APPLY NOW! 2017/18 Scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria for Undergraduates, Graduates and Postgraduates

Area of study or research:
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technical Sciences
  • Human Medicine, Health Sciences
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Arts
Type of grant: grants, research promotion
Detailed type of grant: semester and/or one-year grants, research grants
Funding: national
Target group: undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates
Funding organisation: OeAD-GmbH on behalf of and financed by the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria
Duration: 1 – 4 months
Quota: The quota depends on the budget
Grant benefit paid:
1) monthly scholarship instalment: 1.050 EUR
2) health insurance: the OeAD (Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research) offers all scholarship-holders a health insurance. The costs for the insurance have to be covered from the scholarship.
3) The OeAD provides scholarship holders with accommodation (student dormitory or apartment). Monthly costs: 220 to 470 EUR (depending on the level of comfort requested by the scholarship holder). 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.
4) 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.
Closing date for applications: 01. September. 2017
earliest possible start: January 2018
Advice on how to apply:

Eligible for application are
– descendents 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 labourers.

Students meeting the above mentioned criteria can apply to pursue research

– on their bachelor thesis
– on their diploma or master thesis
– or their dissertation.
No scholarships are awarded for Bachelor-, Master- or Doctoral/PhD studies pursued in Austria, summer courses, language courses, clinical traineeships or internships.

Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant.

Age limit:
Doctoral students: 40 years (born on or after September 1, 1977)
for other students: 35 years (born on or after September 1, 1982)

The following documents have to be uploaded for the Online Application on
– fully completed Online Application form “Application for a Scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria” including a CV and a project plan, describing the plans and completed  preparatory work for the research stay in Austria
– two letters of recommendation from university lecturers. For these letters of recommendation no specific form is required; they have to contain the letterhead, date and signature of the person recommending the applicant and the stamp of the university / department and must be no older than six months at the time of application. The letters of recommendation and the confirmation of supervision cannot be issued by the same person.
– confirmation of supervision by a supervisor at the chosen Austrian university, university of applied sciences or research institution
– scanned passport (showing the name and picture of the applicant)
– university graduation certificate of your diploma, master, PhD or doctoral studies at a university outside Austria resp. proof of enrollment at a study programme at a university outside Austria

– confirmation, that proves your participation in a study programme (Bachelor, Master/Diploma or PhD) at your home university
– for descendants of forced labourers: processing number or photocopy of the letter of information or other relevant proofs

Selection procedure:

The selection is made by the Scholarship Council in regard to the following selection criteria:
– Formal check (through the OeAD-GmbH)
– Necessity of the research stay in Austria  in regard to the further process of the thesis.
– What are the plans for the research stay in the framework of the scholarship?
– How will the Project be carried out? Which scientific methods will you apply?
– What are the main objectives of your research stay in Austria?
–  Which steps have you planned in order to achieve these objectives (research in archives, interviews, . . .)?
– Have you already completed preparatory work to achieve these objectives (if yes, which ones)?
– Where do you plan to carry out your project (library, archive, institute . . .)?
– academic background (since when are you already studying, which grades have you achieved) and list of publications or documents in regard to your artistic work so far.
– plausibility of the Application.

Application form: online at

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