As a scholarship sponsor, you can establish contacts with highly qualified students at an early stage and foster their interest in your company. As a networking platform, the scholarship can also serve as a starting point for intensive cooperation with your company in the form of internships, project work, etc.
Working towards the big goal together!
The Klagenfurt Scholarship provides 300 Euros a month to support outstanding Master’s students whose excellent progress so far promises further top achievements, both in their studies and in their professional careers. Carinthia’s capital city Klagenfurt provides 150 Euros per month to finance one half of the scholarship. Why not take over the second half and help to draw young talents (back) to Carinthia? You will get to know promising students and young professionals, establish close contacts with the university, and boost your corporate image.
The demand for ICT specialists on the Carinthian labour market is soaring. Consequently, the Klagenfurt Scholarship is mainly aimed at Master’s students from the fields of technology and business. As an Austrian lighthouse project, the scholarship primarily draws young talent (back) to Carinthia from other federal states for the purpose of pursuing a Master’s degree. You can choose to award your scholarship for a specific field of study.
How the scholarship works:
Companies, associations, clubs, graduates, etc.
EUR 150 per month for a period of two years
City of Klagenfurt
EUR 150 per month for a period of two years
Scholarship holder: EUR 300 per month for a period of two years
- Very good Bachelor degree (examination grades and Bachelor thesis)
- Non-university interests (e. g. social, cultural or sporting activities)
- 75 % of the scholarships are awarded to graduates with Bachelor degrees from technical and economic disciplines. This will boost the labour market in the ICT sector.
- Graduates with Bachelor degrees are also eligible for support if their track record to date indicates very good future career opportunities on the labour market.
The Klagenfurt Scholarship is designed to promote brain gain and provide an impetus for a new scholarship culture. Together with prominent figures from business and politics, we are working to promote economic prosperity and create opportunities for future generations.
Reasons to become a sponsor:
As part of the Klagenfurt Scholarship, we will provide individual and personal opportunities to network with your scholarship holders at various events such as fireside chats, business talks, scholarship ceremonies, etc. What is more, through the scholarship programmes you will get to know a variety of contact persons at the university, giving you access to science and research.
The scholarship programmes bring together important forces in the region: The City of Klagenfurt, relevant stakeholders from the economy and committed private individuals work together for the future of Carinthia in order to position the region successfully in the international competition for bright minds. This will benefit the province of Carinthia and the labour market in the long term.
By participating in the scholarship programme, you can enhance the recognition and reputation of your company, reinforce your image and demonstrate your social commitment. For students, the scholarships are a special distinction, rewarding their academic success and commitment and spurring them on to achieve top performances.
Your sponsorship is tax deductible for you as a private person as well as for your company. If you wish, we can issue a donation receipt (for companies) or notify the tax office of your donation (for private individuals). Of course, we will also acknowledge your commitment as a scholarship sponsor on our website and in our publications.
Thank you for sponsoring a scholarship and for providing financial and non-material support to excellent master students at the University of Klagenfurt. Please click here for our
Agreement for the sponsorship of scholarship holders within the framework of the Klagenfurt Scholarship (available in German only)
You can also award your scholarship for a specific field of study or a specific master’s degree programme. We would be pleased to inform you about further details in person. Please contact us for an appointment.
The Klagenfurt Scholarship is supported by Carinthia’s capital city Klagenfurt.