April 24, 2013

Afro-Asian Institute (AAI) Scholarships Programme for Developing Countries

Afro-Asian Institute (AAI) Scholarship-Programme

Course(s) Offered: All field
Course Level: Undergraduate, Graduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: Austrian Development Cooperation
Country to Study in: Austria

Scholarship description
The Scholarship-Programme (formerly One World Scholarships Program) 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 has been established within the Austrian Cooperation for Education, and together with the other programmes it supports their concerns (struggle against poverty, resource conservation, peace-keeping etc.), the establishment and expansion of accordingly qualified personnel and the advancement of educational- and economic systems (capacity and institution development) with lasting effects.

The scholarship programme is co-financed with means from the Government of Styria, the City of Graz, church and private funds.

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.

Eligible groups
Citizens of Africa, Asia and Latin America, interested in development policy and who have come to Austria on their own initiatives, in order to complete their education.

Participating Institution(s)
All approved Austrian Universities

Field(s) of study
Selected Programmes in participating universities

The scholarships are divided into:
  1. Scholarships for the promotion of students doing masters 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)
Number of awards
Not specified

Scholarship benefits
The Scholarship-Programme is conceived as a comprehensive programme, which will comprise scholarships, study-accompanying measures and tutoring, study-accompanying training, supporting reintegration and follow up-contacts. Recipients of the scholarships are exempt from tuition fees.

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.

The Scholarship-Programme is a mobility programme acknowledged by the Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Art (in terms of scholarship regulations). The monthly allowance amounts between 500 and 550 Euro.

Method of Application
If you are interested in applying, you can download the application form for the Scholarship from here(pdf) OR directly from the official website (link to it is below).

There is an annual deadline of 31st May every year to apply for this scholarship.

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

Contact address is: Afro-Asian Institute Graz; Leechgasse 22; A-8010 Graz; Tel +43 316 324434; Fax +43 316 324434-59; Email - office@aai-graz.at

The Afro-Asian institute is located in the Geidorf district, in the vicinity of the Karl-Franzens-University Graz.

Application Deadline: 31 May 2013
Open to International students: Yes

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