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Helmut Veith Stipend for International Female Master’s Students in Computer Science in Austria

Dedicated to the memory of Helmut Veith, the Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms (VCLA) is accepting applications for the Helmut Veith Stipend from motivated and outstanding international female master’s students to study at TU Wien taught in English.

The scholarship program is open for female students who plan to pursue one of the master’s programs in mathematics or computer science in Austria. Applicants interested in developing a solid mathematical and technical background in at least one of the fields in which Austrian scientist Helmut Veith worked will receive a full tuition waiver and EUR 6000 annually.

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The Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms (VCLA) was founded by Stefan Szeider and Helmut Veith in September 2011 and officially opened in January 2012. It is an initiative of TechnischeUniversität Wien – TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology). TU Wien is Austria’s largest research and educational institution in technology and natural sciences.

Why study at Vienna University of Technology? As one of the major universities in Austria, TU Wien stands for research on an international level and its successes in research, teaching, and innovation. It has eight faculties led by deans, and its teaching and research are focused on engineering, computer science, and natural sciences.

Application Deadline: The application deadline for the current Helmut Veith Stipend has been extended to January 16, 2023. The annual deadlines are:- April 30 for the winter term and November 30 for the summer term.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: TechnischeUniversität Wien – TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology)
  • Department: Mathematics and computer science
  • Course Level: Master’s programs in computer science
  • Award: EUR 6000 annually and full tuition fees waiver
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Austria

Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: Applications are welcome from all around the world.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded to master’s programs in computer science offered by the university. In 2022/2023, those are: Logic and Computation, Business Informatics, Computer Engineering, Data Science, and Media and Human-Centered Computing
  • Admissible Criteria:
  • Applicants must be eligible for admission to one of the master’s programs in computer science at TU Wien taught in English in one of the following semesters: – winter semester 2022/2023– summer semester 2023.
  • While funding applications can be filed before or in parallel with the admissions process, the funding will only be awarded to applicants who have been unconditionally admitted to the master’s program.
  • Female students who meet the following conditions are eligible to apply for the stipend: 1.) Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Mathematics (Bologna first cycle) or equivalent degree, 2.) Extensive mathematical and technical knowledge and interest in (at least one of) Helmut Veith’s areas of research:- Logic in Computer Science, Formal Methods and Verification, Foundations of Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Complexity Theory, and Computer Security.

Conditions

  • Must obtain at least 25 ECTS credits from the respective master’s curriculum per term on average since the beginning of their master’s studies
  • Achieve a grade average of at most 1.5.

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How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To be eligible for the opportunity , applicants must apply for admission to one of the master’s programs in computer science at TU Wien taught in English.
  • Supporting Documents: Students are required to submit the following documents:
  • Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Motivation Letter, Reports on university examinations (transcripts), Diplomas and/or certificates (first degree, bachelor degree, or higher), Contact details of two references for recommendation letters, English language certificate (TOEFL or similar), and Copy of passport
  • Admission Requirements: A certified translation must be provided for documents, not in German or English. An application must be submitted electronically to [email protected] with the subject “Application” as a single PDF document. The name of the PDF file needs to be “document.pdf.”
  • Language Requirement: Proficiency in English (TOEFL or similar)

Benefits

The Helmut Veith Stipend is awarded annually to exceptionally talented and motivated female students in the field of computer science. Students who are awarded the Helmut Veith Stipend receive

  • EUR 6000 annually for a duration of up to two years
  • Full tuition fees waiver at TU Wien
  • The stipend is provided for the duration of the master’s program for up to 2 years.

The fund is set up by the TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), the Wolfgang Pauli Institute, and the colleagues and friends of the late Prof. Veith.

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