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2019 One World Scholarship at Afro Asiatisches Institut Salzburg

The One-World-Scholarship Programme is a partial scholarship targeted at students from Africa, Asia and Latin America who have come to Austria on their own initiative to complete their education. Candidates are required to focus on questions related to development in their studies and research.

Level of Study: 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

Possible fields of specialisation: Includes 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.

Countries: Students from developing countries. Regarding applications from equally qualified individuals, priority is given to female students.


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”

Requirements of a successful 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.

Application Procedure: Applicants are to send a complete application documents to using a free data transfer such as wetransfer or sendspace. After the application has been reviewed, you will be invited for an interview (in person or via skype).

Application Deadline: 31 July 2019.

For further information on this scholarship see official scholarships website

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