Scholarship for Africans in Austria

Type: Master’s or PhD

Location: Salzburg or Tyrol, Austria

Application deadline: July 31, 2021

The Afro Asiatisches Institut Salzburg (AAI) opens its doors for students from developing countries under the One-World Scholarship Programme. The grant aims to support international students from Africa, Asia, and Latin America who are interested in development issues and who have come to Austria on their own initiative in order to complete their education.

With a partial scholarship and a monthly allowance of 500 € at Master’s level and 550 € at PhD level, the One World Scholarship grant supports students at public universities or universities of Applied Sciences in the regions of Salzburg and Tyrol.

The scholarship gives priority to female students, as it believes that exercising the right to education for critical and intellectual young people who encounter poor conditions in their home countries affect women more.


To successfully qualify for a spot, the applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of a non-European developing country (Refer to: Official Country List)
  • Have a resident student permit for Austria
  • Be a maximum age of 30 years old for Master’s studies (35 years old for mothers), and 35 years for PhD studies (40 years old for mothers)
  • Have admission to a Master’s or PhD programme at a university or university of Applied Sciences in Salzburg or Tyrol (e.g. Uni Salzberg, Uni Innsbruck, Fachhochschule Salzburg, MCI, FH Kufstein)


An applicant’s success at getting in can be determined by several factors, the most common and have most impact would be:

FINANCIAL NEED. AAI and the One-World Scholarship Programme prioritizes select students who would hardly be able to finish their studies without financial support. They take income, savings, other means of support, profession, and income of parents when choosing from a pool of applicants.

EVIDENCE OF GOOD PROGRESS IN STUDIES. Students who have already completed at least one semester at an Austrian university have an advantage in programmes without entrance exams. Overall, however, academic excellence and good documented study progress documents through transcript of records for current and past studies will also heavily impact the application process.

INTEREST IN DEVELOPMENT AND ACCORDING SPECIALIZATION IN STUDIES. Prospective scholars must show strong interest in development-related issues. This should be reflected in their choice of study fields, prior work experiences, and voluntary activities.

Possible fields of specialization include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Poverty reduction
  • Social justice
  • Global migrations
  • Gender equality
  • Climate change
  • Sustainable use of resources
  • Food security
  • Renewable energies
  • Environmental protection
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Urbanization
  • Health
  • Human rights
  • Democratization
  • Good governance
  • Fighting corruption
  • Conflict prevention and resolution
  • International relations
  • Intercultural dialogue

To apply, download either the Application Form for Master Students or the Application Form for PhD Students and send your complete application documents to [email protected]

For more questions and clarifications, visit the AAI One World Scholarship Program 2021 official webpage.

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