Afro-Asiatisches Institut Graz (Afro-Asian Institute Graz) offers the scholarship programme of the AAI Graz. The Scholarship Programme (formerly, One World Scholarships Program) is directed at students from developing countries at Austrian Universities and Universities of applied sciences.
The Afro-Asian Institute Scholarships Programme is meant to contribute to the peaceful coexistence of people from different regions and countries of origin by enhancing equal opportunities, dialogue, intercultural know-how and partnership. It promotes the development of capacities in the countries of the developing world and promotes their own expert and innovation potential.
The AAI Scholarship Programme is multi-financed (public, church and private means) and makes an important contribution to economic, social and cultural development of the countries of the developing world. By supporting students from countries of the developing world future experts and skilled specialists will be qualified, willing and able to participate in solving development policy tasks in their home countries.
The scholarship programme is available to students from Africa, Asia and Latin America interested in development policy and who have come to Austria upon their own initiative in order to complete their education here.
Student support schemes make a contribution to honour the right to education also for those who, as critical and intellectual young people, find bad conditions in their home countries. These aspects apply to an even larger extent to women.
The forms of scholarships are subdivided into:
1. Scholarships to promote students in diploma/master studies (application in Austria)
2. Scholarships to promote students in doctorate studies (application in Austria).
The Scholarship Programme is conceived as a comprehensive programme, which will comprise scholarships, study-accompanying measures and tutoring, study-accompanying training, supporting reintegration and follow up-contacts. Recipients of the scholarships are exempt from tuition fees.
In addition to the scholarships, the AAI will also hand out general benefits (e.g. for learning aids, visa fees) and allowances for the costs of the university preparation programme to students in need from southern countries.
The monthly allowance amounts between 500 and 550 Euro.
Method of Application
If you are interested in applying, you can download the application form for the Scholarship. Application with the help of an application form can be made every year from 1st March till 31st May. The application form for the scholarship programme can be found here: Scholarship application form (pdf).
Applications open 1st March every year, with an annual deadline of 31st May to apply for this scholarship. The next deadline is 31 May 2017