Scholarships

Thank you for your interest in scholarships at Webster Vienna. 

Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and financial need. Only applicants who were accepted by the Admissions team for a degree program and have submitted a complete Webster Vienna Scholarship Application will be considered for a scholarship.

Please see the eligibility criteria below for all of our scholarships.

Scholarships for new students

Scholarships for currently enrolled students

Webster Vienna Scholarships

Webster Vienna encourages all incoming undergraduate (bachelor) and graduate (master) students with exceptional academic achievement and proven financial need to apply for a Webster Vienna Scholarship. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on the American 4-point scale.

  • Eligibility: a newly accepted undergraduate or graduate student who has a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and outstanding spoken and written English well above the English as a Second Language level.
  • Conditions: must be enrolled full-time (24 credits/year undergraduate, 12 credits/year graduate) and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 each semester  to continue until the end of the program.
  • Availability: awarded starting in the Fall I Term.

Ten (10) new students may receive the WV Scholarships per year. The following tuition scholarships will be awarded starting Fall I 2019.

Webster Vienna - Distinction

  • Twenty thousand euros (€20000) for 4 years in the Bachelor’s program, prorated by semester
  • Ten thousand euros (€10000) for 2 years in the Master’s program, prorated by semester

Webster Vienna - Merit

  • Fifteen thousand euros (€15000) for 4 years in the Bachelor’s program, prorated by semester
  • Eight thousand euros (€8000) for 2 years in the Master’s program, prorated by semester

Webster Vienna - Honors

  • Ten thousand euros (€10000) for 4 years in the Bachelor’s program, prorated by semester
  • Five thousand euros (€5000) for 2 years in the Master’s program, prorated by semester

Application Form and Requirements

Please use our online scholarship application form (link below) to start your scholarship application. You will also be asked to upload several documents including a 1000-1200 word essay on one of the two topics provided below:

  • Many students at Webster Vienna Private University have a cultural heritage, skill, or talent that defines them and enriches the lives of their peers. If you hold such an interest or have a unique background, please share more in a 1000-1200 word essay; or
  • Many believe that we learn from our mistakes. In a 1000-1200 word essay, describe a situation or experience where you learned from failure. Explain the situation, what actions you took, and how you learned from this experience.

Online Scholarship Application Form

For questions about the online application form and required documents, please email Scholarship@webster.ac.at.

 

The following are scholarships for new undergraduate and graduate students.

The Borealis Social Scholarship has been made available to Webster Vienna Private University by the generosity of Webster Vienna's new Partner in Education, Borealis AG.

The Borealis Social Scholarship carries a full tuition award for one incoming undergraduate student with outstanding academic excellence and proven financial need who will begin his or her studies in the Fall 1 term. 

  • Value: One scholarship covering full tuition; renewable annually up to a total of 4 years. Books are included in tuition. Housing costs and tuition-related fees (lab fees, graduation fees, etc.) are not covered by this scholarship.
  • Eligibility: A newly accepted undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on the American, 4-point scale (see FAQs). Applicants must demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and outstanding spoken and written English above the English as a Second Language level, as well as provide evidence of financial need via their scholarship application submission. Transfer students are not eligible to apply for this award. 
  • Conditions: Must be enrolled full-time (24 credits/year undergraduate) and maintain a GPA of 3.5 each semester for renewal.

This scholarship is currently not available as it was awarded to a student in Fall 2016. This will be offered to a new student starting Fall 2020.

 

The following scholarship has been made available to Webster Vienna Private University by the generosity of the City of Vienna for one undergraduate or graduate student beginning in the Fall 1 term. The City of Vienna Division of Cultural Affairs Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship that provides a merit scholarship to exceptional Austrian students with a history of academic excellence and outstanding extracurricular achievement. Webster Vienna would like to thank the City of Vienna Division of Cultural Affairs for their on-going, generous support of this scholarship. 

  • Value: One scholarship of € 6,000 per year; renewable annually up to a total of 4 years (undergraduate) or for 2.5 years (graduate). 
  • Eligibility: A newly accepted undergraduate or graduate student who is an Austrian citizen, holds an Austrian Matura, and who has a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and outstanding spoken and written English above the English as a Second Language level. Transfer students are not eligible to receive this award. 
  • Conditions: Must be enrolled full-time (24 credits/year undergraduate, 12 credits/year graduate) and maintain a GPA of 3.0 each semester for renewal.

 

Educational Grants for Students from Lower Austria

The Lower Austria Grant Foundations are offering grants and scholarships from 6 foundations for students born in the state of Niederösterreich. For more information on the different grants and scholarships as well as the application forms, please click here.

 

Webster Vienna Second Degree Grant

All WVPU Alumni (students who have a degree granted by Webster University) who begin a second degree at WVPU (excluding online courses / programs) during or after the 2015-2016 academic year will have the tuition fee waived for the last class of their second degree prior to graduation. This benefit does not apply to currently enrolled students who started a second degree prior to Fall 2015 nor to students who enroll in certificate or online programs programs. To be considered for this grant, please apply for your second degree and after acceptance, complete and submit this Second Degree Grant Application Form to Scholarship[at]webster.ac.at.
 

Webster Vienna Legacy Tuition Grant

The Webster Vienna Legacy Tuition Grant is a program that provides a 10% reduction in tuition for new incoming students whose sibling or parent (core family) currently attends Webster Vienna Private University or graduated from any of the Webster University network of campuses. A 5% reduction in tuition applies to extended family members (aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, grandchildren etc.). Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The student must begin with Webster Vienna during or after the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • The student must enroll full time (Bachelor degree).
  • The student and their sibling(s) may be concurrently enrolled.
  • The grant also applies to sibling(s) who start at the same time.
  • Upon request, the student may be required to provide additional documentation to prove the sibling/parent relationship (e.g. birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc).

In order to confirm eligibility for this program, students must complete and submit a Webster Vienna Legacy Grant Application Form to Scholarship[at]webster.ac.at along with supporting documents (such as copies of birth certificates or other official records) confirming the grant applicant’s relationship with the current or former Webster student.

 

Scholarships for currently enrolled students

 

Merit Awards for currently enrolled students (undergraduate or graduate)

 

The Borealis Excellence Grant has been made available to Webster Vienna Private University by the generosity of Webster Vienna's new Partner in Education, Borealis AG.

The Borealis Excellence Grant is a merit-based scholarship for the best-of-the-best freshman student of the academic year at Webster Vienna Private University.  

  • Value: Full scholarship covering full tuition; renewable annually up to a total of 3 years. Books are included in tuition. Housing costs and tuition-related fees (lab fees, graduation fees, etc.) are not covered by this scholarship.
  • Eligibility: Currently enrolled undergraduate students with a current cumulative GPA of 4.0 on the American 4-point scale (see FAQs) after their freshman year. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and outstanding spoken and written English above the English as a Second Language-level.
  • Conditions: Eligible candidates must be enrolled full-time (24 credits/year undergraduate, no online courses) and have successfully completed 4-5 terms or 2 semesters (2015/16 academic year). The scholarship is available for 3 consecutive years and is renewable on a yearly basis if the recipient continues to maintain a cumulative GPA of 4.0.  
  • Availability of Scholarship: Annually, the application deadline is May 25th at 12:00 noon.

For more details or to submit your application form, please contact us at borealis.excellence@webster.ac.at

Candidates whose applications are favorably reviewed will be invited to an in-person or video interview.
 

The Borealis Excellence Awards are merit-based, partial scholarships for the top 3 freshman students of the academic year at Webster Vienna Private University.  

  • Value: 3 partial scholarships covering EUR 10,000.- per year each; renewable annually up to a total of 3 years. Books are included in tuition. Housing costs and tuition-related fees (lab fees, graduation fees, etc.) are not covered by this scholarship.
  • Eligibility: Currently enrolled undergraduate students with a current cumulative GPA of 3.9-4.0 on the American 4-point scale (see FAQs) after their freshman year. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and outstanding spoken and written English above the English as a Second Language-level.
  • Conditions: Eligible candidates must be enrolled full-time (24 credits/year undergraduate, no online courses) and have successfully completed 4-5 terms or 2 semesters (2015/16 academic year). The scholarship is available for 3 consecutive years and is renewable on a yearly basis if the recipient continues to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.9 to 4.0.  
  • Availability of Scholarship: Annually, the application deadline is May 25th at 12:00 noon. 

For more details or to submit your application form, please contact us at borealis.excellence@webster.ac.at.

Candidates whose applications are favorably reviewed will be invited to an in-person or video interview.

Merit Award - Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

Each year in late fall, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research accepts applications for a merit award from outstanding Webster Vienna undergraduate and graduate students.

Value: Euro 750 –  Euro 1,500 (depending on the number of awards); the award is based on academic excellence.

Eligibility: Enrolled degree-seeking students with a minimum GPA of at least 3.3 who have a minimum number of credit hours at Webster Vienna (Undergraduates 24 credits, Graduates 12 credits). Students must either be:

  •  an Austrian citizen
  •  an EEA  (European  Economic  Area)  citizen  with  close  ties  to  Austria  (meaning  that  the student  has  lived  in  Austria  for  the  past  five  years  and that  either  the  student  or  one parent has worked in Austria),
  • a citizen from other countries if they have lived in Austria for the past five years
  • and at least one parent has paid income tax in Austria,
  • or a refugee according to the Geneva Convention.

Please note, that the Merit Award tends to be very competitive and not all students who apply will receive an award.

The call for application is now open. Please download the application form here and send it by e-mail to merit.award[at]webster.ac.at

Deadline for application is: December 20, 2019.

Webster Vienna Training Scholarship

The Webster Vienna Training Scholarship (WVTS) aims to give all students the opportunity to gain valuable skills outside of the classroom. These training opportunities are available to all students, and recipients are chosen through a transparent process. Any student is able to apply for a WVTS during Open Calls for Applications. Please review the revised Terms and Conditions before applying for a WVTS. Please be aware that WVTS is not considered employment.

The Call for Applications for Fall 2019 is open now. Please apply here.

Fall 2019 WVTS Openings

The deadline for applications is 11:59PM, July 28, 2019.

Refer to this FAQ Page for more information.

The Office of the Director welcomes feedback from the Webster community. Please submit feedback with your comments, questions, or concerns here.

 

Webster University St. Louis Scholarship

Leif J. Sverdrup International Scholarship

Webster University St. Louis offers study awards to provide students from its European campuses the opportunity to study at the main campus for one or two terms.

  • Value: Ranges from $1,250 to $2,500; depending on the length of the study experience; the award will be applied to the student's account in St. Louis and must be used for tuition.
  • Eligibility: A current Webster Vienna student, awarded on the basis of academic excellence, recommendations, an essay and a curriculum vitae.
  • Undergraduates: Minimum  3.3 GPA.
  • Graduates: No grade lower than "B."
  • Conditions: Students who receive the award should be registered as full-time Vienna campus students but will attend classes at the St. Louis campus.

Currently enrolled students can obtain additional information about the Leif J. Sverdrup International Scholarship from Mrs. Shannon Frank, Coordinator for University Scholarships in St. Louis.