Type of Funding
The Afro Asiatisches Institut Salzburg (Afro Asiatic Institute of Salzburg) is offering students from developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the One-World-Scholarship-Programme to undertake Masters or PhD studies at participating universities or universities of applied sciences in Salzburg or Tyrol in AY 2019/2020. Only candidates with an interest in studies related to development relate issues will be considered for the scholarship.
A partial scholarship will be awarded.
Applicants must be nationals of non-European developing countries in Africa, Asia or Latin America (see the Official Website for all eligible countries). They must have obtained admission to a Masters or PhD programme at a university or university of applied sciences in Salzburg or Tyrol, namely, Uni Salzburg, Uni Innsbruck, FH Salzburg, MCI or FH Kufstein.
Applicants for the Masters scholarships have to be no older than 30 years (35 years for mothers). Applicants for PhD scholarships have to be no older than 35 years (40 years for mothers). They have to be residence permit “students”.
To be considered for the scholarships, candidates must demonstrate financial need and show that they would barely be able to successfully finish their studies without financial support. They have to show evidence of good progress in studies, as demonstrated by transcripts of records of current and past studies. The scholarship is targeted at intellectual young people who encounter poor conditions in their home countries.
In programmes without entry exams, students who have already completed at least 1 semester at an Austrian university have a distinctive advantage.
Applicants must have a strong interest in development-related issues as reflected in the choice of study fields, prior work experience, voluntary activities etc. Some examples of 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.
Priority is given to female candidates.
Scholarships will not be awarded for studies at private universities, postgraduate study programmes (“Lehrgänge”, e.g. “Universitätslehrgang” or “Fachhochschullehrgang”) or other non-degree certificate programmes. Short-term study visits and exchange programmes are also not eligible.
Applications are to be done via email by 31 July 2019.