Brief Description: The One World Scholarship Program is a partial scholarship for students from Africa, Asia and Latin America who have arrived in Austria on their own initiative to complete their studies. Potential entrants need to focus their research on development issues. Host institution (s): Universities or polytechnics in Salzburg or Tyrol (Uni Salzburg, Uni Innsbruck, FH Salzburg, MCI, FH Kufstein); Level / field of study: Master’s or doctoral program at a university or polytechnic.
Potential areas of specialization include poverty reduction, social justice, global migration, gender equality, climate change, sustainable use of resources, food security, renewable energy, environmental protection, sustainable tourism, urbanization, health, human rights, democratization, good governance, fight against corruption, conflict prevention and solution, international, intercultural dialogue. This list should give applicants an idea of the relevant topics, but it is not exclusive.
Number of grants: Not specified.
Target group: Students from developing countries listed here. When it comes to applications from equally qualified individuals, priority will be given to female students.
Grant value / inclusion / duration: Master’s level students receive EUR 500 per month during the semester or EUR 550 at the doctoral level. The maximum duration is the prescribed duration of the curriculum plus one semester.
OWS is seen as a comprehensive program that includes scholarships and special study costs, out-of-school education, and follow-up contacts.
Qualifications: Formal requirements and conditions
• Nationality of a non-European developing country (country list)
• Admission to a master’s or doctoral program at a university or college in Salzburg or Tyrol (Uni Salzburg, Uni Innsbruck, FH Salzburg, MCI, FH Kufstein); for postgraduate students: approved placement
• for postgraduate students: approved placement
• age limit: Master’s studies max. 30 years (mothers: 35 years), postgraduate studies up to 35 years (mothers: 40 years) at the time of application
• Residence permit “student” The prerequisites for a successful application are financial need, proof of good study progress and interest in development and specialization.