AAI One World 2022/2023 Scholarship Program in Austria for Developing Countries

The One-World-Scholarship-Programme is a partial scholarship aimed at students from Africa, Asia, and Latin America who have come to Austria on their own initiative, in order to complete their education.

Prospective awardees are required to focus on questions related to development in their studies and research.

Possible fields of specialization are poverty reduction, social justice, global migrations, gender equality, climate change, sustainable use of resources, food security, renewable energies, environmental protection, sustainable tourism, urbanization, health, human rights, democratization, 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.

About Afro-Asiatisches Institut Salzburg (AAI)

The Afro-Asian Institute Salzburg (AAI) is a non-profit organization with close ties to the University of Salzburg. It is financed by public funds and the Catholic Church. The aims of the AAI are to provide educational services on development policy, enable intercultural encounters, and promote interfaith dialogue. The AAI is a meeting place for different cultures and religions.

AAI/One World Postgraduate Scholarship

  • Type: Postgraduate
  • Organisation: Afro-Asiatisches Institut Salzburg (AAI)
  • Country to study: Australia
  • Course to study: Not specified
  • Gender: Men and Women
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2022

Aim and Benefits of AAI/One World Postgraduate Scholarship

Partial grants.

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 programs

Requirements for AAI/One World Postgraduate Scholarship Qualification

  • Nationality of a non-European developing country (country list)
  • Admission to a Master’s or PhD program 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”

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.

Selection Criteria:

  • 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 programs 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 specialization 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.

Documents Required for Application

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Picture
  • Passport
  • Residence permit (or at least visa if not yet in Austria)
  • Account statement covering the past 3 months
  • Certificate of admission and confirmation of enrolment
  • Examinations taken and results of current studies

For Master students:

  • Bachelor’s diploma + translation (if original is in a language other than English, French, or Spanish)
  • Abstract of Bachelor thesis

For PhD students:

  • Master’s diploma + translation (if original is in a language other than English, French, or Spanish)
  • Abstract of Master thesis
  • Opinion of academic supervisor
  • Detailed description of research project and its contribution to development practice or discourse

Application Deadline

July 31, 2022

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