Fulbright Austrian Student Program, 2017-2018

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The Fulbright Scholarship is aimed at Austrians who are seeking a Master’s degree in the United States. One or two-year master programs are supported.

Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree at an accredited university or university of applied sciences, or at the time of the application, shortly before graduation.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for masters degree programme.

Study Subject: These include

    1. Business and Management (MBA and related programs)
    2. LLM programs
    3. Human and veterinary medicine and pharmacy

Scholarship Award: 

  • Study cost and life expectancy allowances of up to USD 25,000 for one-year programs, or up to USD 12,500 per year for two-year programs
  • Euro 800 grant
  • Take over the costs of a health and accident insurance

Eligibility: 

  • Austrian citizenship (Austrian citizenship [Austria-USA] can not be included in the program due to the program guidelines.)
  • Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree at an accredited university or university of applied sciences, or at the time of the application, shortly before graduation.
  • Bachelor’s degree: completed by 1 October 2017 (graduation may be accepted by 30 October 2017).
  • Diploma Theses: Graduation by May 1, 2018 at the latest.
  • In principle, Master Programs at accredited US institutions are eligible for the Fulbright Study Scholarship. “Professional degrees” are not promoted within the framework of the Fulbright program: These include: Business and Management (MBA and related programs), LLM programs and Human and veterinary medicine and pharmacy
  • In case of documented academic interest or relevant professional experience, programs in public administration, affairs and / or policy (MPA / MPP), non-profit management, constitutional law, human rights law, public international law, legal theory and philosophy , As well as public health or non-clinical medicine.
  • Scholarships can not be awarded for study places for which applicants have applied outside the Fulbright Program or ongoing studies.
  • Candidates who are qualified to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship for scholars (scholars and professionals) on the basis of their previous academic and professional achievements are excluded from an application for the Fulbright Study Fellowship.
  • Candidates who already had a Fulbright scholarship for students, a scholarship from the BMWF for the postgraduate area (with the exception of internships), a Schrödinger (FWF), APART or DOC fellowship (ÖAW) are excluded from the application. It is not possible to award the above scholarships together with a Fulbright scholarship at the same time.
  • As the Fulbright Scholarship is funded with funding from the BMWF, applications from Fulbright scholarship holders for other scholarships from the BMWF are not possible.
  • The award of the Fulbright Scholarship depends on the consent of the FSB (William Fulbright Scholarship Board) in Washington, DC. According to the guidelines of the FSB, applicants who are in the USA at the time of their application are generally excluded from the application. Candidates who do not have “extensive and recent experience” in the USA are preferred with equal qualifications.

Nationality: Students with Austrian citizenship can apply for this Fulbright scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree at an accredited university or university of applied sciences, or at the time of the application, shortly before graduation.

  • Bachelor’s degree: completed by 1 October 2017 (graduation may be accepted by 30 October 2017).
  • Diploma Theses: Graduation by May 1, 2018 at the latest.

Austria Scholarships

How to Apply: This document is designed to guide you through the application process. Please read the instructions carefully. Only complete applications.  Please note: In specific instances (English translations, letters of recommendation, medical form) the instructions given by the Austrian Fulbright Commission. In those cases, the instructions by the Austrian Commission on the following three pages apply, NOT the instructions by IIE.

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 1, 2017.

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