The Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria offers scholarships in the form of the International Grants and Research Program to international students for Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate study.
Grants may be semester and/or one-year grants, or research grants. Scholarships are also awarded for research periods at scientific research institutions in Austria (e.g. universities, Austrian Academy of Sciences, National Library, National Archive).
Candidates eligible for application should be descendants of forced labourers (regardless of their country of origin) or people coming from countries that have suffered exceptionally from the Nazi regime, especially from the recruitment of forced laborers.
They should also not exceed 40 years (born on or after March 1, 1976) for doctoral students and 35 years (born on or after March 1, 1981) for other students.
Students meeting the above mentioned criteria can apply to pursue research based on their bachelor thesis, their diploma or master thesis or on their dissertation.
Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant.
The International Grants and Research Program has benefits which include a monthly scholarship instalment of 940 EUR, accident and health insurance, accommodation in student dormitory or apartment. The scholarship holder has to pay an administrative fee of 18 EUR/month to the OeAD for the provision of accommodation. The costs for the accommodation have to be covered from the scholarship.
Applicants from countries which are neither members of the EU nor members of EFTA, EEA or OECD can be granted a travel allowance. The lump sum depends on the country of origin.
The closing date for all applications is 01.09.2016.
To apply, click here