Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria

The Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria is offering a number of scholarship programmes for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students. Those scholarships will be granted to descendants of forced labourers and nationals of countries that suffered particularly from the NS regime. The deadline is March 1st and September 1st every year.

Scholarship Description
The scholarships of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria for Undergraduates, Graduates und Postgraduates are intended for descendants of forced labourers and nationals of countries that suffered particularly from the NS regime. Students and researchers can apply for a research period in Austria.

Award Value

  • monthly scholarship instalment: 1.050 EUR
  • Health insurance: OeAD scholarship holders need to have health insurance that is accepted by the Austrian authorities for the duration of their stay in Austria. The OeAD can help with taking out such insurance. The monthly costs can vary, at the moment you should calculate 55 to 200 EUR (depending on your age, scholarship category and state of health). The costs for the insurance have to be covered from the scholarship.
  • Accomodation: It is possible for OeAD scholarship holders to book accomodation (dormitory or apartment) with the OeAD Housing Office.The monthly costs are 220 to 470 EUR (depending on the level of comfort requested by the scholarship holder). The scholarship holder has to pay an administrative fee of 18 EUR/month to the OeAD Housing Office for the provision of accommodation. The costs for the accommodation have to be covered from the scholarship.
  • Travel Costs: Applicants from countries which are neither members of the EU nor members of EFTA, EEA or OECD can be granted a travel allowance. The lump sum depends on the country of origin.

Level and Area of Studies
Undergraduates, Graduates, Postgraduates and PhD degree in Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Human Medicine, Health Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts.

Place of Study
The study will be taken in Austria.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Descendents of forced labourers under the Nazi Regime (regardless of their country of origin) >or people coming from countries that have suffered exceptionally from the Nazi regime, especially from the recruitment of forced labourers.
  • Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant.
  • Age limit: Doctoral students: 40 years (born on or after March 1, 1979) and for other students: 35 years (born on or after March 1, 1984)

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Submission Deadline
March 1st and September 1st every year.

Website and Application Link

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