The positive development of the regional labour market in the ICT sector has resulted in an increasing demand for skilled professionals.
The University of Klagenfurt is responding to this demand by training highly qualified specialists in the ICT sector and awarding the University of Klagenfurt Technology Scholarships, which aim at
increasing the number of highly qualified ICT professionals,
enhancing diversity in the Federal State of Carinthia and at the University of Klagenfurt,
increasing the number of international students at the University of Klagenfurt, and
promoting the University of Klagenfurt’s internationalization efforts.
In cooperation with the Carinthian Chamber of Commerce and Federation of Austrian Industries, scholarship holders will be supported in finding a paid internship in the first year of their Master’s degree programme. Scholarship holders shall be enabled to finance the second year of their Master’s degree programme with a paid internship, which is also part of the curriculum.
have completed a Bachelor’s degree relevant for one the Master’s degree programmes listed below in one of the following countries/regions: Albania; Algeria; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Democratic Republic of Congo; Egypt; Estonia; Greece; Israel; Jordan; Kosovo; Latvia; Lebanon; Libya; Lithuania; Montenegro; Morocco; North Macedonia; Palestinian territories; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia; Slovenia; Syria; Tunisia; Turkey; Ukraine; United States of America; Uzbekistan
For applicants from non-EU countries/regions:
Proof of admission to their selected programme of study at a state or state-recognised university in their home country/regions – “eligibility letter”* (does not apply to Master’s degree in Game Studies and Engineering)
Bachelor Certificate** and Transcript of Records of Bachelor’s degree programme
Two letters of recommendation by university lecturers from the university at which the Bachelor’s degree is being pursued/was earned (stamped by faculty/department).
*Please find a fill-in assitance for the eligibility letter here
**In the case that applicants haven’t completed their Bachelor’s degree at the time of application, a Trascript of Records will suffice.
***Information for applicants from Syria: The Austrian Embassy in Damascus indicates that some language tests (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge) might not be currently available in Syria but only in the neighboring countries.
Please note: Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.
The selection process consists of the following stages:
Examination of the formal requirements
Assessment and evaluation of the application by experts (including a Skype interview)
Final decision by the University of Klagenfurt
Please note: The principle of competition applies to all scholarships, i.e. there is no legal entitlement to a scholarship even if all formal application requirements are fulfilled.
OeAD scholarship holders will be able to book accommodation in a dormitory with the OeAD Housing Office. The monthly costs for accommodation in Klagenfurt are:
monthly rent: approx. EUR 250 to 360*
monthly administrative fee: EUR 18*
OeAD scholarship holders need to have health insurance that is accepted by the Austrian authorities for the duration of their stay in Austria. OeAD can support scholarship holders in taking out student insurance with the locally competent Gebietskrankenkasse after entering Austria and enrolling at the higher education institution. The monthly insurance premium is 61,43 Euro*. Scholarship holders have to pay for the costs for accommodation and insurance themselves.
Applicants from third countries/regions (non-EU/EEA countries/regions or Switzerland) may need to provide proof of additional funds to the Austrian residence authority when applying for a “residence permit – student”. The required amount may vary depending on the applicant’s age, individual costs for rent, health insurance and other liabilities.
Please note that scholarship holders are not allowed to take up paid work in Austria while receiving an OeAD scholarship. Paid internships are permitted, as long as they are part of the curriculum and approved by the head of the degree programme and OeAD.
“The scholarship enabled me to study in my desired field of Informatics and to find a job that interests and challenges me. With the scholarship, I was able to cover all my life expenses and without the financial worries completely to focus on my studies. It also provided me with the opportunity to learn the German language and in that way made my everyday life in Austria a lot easier. The scholarship opened a lot of doors for my success in Austria.”
Nadja DardaganScholarship holder - Master’s student in Informatics
“I decided to apply for the scholarship because the financial help during the master‘s studies is much needed. This scholarship provided exactly that. Now, there is no need to worry about how I will finance my studies – I can focus purely on studying and building my academic career. I’m loving the life and study in Klagenfurt and I hope that after finishing my studies I’ll stay in this area of Austria.”
Adnan BrdjaninScholarship holder - Master’s student in Informatics
“For me, studying in Austria is a dream come true thanks to the Technology Scholarship. This scholarship helps me achieve my academic and career goals beyond the financial barriers. Being a part of the Technology Scholarship Programme of the University of Klagenfurt is the best opportunity to create an unforgettable life experience.”
Eda MukaScholarship holder - Master’s student in Information Management