Following the Constitutional Court's cancellation of the previous law governing tuition fees for employed students, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna is to grant a graduation scholarship for working students.

Requirements for the Bachelor degree:

 

  1. at the time of application, at least two-thirds of the ECTS course credits must have been earned, i.e. at least 120 ECTS for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. at the time of application, a study activity must be shown that is worth at least 8 ECTS in the semester preceding the application. Only (elective) compulsory courses including recognitions are considered; in jointly offered academic courses, these can also be provided at the other educational institution. 
  3. At the time of application, a taxable income above the low income threshold of up to twice the low-income limit in the calendar year prior to the application must be shown. For 2017, this means an income of between EUR 5,959.80 and EUR 11,919.60. For 2018, an income between EUR 6,132.70 and EUR 12,265.40 must be proven.

Requirements for the Master degree:

 

  1. At the time of application, at least two-thirds of the ECTS credits must have been obtained, i.e. at least 80 ECTS for a Master's program. If all examinations have already been undertaken for the completion of a Master degree, the (first) supervisor must informally confirm the progress of the Master thesis.
  2. At the time of application, a study activity must be shown that is worth at least 8 ECTS in the semester preceding the application. Only (elective) compulsory courses including recognitions are considered; in jointly offered academic courses, these can also be provided at the other educational institution. 
  3. At the time of application, a taxable income above the low-income threshold of up to twice the low-income limit in the calendar year prior to the application must be shown. For 2017, this means an income of between EUR 5,959.80 and EUR 11,919.60. For 2018, an income between EUR 6,132.70 and EUR 12,265.40 must be proven.

Categories: Eligible are employed or self-employed working students in regular study who are obliged to pay study fees at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.

 

  • are nationals of a country belonging to the EU or EEA, or
  • a country to which under a contract of international law Austria has to grant the same access rights to the profession as Austrian nationals, or
  • who fall under the groups of persons according to the decree of certain groups of persons, or
  • who are from third countries and have a residence permit other than those for students according to § 64 Settlement and Residence Act (NAG).

Non-degree students and students from other educational institutions are not eligible for application. Application:

 

  1. Completed application form including notification of the selected regular study course for which the graduation scholarship is applied.
  2. Proof of taxable income
  3. In the case of a joint degree at several educational institutions, the scholarship can only be applied for at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna if the tuition fees were paid to the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna before application.
  4. The application forms to be used are provided by Study Services and must be sent together with the necessary proof by email to studienabschluss-stipendium(at)boku.ac.at. Should there be any question as to the authenticity of the evidence provided, original documents may be required.

Please note that all applications and required attachments must be sent exclusively by email (from your student BOKU email address)!

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED! REQUESTS FOR CORRECTIONS WILL NOT BE ISSUED!

The applications will be processed by Study Services after the application deadline and the applicants informed about the result by email (at the student's BOKU email address). Scholarship amounts: EUR 400 per semester Eligibility period: The maximum period of eligibility is

  1. 4 semesters for a six-semester Bachelor's degree
  2. 2 semesters for a four-semester Master's degree

An application will be required for each semester. The application period runs from October 1 to December 10 in the winter semester and from March 4 to May 10 in the summer semester.  Evidence of study progress is to be shown in the semester preceding the application. Each student may only submit one application for scholarship payment per semester for a course in which the non-contributory period of study, including the additional semester, has been exceeded. In the case of joint or multiple degrees, an academic program must be named in the application in which the non-contributory study period incl. the additional semester was exceeded in the academic year 2018/19, according to § 91 Universities Act. The chosen study program is to be used for the scholarship award, provided it has not been completed. The scholarship will be paid out after recognition by the Rectorate, provided the student is correctly registered for study through payment of student and student union fees, and the other requirements mentioned above have been fulfilled.  all information can be found in the regulations.