South Tyrolean Student Association


We are...

... the most important South Tyrolean students representation. The sh.asus is not place bound to the headquarter but additionally has seven branch offices in big university cities, four in Austria and three in Italy. The sh.asus was founded in 1955 as a non-profit association. Its main task is to represent the interest of South Tyrolean students abroad and students in South Tyrol. 

Become a member!

With your membership, you strengthen our position as an advocacy group in our dealings with political decision-makers!

You can also expect many benefits! 

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Our services


Student counseling, information on universities, recognition, study grants, psychological counseling

Representation of interests

Position on educational policy issues, representation of the interests and needs of students, votes in the State Advisory Council for the Right to Higher Education.


Parties, film evenings, educational trips, communal meals, courses and much more are organized by volunteer students.


Call for proposals by IER - thesis on the South Tyrolean economy

The IER - Institute for Economic Research of the Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano supports students who are writing a Bachelor's or Master's thesis on the South Tyrolean economy. The three best research concepts (exposés) are awarded with 1,500 euros.

Deadlines for application for the summer semester 2023/24: 15 April until 16 June 2024

However, the final thesis must not have been completed at the time of registration.

Further information about the call for proposals as well as the application form can be found here: 

(published 8/4/2024)

Merit-based grants

From 13 March 2024 until 24 April 2024, 12 noon, students and graduates with particularly good performance can apply for a merit scholarship from the Province of Bolzano. 

The achievements of the 2022/23 academic year will be taken into account when awarding the 208 merit scholarships. Additional points are awarded for language certificates and participation in international mobility programmes.

Further information is available on our website.

(published 12/3/2024)