The arts are an integral part of the DNA of Austrian culture, and Fulbright Austria is dedicated to supporting aspiring artists on both sides of the Atlantic to strengthen the bonds that unite the US and Austria. With the support of our institutional partners and cooperating agencies in both countries, we are in a position to offer 28 hyphenated awards for US scholars and students.
The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) is among the world's most renowned universities specialized in the performing arts, ensuring mdw has a special standing in the Austrian educational landscape. In 2021, mdw managed about 1,556 students and hosted 470 staff and faculty members on its campuses in Vienna, Salzburg, and Nuremberg.
Since 1950, Fulbright Austria has placed over 185 US students and eight US scholars at mdw. Since 2011, we have been had an institutionalized partnership with mdw to allow US Fulbright students to do their research at the university’s campus in Vienna. In 2022, we renewed the agreement with mdw and established new opportunities for US students in Austria.