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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.
 

Applications for the new special grant for Ukrainian students and researchers, the Ernst Mach Grant – UKRAINE, can now be submitted at http://www.oead.at/ukraine-stipendium. Following the exemption from having to pay tuition fees and the faster assessment of academic qualifications, this is the next emergency measure introduced by the BMBWF (in German) to provide Ukrainian students and researchers with fast and unbureaucratic help.

They (bachelor’s, master’s, diploma and doctoral students, graduates, postdocs and also established academics) will receive €715 per month for a period of one to nine months, which can be extended to a maximum of 21 months. 

This special grant is initially planned for the summer semester 2022 and winter semester 2022/23 for a total of 500 students and researchers. The prerequisites 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 mach-ukraine@oead.at

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