AAI Salzburg Grants Scholarships in Austria 2021

Afro-Asiatisches Institut Salzburg is taking applications for the AAI Salzburg Grants Scholarships for scholars from developing nations for the 2021/22 academic session.

Afro-Asiatisches Institut Salzburg (AAI) is a not-for-profit establishment that functions in the development policy area. Since the establishment of the AAI (1988), intercultural and interfaith dialogue have been the main concern.

The AAI wishes to be a meeting point where discourse is possible and persons with an international background, and also professionals in the area of development policies, have the chance to share their varied knowledge and experience so as to contribute, by means of intercultural discourse, to a positive coexistence.

Possible areas of concentration are poverty reduction, global migrations, social justice, climate change, gender equality, food security, sustainable use of resources, renewable energies, sustainable tourism, environmental protection, urbanization, health, human rights, good governance, democratization, conflict prevention, fighting corruption, and resolution, international relations, intercultural discourse.

Worth of AAI Salzburg Grants Scholarships

The AAI Salzburg Grants Scholarships for scholars from developing nations

  • will add to exercise the right to education for those crucial and intellectual young people who face poor conditions in their home nations.

These parts still apply more strongly to women. Concerning applications from equally qualified persons, priority is afforded to female students.

Eligibility for AAI Salzburg Grants Scholarships

  • nationality of a non-European developing nation
  • offer of a place to a Master or PhD program at a university or university of applied sciences in Salzburg or Tyrol (Uni Innsbruck, Uni Salzburg, 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 period of application
  • residence permit “student”

No AAI Salzburg Grants Scholarships are awarded for

  • studies at private universities
  • postgraduate study programmes (“Lehrgänge”, e.g. “Universitätslehrgang” or “Fachhochschullehrgang”) or other non-degree certificate programs
  • distance learning/blended learning study programs without mandatory attendance in Austria
  • candidates  with a residence title other than “student”
  • non-degree programe students (“außerordentliche Studierende“)
  • short term visits and exchange programmes

For your application to be successful, it has to reflect

  • Financial need: The student’s income, savings, other means of support, profession, and income of parents are considered in order to select students who would hardly be able to successfully finish their studies without financial support.
  • Evidence of good progress in studies: Your study progress should be documented by a transcript of records of current and past studies. In programs without entry exams, scholars who have already finished a minimum of one semester at an Austrian university have a unique advantage.
  • Interest in development in line with specialization in studies: Potential awardees are required to show a strong interest in development-associated issues, which is intended to be reflected in the preference of study fields, prior work experience, voluntary undertakings, etc.

How to Apply for AAI Salzburg Grants Scholarships

  • Please send your complete application documents to [email protected] by E-Mail or by using a free data transfer (wetransfer).
  • After your application has been evaluated, you will be called for an online interview.
  • The decision is reached by the scholarship panel in mid-August. You will be notified about the decision not long after.

Required Documents

  • curriculum vitae
  • letter of motivation
  • picture
  • passport
  • residence permit (or visa if not yet present in Austria)
  • statement of account spanning the last 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 Forms

  • Application form Master students (download)
  • Application form PhD students (download)

Application Deadline

The application closing date is July 31, 2021.

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