22:29Scholarships for study in Austria
Scholarship Council of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria for Undergraduates, Graduates and Postgraduates
Area of study or research:
- Natural Sciences
- Technical Sciences
- Agriculture and Forestry, Veterinary Medicine
- Social Sciences, Law and Economics
- Humanities and Theology
- Fine Arts
Type of grant - semester or one-year grant, research grant
Target Group |undergraduate students, graduates, postgraduates
Authority awarding grant - Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria
Duration - 4 months
Quota - max. 100 scholarships; the quota depends on the budget
1)monthly scholarship rate:
for students enrolled in a master or diploma programme: € 940 for doctoral students: € 1040,--
2) accident and health insurance, accommodation
a) If necessary, the OeAD (Austrian Agency for Internationa Cooperation in Education and Research) will effect an accident and health insurance.
b) The OeAD provides scholarship holders with accommodation (student dormitory or apartment). Monthly costs: € 200 to € 380 (depending on the level of comfort requested by the scholarship holder). The scholarship holder has to pay an administrative fee of € 15.— per month to the OeAD for the provision of accommodation. The costs for insurance and accommodation have to be covered by the scholarship holder from the scholarship.
Applicants for a scholarship coming from countries which are neither members of the EU, nor members of EFTA, EEA or OECD can be granted a travel allowance of up to max. € 500,-- in addition to the scholarship.
There isn't any additional funding beside that.
Closing date for applications - 01. 03. 2010
Advice on how to apply
Scholarships for graduates and postgraduates who are descendants of forced labour workers or come from those countries that have exceptionally suffered from the Nazi regime, especially from the recruitment of forced labour workers.
All scholarships are awarded based on competition. This means that even when all scholarship requirements are met, there is no legal claim to obtain a scholarship. Scholarships for study periods at universities are only awarded upon a waver of tuition fees. Scholarships are also awarded for research periods at scientific research institutions in Austria (e.g. universities, Austrian Academy of Sciences, National Library, National Archive). As for article 1 of the Austrian Data Protection Act, BGBl. Nr. 165/1999 in the present version, the applicant is aware of the fact and fully agrees that personal data contained in the application and its enclosures may be circulated for statistical purposes and in order to ensure that the application can be properly processed.
Applicants wishing to apply for admission at an Austrian university need to contact the university they would like to attend directly.
A confirmation of supervision by a supervisor of the chosen Austrian host institution is necessary.
Applications thatare incomplete at the time of submission or that do not meet the scholarship requirements will not be taken into consideration. It is not possible to hand in any documents after the deadline.
If a scholarship is awarded due to incorrect data or if there is a case of double financing, the complete scholarship will have to be returned.
No scholarships are awarded for summer courses, language courses, clinical traineeship or internships.
I Application documents
Fully completed on-line application form "Application for a Scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria” including a CV and a project plan for the study or research stay in Austria which describes what is planned to be done in Austria and which preparatory work has already been completed.
Two letters of recommendation from teaching staff from the home university which confirm the necessity of the stay in Austria and provide information about the scientific qualification of the applicant as well as about his/her qualification for the stay in Austria. The letters of recommendation have to be scanned as PDF-File and attached to the application.
Good knowledge of German or English has to be proved, depending on the language in which the project is to be carried out in Austria. The respective certificate of the test in German or English has to be scanned as PDF files and attached to the application.
The applicant is requested to forward his/her study or research project plan and the two letters of recommendation as well as the form "confirmation of supervisor” to the person they would like to become their supervisor. The written confirmation of the supervisor of the Austrian host institution (fully completed and signed on-line form "confirmation of supervisor”) has to be scanned as PDF files and attached to the on-line application.
Without a letter of confirmation of a supervisor of an Austrian institution a scholarship will not be awarded.
For descendants of forced labour workers: processing number or copy of the letter of information (to be scanned as PDF-File and attached to the on-line application).
II Criteria for selection
A committee of experts examines and evaluates the applications according to the following criteria:
Why is it necessary for you to study or to do research in Austria?
What exactly will you do in Austria in the framework of your scholarship stay?
How do you plan to carry out your project? Which scientific methods/which methodology will you apply?
What is the objective of your study or research project in Austria?
Which concrete steps have you foreseen to achieve your planned study/research objective (participation in courses, research in archives, interviews . . .)?
Have you already completed preparatory work to achieve your study/research objective? If yes, which?
Where do you want to carry out your project (library, archive, institute . . .)?
Academic background, list of publications etc.
III Application deadline and procedure
The application deadline absolutely needs to be kept and the application has to be submitted on-line by 23.59.59 Central European Time on March1, 2010. Applications which are submitted in a different way or after the deadline will not be taken into consideration!
Students in a master or diploma programme or doctoral students who are descendants of forced labour workers or come from those countries which have exceptionally suffered from the Nazi regime, especially from the recruitment of forced labour workers, that is students enrolled outside Austria working on their diploma or master thesis or students enrolled in doctoral programmes/doctoral studies outside Austria are eligible to apply. Applicants enrolled in diploma or master programmmes or doctoral programmes/doctoral studies need to attach a letter of confirmation of their home university/faculty regarding their course (to be scanned as PDF file and attached to the on-line application).
Undergraduates: 35 years (born on or after October 1, 1975)
Doctoral students: 40 years (born on or after October 1, 1970)
The Scholarship Council of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria decides based on the recommendation of a committee of experts. The OeAD will award the scholarships on behalf of Scholarship Council.
Heike Kernbauer (email@example.com)