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Study in Austria: Afro-Asian Institute Scholarships Programme for Developing Countries



Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

About the Afro-Asian Institute Scholarships Programme for Developing Countries

Applications are currently ongoing for the Afro-Asian Institute Scholarships Programme for Developing Countries and interested students are invited to apply.

Study in Austria: Afro-Asian Institute Scholarships Programme for Developing Countries

The scholarship programme of the AAI Graz applies to students from countries of the developing world at universities and universities of applied sciences in Styria and sees itself as a contribution to peaceful co-existence of people from different regions of origin through promoting equality of chances, dialogue, intercultural know-how and partnership.

The scholarship scheme promotes the development of capacities in the countries of the developing world and promotes their own expert and innovation potential. By supporting students from countries of the developing world future experts and skilled specialists will be qualified, willing and able to participate in solving development policy tasks in their home countries.

It enhances the capability of independent, creative, critical and self-determined thinking and acting and strengthens the competence for innovative problem solving.

The scholarship programme contributes to socially necessary production of knowledge and findings, promotes a global point of view and the creation of the globally educated citizen. It attributes high value to regional, international and trans-cultural networks.

The programme is multi-financed (public, church and private means) and makes an important contribution to economic, social and cultural development of the countries of the developing world.

Application Deadline

31st May, 2017

Scholarship Type

Undergraduate, Graduate (masters, PhD)

Provider/Host Country

Austrian Development Cooperation, Austria

Eligibility and Further Information

The scholarship programme is available to students from Africa, Asia and Latin America interested in development policy and who have come to Austria upon their own initiative in order to complete their education here.

With their decision to study abroad, students have proven a high level of assertiveness, creativity and mobility. Student support schemes make a contribution to honour the right to education also for those who, as critical and intellectual young people, find bad conditions in their home countries.

These aspects apply to an even larger extent to women. In this regard, the study support scheme offers the possibility of counter-balancing ethical, religious, social and regional disadvantages and even violation of human rights in individual cases. The forms of scholarships are subdivided into:

1. Scholarships to promote students in diploma/master studies (application in Austria)
2. Scholarships to promote students in doctoral studies (application in Austria).

Through co-op programmes – like the organization of workshops and seminaries with regard to return and reintegration, job perspectives and applications as well as respective consultant talks, the project objective of successful job reintegration in the country of origin is substantially strengthened.

The scholarship programme is conceived as a holistic programme comprising the fields of scholarships, co-op measures and tutoring, co-op education and follow-up contacts.

The scholarship programme is co-financed by the Province of Styria, the City of Graz as well as from church and private means.

How to Apply

Application with the help of an application form can be made every year from 1st March till 31st May. The application form for the scholarship programme can be found below:

Application form >>

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