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One-World Scholarship Programme – Afro Asiatisches Institut Salzburg

ABOUT

The One-World Scholarship Programme is directed at students from developing countries at universities in Salzburg or Tyrol (click here for a list). It is meant to contribute to the peaceful coexistence of people from different countries of origin by enhancing equal opportunities, dialogue, intercultural know-how and partnership. 

AIM OF THE PROGRAMME

The One World Scholarship Programme is meant to support students from Africa, Asia and Latin America who are interested in development issues and who have come to Austria on their own initiative in order to complete their education. With their decision to study abroad, the students have demonstrated a high degree of assertiveness, creativity and mobility.

During their studies in Austria they acquire skills and competencies which can contribute to the economic, social, ecological and cultural development in their countries or regions of origin. As highly skilled professionals and leaders they can induce a positive change.

Many alumni initiate their own development projects, others work for international organisations or teach at universities in their countries of origin; thus, contributing to a valuable transfer of knowledge. This kind of capacity building is sustainable and generates multiplying effects. Finally, alumni help building bridges between Austria and their home countries. 

TYPE OF GRANT AND DURATION

The One World Scholarship Programme supports Master and PhD students at public universities or universities of applied sciences in the regions of Salzburg and Tyrol with a partial scholarship. Students at Master level receive 500 € per month, at PhD level 550 € during the semester.

The maximum duration is the prescribed duration of the curriculum plus one semester.The OWS is conceived as a comprehensive programme, which comprises scholarships and special study expenses, extracurricular training, and follow-up contacts.

Calls for applications are not opened on a regular basis but depending on available places.

The One World Scholarship is funded by the following organisations: Erzabtei St. Peter, Land Salzburg, Land Tirol, Sei so Frei – Entwicklungspolitische Aktion der KMB Salzburg, Universität Salzburg

Applications for Scholarships

The AAI Salzburg grants scholarships to students from developing countries.

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”

NO SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AWARDED FOR

  • studies at private universities
  • postgraduate study programmes (“Lehrgänge”, e.g. “Universitätslehrgang” or “Fachhochschullehrgang”) or other non-degree certificate programmes
  • applicants  with a residence title other than “student”
  • non-degree programme students („außerordentliche Studierende“)
  • short term visits and exchange programmes

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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Please send your complete application documents to office@aai-salzburg.at 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 (via skype, zoom or webex)
  • The decision is taken by the scholarship committee in mid August. You will be informed about the decision shortly after. 

You Can Find More About the Scholarship at https://www.aai-salzburg.at/en_students_scholarship.htm

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