Conduct Research for Your Academic Work Abroad.

Does the topic of your Master's/Diploma degree thesis or dissertation require a stay abroad? No problem! The following scholarships are available:

If you are planning a stay abroad of at least 2 months, you may be able to get an exchange spot and receive an Erasmus+ scholarship. Ideally, your stay would be a semester long and you would also take a course or two (10 ECTS credits are recommended).

Would you like to venture into the world for your PhD thesis? Erasmus+ can make it happen! Grants available for short stays: 70 € per day (days 1-14) and 50 € per day (days 15-30).

Please find detailed information in the online application, opens an external URL in a new window.

If you do not receive a study grant (and thus no study abroad grant), and you are not eligible for an Erasmus+ scholarship, you can apply for the JKU Study Abroad Scholarship.

Quick Facts:


If Upper Austria has been your official main residence for at least 1 year and you still need financial aid to help fund your internship abroad, you can also apply for a scholarship from the state of Upper Austria as part of the IPS (Internationalization Program for Students). The amount is a max. of € 100 per month. In addition, you could receive a travel allowance for up to max. € 240 in Europe and a max. of € 480 outside of Europe.

Apply in the online application portal, opens an external URL in a new window and use the form "Scholarship Application for self-organized stays abroad (non Erasmus+)" or "Other Stays Abroad: Scholarship Application" BEFORE your stay abroad begins.

  • Intention: Research project (academic paper in the area of engineering and natural sciences) at a university in the USA
  • NEW: also for virtual/online project realization
  • Minimum period: 3 months
  • Scholarship amount: € 4,000 - € 10,000 (depends on level of studies and duration) - with online/virtual realization 40% of aforementioned amount
  • Submit an application (DOCX), opens a file in a new window by March 15 (for stays beginning end of July/beginning of August) and by October 15 (for stays beginning end of January/beginning of February)

Detailed information (PDF), opens a file in a new window