Vienna Graduate School of Finance Scholarships, Austria

Country: Austria;

Deadline: 29.01.2016



The application period for the academic year 2016/2017 has opened on November 3, 2015 (2:00 pm CET) and will end on January 29, 2016 (2:00 pm CET).

Applicants to the VGSF program should be aware that there are two rounds of evaluations. The first evaluation will take place after December 11, 2015 (2:00 pm CET), and will consider all complete applications which have been submitted by that date. A first round of offers will be made based on that pool of applicants. If not all available positions can be filled on the basis of that first round, applications received after December 11 (2:00 pm) will also be evaluated. Note that the second and final phase for 2016/2017 runs until January 29, 2016 (2:00 pm CET).

In case you are interested to apply, we suggest to carefully read the information about the application procedure in order to properly prepare your application. Further information about the program can be found under curriculum. We also propose to take a look at frequently asked questions. For all remaining questions please contact

Here are some reasons for joining the VGSF according to the view of our students:


  • American style PhD program
  • top-quality research seminars and courses
  • excellent local faculty and very well known visiting faculty
  • generous scholarship
  • travel budget for attending conferences and seminars abroad
  • comprehensive and easy access to journals and databanks
  • great finance community in Vienna with a “critical mass” of faculty and students to compete with other good schools
  • no exhausting teaching requirements 
  • excellent track record of placing students
  • the faculty takes considerable time to support PhD students in doing their research
  • very good possibilities to connect internationally
    • first: courses taught by external professors from top universities
    • second: the possibility to talk to the seminar speakers by booking a slot in their meeting schedule


  • great support offered by the VGSF office (e.g. searching for a dorm, handling visa and other issues related to traveling, dealing with administrative issues, etc.)
  • superb quality of life in Vienna