Deadline: 31 May (annual)
Study in: Austria
Course starts September 2012
The One World Scholarships are directed to students from developing countries who wants to study 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.
Selected Austrian Universities
Field(s) of study:
The One World Scholarship Programme is directed at students from Africa, Asia and Latin America who are interested in development policy and who have come to Austria on their own initiatives, in order to complete their education.
TThe OWS is conceived as a comprehensive programme, which will comprise scholarships and special study expenses, study-accompanying measures and tutoring, study-accompanying training, supporting reintegration and follow up-contacts. The OWS is a mobility programme acknowledged by the Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Art (in terms of scholarship regulations). 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.
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.
Students can apply for the scholarships by submitting the application form found at the official website. The deadline for scholarship applications is between the middle of March till the end of May each year.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.