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.
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.
Walter Jurmann Singing and Interpretation Competition: Biennially held three students at MUK will be awarded scholarships by the heirs of Walter Jurmann.
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.
Gottfried von Einem Prize: The Gottfried von Einem Prize for instrumentalists studying at one of the seven Austrian music universities is aimed at students of the instrumental subjects oboe, clarinet, piano, harpsichord, guitar, violin, viola, violoncello and double bass. In addition to compulsory pieces by Gottfried von Einem, other works of contemporary solo literature must be presented for the competition.
Composition Competition Film Competence Centre | Film Music: The competition is to compose the music for the graduation film of the MUK degree programme Acting 2023. Three scenes from past graduation films will be made available to be re-scored. All MUK students are eligible to participate.
Music promotion award „Goldene Note“ for 5 to 18-year-old talents: Founded by Leona König in 2016, IMF supports highly gifted children between the ages of 5 and 18 in their musically development. Talents are sought in the categories of piano, violin, violoncello, flute, clarinet and trumpet.
arte4artists Art Scholarship
For students of the University of Arts Linz and the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna sponsored by arte Hotels.
Ö1 Talentebörse Composition Prize: The Ö1 Talentebörse Composition Prize in the amount of 10,000 euros is awarded every two years by Ö1 and the Österreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) and serves to promote young composers who study at one of the following five Austrian music universities (mdw, MUK, ABPU, moz, kug).
MUK students can also participate in external competitions.