1 Fulbright-Diplomatic Academy Student Award NEW
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length9 Months
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (DA) collaborates with Fulbright Austria (the Austrian-American Educational Commission) to offer one grant for a qualified student to enroll in one of the courses that the DA offers for university graduates: its one-year Diploma Programme; the first or second year of its two-year Master of Advanced International Studies (MAIS) Program, or the first year of its two-year Master of Science in Environmental Technology and International Relations (ETIA) Program or the first year of its two-year Master of Science in Digital International Affairs (DIA) Program. Please note that this grant is limited to one academic year for students accepted into the first year of the MAIS Program. Especially qualified students may enroll directly in the second year of the program. (Note: US citizens already enrolled as students at the DA are not eligible for second-year funding.)
Nine months, contingent upon the program chosen.
The Fulbright-Diplomatic Academy Student Award begins with an orientation in Vienna in mid- to late September.
Applicants must hold a university degree in any discipline (minimum 180 ECTS or equivalent) and have an excellent command of English.
Dual nationals will be considered under special circumstances and in cases where project proposals are of exceptional merit. The FFSB policies apply.
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
In your Fulbright online application, please select “Diplomatic Academy US Student Award” from the “Award Name” drop-down menu to be considered for this grant.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Candidates for the Diploma Program are expected to have a good knowledge of English and of either German or French with at least basic skills in the respective third language. Instruction in the MAIS program is in English. Knowledge of German – Intermediate is recommended
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter recommended but not required at deadline
It is possible but not necessary for candidates to apply independently for admission to the DA. However, it is advisable to contact the DA’s admission office to ascertain which program is most appropriate for the candidate.
Costs for tuition will be covered by Fulbright Austria and the DA. Grantees receive an award to cover the costs of on-site room and board on site, and grantees can choose on-campus housing or find off-campus accommodations.
Grantees can be housed on campus or elect to live off campus.