Scholarships

Thank you for your interest in scholarships at Webster Vienna. Please note that the application deadline for all scholarships for new, incoming undergraduate, graduate, and transfer students has passed. Please nevertheless acquaint yourself with the information below should you want to apply for scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. The updated scholarship application will be available in early Spring, 2017.

Every accepted student who applies using the Webster Vienna Scholarship Application is automatically reviewed for any scholarship which he or she is eligible to receive. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and financial need, and only applicants who have submitted a complete Webster Vienna Scholarship Application will be considered.

Applicants should have exceptional grades (min. GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale), as well as strong performance on Webster Vienna’s accepted English proficiency exams (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Advanced Exam). Applicants' admissions materials (grades, official English proficiency scores, admissions essay, letters of recommendation, and resume/CV) will also be taken into consideration by the selection committee. If a scholarship applicant's application for admission is incomplete, it can affect their chances to be considered for a scholarship. We therefore recommend that you submit your application for admission and your scholarship application at the same time.

All applicants are encouraged to read a list of frequently asked questions about all scholarships. 

Please see below for the eligibility criteria for all of our scholarships. Final decisions will be made during the first week of July, 2016 with candidates informed shortly thereafter. 

Scholarships for new students

Scholarships for currently enrolled students

Webster Vienna Scholarships

Webster Vienna encourages all incoming undergraduate (bachelor), transfer, 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. Applications received after June 15th, 2016 will not be considered.

Webster Vienna Scholarships for undergraduate students cover between 10-50% (with no award exceeding 50%), while graduate scholarships cover between 10-25% of tuition for accepted applicants. 

  • Eligibility: A newly accepted undergraduate, graduate, or transfer student (with less than 90 hours of transfer credits) 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 for renewal.
  • Availability: Webster Vienna Scholarships are available to applicants who will begin their studies in the Fall 1, 2016 term in August, 2016 or the Spring 1 term in January, 2017.
  • Application: Please apply using the Webster Vienna Scholarship Application, submitting it no later than the June 15th, 2016 deadline.

Sponsored 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 in August, 2016. 

  • 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.
  • Availability of Scholarship: Please apply by submitting the Webster Vienna Scholarship Application by the deadline of June 15th, 2016.

Candidates whose application is favorably reviewed will be invited to an in-person or video interview in early July. 

 

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 in August, 2016. 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.
  • Availability of Scholarship: Please apply by submitting the Webster Vienna Scholarship Application by the deadline of June 15th, 2016.

Webster Vienna Second Degree Grant

All Webster Vienna Alumni (students who have a degree from Webster Vienna Private University) who begin a second degree during or after the 2015-2016 academic year will have tuition fees 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 programs. To be considered for this grant, please apply first for your second degree and then fill out this form. If you have any further questions, please contact Ms. Teresa Sedlar, Director of Admissions.
 

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 or graduated from Webster Vienna Private University. 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 2016-2017 academic year.
  • The student must enroll full time (Bachelor degree).
  • The student and their sibling(s) may be concurrently enrolled.
  • Upon request, the student may be required to provide additional documentation to proof the sibling/parent relationship (e.g. birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc).

In order to confirm eligibility for this program, students must submit a Webster Vienna Legacy Tuition Grant application, available here. If you have any further questions, please contact Ms. Teresa Sedlar, Director of Admissions.

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 2015/16 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: The start date of the Borealis Excellence Grant is the Fall I-term of the 2016/17 academic year.   

For more details, please see the application form and apply by submitting the Borealis Excellence Grant Application Form by the deadline of July 11th 2016 at 12:00 noon.

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 2015/16 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: The start date of the Borealis Excellence Awards is the Fall I-term of the 2016/17 academic year .   

For more details, please see the application form and apply by submitting the Borealis Excellence Awards Application Form by the deadline of July 11th, 2016 at 12:00 noon. 

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

 

Merit Award - Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research

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

  • Value: € 750 – 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 of number of credit hours at Webster Vienna (Undergraduates 24 credits, Graduates 12 credits). The student must be an Austrian Citizen. Citizens from other countries must have lived in Austria for the past five years and at least one of your parents must be a tax-payer in Austria or have refugee status according to the Geneva Convention.

Applications for the 2016/2017 Merit Award will be available in early Fall, 2016. Applications and supporting documents will be submitted to Carina Starlinger-Mazelle's office by December 18th, 2016. Currently enrolled students can obtain additional information on this award from the Alumni & Development Office.

Work Study Scholarships

Work study scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, experience, and overall suitability for the position. The university has a limited number of partial work study scholarships available whereby students receive partial tuition support in return for working as student assistants. Work Study positions in the library, computer laboratory, Student Affairs, the Academic Affairs Department or the Admissions Department offer students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience. The duration of such a position varies from five to ten terms, depending on the number of hours worked per term.

  • Value: For 10 hours work per week at Webster Vienna, students receive 50% tuition coverage for one 3 credit course per term. For 20 hours work per week at Webster Vienna, students receive 100% tuition coverage for one 3 credit course per term. Students have to take classes in the terms they receive the work study scholarship for the scholarship to apply. A student can qualify for a maximum of up to a 20 hour Work Study scholarship.
  • Eligibility: Currently enrolled degree-seeking students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who ideally have relevant work experience.
  • Conditions: Scholarship recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.0 and perform satisfactory work in order to retain their scholarships.

Currently enrolled students can obtain additional information about the Work Study Scholarship from Ms. Jutta Marka in the Student Affairs Office.

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.