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University of Klagenfurt Technology Scholarships

Datum objave: 31.01.2020

General information

The positive development of the regional labour market in the sector of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has resulted in an increasing demand for skilled professionals. The University of Klagenfurt is responding to this demand by training highly qualified specialists in the ICT sector and awarding the University of Klagenfurt Technology Scholarships, which aim at

  • increasing the number of highly qualified ICT professionals,
  • enhancing diversity in the Federal State of Carinthia and at the University of Klagenfurt,
  • increasing the number of international students at the University of Klagenfurt, and
  • promoting the University of Klagenfurt's internationalization efforts.

In cooperation with the Carinthian Chamber of Commerce (WKO) and Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), scholarship holders will be supported in finding a paid internship in the first year of their Master's degree programme. Scholarship holders shall be enabled to finance the second year of their Master’s degree programme with a paid internship, which is also part of the curriculum.

Based on an agreement with the University of Klagenfurt, the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research - OeAD has published the call for applications and will accompany the selection process, award the scholarships and offer its services to the selected scholarship holders before and during their stay in Austria.

Target group

Students who

Countries/regions of origin*

Albania; Algeria; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Croatia; Egypt; Estonia; Greece; Israel; Jordan; Kosovo; Latvia; Lebanon; Libya; Lithuania; Montenegro; Morocco; North Macedonia; Palestinian territories; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia; Slovenia; Syria; Tunisia; Turkey; Ukraine; United States of America; Uzbekistan

*countries where the applicants completed a Bachelor’s degree relevant for one of the Master’s degree programmes listed above

Target country

Austria

Scholarship

  • Monthly scholarship for the duration of max. 12 months: EUR 650*
  • One-time lump sum for travel costs between EUR 25 and EUR 600

*The grant is meant to support students during their stay in Austria in their first year of studies. Additional own funds are required. Applicants from third countries/regions (non-EU/EEA countries/regions or Switzerland) may need to provide proof of additional funds to the Austrian residence authority when applying for a “residence permit – student”. The required amount may vary depending on the applicant’s age, individual costs for rent, health insurance and other liabilities.

The scholarship is awarded only in combination with the admission to one of the above listed degree programmes at University of Klagenfurt. Scholarship holders will be exempted from paying tuition fees for the Master’s degree programme at the University of Klagenfurt and will be provided assistance when booking accommodation and applying for student health insurance in Austria.

Awarding authority

OeAD-GmbH and University of Klagenfurt in cooperation with sponsors

Quota

A maximum of 20 scholarships will be awarded for the academic year 2020/21

Closing date for applications

01.03.2020 for scholarship holders starting their studies in winter semester 2020*                    

*winter semester starts in October 2020

Application procedure

Exclusively online at https://grants.at/

The following documents* have to be uploaded with the online application:

  • Completed application form for admission to one of the Master´s degree programmes listed above
  • For applicants from non-EU countries/regions:
      Proof of admission to their selected programme of study at a state or state-recognised university in their home country/regions-“eligibility letter”(does not apply for Master’s degree programme Game Studies and Engineering, said degree programme entails a special admission procedure)
  • Bachelor Certificate** and Transcript of Records of Bachelor’s degree programme
  • Complete Bachelor Thesis (copy of original)
  • Abstract of Bachelor Thesis in German or English
  • Proof of English skills: Level B2 or C1. For Master’s degree programme in Game Studies and Engineering C1 level is required. (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR)
  • Scan of passport (data page with name and photo)
  • Two letters of recommendation by university lecturers from the university at which the Bachelor’s degree is being pursued/was earned (stamped by the faculty/department)

*Documents for scholarship application do not have to be legalized when applying for the scholarship. However, if awarded the scholarship, candidates must submit legalized admission documents (whether legalization is required depends on which country the documents were issued in).

**In the case that applicants haven't completed their Bachelor's degree at the time of application, a Transcript of Records will suffice.

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Selection procedure

The selection process consists of the following stages:

  1. Examination of the formal requirements
  2. Assessment and evaluation of the application by experts (including a Skype interview)
  3. Final decision by the University of Klagenfurt

Please note: The principle of competition applies to all scholarships, i.e. there is no legal entitlement to a scholarship even if all formal application requirements are fulfilled.

Further information

OeAD scholarship holders will be able to book accommodation in a dormitory with the OeAD Housing Office. The monthly costs for accommodation in Klagenfurt are:

  • monthly rent: approx. EUR 250 to 360*
  • monthly administrative fee: EUR 18*

* as of January 2020, subject to change without notice

OeAD scholarship holders need to have health insurance that is accepted by the Austrian authorities for the duration of their stay in Austria.

Please note: Scholarship holders are not allowed to take up paid work in Austria while receiving an OeAD scholarship. Paid internships are permitted, as long as they are part of the curriculum and approved by the head of the degree programme and OeAD.

For further information, please visit University of Klagenfurt Technology Scholarships

 

Contact information

Contact at the OeAD-GmbH: Katharina Engel (katharina.engel@oead.at)

Contact at the University of Klagenfurt: International Office (technology.grants@aau.at)

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