Staff mobility grants of TU Wien

International relationships: grants for international visiting scientists at TU Wien

A grant for the stay in Vienna, and if applicable, also the respective travel costs[1] are reimbursed for staff of foreign universities which have not concluded a valid partnership agreement with TU Wien, who are visiting TU Wien for the purpose of initiating or continuing research and academic cooperation.

GUIDELINES for the use of the grant for international visiting scientists at TU Wien financed from "Funds for International Relationships"

1. Eligible beneficiaries

Staff members of international universities which have not concluded a valid partnership agreement with TU Wien, may receive for their visits at TU Wien aimed at initiating or continuing research and academic cooperation a grant to cover their costs of stay in Vienna and possibly also their travel costs[1].

2. Application

A grant from the "Funds for International Relationships" provided for the stay of an international visiting scientist at TU Wien can only be applied for by TU Wien staff (except for project assistants, lectors).

A written application for funding must be submitted to the International Office between 6 months and 3 weeks before the expected arrival of the guest. Applications can only be made for the current budget year (exception: it is possible to submit an application in December for the following January). Please use the relevant application form for this.

There is no legal entitlement to this funding.

3. Eligible activities

The funding is primarily foreseen for the initiation and realisation of research and academic cooperation.

A maximum of 2 visitors from the same university can be funded for the same period.

Each applicant from TU Wien can apply for a maximum of € 3500 per budget year to fund foreign visiting scientists at TU Wien!

4. Daily rate for the stay

For a stay duration up to 10 days, a grant of € 100 per day is foreseen for all foreign visiting scientists. If the stay is longer than 10 days, a grant of € 25 per day is foreseen from the 11th day onwards.

It is possible to apply for a grant for a maximum duration of stay up to one month (30 days). The full grant for one month amounts to € 1500.

5. Travel costs

Travel costs can only be reimbursed for visitors from the following countries: EU acceding and candidate countries, opens an external URL in a new window, Western Balkan countries, opens an external URL in a new window, Least Developed Countries, opens an external URL in a new window (according to UN classification).

6. Payment

Payments to foreign visiting scientists can only be made by bank transfers.

The basis for the payment is the completed original application (incl. completed points 8. and 9.), which is to be sent to Ms. Diana Tsenova by internal mail. If travel expenses are to be reimbursed, the travel receipts (train and plane tickets as well as travel invoices, etc.) must also be submitted.

Cash payments can only be made in justified individual cases (e.g. countries with a high banking risk) and require a prior approval by the bursar's office.

7. Short report

Based on the provision of the grant, the applicant is obliged to produce a short written report about the visit, and to submit it directly to the International Office within 14 days after the departure of the visiting scientist. You will find the reporting form here >>, opens a file in a new window.

8. Additional financing requests

In the case of additional financing commitments from other parties (dean’s office, FWF, etc.), the International Office must be informed, and may ask for partial repayment. Furthermore, any changes to details provided by the applicant, especially changes to the duration of stay or the cancellation of the trip abroad, must be communicated to the International Office immediately.

9. Cancellation of trips

Please note that neither cancellation fees for unstarted journeys, nor cancellation insurance can be financed from this budget!

10. Contact

Contact person for mobility grants in the International Office:
Mag. Diana TSENOVA
Tel.:  (01) 58801 41557   



Paniglgasse 16, 1st floor
1040 Vienna

Counselling hours
concerning TUW grants for international relationships and university partnerships:

Tuesday and Friday:
9:30 - 11:30, 13:30 - 15:30

ATTENTION!  Personal counselling only by appointment.


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