The Joint Study grant consists of the following elements: Scholarship per month (4x) + travel allowance (1x) + fee subsidy (1x360€) + in certain cases: vaccination subsidy (max. 300€ of the proven vaccination costs)

Joint Study Freemover Scholarship per month
The amount of the scholarship depends on the actual cost of living and accommodation at the place of study abroad. You can find the standard values of the scholarship rates here: scholarship rates

The grant will be paid for a maximum of 4 months.

Grant for travel costs
The standard values for the travel allowance can be found here: Grant for travel costs
The travel allowance is the ammount according to the list.

Fee subsidy (for e.g. Visa, Health Care, tuition fees, etc. ...)
360 Euro

Vaccination cost subsidy:

A maximum of €300 of the proven vaccination costs can be covered for vaccinations that are recommended by the WHO for the target country. The vaccination cost subsidy must be requested when applying.

If you can provide proof of a WHO vaccination recommendation for a specific country, you can apply for an additional grant of up to a maximum of 300 euros in addition to the joint study scholarship. Please specify in the application. WHO vaccination requirements and recommendations for international travelers: 

If you apply for a study place at a university which has tuition fees, you can include the amount in your financial plan.

Tuition fees at the host university
You have to pay the tuition fees of the host university by yourself!

Financial plan

A financing plan must filled in for the application (see application form). The scholarship applied for consists of following parts:

  • Scholarship x duration (for calculation contact Joint Study Freemover Coordinator with information on the duration of stay)
  • Grant for Travel cost
  • Fee subsidy

Minimal demand of ECTS
The minimal demand for ECTS is 3 ECTS per month at the host university.

In case of cancellation of the student, if it is not an act of nature beyond control (for example: illness, pregnancy), you have to pay a cancellation fee of 50 euro.

In case of improper use of the scholarship or the travel subsidy, as well as in case of violation of the reporting obligation, there is a repayment obligation!

Repayment obligation exists in the event of unjustified receipt of the scholarship.

The grant does not include insurance. Please check with your insurance company before you start your journey to determine whether you are entitled to insurance in the destination country or check with the host University if an obligatory insurance must be paid there.

Information on the ÖH Haftplfich insurance can be found online: Please check whether your destination country is included. For USA, Canada, for example, an extra application must be made. For explanation in English see also:

Please note the information from the Federal Ministry: 
Please note the information on travel vaccinations: Travel vaccinations & travel medical advice in Vienna:

Even if all application requirements are met, there is no legal entitlement to financial support.