The MUK offers its students a series of its own competitions during their studies. These include:
KS Gabriele Sima Singing Scholarship: Two-year scholarships are awarded, donated by the heirs and in memory of the former teacher, Gabriele Sima.
Walter Jurmann Singing and Interpretation Competition: Biennially held three students at MUK will be awarded scholarships by the heirs of Walter Jurmann.
Joe Zawinul Prize of the MUK: Dedicated to one of its most famous alumni, the annual prize is awarded in the form of a project scholarship to a student at the MUK. The aim is to enable the implementation of an innovative or musically cross-border jazz project.
Chamber music competition: A top chamber music ensemble is sought that presents at least two different styles from the Viennese classical period onwards in its 15—20 minute competition programme. The winners receive prize money of 1,500 euros, donated by HFP Steuerberater.
MUK students can also participate in external competitions.