Scholarships

University of Klagenfurt Technology Scholarships

Publish date: 21.05.2021

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. 

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. So far, in cooperation with the Carinthian Chamber of  Commerce (WKO) and Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), scholarship holders have been supported in  finding a paid internship in the first year of their Master’s degree programme. 

Based on an agreement with the University of Klagenfurt, the Austria’s Agency for Education and  Internationalisation - 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  

- want to pursue one of the following Master’s degree programmes at the University of Klagenfurt:  • Master in Mathematics 

      • Master in Game Studies and Engineering 

      • Master in Informatics 

      • Master in Information Management 

      • Master in Information and Communications Engineering (ICE): 

            - Branch of Study Autonomous Systems and Robotics 

            - Branch of Study Networks and Communications 

            - Branch of Study Business Engineering  

- have completed a Bachelor’s degree relevant for one of the Master’s degree programmes listed above in one of the listed countries/regions of origin, 

- can prove very good English language skills (depending on the desired study programme B2 or C1, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – CEFR) and 

- are not resident in Austria at the time of application 

Given a sufficient number of applications, 50% of available scholarships will be awarded to female applicants.

 

Countries/regions of origin*:

Albania; Algeria; Argentina, 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; Uruguay, Uzbekistan  

*countries/regions 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 the 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 the University of Klagenfurt in cooperation with sponsors     Quota: A maximum of 12 scholarships will be awarded for the academic year 2021/22 (summer semester only)     Closing date for applications: 05.06.2021 for scholarship holders starting their studies in the summer semester 2022*  *summer semester starts in March 2022     Application procedure:

Exclusively online 

The following documents* have to be uploaded in 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/region-“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. 

*Documents for scholarship application do not have to be legalized when applying for the scholarship. In certain cases, proof of  accreditation of the higher educational institutions might be required in addition.  

**In the case that applicants haven't completed their Bachelor's degree at the time of application, a Transcript of Records and Bachelor  Thesis 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 an online 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 255 to 365* 

- monthly administrative fee: EUR 18* 

* as of January 2021, 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  internship supervisor 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)

 

Online info session:

Join us on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 3 p.m. via following link and gather more information about the  scholarship programme and the application procedure!

 

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