the Doctoral Program within the entitlement period
  • Doctoral Thesis graded “Excellent (1)” or “Good (2)”
  • Grade point average of all course examinations not worse than 1.5
  • Doctoral Exam and Thesis Defense graded “Excellent (1)” or “Good (2)”
  • Adherence to good scientific practice
  • For Supplementary Programs
  • Completion of at least 34 ECTS credit points of the supplementary program in the assessment period
  • Grade point average of 1.5 or less
  • Adherence to the specified duration of the supplementary program
  • For All Study Programs of the School of Business, Economics, and Social Sciences
  • Free elective courses and Career-oriented Internships are not considered
  • Recognitions considered only if within the assessment period
  • “Successful completion of a course” only used if insufficient other courses
  • Completion dates of October or March are considered in the preceding semester


How to Apply

  • Application Mode: Online via UNIGRAZonline or via email if online submission is not possible
  • Required Attachments:
  • Confirmation of Registration
  • Passport
  • Bank Data
  • Evidence of eligibility (confirmation of registration, permanent residence card, etc.)
  • Recognition notifications if not available in UNIGRAZonline
  • Certificates (transcripts) of examinations not available in UNIGRAZonline or from other universities
  • Evidence of any delays in studies as defined in §§ 18 and 19 StudFG
  • Submit the documents in one PDF file electronically. Incomplete applications or applications with missing/deficient documentation will not be considered.
  • Selection Process: If the number of eligible applications exceeds the scholarships available, ranking will be based on grade point average and, if necessary, ECTS credit points or completed semester hours.
  • Notification: Applicants will be informed of the decision in writing. There is no legal entitlement to the award.
  • Benefits
  • Scholarships range from EUR 750 to EUR 3,600, awarded under private sector administration by the Dean of Students, independent of the social need of the applicant.

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