Special grant for Ukrainian students and researchers - Ernst Mach Grant – UKRAINE
The Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) is supporting Ukrainian students, graduates and researchers with a special grant. They will receive € 715 per month in order to continue their studies or research work in Austria. This grant, entitled the Ernst Mach Grant – UKRAINE is implemented by the OeAD, the Agency for Education and Internationalisation.
Since summer semester 2022, the BMBWF has been supporting Ukrainian students and researchers with a special scholarship “Ernst Mach Ukraine”. In addition to the exemption of tuition fees this is another emergency measure taken by the BMBWF to provide Ukrainian students and researchers with fast and unbureaucratic help.
Bachelor’s, master’s, diploma and doctoral students, graduates, postdocs and also established academics receive € 715 per month. The application period for new applications ended on June 30. Previously awarded scholarships may be extended until the end of February 2024, subject to appropriate academic performance.
The prerequisites of the special grants are that they have Ukrainian citizenship, are legally resident in Austria and, in particular, that they now want to continue or start their studies or research work at an Austrian university or other higher education institute.
Applications can be submitted to the OeAD, the Agency for Education and Internationalisation
The grant will be administered and implemented by the OeAD, the Agency for Education and Internationalisation, which is fundamentally responsible for executing mobility and exchange programmes (primarily Erasmus+) in Austria. As a result, applications for this grant must be submitted there too.
Why is the new grant called the Ernst Mach Grant – UKRAINE?
The new grant is an extension of the existing Ernst Mach Grants established by the Republic of Austria, which have to date been aimed at students and teachers at foreign universities worldwide who come to Austria specifically for a period of study or research. They were named after the eminent Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach (1838 1916) who, among other things, proved that the Doppler effect was real.
If you have any questions about the new special grant, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- „Bewerbung um Sonderstipendien für ukrainische Studierende startet“ – joint OTS press release issued by the BMBWF and OeAD on the new special grant for Ukrainian students and researchers (in German)
- Tuition fee exemption for Ukrainian students in force
- Overview page: “Ukraine – current information in the science and research sector”