SEE Graduate Scholarships

Fellowship Programs

Objective and Eligibility

The SEE Graduate Scholarships for students from South-Eastern Europe aim to support exceptionally talented students in need, who are pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in Vienna. It offers stipends and access to the scholarly community at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM). The scholarships are open to all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Applicants for scholarships:

  • must be citizens of one of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey (must not be EU citizens)
  • have their place of residence in Vienna
  • must be enrolled in a master’s or PhD program in the humanities or social sciences at an institution of higher education in Vienna (and demonstrate proof of enrolment) for the duration of the scholarship
  • must have completed their bachelor’s or master’s degree with excellent results.


The selected applicants will be granted a stipend to pursue their academic work from September 2023 to August 2024. Master’s students receive € 1,000 per month, doctoral students € 1,200 per month.

For the duration of the scholarship, the selected applicants must not receive direct or indirect income from other scholarship programs, rent, or capital investment.

The grantees will not be resident at the IWM. They are invited to join the scholarly community at the Institute by participating in seminars and academic events at the IWM.


Applications must be submitted using our application platform and should include:

  • a curriculum vitae (max. two double-spaced pages)
  • one letter of recommendation from a scholar familiar with the applicant’s academic work
  • final certificate from the bachelor’s or master’s degree with proof of performance
  • a short project description (max. 400 words)
  • proof of enrolment in a master’s or PhD program in Vienna
  • proof of residence in Vienna
  • signed declaration of income
  • scan of passport
  • signed statement that the applicant is not an EU citizen.

All application materials should be in English.

Applications are now closed. 

Jury and Notification

The grantees will be selected by a jury of experts. Applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision in April/May 2023.

The jury is not required to publicly justify its decisions, nor to provide applicants individual feedback on their applications.



Franz Graf
Fellowship Program Coordinator


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