Scholarships

Scholarships for New Students
     -WUV Scholarships
     -Sponsored Scholarships
     -WUV Scholarship for MA in Counseling Psychology (GR only)
     -Webster Scholars Program (UG only)

Scholarships for Enrolled Students
     -Merit Awards
     -Webster University Vienna Work Study Scholarships
     -Webster University St. Louis Scholarship
     -Webster World Traveler Program

Apart from sponsored scholarships, all other scholarships are open to both local and international students. 

Scholarships offered through Webster's Vienna campus can only be applied to courses taken at the Vienna campus.

Degree-seeking students must apply for admission and be accepted to the Vienna campus before they can apply for Webster Vienna scholarships. Applicants should inform their admissions officer of their interest in scholarships during the admissions process.

  • Eligibility:  Students who have been granted admissions to the university with at least the equivalent GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0 on the American scale) and have the appropriate English proficiency (above English as a Second Language Level) are eligible. The intended starting term should be Fall I, August 25, 2014.  Scholarship awards are up to a maximum of  50% of the total annual tuition. Transfer students from other universities are not eligible.
  • Scholarship application  deadline:  the deadline was extended to March 24, 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applicants should start their application for admission into the Bachelor or Master programs as soon as possible. Once an applicant is granted admission, the student may start the process of applying for a scholarship. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Decision:  Scholarship Committee will meet in spring 2014 to make a decision on the scholarship recipients. All scholarships awarded by the Scholarship Committee are on the basis of academic excellence, English proficiency, financial need and contribution to the applicant's school and society. Applicants will be notified within a week of the final decision.

If you have further questions, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator at scholarship@webster.ac.at.

A scholarship application should include:

  • Submit your scholarship application form.  Your scholarship application will only be reviewed after you have been granted admission to Webster University.
  • Supporting financial documentation and official English translations if necessary as required by the Webster University, Vienna Finance Office:
    • Statement of Total NET earnings in EURO from both parents from the previous entire calendar year, issued by the employer (include tax returns for previous year if possible)
    • Statement of one month Total NET earnings in EURO from both parents of the current calendar year issued and certified by the employer (include salary statement/pay slip if possible)
  • On an attached sheet, please explain the financial circumstances that influenced your decision to seek financial aid in the form of scholarship assistance.
  • Your complete resume/curriculum vitae including a statement of all your achievements, recognition, awards, certificates, community involvement etc.
  •  In an 800-1000 word narrative, respond to the given essay prompt in a clear, well-structured, and logically organized fashion. Your essay should demonstrate your creativity, your critical abilities, and your writing skills. You are expected to carry out this task on your own without any external assistance. The help of dictionaries and/or a thesaurus is certainly permitted. Please make sure to apply the grammar and spell-checker of your computer software. Choose one of the following four essay topics:

Topic 1:

It is the year 2050 and a movie is being made of your life. Please tell us the name of your movie and briefly summarize the story line.

Topic 2:

If you could go back in time and meet a political leader, artist, writer, a legend or someone who influenced society, explain who you would like to meet, why and imagine what conversation you would have”.

Topic 3:

You have just completed your 300-page autobiography. Please submit Page 217.

Topic 4:

You are at the brink of a new life journey. Webster University is a global university with students from over 70 different countries. Draw from your personal experience when interacting with different cultures – what are the challenges you encountered, how did you solve them and what did you learn from that experience. 

 


Scholarships for New Students

WUV Scholarships for new  students (Undergraduate or Graduate)

Webster University Vienna (WUV) recognizes that some outstanding students are prevented from studying at Webster due to limited financial resources. The university provides limited scholarships per academic year which are worth up to 50% of total tuition costs. Students must be able to provide the other portion of tuition costs and living expenses.

  • Value: Up to 50% of tuition per year, renewable annually up to a total of 4 years.
  • Eligibility:  A newly accepted student must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and the appropriate English proficiency (no English as a Second Language classes).
  • Conditions: Undergraduates must be enrolled full-time (24 credits/year); a GPA of 3.0 for renewal must be maintained.

Webster Scholars Program at Webster University (Undergraduate students only)

The Webster Scholars Program (WeSP) at Webster University Vienna recognizes, supports, and develops academic excellence and performance in highly-motivated and gifted students (minimum GPA of 3.5). This is accomplished by providing students with opportunities for a challenging curriculum throughout their time at Webster University. This merit based grant for new incoming students offers up to 33% of the annual Bachelor degree tuition fee. For more information about this program, please visit the WeSP Webster Scholars Program website.


Sponsored Scholarships for new students

These scholarships are made available to Webster University by the generosity of the following sponsors. Please, read each description carefully, as each sponsor indicates specific requirements for each award. Students must apply for these scholarships through the Admissions Office at Webster University, Vienna


City of Vienna Division of Cultural Affairs Scholarship (Undergraduate Students or Graduate)

  • Value: 1 scholarship of € 6,000 per year; renewable annually up to a total of 4 years; total value € 24,000.
  • Eligibility: A newly accepted student who is an Austrian citizen holding an Austrian Matura; must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and the appropriate English proficiency (no ESL classes).
  • Conditions: Must be enrolled full-time (24 credits/year) and maintain a GPA of 3.0 for renewal.

UPC Austria Scholarship for Undergraduate Students  (currently unavailable)

  • Value: € 15,000 per year; renewable annually up to a total of 4 years; total value: € 60,000.
  • Eligibility: A meritorious newly accepted student with demonstrated financial need; preference will be given to students from countries where UPC Austria has vested interests (excluding Austria and the United States),  must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and the appropriate English proficiency (no ESL classes).
  • Conditions: Must be enrolled full-time (24 credits/year) and maintain a GPA of 3.0 for renewal. 

WUV Scholarship for MA in Counseling Psychology (Graduate)

2 scholarships are available for students who start the MA in Counseling Psychology this Fall 2014.

  •  Value: 25% of tuition per year, renewable annually.
  • Eligibility: A newly accepted student must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and the appropriate English proficiency.
  • Conditions: Graduate students must be enrolled full-time in classes to receive the scholarship; a GPA of 3.0 for renewal must be maintained. 

 


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program for U.S. citizens

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.


Scholarships for Currently Enrolled Students

Merit Awards for currently enrolled students (Undergraduate or Graduate)

Merit Award - Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research

Each year the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research awards merit to outstanding undergraduate and graduate Webster University Vienna students.

  • Value: € 726.72 – 1,500 (depending on the number of awards); the award is based on academic excellence.
  • Eligibility: Enrolled degree-seeking students with a min. GPA of at least 3.3 who have accumulated a min. of credit hours at Webster Vienna (Undergraduates 24 credits, Graduates 12 credits); must be an Austrian Citizen; citizens from other countries must have lived in Austria for the past five years and at least one of your parents must be a tax-payer in Austria or have refugee status according to the Geneva Convention.

Currently enrolled students can obtain additional information from the  Alumni & Development Office.


Webster University Vienna Work Study Scholarships

Work study scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, experience and overall suitability for the position. The university has a limited number of partial scholarships available whereby students receive partial tuition support in return for working as student assistants. Work Study positions in the library, computer laboratory, Student Affairs, the Academic Affairs Department or the Admissions Department offer students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience. The duration of such a position varies from five to ten terms, depending on the number of hours worked per term.

  • Value: For 10 hours work per week at Webster University Vienna, students receive 50% tuition coverage for one 3 credit course per term. For 20 hours work per week at Webster University Vienna, students receive 100% tuition coverage for one 3 credit course per term. Students have to take classes in the terms they receive the work study scholarship, otherwise it does not apply.
  • Eligibility: Currently enrolled degree-seeking students; min. GPA 3.0; relevant work experience is advantageous.
  • Conditions: Scholarship recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.0 and perform satisfactory work in order to retain their scholarships.

Currently enrolled students can obtain additional information about the Work Study Scholarship from Mrs. Jutta Pedigo at the Student Affairs Office at pedigo@webster.ac.at


Webster University St. Louis Scholarship

LEIF J. SVERDRUP INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
Webster University St. Louis offers study awards to provide students from its European campuses the opportunity to study at the main campus for one or two terms.

  • Value: Ranges from $1,250 to $2,500; depending on the length of the study experience; the award will be applied to the student's account in St. Louis and must be used for tuition.  
  • Eligibility: A current Webster Vienna student, awarded on the basis of academic excellence, recommendations, an essay and a curriculum vitae.
  • Undergraduates: Minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Graduates: No grade lower than B
  • Conditions: Students who receive the award would be registered as full-time Vienna campus students but would be attending classes at the St. Louis campus.

Currently enrolled students can obtain additional information about the Leif J. Sverdrup International Scholarship from Mrs. Shannon Frank, Coordinator for University Scholarships in St. Louis at franksr@webster.edu


Webster World Traveler Program

Available to all undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students registered at any Webster University campus, the Webster World Traveler Program awards one round-trip coach-class ticket to qualified Webster University students from the student’s home campus to another eligible Webster international site. Students enrolled at one of Webster’s European campuses may travel to locations in the United States, Asia and South America (other European sites excluded).

Currently enrolled students can obtain additional information about the World Traveler Program from the Student Affairs Office by contact Ms. Jutta Pedigo at pedigo@webster.ac.at