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APPLY: 2021 AAI Salzburg One world Scholarship For Students From Developing Countries

The One World Scholarship Programme is a partial scholarship aimed at students from Africa, Asia and Latin America who have come to Austria on their own initiative. Prospective awardees are expected to focus on questions related to development in their studies and research.

For 25 years, the AAI has been a contact point for international students from the global South. Through individual advice and a lively programme of events, we help students to integrate into their new social and cultural environment.

We regularly host information evenings, enable intercultural encounters and organise excursions. The ‘Deutsch Lernwerkstatt’ (German learning circle) offers students the opportunity to improve their German language skills in a relaxed atmosphere.

Scholarship Details

AAI Salzburg is a platform where intercultural and interreligious ideas can be openly discussed. One of our main concerns is creating an open environment where diverse cultures and religions can come together to discuss political, social, and ideological beliefs.

We attempt to offer opportunities and moments of intercultural and interreligious meetings through student advising, educational offers, the scholarship programme, and social events with students and partners from different countries.

We stand behind meaningful, personal contact and exchange with others in an open social environment. We are also open to cooperating and partnerships with groups and communities from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, which seek to make their voices and culture heard within Salzburg.

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Scholarship Requirements

FORMAL REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS:

  • nationality of a non-European developing country (country list)
  • admission to a Master or PhD programme at a university or university of applied sciences in Salzburg or Tyrol (Uni Salzburg, Uni Innsbruck, FH Salzburg, MCI, FH Kufstein)
  • for PhD students: approved disposition
  • age limit: Master studies max. 30 years (mothers: 35 years), PhD studies max. 35 years (mothers: 40 years) at the time of application
  • residence permit “student”
  • application deadline: 31. July 2021

NO SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AWARDED FOR

  • studies at private universities
  • postgraduate study programmes (“Lehrgänge”, e.g. “Universitätslehrgang” or “Fachhochschullehrgang”) or other non-degree certificate programmes
  • blended learning/distance learning study courses without compulsory attendance in Austria
  • applicants  with a residence title other than “student”
  • non-degree programme students („außerordentliche Studierende“)
  • short term visits and exchange programmes
A special case are Joint Master Programmes. Depending on different parameter some are eligible, while others are not. Please contact us beforehand to assess whether your programme is eligible.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A SUCCESFUL APPLICATION:

  • Financial need
    We consider own income, savings, other means of support, profession and income of parents in order to select students who would hardly be able to successfully finish their studies without financial support.

  • Evidence of good progress in studies
    Good study progress documented by transcript of records of current and past studies. In programmes without entry exams, students who have already completed at least one semester at an Austrian university have a distinctive advantage.

  • Interest in development and according specialisation in studies
    Prospective awardees are expected to show a strong interest in development related issues, which is supposed to be reflected in the choice of study fields, prior work experience, voluntary activities etc. 
    Possible fields of specialisation are poverty reduction, social justice, global migrations, gender equality, climate change, sustainable use of resources, food security, renewable energies, environmental protection, sustainable tourism, urbanisation, health, human rights, democratisation, good governance, fighting corruption, conflict prevention and resolution, international relations, intercultural dialogue. This list should provide applicants with an idea of relevant topics, it is, however, not exclusive.

    The scholarship will contribute to exercise the right to education for those critical and intellectual young people who encounter poor conditions in their home countries. These aspects still apply more strongly to women. Regarding applications from equally qualified individuals, priority is given to female students.

Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents

  • curriculum vitae
  • letter of motivation
  • picture
  • passport
  • residence permit (or at least visa if not yet in Austria)
  • account statement covering the past 3 months
  • certificate of admission and confirmation of enrolment
  • examinations taken and results of current studies

for Master students:

  • Bachelor’s diploma + translation (if original is in a language other than English, French or Spanish)
  • abstract of Bachelor thesis

for PhD students:

  • Master’s diploma + translation (if original is in a language other than English, French or Spanish)
  • abstract of Master thesis
  • opinion of academic supervisor
  • detailed description of research project and its contribution to deveopment practice or discourse

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Method of Application

  • Please send your complete application documents to [email protected] by E-Mail or by using a free data transfer (wetransfer)
  • After your application has been reviewed, you will be invited for an online-interview
  • The decision is taken by the scholarship committee in mid August. You will be informed about the decision shortly after

     

  • APPLICATION FORMS

    Application form Master students (download)
    Application form PhD students (download)

Deadline: July 31, 2021

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