Scholarship Opportunities to Study in Austria

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Austria is a a small country, but it has above nine reputable colleges who have been awarded severally for their inventions and discoveries and they are also respected for the many scholarship opportunities to study that exist in the country.

In this article, we seek to give you an inventory into the study opportunities that exist and we will sweeten it by showing you where you can get scholarships too.

The list below represents the opportunities to study in Austria;

  • Full UIST Undergraduate Scholarships to Foreign Students in Republic of Macedonia, 2018.
  • Marie Curie Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Graz in Austria, 2018.
  • Talent Austria Scholarships For Doctoral Candidates Focusing On Brain-Drain, Brain-Circulation And Brain-Migration.
  • Talent Austria Scholarships For Doctoral Candidates.
  • Master of Law Scholarships at WU Executive Academy in Austria.
  • New PHD Positions for International Doctoral Student in Austria.
  • Sir Robert Black Trust Fund for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies.
  • International Undergraduate School at Edith Cowan University.
  • OPEC Fund for International Development Internship Programme.
  • ESA’s Postdoctoral Internal Research Fellowship Programme.

1. Full UIST Undergraduate Scholarships to Foreign Students in Republic of Macedonia, 2018

 

There is an open portal to apply for a scholarship hosted by the Ministry of Education and Science Republic of Macedonia.

Foreign students are the only ones that are eligible for this scholarship at the University of Information Science and Technology “St Paul the Apostle” in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.

This scholarship is for undergraduates who are not above twenty two years..

The Ministry of Education and Science is on a mission to equally participate or give their own quota to ensure there is an ardent development in the continent.

They plan on developing their educational system, boost science and technology improvement by organizing competent research teams that will work at improving these areas.

The Ministry of Education and Science are defiant in this pursuit and because they have seen your keen desire to access quality education and give your input, they have provided you with this opportunity.

Deadline: The deadline for application is July 31, 2018

Course Level: Undergraduate programmes are the only available courses to study.

Study Subject: Candidates not older than 22 years are the only eligible to pursue the available courses that are listed below;

(1) Faculty of Communication Networks and Security (CNS);
(2) Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE);
(3) Faculty of Information Systems, Visualization, Multimedia and Animation (ISVMA);
(4) Faculty of Information and Communication Science (ICS)
(5) Study Program of Digital Business Informatics (DBI)
(6) Faculty of Applied IT, Machine Intelligence and Robotics (AITMIR) and
(7) Study Program of E-Government, E-Business and E-Culture.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship provides for:

•   Residency and permit fees and complete school fees.
•   Return air fare from the applicant’s home country.
•   Accommodation and food for ten months per year at the university’s dormitory.
•   82 Euros will be given as monthly allowance over a period of nine months per year.
•   A provision of primary healthcare insurance is provided.

Nationality: It is available to foreign nationals.

Number of ScholarshipsOnly one scholarship is available.

Scholarship is to be taken in Republic of Macedonia.

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: A full scholarship will be awarded to a selected  candidate from each of the eligible countries: USA, the Organization of American States (OAS), France, Austria, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, China, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Mongolia, India, Indonesia, Egypt, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Cyprus, Spain, Armenia, Belarus, Thailand, Israel, Jordan, Georgia, Romania, and Greece.

Linguistic Requirements:  English is the official language of the programme and courses are held by lecturers of international repute..

Application Procedure: 

Application process: To process their applications,prospective are required electronic copies from the following original documents:

  • Application Form
    •    Official high school diploma or certificate (where applicable);
    •    Official transcripts;
    •    Proof of English proficiency: All students that don not have English as their core language are  required to provide evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is appropriate for the programme they are applying.

The required evidence may take the form of either:

  1.  Proper education in English language that was conducted for at least fifteen months.
  2.  English language test results that displayed how he/she excelled.

Accepted results are:
-Grade C  in English Language at GCSE / GCEO exams.
-Grade B in English Second Language at IGCSE exams.
-An overall band of 65 in IELTS exams.
-A score of 550 in the paper-based TOEFL (213 for computer-based, 90 for internet-based).
-Subscores of 550 n Critical Reading and 550 or better in Writing in SAT.

•  A medical report that contains a series of tests that have been conducted inclusive of HIV and Hepatitis.
•    A copy of a Passport which must be valid for the next 4 years;
•    There must be letters of attestation from at least two lecturers who have their contact details imputed into the letters for verification purposes. These letters must proceed from people of repute who have a track record of integrity and diligence.

All submitted documents must be in English or have certified translations in English.

Candidates should please submit their application together with all other relevant documents to the address below;

Ministry for Education and Science of the Republic of Macedonia
Sv. KiriliI Metodij Street, No.54
1000 Skopje
Republic of Macedonia.

The scholarship link is below;

Scholarship Link

 

2. Marie Curie Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Graz.

There is an open portal for applications into the  Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Graz (Austria). All International students are qualified to apply for this fellowship programme.

The University of Cagliari was founded in 1606  and it is located in Cagliari, Italy.  It has a sum total of  11 faculties. The University has a little over 36,000 enrolled students,teaching staff of around 1,300 and a technical-administrative staff of close to 1,300 people..  Students of University of Cagliari also manage a web radio UnicaRadio.it.

Thanks to its international policy, studies and its numerous agreements with prestigious universities, at the moment the University of Cagliari is one of the largest enterprises in the Region of Sardinia, in Europe and around the world.

Scholarship Description: 

Deadline: The deadline for submission of application is September 12, 2018.

Course Level:  Postdoctoral programme is available to pursue in this Fellowship.

Study Subject: Fellowship isn’t restricted as all courses can be studied..

Scholarship Award: This is how you apply through the University of Graz for an Individual Fellowship (IF) within the Marie Skodowska-Curie Actions (MSCAs):

  • Receive up to 400 € to take care of your travel costs to Austria
  • Participate in a free intensive workshop on the application for MSCA – IFs in Graz
  • Boost your chances by getting in possible contact with your mentor.

Nationality: International students can fully participate in this application process.

Number of Scholarships: This is unknown for now but you’re advised to make hay while the sun shines.

  • Scholarship is available and can be taken in Austria

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Applications from international students for the Fellowship are welcomed.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you have to meet up with  the following requirements:

  • Mentor’s approval at the University of Graz.
  • Eligibility criteria fulfilment of the IF
  • You must have not lived in Austria for more than 12 months in the past 3 years prior to the deadline for application.
  • You must be an experienced researcher that possesses at least 5 years of full-time research experience.
  • Proposal submission with the University of Graz as host organization in the call of 2018
  • Be within the first 20 candidates to register for the incentive and fulfil the other needer requirements

English Language Requirements: Applicants who aren’t proficient in English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Postdoctoral Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

Click on the Scholarship link below to start your application process.

Scholarship Link

4. Talent Austria Scholarships For Doctoral Candidates

Talent Austria Scholarships For Doctoral Candidates is a Partially Funded international scholarship offered by the Government of Austria for international students. Certain Student are eligible for this scholarship.

This PhD scholarship can be taken for pursuing in Health Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Natural sciences, Technical sciences, Medicine, Social sciences, Humanities andArt .

31 December is the deadline to send applications for Talent Austria Scholarships For Doctoral Candidates. This scholarship can be taken at Any Austrian university . The scholarship application form can be seen here

Check out other international scholarships, grants and fellowships that are been offered by the Government of Austria.

5. Master of Law Scholarships at WU Executive Academy in Austria, 2018

The WU Executive Academy is offering scholarships for those candidates that are interested in pursuing a course in Master of Legal Studies (European Business Law) or Master of Legal Studies. This scholarship is accessible to anybody as citizens of all countries are eligible for the scholarship.

The WU Executive Academy in collaboration with the business school of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) brings  an excellent reputation and more than 100 years of experience to the field of executive education.

The candidate should be proficient in English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English.

Scholarship Description:

 Deadline for Application: Master of Legal Studies: June 30, 2018, and Master of Legal Studies (European Business Law): July 30, 2018

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing the course  Master of Legal Studies (European Business Law) or Master of Legal Studies.

Study Subject: Scholarships are only awarded in the field of law

Scholarship Award: Scholarship foots up to 25% of the tuition fee.

Nationalities:Citizen of any nationality eligible to apply.

Number of Scholarships: The number of scholarships is unknown at this time.

Scholarship can be taken in Austria.

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Citizens of all nationalities are eligible to apply.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have previous degree.

Linguistic Requirements: The candidate should have a very good command of English language and to this effect, the application should be written in English.

 

Application Procedure:

How to Apply:

Online application form: Please choose “Start your application with scholarship” on the first page of the application or send us an email to scholarship(at)wu.ac.at.

In approximately not more than 350 words provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances at the  moment. What plans do you have to finance your studies if you do not obtain a scholarship from WU Executive Academy? Why WU Executive Academy should for any reason consider you for a “WU Executive Academy Scholarship”?

Online Application

Scholarship Link

6.16 New PhD Positions for International Doctoral Students in Austria, 2018-2020

Applications are welcomed for the doctoral program for the academic year 2018-2020. This program is aimed at highly motivated students who desire to work in the field of Logical Methods in Computer Science.The LogiCS doctoral program is a PhD degree program that is sponsored by the Austrian Science Fund FWF and jointly run  by the three Austrian universities TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), Graz University of Technology and Johannes Kepler University Linz.If you happen to be a native of a non-English speaking country, you have a duty to become proficient in speaking and writing English so as not to jeopardize your chances of success before, during and after application.

 

Deadline for Application: Applications can be submitted at any time and they be screened on the following dates: May 1, 2018; June 1, 2018; July 1, 2018, and September 1, 2018.

Course Level: Positions are available for candidates interested in a PhD programme.

Study Subject: Opportunities that are available to work in the following fundamental fields of computer science are: Databases / Artificial Intelligence (applications of logic to databases and artificial intelligence); Verification (computer-aided verification, in particular model checking)and application domains such as security & privacy, cyber-physical systems, and distributed systems and Computational Logic (proof theory, computational complexity and automated deduction);

Scholarship Award: The LogiCS program is sponsored by the Austrian Science Fund. In accordance with FWF regulations and the collective bargaining agreement of the Austrian universities, the doctoral students will be granted employment  as  researchers at a yearly salary of EUR 21,284.48 after taxes and social/health insurance deductions (effective January 2017; the average Austrian salary over all age groups is EUR 20,543.00). There are  salary supplements and additional tax deductions for families with children.

Nationalities: Applicants from all countries are eligible to apply.

Number of Scholarships: In the years 2018-2022, the  college will admit at least 16 PhD students in which about 30% of the positions are reserved for female candidates.

Scholarship can be taken in Austria

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Applicant from any country can apply.

Entrance Requirements: LogiCS invites applications from all applicants. Candidates should possess either an MSc or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related fields, and an excellent track record of study. Candidates with comparable achievements-such as bachelor of honours-  may just also be considered. Previous knowledge in the areas of the doctoral college (computational logic, databases/AI, verification) is desirable but not essential.

Linguistic Requirements: Non-native English speakers need to ensure that the proficiency of their English meets the doctoral program’s requirements to fully benefit from their courses. The doctoral program demands every applicant  to possess at least the following tests/scores for English language qualifications:
TOEFL score of at least 550 paper-based, 217 computer-based or 81 internet-based
IELTS score 6.0 or higher
CAE score B or higher

However, your command of the English language can be proven in many ways, depending on prior education of the student through an exhibition. To this end, students must hand in any language certificates, diplomas, that they possess as  part of the application documents. Applicants’ command of the English language will also be assessed adequate during and after the application interviews.

 

Application Procedure:

Email your filled out application form, together with all required application documents. The subject must be DKLOGICS.

Attach 2 separate PDF files as follows

form.pf: Application form

Important: The PDF form has to be filled out electronically and  saved in PDF format. To ensure the data is saved properly, we recommend Adobe Reader. Scanned versions will not be accepted as  the form will be processed electronically.

documents.pdf

All other required documents in the order stated below. Please merge all these documents (except the application form) into a single PDF file named documents.pdf. The file size should not exceed 5 MB.

  • Evidence of prior achievement
  • Degree certificates whether Bachelor’s and Master’s degree or higher of a post-secondary institution including course transcripts and a thorough explanation of the grading system(s) used in these degree certificates.
  • Abstract of diploma / Master’s thesis
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • At least one of your referees should have a distinctive scientific background.
  • If your referees prefer, letters of recommendation may be sent separately to info@logic-cs.at clearly indicating the applicant’s name.
  • Certificate of English language proficiency (see below)
  • The scan of the applicant’s passport
  • Only the pages containing your personal data and picture.
  • Officially certified transcripts of degree certificate(s)
  • Only for non-EU citizens (excl. Swiss nationals).
  • Optional: Research proposal

How to Apply:

Please download the application form and follow the instructions. All information provided in the application form must be accurate and complete. All correspondence will be made via e-mail using the e-mail address that you have given in the online application form. Please check your e-mails regularly and keep your mailbox ready to receive.

Below are the online and scholarship links;

Online Application

Scholarship Link

7.  Sir Robert Black Trust Fund for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students:

Applicants are welcome to apply for the Sir Robert Black Trust Fund Postgraduate Scholarships for international Postgraduate students as well as local students in Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The true aim of the award is to provide opportunities for people of exceptional merit, who have overtime demonstrated their potential to serve the community through the qualities of personal leadership, to develop their initiative and character, so that they may possess greater social usefulness which will in turn spur society standard. Priority will therefore be given to candidates of proven ability and experience in fields which have a significant impact on community life, e.g. medical studies, journalism, social work, education, arts, political sciences, etc.

Eligibility

The complete and necessary details about scholarship and application process in University of Hong Kong are obtainable from the website of the Home Affairs Bureau of HKSAR.

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Benefits

It will cover your tuition fee, living costs and travelling costs throughout the whole duration of your stay.

Application

Complete details about scholarship and application process  in University of Hong Kong are achievable from the website of the Home Affairs Bureau of HKSAR. Then students will be required to deliver the hard copies to each Secretariat of the Sir Robert Black Trust Fund Committee.

In any case, applications submitted via email/by fax or incomplete applications , Late submission, or would not be processed.

The Scholarship is Fully funded (Tuition fee + Living Cost + Travelling Cost) will all be taken care of.

The Deadline for the submission of this application is 31 July 2018

This scholarship is open to those interested in pursuing Bachelor, Master degrees in the stipulated courses available for study.

To the scholarship website

 

 

9. OPEC Fund for International Development Internship Programme.

Applicants are invited to apply for the OPEC Fund for International Development Internship programme to study in Austria. Only citizens of OFID’s Member Countries can partake this internship. The program is open to any applicants between 20 and 30 years of age. This is an unpaid internship programme so the intern bears some cost.

Field of Internship: Sequel with the particular activities of the departments/units/group that are within the horizon of OFID, the area of the program will include developmental economy; project financing; grants; financial management (investment/treasury and accounting/control);  public relation and information; legal; human resource; administration and protocol; as well as information technology. 

Course Level: Internship

Internship Provider: The OPEC Fund for International Development

Internship can be taken in Austria

Eligibility: The program is open to all applicants, between 20 and 30 years of age, university students who are about to graduate or who have just graduated from  university (undergraduate program), with preference given to citizens of OFID’s Member Countries (Please see the full list of OFID Member Countries).

Internship Open for International Students: Only citizens of OFID’s Member Countries can partake this internship some of which are; Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, IR of, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela.

Is this paid internshipThe internship would not be payed for as the program is intended to be a learning experience, the interns will not receive any remuneration whatsoever, including reimbursement of costs of visas, travel, accommodation and living expenses, as well as any transportation costs incurred in connection with their commuting to OFID’s Headquarters during the program.

Internship Description: In line with the vision  “to aspire to a world where Sustainable Development, centered on human capacity-building, is a reality for all”, OFID provides the opportunity of an Internship Program for students of diverse academic backgrounds to strengthen their capacity by enriching their educational experience through practical day-to-day work in an International Organization. The program is open to all applicants, falling under the ages 20-30 , university students who are about to graduate or who have just graduated from the university (undergraduate program), with good preference given to citizens of OFID’s Member Countries (Please see the full list of OFID Member Countries).

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Internship Duration: The program will span for a period of up to three months on a full time basis. The program will be opened twice a year and the periods are;

1. Summer period i.e. from July until the end of September, with the deadline of application being April 1st

2. Spring period i.e. from January until the end of March, with the deadline of application being  October 1st

How to Apply: The selected candidate must be able to present a valid and well documented health or medical insurance policy in Austria or a similar arrangement in accordance with which the candidate will be fully medically covered during the duration of the program. She/He must also be requested to present the following documents to be sent to personnel at fid.org. They are;

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • Copy of University Degree or equivalent OR an original letter of confirmation from a university/school certifying the enrolment of the applicant as an undergraduate student at the said university/school
  • A Copy of up-to-date university transcripts showing the cumulative GPA.
  • A short essay in English of about 150-250 words outlining the applicant’s motive for seeking internship under the Program.

For the purpose of effectiveness, OFID will only entertain applications from qualified candidates who complete the official online Internship Application Form.

You may find it advantageous and truly beneficial to print out a copy of the relevant Instructions for Completing the Internship Application before proceeding.

Complete and submit the online Internship Application.

All applications have to be completed in English.

Internship Application Deadline: The Application deadline is October 1, 2018.

For further information and application, please click the link below.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

 

10. ESA’s Postdoctoral Internal Research Fellowship Programme (RIRF).

The European Space Agency (ESA) is seeking applicants to apply for its Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Programme running two years. National Member States of the ESAQ and the European Cooperating States are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

ESA’s postdoctoral Internal Research Fellowship programme (RIRF) in its bid to produce excellent experts seeks to offer young scientists and engineers the possibility to carry out research in a range of disciplines related to space science, space technologies  or space applications.

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s open pathway to space.With a core mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and also  ensure that investment in space continuosly delivers benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue postdoctoral research programmes.

Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded to a range of disciplines related to space science, space applications or space technology.

Scholarship Award: Contracts are biennial. ESA will provide the remuneration for a single expatriate Research Fellow which will range from €3,000 to €3,800 per month depending on the location of the ESA Establishment at that time.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Paris, France

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Applications will only be accepted if they are from nationals of the ESA Member States and the European Cooperating States, together with Canada which has a strong cooperation agreement with ESA.
  • Applicants must have recently completed their PhD in a field closely connected to space activities.

Nationality: Nationals of the ESA Member States and the European Cooperating States are eligible to apply for this programme.

The national bodies responsible for space in these countries are also part and parcel of  ESA’s governing Council. They are;: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Postdoctoral Scholarships

How to Apply: Applications have to be sent via the ESA online application form available in the ‘how to apply’ section of the opportunity. A cover letter, CV, and list of publications, with bibliographical references, should accompany the application, in one document (Word or PDF format any preferable one). Each referee named in the application form will have to send a reference letter to temp.htr-at-esa.int. No application that comes after the closing date will be accepted under any condition.

  • Contact your professor on existing NPI cooperations to accommodate your PhD project
  • Alternatively, please do well to contact our ESA NPI advisors Joerg Wehner (Space Segment related initiatives, Joerg.wehner@esa.int) and Reinhold Bertrand (Ground Segment related initiatives Reinhold.Bertrand-at-esa.int)
  • In sync with your professor and the respective ESA department, complete the online application form and submit before the deadline.
  • Submit your application to our ESA NPI advisors

Application Deadline: Fellowship is open for the academic year 2017-2018.

Scholarship Link

Conclusion:

Education is primary to definite progress. Austria although a small country has availed you the opportunity to study and learn for almost nothing. This is an opportunity you shouldn’t linger on at all. I wish you the best as you seek expertise in your preferred course of choice and institution.

 

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