IPT Scholarships for Developing Countries in Austria, 2017

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The Government of the Republic of Austria is offering a limited number of scholarships to qualified applicants coming from developing countries and reform states according to the DAC List of ODA Recipients. Scholarships are available for pursuing International Civilian Peacekeeping and Peace-building Training Programme (IPT).

The International Civilian Peacekeeping and Peace-building Training Programme (IPT) is a practically oriented training programme for experts of various professional backgrounds who work – or aim to work – as civilians in crisis management and conflict prevention.

The main objectives of the IPT are to prepare staff for work in conflict prevention and international peace operations, as well as to provide advanced training to strengthen the capacity of staff already on the mission.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing International Civilian Peacekeeping and Peace-building Training Programme (IPT).

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded Core Course and Specialisation Course on Human Rights in Conflict

Scholarship Award: Scholarships cover, in part or fully, tuition fees and full board accommodation during the training.

Number of Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available.

Scholarship can be taken in Austria

Eligibility: For applicants from OECD Countries (incl. Austria)

  • Applicants from Austria and other OECD countries may ask their employer or funding agencies for support.
  • Austrian civil servants may ask their respective institution to pay the cost of participation.
  • The Austrian Arbeitsmarktservice (AMS) does fund participation in IPT courses.
  • Austrian applicants are advised to search www.kursfoerderungen.at for options of support.

Nationality: Applicants coming from developing countries and reform states according to the DAC List of ODA Recipients are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement:

Core Course

Target Group: People working with national or international non-governmental organisations, international organisations (e.g. UN), governments, the academic or private sectors who

  • Want to prepare for field missions in post-conflict and crisis areas in countries other than their own, or in their own countries
  • Want to serve as multipliers in their own countries and communities, passing on the knowledge and skills obtained in the course

Specialisation Course on Human Rights in Conflict

Target Group:

  • People who wish to adapt pre-existing knowledge of international human rights to the context of human rights fieldwork.
  • Field practitioners (e.g. development and humanitarian aid practitioners) who wish to reflect on their work and enhance their skills with a human rights perspective.
  • People who have attended the IPT Core Course and are interested in specializing in human rights.
  • Basic knowledge of human rights and international humanitarian law is required.

Test Requirement: No

How to Apply: Applicants must fill in an online application form and upload supporting documents in one file. To apply for such support, candidates have to indicate this in the relevant section of the application form and give reasons for their request in a scholarship essay. To complete the application, students will be asked to upload:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A recent photograph
  • A scan of the data page of your passport

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is July 31, 2017.

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