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Ernst Mach Grants in Austria

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There are different kind of Scholarships and Grants in Austria for International students. We present one more Grant to Study in Austria for free here for international students. Which is called Ernst Mach Grant. The Ernst Mach Grant programme is named after the famous Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach.  

Ernst Mach grants in Austria are awarded by the Austrian Exchange Service and the Academic Cooperation and Mobility Unit on behalf of and financed by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.

These grants are for international students from Non-EU background. Students must apply for master degree programme at an Austrian University of applied Sciences. Students and young researchers from foreign universities are invited to apply for this grant to come to Austria for a research or a study. 

Fields of study Cover by Ernst Mach Grants

These Grants are offered for Almost all fields of study. If you take masters degree course or Doctorate in one of following areas of study. You would be eligible to get funds for your study period in Austria.

  • Natural Sciences.
  • Technical Sciences.
  • Medicine.
  • Agriculture and Forestry.
  • Veterinary Medicine.
  • Social sciences.
  • Law and Economics.
  • Humanities and Theology.

What are Benefits?

The following benefits are offered for Masters degree courses and for PhD. These grants are fully funded and cover all expenses for Eligible students.

The duration of grant vary from 1 to 9 months.

Grants of 940 Euros per month are awarded to Master degree students by Ernst Mach. It is quite reasonable amount to cover living expenses per month. Accommodation charges are not included in it.

Grant of 1040 Euros per month are awarded for Researchers.It is quite reasonable amount to cover living expenses per month. Accommodation charges are not included in it.

Eligible students get health insurance separately. 

Ernst Mach Grants arrange Accommodation for Eligible students. 

Ernst Mach Grants  pay tuition fees for Eligible students.

For applicants from developing countries an additional allowance for travel costs may be paid.

What is Eligibility Criteria?

The program is open to applicants, who fullfil following Criteria.

Who study a master Programme or have successfully completed at least 4 semesters of studies within a bachelor or diploma Programme by the time of taking up the grant.

Who are studying at a University in one of the eligible countries.

Maximum age limit is 35 years.  

Applicants must not have studied or have done academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant.

Proficiency in the language of instruction.

Deadline to Apply:  March 1 every year.

Contact Details: 

Austrian Exchange Service (ÖAD), Agency for International Co-operation in Education and Research, Alser Strasse 4/1/3/8, A – 1090 Vienna. Tel: +43 1 / 4277-28101. Fax: +43 1/4277-9281.

Lets have a look options in Austria after Graduation and Job Opportunities in Austria one by one.

How to Stay in Austria after Completing Studies?

Non-EU students need a valid resident permit to stay in Austria, once the study visa expires. Austria gives job search visa of one year to Non-EU students who have completed studies. This rules applies on bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and PhD. 

Job search visa should be applied before a student visa expires.

Once you have found job during your stay on the job search visa. You will get 2 years’ work visa by attaching job contract from your employer. This 2 years’ work permit is renewable. 

You can start your own business after studies and can convert job search visa into business visa.

Job Opportunities in Austria 

You can work part-time during your stay as a student. You are allowed to work 20 hours per week.

Just check around, you would find part-time job opportunities and pick one suitable to your needs. 

Part-time jobs can be  as restaurant waiters, hotel staff, bartenders, sales person, store clerks, delivery jobs, cashiers andtutoring a foreign language.

You can earn between EUR 600 and EUR 1000 per month with part time jobs. 

The best way to start your professional career is internships. These internships are available in many areas. Universities also recommends students for internships. You cannot rule out on campus job opportunities also.

Once you complete your degree, that you would like to start your professional career. The most common jobs are in these fields.

  • Engineering
  • Business management 
  • Web developer 
  • Marketing 
  • Medicine

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