Scholarships and grants

Students allowance (Schülerbeihilfe)

What

Economic support given to students and pupils. The amount will be calculated according to the income of the parents and the student (if applicable). The applications must be submitted by the 31st of December of the current school year. You can apply for this allowance if you’re:

  • Student from at least 10th grade on
  • Student from EEA Member States
  • Student with a refugee status recognized
  • Student from third countries or stateless, but parents have the residence address and work in Austria for at least 5 years
  • Family considered in social need (social need is determined by the family income, family status and number of family members).
Where

The competent authority is the State Education Board (Landesschulrat) (in German): www.landesschulrat.at/

Special students allowance (Besondere Schulbeihilfe)

What

Economic allowance for students who are about to graduate from a high school for professional activities. The amount will be calculated according the income of the parents and the student (if applicable). The applications must be submitted by the 31st of December of the current school year. You can apply for this allowance if you’re:

  • Adult and employed student enrolled in specialized schools (Schule für Berufstätige)
  • Expected conclusion of the final exams within 6 months
  • Have worked for at least 1 year before starting the School
  • Proof of unpaid leave or termination of the work in order to prepare for the final exam.
Where

The competent authority is the State Education Board (Landesschulrat) (in German): www.landesschulrat.at/