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Second Year Scholarship

The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna would like to support promising and motivated but socially disadvantaged students from third countries* as well as stateless persons, convention refugees and persons entitled to subsidiary protection and therefore provides a financial sum from the annual art auction for the 2nd Year Scholarship.

The recotorate will decide annually on the allocation of grants.

Deadline & Application

N.N. 2023 (11 a.m.)

Download Application form

Please send your documents via your student-e-mail-address to Please submit exclusively via PDF (all documents in one single PDF-file).

Scholarship benefits

  • EUR 6.000 for the second year of study, half-yearly payment. Payment for the summer semester depending on the study progress in the winter semester
  • Waiver of study fees for the second year of study

Application requirements

    • Active regular diploma, bachelor or master students in the first year of study at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
    • Citizenship of a third country* or
    • Stateless persons, convention refugees or persons entitled to subsidiary protection
    • The expected fulfilment of all curricular requirements for the first year of study must be demonstrated by the completed classes in the first semester and those classes in which student participate in the second semester
    • Furthermore, it should be foreseeable that the bachelor will be completed in the minimum period of study, the first part of the diploma program can be completed within two years and the required language competence can be demonstrated after one year
    • Social need
    • Two letters of recommendation from faculty of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. At least one letter must be from the head of studio (Fachbereichsleiter_innen), in whose field the admission took place in the first semester. The letters of recommendation should mainly focus on the applicant's previous academic progress and his_her motivation for studies

    * Except all member states of the EEA as well as Switzerland and the United Kingdom (the EEA includes the 27 EU-member states and the so-called EFTA-states Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway). Exchange students and dual citizens of an EEA member state (incl. Switzerland, United Kingdom) do not qualify for this grant.

    Criteria for grants

    • Fulfilment of the application requirements
    • Complete application materials: application form + all required documents, certificates (as noted on the application form)

    It is possible to apply for both the 2nd Year Scholarship and the Student Assistance Fund. Please note, however, that only one of the two scholarships can be awarded to you.

    Only applications with complete information and documents that conform to the criteria listed above can be considered.

      Contact and information

      Vice-Rectorate for Art | Teaching
      Mag. Bianca Zaki
      P +43(1)58816-1201