One World Scholarships for Developing Countries, Austria

Deadline: the end of May 2011
Open to: students from developing countries (Africa, Asia and Latin America)
Scholarship: 500 and 550 Euro per month

The One-World-Scholarship-Programme is directed at students from developing countries at Austrian Universities and is meant to contribute to the peaceful coexistence of people from different countries of origin by enhancing equal opportunities, dialogue, intercultural know-how and partnership.

It is complementary to other scholarship programmes and laid out globally, it enhances the ability for independent, creative, critical and self-determined thinking and acting and shall strengthen the competence for innovative problem solving strategies. The OWS contributes to the socially required production of knowledge and awareness, it promotes a global perspective and the creation of the globally educated citizen. It attaches a high significance to regional, international and trans-cultural networks. The programme is co-financed (government, church and private funds and own resources of the recipients of the benefits) and significantly contributes to the economic, social and cultural development of the southern countries.

The One-World-Scholarship-Programme is directed at students from Africa, Asia and Latin America who are interested in development policy and who have come to Austria on their own initiatives, in order to complete their education. With their decision for studying abroad, the students have demonstrated a high degree of assertiveness, creativity and mobility. The scholarship will contribute to following up on the right of education also for those critical and intellectual young people who will find poor conditions in their home countries. These aspects will apply still more strongly to women. So scholarships will offer a chance making up for the ethnic, religious, social and regional discrimination, and in individual cases, also for violations of human rights. The scholarships are divided into:

1. Scholarships for the promotion of students doing bachelor degrees (application in Austria)

2. Scholarships for the promotion of students doing doctoral degrees (application in Austria)

3. Scholarships for the promotion of students doing masters degrees and training programmes (application in Austria or in the country of origin)

Benefits

The monthly allowance amounts between 500 and 550 Euro. In addition to the scholarships, the AAI will also hand out general benefits (e.g. for learning aids, visa fees) and allowances for the costs of the university preparation programme to students in need from southern countries.

Application process

Students can apply for the scholarships by using the application form between the middle of March till the end of May each year.

You can download the application form for the One-World-Scholarship here.

Contact

Grant awarding authority

1. Afro-Asian Institute (AAI) Graz (Place of study: Graz, Klagenfurt and Leoben), A-8010 Graz, Leechgasse 22, Tel: +43 316/32 44 34 58. e-mail: t.aichinger[at]aai-graz.at. Webiste.

2. Afro-Asian Institute (AAI) Salzburg (Place of study: Salzburg and Innsbruck) A-5020 Salzburg, Wr. Philharmonikergasse 2, Tel: +43 662/841413-12. e-mail: daniela.molzbichler[at]aai-salzburg.at. Website.

3. Afro-Asian Institute (AAI) Vienna (Place of study: Vienna and Linz) A-1090 Vienna, Türkensstraße 3, Tel: +43 1/3105145-213. e-mail: studium[at]aai-wien.at. Website.

The official webpage.

20 thoughts on “One World Scholarships for Developing Countries, Austria

    1. HI,
      I would advise you to try to contact one of the institutes and ask them where to send the application, as this is the only info we could get to.

      either here:
      Afro-Asiatisches Institut
      Leechgasse 22, 8010 Graz
      Tel: 0316 32 44 34
      Fax: 0316 32 44 34 – 59
      e-mail: [email protected]

      or the other two: e-mail: studium[at]aai-wien.at, daniela.molzbichler[at]aai-salzburg.at

      Regards,

      Kristina,
      Mladiinfo

    1. Hello Angela,

      Macedonia is not usually classified as one of developing countries. In addition, I strongly suggest you to read more carefully: "The One-World-Scholarship-Programme is directed at students from developing countries (Africa, Asia and Latin America)".

      Regards,

      Kristina,
      Mladiinfo

  1. I graduated MA from Bahir Dar university in educational planning and managment and BA in Economics from Bahir Dar university so if I got the chance to get the scholar ships to join your university eithert PHD.in Educational planning and management or MA in economics

    1. Hi Assabie,

      Please note that Mladiinfo does not give scholarships or any financial support, but only informs about different opportunities. Click on the direct link to the official page above to apply for the program.

      So if you want the scholarship APPLY! Download the application form, and send it to the responsible Institute!

      Good luck,

      Sofia,
      Mladiinfo

    1. Dear Stella,

      I encourage you to read:) It is stated above that “students from developing countries (Africa, Asia and Latin America)”. Since, according to my knowledge, Nigeria is in Africa, your country is eligible.

      Cheers,

      Kristina,
      Mladiinfo

  2. hello dear esteemed sir/ Madam,

    I am from afghanistan and afghanistan is a developing country, please guide me wheter you accept student from afghanistan or not?

    I am more prone to promote my career presently I am a student of second semester in one of Afghanistan universities in the Field of economics, BBA

    please help where to send my application and how could I view status of my application…

    kind regards

    hamidullah zarif

  3. Hello ma,

    I'm a nigerian and i have finished my Bachelor degree in microbiology with 2.2. Hope i can apply for the scholarship, and pleas help me with the link where i can download the english version of the application form. Thanks in anticipation.

    1. Zdravo Samson,

      Please notice that the deadline is already over and "The One-World-Scholarship-Programme is directed at students from Africa, Asia and Latin America who are interested in development policy and who have come to Austria on their own initiatives, in order to complete their education."

      Which means, you already should be in Austria.

      All the best,

      Kristina,
      Mladiinfo

  4. My name is Daniel Magalhaes, im an master student of Economics in University of Uberlandia, Brazil (UFU). I did my graduation also in Economics at University of Brasilia (UnB). I'm planing to do a PhD in Europe, specially in western Austria, where im staying in my girlfriend's place. I'll finish my tesis in Sustainability and Territory Development in the next months, and i would like to join a group of research in summer semester. Im planning to study Fair Trade Markets and the impact on the producers and local communities. If there is the possibility for a scholarship for Phd or a master student, i would like to apply. I tried to send an email for the emails above on teh topic but yahoo said that this emails are in a strange format. Who can i get in contact with the Latin America sponsor?

    Kindely,

    Daniel Magalhaes

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