The Merit-Based scholarship recognizes and rewards outstanding academic achievements and is announced once a year for students at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. All achievements rendered during the academic year 2019/2020 were taken into consideration (this covers the period from 1st October 2019 to 30th September 2020 – the date indicated in the respective certificate shall be decisive). A Merit-Based scholarship must not be less than 750 Euro and may not exceed 1500 Euro.
Merit-Based Scholarship for the academic year 2019/2020
Merit-Based Scholarship for the academic year 2020/21
The next application period for the Merit-Based scholarship for the academic year 2020/2021 is in October 2021. All informations you will find here in August at the latest.
FAQs about the Merit-Based Scholarship
How do I submit the application form for the Merit-Based Scholarship?
The application form must be completed online and two signed printed copies must be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs.
What confirmation of enrolment form should I provide with my application?
Please provide your current confirmation of enrolment form for the winter semester (WS) 2020/2021.
What is the minimum number of ECTS credits required for the scholarship?
You can only apply for the Merit-Based Scholarship f if a total of at least 52 ECTS credits ( instead of the minimum requirement of 60 ECTS-AP because of difficult study conditions due to COVID-19) is listed on your certificate of successful course completion. If you are a student taking a dual or joint programme of study, all awarded ECTS credits are added together. All examinations taken between 1st October 2019 and 30th September 2020 are counted. Examinations after 1st October 2020 are considered during the next scholarship application cycle.
ECTS credits marked as “successfully completed (MET)” on your certificate of successful course completion (e.g. work experience, one-semester work placement) are included in the ECTS credit total. Your GPA does not change.
Examinations for which you received a grade of 5 are not included in the calculation as you do not receive any ECTS credits for them.
Bachelor’s dissertations are taken into consideration according to your certificate of successful course completion and what is stated in your curriculum.
MA dissertations and Diploma submissions are considered according to your curriculum and your certificate of successful course completion if you received an “Excellent” mark for it.
Calculation of the eligibility period according to COVID-19-Studienförderungsverordnung
For the calculation of the eligibility period the summersemester 2020 is not taken into account (§ 3 para. 1 COVID-19-Regulation on Student Support/COVID-19-Studienförderungsverordnung – C-StudFV).
Does a semester spent abroad have any impact how long the scholarship is awarded for?
The period for which you receive the scholarship is extended accordingly for semesters spent abroad (duration of study plus one semester).
Will examinations recognised by AAU from another programme of study be taken into consideration for the scholarship?
To have examinations taken at another Austrian or overseas university recognised, you need a copy of the confirmation of examination recognition letter signed by the Programme Director.
Please note: The date of the examination or the date you sat the examination must fall within the specified time frame for examinations. If this date does not appear on the letter, please provide copies of the certificates received from your Austrian or overseas educational institution which do show this date.
If you have received an electronic confirmation of examination recognition, please provide a signed copy of the confirmation received from the Admissions & Exams Office as these examinations are not listed on your certificate of successful course completion.
Is involvement with the student union taken into consideration?
ECTS credits received for being a student representative are taken into consideration for the scholarship (evidence to be provided on the Klagenfurt student union form).
Are non-EU citizens eligible for the scholarship?
Non-EU citizens are eligible for the scholarship if they are able to provide a permanent residence permit that demonstrates they are a long-term resident in the EU or if they can provide a copy of their residential registration certificate that demonstrates they have been resident in the EU for more than 5 years. Students with refugee status should provide a refugee ID card with their application.
When the applicants will be informed about the scholarship decision?
All applicants will bei informed about the scholarship decision (accepted/rejected) by e-mail by the end of December 2020. We kindly ask you to refrain from making inquiries by phone or e-mail about the decision or about the final transfer of scholarships to be awarded before this date.