[CALL] Short-term grant abroad (KWA)


Deadline: February 15, May 15, October 15

for Diploma, doctoral, master or PhD students who wish to carry out indispensable work abroad.


  • Regular students at the University of Vienna in all disciplines, max. four years after completion of the bachelor's or master's degree programme (the age limit is extended by two years per child)
  • who have been admitted to a diploma/master’s/doctoral or PhD programme
  • The subject of the diploma/ master’s/doctoral thesis has already been approved by the administrative body responsible for study matters (“Studienpräses”) or by the directorate of studies 
  • Successful presentation of the doctoral thesis project at the faculty (only applies to PhD students)

Language certification: Written proof of the candidate’s linguistic ability to undertake a research visit abroad is required (language in which research is to be undertaken):

  • A certificate (less than 4 years old) or
  • Written confirmation by the scientific/academic supervisor at the University of Vienna


  • 2 week minimum; 3 months max.
  • Grants can be awarded for one stay during the MA course and one stay during the PhD course
  • Research visits can, of course, be extended at the applicant’s own expense. The applicant is free to make use of any other financial assistance that may be available to him/her. PLEASE NOTE: Parallel funding by the University of Vienna is not permitted!


  • A grant through the KWA programme is not possible if similar funding for a visit abroad is available to you in connection with your appointment as a PhD student or if you have already received funding or a grant for the same research visit abroad from another body of the University of Vienna.
  • Double funding within the  University of Vienna is not permitted as a matter of principle (this also applys to travel grants)!
  • KWA grants will not be awarded for study visits (e.g., seminars/lectures/courses or summer/winter schools) or for study visits and internships that can be undertaken through the ERASMUS+ mobility programme.
  •  Visits to conferences or congresses will not be funded.
  • The International Office reserves the right to block grants, at short notice if necessary, for regions which are deemed high-risk (level 3 or higher). This may occur even after the deadline for application has passed.