Austria 2013/14 - grants and loans
Date of publication: 2014
Grants - note: Approximately 17 % of students took grant in 2011/12
Need-based grant (euro): min 60 - max 8952
Merit-based grant (euro): min 60 - max 8952
The federal student grants can systematically be divided into two sections: direct study financing received in cash,
and indirect study financing which the student may receive by a transfer payment to the students’ parents, or
through non-cash benefits.
Direct student support is paid out in monthly instalments up to EUR 8 952 per year. The amount is assessed on
the basis of income and number of family members of the student, his/her parents and his/her spouse.
The grants need not be paid back except when proof of academic achievement is missing after the first two
LoansNo student loans.
Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017