Scholarships.

You can apply for the following scholarhips - regardless of citizenship - to take part in a study abroad program:

 

If you are receiving a study grant ("Studienbeihilfe"), you can apply to receive your study grant abroad, opens an external URL in a new window for a maximum of 20 months. Submit the application to the Austrian Study Grant Authority in Linz, opens an external URL in a new window. You will need a copy of your official credit transfer approval.

If the amount of the study grant abroad you receive to help you study abroad is lower than the JKU scholarship, you will get the difference under the JKU exchange xcholarship (providing the funds are available).

Scholarships are between € 390 - € 490 a month depending on the country (amounts for 2022/2023):

Scholarship

Country

€ 390

Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czechia, Turkey, Hungary

€ 440

Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus

€ 490

Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom

The study abroad grant ("Auslandsbeihilfe") can additionally be received.

Students who go abroad accompanied by children and students with disabilities or chronic conditions get 250 euros per month on top. For students receiving a study grant (Studienbehilfe) this applies only for stays during the academic year 2021/22.

The JKU offers scholarships to study abroad in the following amounts (amounts for the academic years 2021/22 and 2022/23) to students who do not receive a study allowance (and therefore no study allowance to study abroad) and no Erasmus+ scholarship:

COUNTRY

STIPEND/SEMESTER*

   TRAVEL ALLOWANCE    

Argentina

€ 900

€ 300

Australia

€ 1575

€ 500

China (VR)

€ 900

€ 300

Chile € 900 € 300

Ecuador

€ 450

€ 300

Indonesia

€ 450

€ 300

Japan

€ 900

€ 300

Canada*

€ 1575

€ 300

Columbia

€ 450

€ 300

Korea (South)

€ 900

€ 300

Mexico

€ 900

€ 300

New Zealand € 1575 € 500

Peru

€ 450

€ 300

Russia

€ 900

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South Africa

€ 900

€ 300

Taiwan

€ 900

€ 300

Thailand

€ 450

€ 300

USA

€ 1575

€ 300

Other countries outside of Europe

€ 450

€ 300

ISEP (different countries)

€ 900

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* For shorter stays, the scholarship will be calculated according to the length.

See the terms & conditions to apply, opens a file in a new window., opens a file in a new window

If Upper Austria has been your official main residence for at least 1 year and you still need financial aid to help fund your studies 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 as part of the scholarship application via the JKU online form, opens an external URL in a new window.

As part of the study abroad program, there is also financial aid available to attend language courses:

  1. If you have taken a fee-based language course at the JKU (French, Italian, or Spanish) to help you prepare for your study abroad program, then you can get the fee refunded when you start your studies abroad. Apply as part of the online scholarship application.
  2. If you have taken a fee-based basic language course at another institution than the JKU, then you can also apply for a refund in your online scholarship application.
  3. Erasmus+: If you would like to take an intensive language course at the host university before beginning your studies abroad then you can apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship.

For a 4-week language course abroad you can apply for a separate scholarship for an intensive language course. Please note the requirements!

Applying for a Scholarship.

You can only apply for the Erasmus+ scholarship, the JKU scholarship, and the IPS scholarship after you have been accepted to the study abroad program.

Please note: All exchange students are required to complete this form!

Deadlines.

Write these dates in red in your calendar:

  • JUNE 1: Study abroad programs beginning in Winter Semester, meaning in July at the earliest
  • NOVEMBER 1: Study abroad programs beginning in Summer Semester