Participants of the univie: winter school for Cultural Historical Studies have the opportunity to receive a tuition waiver (scholarship) for the winter school from the International Office of the University of Vienna.

The duration of the scholarship equals to the duration of the winter school. The scholarship will amount to the program fees of the winter school, unless otherwise stated. No additional travel grant will be awarded.

Scholarship Application Requirements

Participants during an excursion in the Volksgarten

Particpants in the Volksgarten during the ecxursion along the Ringstraße

Target groups are regular students and young researchers of all disciplines from the University of Vienna and its partner universities who are admitted to a Bachelor/Diploma/Master/Doctorate or PhD programme.

Applicants obtaining student allowance (proof required) and students from partner universities of the University of Vienna receive preferential treatment.

At the time of their participation in the univie: winter school, applicants are not permitted to pursue any additional salaried work.

In addition to an applicant's previous academic record (duration of studies and grades), language proficiency will be considered. Written proof of your language proficiency (transcript of records, certificates) is required. The scientific prae-qualification of prae-docs will also be taken into account.

Applicants have to be at least 18 years old and must have completed two years of studies at college or university level in their countries of residence or have an educational background equivalent to one year at a European university before the beginning of the program.

Scholarship applicants must be in attendance for the whole period of the winter school and have an adequate command of the English language. Students whose native language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in English with their application.

Scholarship students must attend and complete two courses.

Compliance with the formal requirements of an application does not imply legal claim to financial support. Tuition waivers will be awarded according to competitive criteria and to availability of funds.

Detailed information about the univie: winter school scholarships can be found on the homepage of the International Office of the University of Vienna.

Applicants are advised to read the information carfully before preparing their scholarship application.



Scholarship Application Procedure

Participants during the excursion to the Schönberg Center

Excursion to the Schönberg Center

Application Deadline for scholarship applications is November 30, 2023. Application material must have reached the office of the Sommerhochschule by this date.


Application material must be sent to the following address (emailed applications cannot be accepted):
Innovationszentrum Universität Wien GmbH – Sommerhochschule
Campus of the University of Vienna
Alser Strasse 4/Hof 1/Tuer 1.16
1090 Vienna


Scholarship applicants accepted by the Sommerhochschule will be informed via email. It is advisable to check your email account on a regular basis after applying.

If you have been awarded a tuition waiver, you will be asked to fill in the "declaration of acceptance" (this will be sent together with the notification of acceptance) and you must email it to the International Office to claim your funding.

Scholarship Application Material

Students applying for a scholarship have to submit the same material as regular applicants. Please refer to the application material 1-5. Scholarship applicants do not have to submit a deposit.

In addition, scholarship applicants have to complete the "univie: summer/winter School Tuition Waiver form" (below or at the Website of the International Office) and submit a CV together with the regular application material. The application forms have to be submitted electronically and in hardcopy to the organisers of the univie: winter school.

Please note that the electronic and the posted application documents must be identical. In case of differences between the electronic and the posted application documents, the application will not be processed.