Sunday, February 2, 2020

Technology Scholarships at University of Klagenfurt, Austria

General Information

The positive development of the regional labour market in the ICT sector has resulted in an increasing demand for skilled professionals.

The University of Klagenfurt is responding to this demand by training highly qualified specialists in the ICT sector and awarding the University of Klagenfurt Technology Scholarships, which aim at
  • increasing the number of highly qualified ICT professionals,
  • enhancing diversity in the Federal State of Carinthia and at the University of Klagenfurt,
  • increasing the number of international students at the University of Klagenfurt, and
  • promoting the University of Klagenfurt’s internationalization efforts.
In cooperation with the Carinthian Chamber of Commerce and Federation of Austrian Industries, scholarship holders will be supported in finding a paid internship in the first year of their Master’s degree programme. Scholarship holders shall be enabled to finance the second year of their Master’s degree programme with a paid internship, which is also part of the curriculum.

Based on an agreement with the University of Klagenfurt the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research – OeAD has published the call for applications, will accompany the selection process, award the scholarships and offer its services to the selected scholarship holders before and during their stay in Austria.

Target Group

Students who
Area of study:
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science and Business Information Systems
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Engineering


  • Monthly scholarship for the duration of max. 12 months: EUR 650*
  • One-time lump sum for travel costs between EUR 25 and EUR 600
Scholarship holders will be exempted from paying tuition fees for the Master’s degree programme at the University of Klagenfurt.

Scholarship holders will be provided assistance when booking accommodation and applying for student health insurance in Austria

Autority awarding the scholarship: OeAD-GmbH with financial support provided by the University of Klagenfurt.

Quota: maximum 20 scholarships will be awarded for the academic year 2020/2021

Closing date for applications: 01.03.2020 for scholarship holders starting their studies in the winter semester 2020/21 (October 2020)

Application: Exclusively online at
*supplementary grant, own funds are required

Application and Selection Procedure

The following documents have to be uploaded with the online application:
  • Completed application form for admission to one of the Master´s degree programmes listed above
  • For applicants from non-EU countries/regions:
  • Proof of admission to their selected programme of study at a state or state-recognised university in their home country/regions – „eligibility letter“ (does not apply to Master’s degree in Game Studies and Engineering)
  • Bachelor Certificate* and Transcript of Records of Bachelor’s degree programme
  • Complete Bachelor Thesis (copy of original)
  • Abstract of Bachelor Thesis in German or English
  • Proof of English skills**: Level B2 or C1, depending on the desired study programme (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR) – C1 level is required for the Master’s degree in Game Studies and Engineering
  • Scan of passport (data page with name and photo)
  • Two letters of recommendation by university lecturers from the university at which the Bachelor’s degree is being pursued/was earned (stamped by faculty/department).
*In the case that applicants haven’t completed their Bachelor’s degree at the time of application, a Trascript of Records will suffice.

**Information for applicants from Syria: The Austrian Embassy in Damascus indicates that some language tests (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge) might not be currently available in Syria but only in the neighboring countries.

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

The selection process consists of the following stages:
  1. Examination of the formal requirements
  2. Assessment and evaluation of the application by experts (including a Skype interview)
  3. Final decision by the University of Klagenfurt
Please note: The principle of competition applies to all scholarships, i.e. there is no legal entitlement to a scholarship even if all formal application requirements are fulfilled.

Further Information

OeAD scholarship holders will be able to book accommodation in a dormitory with the OeAD Housing Office. The monthly costs for accommodation in Klagenfurt are:
  • monthly rent: approx. EUR 250 to 360*
  • monthly administrative fee: EUR 18*
OeAD scholarship holders need to have health insurance that is accepted by the Austrian authorities for the duration of their stay in Austria. OeAD can support scholarship holders in taking out student insurance with the locally competent Gebietskrankenkasse after entering Austria and enrolling at the higher education institution. The monthly insurance premium is 61,43 Euro*. Scholarship holders have to pay for the costs for accommodation and insurance themselves.

Applicants from third countries/regions (non-EU/EEA countries/regions or Switzerland) may need to provide proof of additional funds to the Austrian residence authority when applying for a “residence permit – student”. The required amount may vary depending on the applicant’s age, individual costs for rent, health insurance and other liabilities.

Please note that scholarship holders are not allowed to take up paid work in Austria while receiving an OeAD scholarship. Paid internships are permitted, as long as they are part of the curriculum and approved by the head of the degree programme and OeAD.

* as of 2020, subject to change without notice

Contact Information

Contact at the OeAD-GmbH: Katharina Engel (e-mail: katharina [dot] engel [at] oead [dot] at)
Contact at the University of Klagenfurt: International Office (e-mail: technology [dot] grants [at] aau [dot] at)

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