Financing Your Education

At Webster Vienna, we know financial considerations are important when making academic-related decisions. We’re here to assist our students - you - in securing a brighter future through student loans and scholarships.

Together, we’ll help you achieve academic excellence by ensuring you have access to our financial aid programs, know how to meet the eligibility requirements, and understand our application process.

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Visas and Permits

Financial Aid and Scholarships

A student visa is required for enrollment in Webster Vienna. Our staff will guide you through the visa application process, however, it is your responsibility to obtain a student visa prior to your arrival. Begin the visa application process as soon as you receive your acceptance letter, as it can take six to seven months, depending on the country of nationality.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Webster Vienna Scholarship

The scholarship application period for new students for Spring Semester 2023 begins October 1. Please read the below information carefully about the scholarships we offer and the application procedure (at the end). The application deadline is November 30, 2022 at 13:00 CET. If you have already been admitted, you can request our online scholarship application form from the Admissions Office.

We encourage all newly admitted undergraduate (bachelor's) and graduate (master's) degree students with exceptional academic achievement and proven financial need to apply for a Webster Vienna Private University Scholarship. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on the American 4-point scale and advanced or native-level proficiency in English.

Only admitted students (for full bachelor's or master's degrees, not certificate programs) may apply for scholarships. Please first apply to one of our Academic Programs through our Admissions Office. Once you are admitted, you can be considered for a scholarship.

Up to ten new students may receive the WVPU Scholarships per year.

We offer WVPU Scholarships on three different levels. The level-specific eligibility criteria and amounts awarded per academic year are:

Distinction

Master

Minimum 3.5 GPA, minimum C1 English proficiency, financial need, excellent essay and recommendations, newly accepted graduate student starting in Fall or Spring Semester.

€ 7,000 per year

 

Distinction

Bachelor

Minimum 3.5 GPA, minimum C1 English proficiency, financial need, excellent essay and recommendations, newly accepted undergraduate student starting in Fall or Spring Semester

€ 10,000 per year

 

Merit

Master

Minimum 3.0 GPA, minimum B2 English proficiency, financial need, strong essay and recommendations, newly accepted graduate student starting in Fall or Spring Semester.

€ 4,000 per year

 

Merit

Bachelor

Minimum 3.0 GPA, minimum B2 English proficiency, financial need, strong essay and recommendations, newly accepted undergraduate student starting in Fall or Spring Semester

€ 5,000 per year

 

Honors

Master

Minimum 3.0 GPA, minimum B2 English proficiency, financial need, good essay and recommendations, newly accepted graduate student starting in Fall or Spring Semester

€ 2,000 per year

 

Honors

Bachelor

Minimum 3.0 GPA, minimum B2 English proficiency, financial need, good essay and recommendations, newly accepted undergraduate student starting in Fall or Spring Semester

€ 2,500 per year

 

Please note that we offer partial scholarships only and the remaining tuition fee must be paid by the recipient.

The scholarship may be renewed for the full duration of the academic program (max. 4 years for undergraduate; max. 2 years graduate) if the following scholarship conditions are met:

Scholarship Conditions: The scholarship recipient must be enrolled full-time (24 US credits or 48 ECTS /year undergraduate, 12 US credits or 30 ECTS /year graduate) and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 each semester to continue until the end of the program.

Application Form and Requirements

Newly-accepted students for Spring Semester 2023 can request our online scholarship application form to start your scholarship application from the Admissions Office or the Scholarship Coordinator.

You will be asked to upload the following documents, which we recommend you to prepare before you start filling out the online application form:

  1. Your acceptance letter to prove that you have been accepted to a full degree program
  2. Financial motivation letter: This should be a document written by the applicant explaining their financial background, how the scholarship would help finance their education and why they deserves the scholarship
  3. Official financial documents (officially translated into English if not in English) such as salary slips, employer or pension confirmation of respective net earnings. All amounts must be stated in EUR. If not, please convert the amounts into EUR and indicate which rate was used. No bank account statements are accepted. In case of self-employment, please submit the company information and an official letter stating net earnings (in EUR).

An original essay in English on one of the two topics provided below:

  • Many students at Webster Vienna Private University have 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 1000-1,200-word essay; or
  • Many believe that we learn from our mistakes. In a 1,000-1,200-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.

The deadline for scholarship applications for new Spring 2023  students is November 30, 2022 at 13:00 CET. Please note that new student scholarships will only be awarded several weeks after this deadline.

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

In support of new Ukrainian students who still strive to pursue higher education despite the tragic and life-changing events of the war in Ukraine, WVPU offers scholarship awards to deserving newly-admitted Ukrainian students who meet the following criteria:

  • have a GPA of at least 3.0 and an advanced level of English proficiency,
  • demonstrate a strong sense of initiative, empathy, and compassion for others based on their essay and their recommendation letters, and
  • are able to contribute to making WVPU a better place for students from all countries.

Requirements: new acceptance letter issued by the WVPU Admissions Office, original essay (see previous section), financial motivation letter, financial documents proving financial need

Awards: EUR 2000 to 10000 per year based on academic strength and financial need, renewable yearly if awardee maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0

* Spring 2023 Admissions Application Deadline: October 31 (see admissions requirements here)

* Spring 2023 Scholarship Application Deadline: November 30

Newly-accepted Ukrainian students for Spring Semester 2023 can request our online scholarship application form starting October 24 from the Admissions Office.

Webster Vienna Scholarship

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 networks 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;
  • The student and their sibling(s) may be concurrently enrolled;
  • The grant also applies to sibling(s) who start at the same time; and
  • 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 via email 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 before the end of their first semester.

The call for applications for the Spring Semester 2023 is now open.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m. CET.

The Webster Vienna Training Scholarship (WVTS) aims to give all enrolled students the opportunity to gain valuable skills outside of the classroom while provided a discount to their tuition fees. The scholarship recipients will participate in different kinds of research or administrative projects running in departments and offices.

These scholarship opportunities are available to all enrolled students, and recipients are chosen through a transparent process. Any Webster Vienna student is able to apply for WVTS during Open Calls for Applications.

Each student can apply during multiple Calls (for multiple semesters) and receive scholarships in a maximum value of the tuition fee of six (6) courses (each worth 3 U.S. Credit Hours) during their academic program.

The awarded amounts depend on the estimated workload associated with the projects and varies usually between the tuition fee of one or two 3 U.S. Credit Hours courses per semester.

The duration of the projects is one semester and the selected candidate must be enrolled at least in 2 courses (each worth 3 U.S. Credit Hours) in the Spring 2023 semester.

Please review the revised Terms and Conditions before applying for WVTS and be aware that WVTS is not considered employment.

Webster Vienna Scholarship

All Webster alumni (with a full 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 students who started a second degree prior to Fall 2015 nor to students who enroll in a certificate or online 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 via email.

Starting in Fall 2020: all Webster alumni who begin a master’s degree at Webster Vienna (excluding online programs) during or after the Fall I 2020 Term will be eligible for a graduate tuition fee discount of twenty percent (20%). Alumni must first be officially admitted to a master's degree program at WVPU. To apply for this grant, students must complete and submit the Second Degree Grant Application Form via email within the first term of their master's studies.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal Application. Your application (file) must be complete by March 1 for maximum consideration. Applications completed after March 1 will be awarded from remaining funds. Student loan applications are accepted throughout the academic year. However, early application is encouraged. The Webster University FAFSA code is 002521.

Students can contact Webster University’s Office of Financial Aid through the details below.

E-mail: financialaid@webster.edu
Phone: 314-968-6992 or 1-800-983-4623
Fax: 314-968-7125

Please note that the financial aid procedure is administrated solely by the Webster University Financial Aid office in St. Louis, Missouri, USA after an acceptance letter has been granted. A Financial Aid Officer is assigned to all eligible students.

Once all information is received by the Financial Aid Office in St. Louis, you will receive an award letter in the mail. Award information is also available on Webster University’s website under your Connections login.

In order to assist as many students as possible, Federal Financial Aid cannot award 100% of a student’s demonstrated need. Financial aid is designed to supplement a family’s contribution; therefore, a student should be prepared to finance a portion of his/her cost of education.

Please note financial aid is not disbursed until after your studies begin. You must arrange your own funding for travel and living costs for at least one to two months after the beginning of your study.

Our programs are approved for veterans’ education benefits. Students who enroll in Webster University may qualify for benefits such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is responsible for the approval of disbursement of such benefits.

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Program is designed to help military students avoid out-of-pocket tuition and fees that may exceed the Post-9/11 GI Bill® tuition benefit.

For more information, please visit:

Yellow Ribbon Program
Post-9/11 GI Bill

Sponsored Scholarships and Merit Scholarships for Current Students

Borealis - Keep Discovering

Note that we are no longer accepting applications for this scholarship at this time. 

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

The scholarship application period for the Fall 2022 Semester will begin on March 1. Qualified applicants must request the scholarship application form from the Admissions Office starting in March. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2022 at 13:00 CET. 

The last scholarship will be awarded to one incoming undergraduate student (first-time freshmen, i.e. coming directly from high school) on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic excellence. Transfer students from other accredited universities are not eligible to apply.

The Borealis Social Scholarship carries a nearly full-tuition award for one incoming undergraduate student with outstanding academic excellence and proven financial need who will begin her or his studies in the Fall 2022 (September).

This partial scholarship covers 22000 Euros of tuition per academic year. The remaining tuition and other costs, i.e. lab fees, study trips, etc., must be paid for by the student according to the official WVPU payment deadlines. The scholarship is renewable annually up to a total of 4 years.

Eligibility:

  • Eligible students should have achieved a cumulative academic GPA (Grade Point Average) between 3.5 and 4.0 on a scale of 4.0;
  • The student must be accepted into the undergraduate program in accordance with the standard admissions requirements of Webster Vienna Private University;
  • The Scholarship student must be enrolled full-time and may begin their first year of study in the Fall semester 2021;
  • Proven English proficiency of the scholarship student is crucial: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), IELTS, or Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE) scores are required prior to admission if it is not established that the student is a native English speaker; and
  • Students accepted on probation or those who need to take ESLG (English as a second language) classes are not eligible

Conditions:

  • The Borealis Social Scholarship applies to courses successfully completed at the Webster Vienna Private University campus and does not cover online courses;
  • The student is not allowed to stay out of the program for more than two terms (= 1 semester);
  • The student must be enrolled full-time, complete a minimum of 12 US credits per semester;
    The student may study abroad at another Webster University location for a maximum of two terms (1 semester), but the student must first meet with the academic advisor to ensure that he/she meets the minimum credit requirements and completes the last 36 credits at the Webster Vienna campus in order to qualify for the Austrian-accredited WVPU diploma;
  • The scholarship is renewable each year and will be reviewed at the end of each semester to determine whether the scholarship recipient has fulfilled the scholarship conditions and achieved the required grade point average (GPA);
  • If the scholarship recipient’s cumulative GPA falls below a 3.5, but their session GPA (i.e. term grades = session GPA) is between a 3.33 – 3.5, the student will go on probation. While on probation the student must complete at least 12 US credit hours of coursework per semester, may not withdraw from any class, and must achieve a session GPA of at least 3.5.;
  • If the student’s session GPA is 3.5. or higher again after the probation semester, he or she will be removed from probation. If, however, in any further semester after the probationary semester the student’s session GPA falls below 3.5, he/she loses the scholarship; and
  • If a student’s cumulative GPA drops below a 3.33, they will lose funding.

Application and Selection Procedures/Timeline:

Webster Vienna Private University and Borealis welcome applications from newly-admitted students from all countries. The scholarship application period for the Fall 2022 Semester will begin on March 1. Qualified applicants must request the scholarship application form from the Admissions Office starting in March. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2022 at 13:00 CET. 

Required application documents:

  • Résumé/CV;
  • Additional recommendation letter aside from the one submitted to Admissions;
    Income statements of all persons responsible for financing the students' education;
  • An essay on one of the two topics below:
    • Many students at Webster Vienna Private University have 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.
  • 400-word motivational letter focusing on:
    • Why you chose Webster Vienna Private University and the particular major(s);
    • What makes you an excellent student and therefore eligible for the Borealis Social Scholarship;
    • Your career aspirations, leadership skills or other distinctions; and
    • Explaining your financial need.

Please use our online scholarship application form to start your scholarship application which can be requested (beginning March) from the Admissions Office or the Scholarship Coordinator.

Filling out the form will take approximately 10 minutes if you have all the necessary documents ready. You will be asked to upload several documents including the essay, motivational letter and income statements.

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2022 at 1:00 PM CET.

Please upload all income statements in a combined (only one) pdf file. Shortlisted scholarship candidates will be invited for interviews until mid-June. The final selection will take place by the end of June. Decisions will be communicated to all applicants in July. The starting date of the Borealis Social Scholarship recipient will be in the Fall Semester 2022.

With the discontinuation of our externally sponsored merit scholarships, WVPU wishes to continue to award highly deserving undergraduate students (first-time freshmen, i.e. coming directly from high school) after their freshman year at Webster Vienna Private University.

Two merit-based partial scholarships in the amount of EUR 10000 will be awarded to two first-year undergraduate students in the academic year 2021-22 at Webster Vienna Private University.

The recipients will have to demonstrate outstanding academic excellence and must have achieved a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) between 3.8 and 4.0 in their first year at Webster Vienna.

The scholarship is renewable annually for up to a total of 3 years.

Application Period Start: June 1

Application Form: Available starting May 23 from WVPU's Head of Admissions 

Application Deadline: July 31

In support of current WVPU students who are experiencing extraordinary financial difficulties due to the war in Ukraine, WVPU will be extending tuition fee discounts.

Affected students must submit an application form with an explanation of their financial situation and tuition fee needs. Grant amounts will depend on the number of applications received and available funding. All grant applications will be reviewed by management. Proof of financial need may also be required. 

Application Period Start: June 1 

Application Form: available from May 23 from Scholarship Committee

Application Deadline: July 31

Wien logo

At present we are not accepting applications for the City of Vienna scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded again in Fall 2024.

The scholarship eligibility requirements for reference:

Scholarship value: One scholarship of €6000 per year; renewable annually up to a total of 4 years (undergraduate) or for 2.5 years (graduate); The scholarship will be reviewed at the end of each semester to determine whether the student has fulfilled the scholarship conditions and achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.

Eligibility

A newly accepted undergraduate or graduate student who holds an Austrian Matura or school leaving certificate (e.g. IB Diploma) from a high school in Austria and has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and is:

  • An Austrian citizen; or
  • 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), or
  • 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.

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 (Undergraduate with 24 US credits/year, Graduate with 12 US credits/year). The recipient of the scholarship 1 must maintain a GPA of 3.0 each semester for renewal. During the time the scholarship is in effect, the student will abide by the disciplinary and academic policies set forth in the Student Academic Handbook and Student Code of Ethics.

Merit logo

Each year, in late fall, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research accept 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

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; and
  • 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 and send via email.

Deadline for applications is December 17, 2021, 1:00 p.m. CET.

The Lower Austria Grant Foundations are offering grants and scholarships from six foundations for students born in the state of Niederösterreich. For more information on the different grants and scholarships, please visit the Lower Austria Grant website (in German).

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 Shannon Frank, Coordinator for University Scholarships in St. Louis.

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