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Ernst Mach Scholarships for Study in Austria

Deadline:

March 01, 2013

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Deadline: 1 March 2013
Open to: bachelor’s (after 4th semester) and master’s candidates from eligible countries AND postgraduates and PhD students from ALL countries except Austria
Scholarship: €940 per month for BA/MA; €1,040 for graduates over 30 years old with a PhD; travel subsidies for non-European recipients

Description

The Ernst Mach Grants are named after the famous Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach (1838-1916). It consists of two sub-programmes, the Ernst Mach Grant worldwide and the Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences (“Fachhochschule”).

Both are financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Science (BMWF). Applications have to be submitted online and then a board of representatives of the BMWF and the OeAD awards the Ernst Mach Grants based on the results of the assessment procedure. The duration of the grants vary according to the regulations of the sub-programmes (see below). Extensions are not possible with these programmes.

Target groups:

The Ernst Mach Grant – worldwide aims at postgraduates (i.e. PhD students, post-docs and young university lecturers) who primarily want to perform research in Austria. The duration is between 1 and 9 months.

  1. Monthly grant rate
    1. for graduates: 940 EUR
    2. for graduates over 30 years with a PhD degree: 1,040 EUR
  2. Accident and health insurance, accommodation
    1. If necessary, the OeAD-GmbH will take out an accident and health insurance on behalf of the grant recipient.
    2. The OeAD-GmbH will endeavour to provide accommodation (student hall of residence or flat) for recipients of grants who wish to get accommodation arranged by the OeAD. Monthly costs: 220 to 470 EUR (depending on how much comfort the recipients of grants want). An administration fee of 18 EUR per month is payable to the OeAD-GmbH for arranging accommodation. The costs for insurance and accommodation have to be paid out of the grant by the recipient of the grant.
  3. Recipients of grants are exempted from paying tuition fees.
  4. Recipients of grants from non-European developing countries will also receive a travel costs subsidy of 730 EUR maximum.

The Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) aims at graduates who are participating in a master program or undergraduates who have successfully completed at least four semesters of studies within a bachelor- or diploma program at the time of taking up the grant. The duration of stay is between 4 to 10 months. To avoid any interference with grants/scholarships of the EU this programme is open just for non-European students (meaning all other continents than Europe).

  1. Monthly grant rate € 940
  2. Accident and health insurance, accommodation (see details above)
  3. Recipients of grants are exempted from paying tuition fees.
  4. Recipients of grants from non-European developing countries will also receive a travel costs subsidy of 730 EUR maximum.

Eligibility

Ernst Mach Grant – worldwide:

  • postgraduates pursuing a doctoral/PhD programme outside Austria;
  • postgraduates and post-docs wishing to pursue research in Austria with a view to an academic career and who completed their studies (at a university outside Austria) after September 30 th, 2011;
  • post-docs who are working as lecturers at a university outside Austria.

Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant.  Maximum age: 35 years (born on or after Oct. 1st, 1977). Good knowledge of German, particularly in the respective subject area, is a prerequisite. For projects to be carried out in English a good knowledge of English in the respective subject area is required.

Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences:

Eligible for application are students who are studying a master programme at a university in one of the countries mentioned HERE or who have successfully completed at least 4 semesters of studies within a bachelor/diploma programme at a university in one of the mentioned countries at the time of taking up the grant. Maximum age: 35 years (born on or after October 1st, 1977).

Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant. Proficiency in the language of instruction (German or English), particularly in the respective subject area, is a prerequisite.

Application

Applications must be completed online at the website HERE by 1 March 2013. 

To apply, you must register to create a SCHOLARSHIPS.AT ID. Activate your account via the activation email, then click “Online Applications” on the top right of the website. Choose a scholarship and click the green button beside the scholarship to find the application. Carefully read the program descriptions linked below to see which documents must be uploaded.

Inquiries may be directed to Mr. Michael Schedl at the OeAD-GmbH at michael.schedl@oead.at.

For more information, consult the Ernst Mach Grant – worldwide description HERE and the Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian university of applied sciences description HERE.

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