The JKU rewards your academic achievements and successes! Here you will find a list of all available scholarships and grants ranging from successfully completing studies to support for a stay abroad program. See Study Grant Authority, opens an external URL in a new window for additional information. Take advantage of the opportunity!

Study Abroad Scholarship

Students spending a study-relevant stay abroad can apply for a financial aid scholarship:


Merit Scholarships and Study Grants

Did you complete your degree program in the alotted time with an average GPA of no less than 2.0? Or is your Diploma degree/Master's thesis or doctoral dissertation deserving of financial support? Here you will find information you need to apply for a JKU merit scholarship or a study grant. The scholarships are awarded annually and funds have been made available by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and the Economy.

MORE - Scholarship for Refugees

Since 2015 the JKU Linz is part of the UNIKO MORE initiative that supports refugee students who are enrolled in the university preparation program (MOREclassic) as well as in a regular study program (Borealis-MORE-Scholarship). The scholarships are awarded annually. The Borealis-MORE-Scholarship is sponsored by Borealis AG, Vienna.

MOREclassic (university preparation program)

Borealis-MORE-Scholarship (regular study program)

Graduation Scholarship

The Graduate Scholarship was created for students approaching the end phase of attaining their academic goal. Prerequisites include only have a few examinations to pass until degree completion or - if graduate requirements include writing a Diploma degree or Master's thesis - that the student has begun writing the thesis.

Please note: Doctoral/PhD candidates are not eligible to receive a graduation scholarship.

Fellowship and Awards for Academics and Scientists

The Department of Gender & Diversity Management would like to take this opportunity to announce both the annual IRIS FISCHLMAYR Fellowship & Awards and the annual ZONTA Award.

Named in memory of the JKU economist and business professor who passed away in 2017, the IRIS FISCHLMAYR Award and the accompanying prize money is presented in recognition of outstanding scientific/academic work (Master’s/Diploma degree theses and dissertations) that include a reference to diversity. The IRIS FISCHLMAYR Fellowship is a dissertation grant awarded to support junior female academics and scientists in the field of engineering and natural sciences at the JKU.

In cooperation with the ZONTA Club Linz, the ZONTA Award is presented to a particularly driven, socially active female student majoring in an academic degree program at the Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences.

Additional Financial Aid Support

You don't qualify for a merit scholarship or a study grant? The Austrian Study Grant Authority, opens an external URL in a new window provides comprehensive information on its homepage about additional funding opportunities. The Upper Austrian Chamber of Labor has created a scholarship calculator, opens an external URL in a new window that has also been tested by the Study Grant Authority.

You can find additional information about scholarships and social benefits in the brochure "Studieren in Linz" published by the Austrian Student Union. The brochure is available at the SOWI ÖH office (in the Keplergeb. building).