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0512-2070-1921

stipendien@mci.edu

Austrian national students and students form EEA states

Financial support for students is available from the Student Allowance & Grant Offices. Their staff are always happy to provide personal advice by phone or e-mail.

Stipendienstelle Innsbruck

Andreas-Hofer-Straße 46, 2nd floor
6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: 0512/57 33 70

E-mail: stip.ibk@stbh.gv.at
Web: www.stipendium.at

International students

International degree seeking students, who are citizens of countries outside the European Union and the European Economic Area, can avail of a range of prestigious scholarships.

Our MCI scholarships are partial scholarships and may cover up to 50% of your tuition fee.The scholarship value will be deducted from the tuition fee and not be disbursed directly to the successful applicant.

We aim to reward outstanding achievement and support you make a positive impact on your studies and careers.

Find the right scholarship from the list below to benefit your future.

  • Citizens of Non-EU-EEA countries; these are citizens of countries outside the European Union and the European Economic Area
  • Available for students who are required to pay the current annual tuition fee  
  • 25% of the tuition fee
  • Application for the MCI Global Scholarships during the MCI online application process.

 

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  • For all masters' programs: Nationals of Non-EU countries
  • For all Executive masters' programs: All nationals
  • Students who have been engaged and committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aim to further engage with and promote these goals during their studies
  • Available for freshers  who are required to pay the current annual tuition fee
  • A one-off scholarship of up to 10,000 EUR to cover (part of) the current annual tuition fee
  • Scholarship amount will offset the corresponding amount of the tuition fees for the first academic year; it cannot be used to cover any other expenses like travel, accommodation, etc.
  • Application Deadline: March 31

For details and required application documents see attached  flyer ( pdf | 2.97M ).

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  • For all masters' programs: Nationals of Non-EU countries
  • For all Executive masters' programs: All nationals
  • Students who have been engaged in ideas and issues related to Europe and aim to further engage with and promote these goals during their studies
  • Master’s thesis related to Europe
  • Available for freshers  who are required to pay the current annual tuition fee
  • A one-off scholarship of up to 10,000 EUR to cover (part of) the current annual tuition fee
  • Scholarship amount will offset the corresponding amount of the tuition fees for the first academic year; it cannot be used to cover any other expenses like travel, accommodation, etc.
  • Application Deadline: March 31

For details and required application documents see attached flyer ( pdf | 411.19K ).

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  • Students coming from MCI Partner Universities and are citizens of Non EU-EEA countries; these are countries outside the European Union and the European Economic Area
  • Available for students who are required to pay the current annual tuition fee
  • 50% of the tuition fee
  • Application for the Partner University Scholarship during the MCI online application process.

 

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  • Citizens of Non-EU-EEA countries; these are citizens of countries outside the European Union and the European Economic Area (including Switzerland)
  • Available for students, who are required to pay the current annual tuition fee
  • Applicable from semester 3 onwards for business disciplines only
  • Students, who have shown outstanding academic achievements in their first year of studies; GPA based
  • 50% of the tuition fee
  • Application Deadline: June 30

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  • Citizens of Non-EU-EEA countries; these are citizens of countries outside the European Union and the European Economic Area (including Switzerland)
  • Available for students, who are required to pay the current annual tuition fee
  • Applicable from semester 3 onwards for engineering and life science disciplines only
  • Students, who have shown outstanding academic achievements in their first year of studies; GPA based
  • 50% of the tuition fee
  • Application Deadline: June 30

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Additional scholarships

for migrants enrolled in regular study programs.

offers partial scholarships for students from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This scholarship is for students who are already studying in Austria. The application period is usually during the month of April. For more information, please see AAI's websit

or contact them at office@aai-salzburg.at.

The grant program is financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMWFW). Students and young researchers from foreign universities are invited to apply for this grant to come to Austria for a research or a study stay. Every year a board of representatives of the Austrian Ministry awards the Ernst Mach Grants based on the results of an expert examination procedure. Details can be found

Studying Abroad

Promoting international exchange for MCI students
To further increase the international focus at MCI, the MCI Scholarship Fund supports MCI students with their stay abroad.


Entitlement:
Students who,

  • are enrolled at MCI as regular students for the entire duration of their study program,
  • wo are planning to study or do research in countries outside the EU with particularly high costs involved (tuition, travel fees and research costs) and
  • are not eligible for an Erasmus+ grant.


Dotation:
The amount of the scholarship depends on the available funds within the MCI Scholarship Fund. It partly covers a student’s tuition, travel fees and research costs. Due to limited funds, only a finite number of scholarships can be awarded. Once a scholarship is granted, students will receive an approximate amount of 300-600 EUR. There is no legal claim to a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded without recourse.


Application deadlines:

  • Thursday, June 10, 2021 (for international study programs in the winter term 2021/22)
  • Thursday, December 2, 2021 (for international study programs in the summer term 2022)


Requirements:

  • Above-average grade achievement
  • Above-average personal and academic commitment
  • Forthcoming international study or research program (study tours and previous stays cannot be funded)
  • The awarding of other scholarships may be considered by the jury when assessing the application and deciding on the grant and/or amount of an MCI Outgoing Scholarship.
  • Study or research program in a non-EU country (or equivalent – no Erasmus funding) with particularly high costs; Stays in students’ home countries may only be funded in special cases.


Required documents:

  • Resume
  • Comprehensive cover letter (half page)
  • Overview of the expected expenses (please list other scholarships and funds you have applied for)
  • For study-abroad programs: Letter of acceptance of the international university or MCI nomination email (by MCI International Relations Office)
  • For research-abroad programs: Description of the forthcoming research. Please name the respective research institutions.


Scholarships will be awarded by a jury based on the above criteria.

We will be happy to answer any questions at stipendien@mci.edu.

Online Application

Students traveling to a country of the European Union for a period of study abroad can apply for a grant in the framework of the Erasmus program funded by the European Commission. Erasmus students receive a monthly allowance to help cover the higher costs of study abroad. Erasmus grants are only available where a student exchange agreement has been signed between the host university and the MCI.

Contact:
MCI International Relations Office
Phone +43 512 2070-1600
international@mci.edu
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Recipients of student allowances wishing to spend a period of study abroad can apply for an allowance for study abroad (including a travel grant). Such allowances are available for all countries of the world (and are attractive for students wishing to study in a country outside of the EU). For the details, click here.

Marshall Plan Scholarship for bachelor/master theses in the technical field

Funding for academic research: Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation

We would like to draw your attention to the following funding available mainly for technical study programs.

Since 2008 the Marshall Plan Foundation has been funding Austrian students going abroad to do their research at an American university. That also includes bachelor and master theses.

This opens up the opportunity for MCI students to spend a semester at an American university, write their bachelor/master thesis and receive funding from the Marshall Plan Foundation.

The following application documents will have to be submitted in English to apply for the grant:

  • Letter of Motivation (maximum of 2 pages)
  • Project description / Proposal (see attached details)
  • Resume/CV
  • List of publications (optional)
  • List of lectures (optional)
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)
  • Letter of Acceptance by American university


After completion of the semester abroad you will be required to submit:

  • Bachelor/master thesis
    Please note: Several aspects such as scientific relevance of your thesis and achievement of the goals set out in the Proposal will be assessed. In the event you do not properly adhere to these requirements, the Foundation shall decide whether these funds will remain fully available. > Please make sure to define your goals clearly when submitting your application.
  • Student Report


For further information please visit www.marshallplan.at or inquire at MCI's International Relations Office (IRO).

The Austrian Database for Scholarships and Research Grants is the biggest online university database of its kind in Austria. It lists sources of funding for students, graduates and researchers in Austria, as well as grants for incoming and outgoing students. For details of grants for study abroad, click here.

As a long established partner and sponsor of the MCI, Raiffeisen-Landesbank Tirol AG values academic
training as a significant social asset and a central resource for corporate development.

As part of a cooperation agreement with the Entrepreneurial School®, the bank is offering two scholarships worth EUR 1,000 each to MCI students who wish to spend their semester abroad at a university in a non-EU country.

  • Application deadline: April 20, 2021

Entitlement: Students

  • with an outstanding academic record and
  • ambitious plans or projects for the futur,
  • who would use the Raiffeisen Award for a semester abroad in a non-EU (and non-associated) country in the framework of their Bachelor or Master study program at the MCI and who
  • are not eligible for an Erasmus+ grant

Award criteria and applications
The winners of the Raiffeisen Award will be selected by a jury. The jury may decide to share the award among more than one applicant. The jury also reserves the right not to make an award in any one year and to carry the funds forward to future years. There is no legal claim to a scholarship. The jury’s decision is final.

Documents to be submitted

  • Information on the foreign university and brief explanation of the reasons for the choice
  • Brief description of future plans
  • Transcript of Records

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Online Application

Erasmus Internship

Scholarships for internships in the EU are provided by the Lifelong Learning subprogram for Erasmus interns. Both mandatory and voluntary internships can be funded. Internships in the country of which the applicant is a national are also supported, yet receive a lower priority in the selection process.

Scholarship of excellence

Application deadline: October 31 | for outstanding academic achievements

Every year the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research allocates funds for “Scholarships of Excellence” to be awarded to students and graduates of Universities and Universities of Applied Science.

All relevant information can be found in your personnel myMCI-Account in the study section between August 1 and October 31.

Please contact the office of your study program if you have any questions.

  • Possession of Austrian Citizenship or equal in accordance with sec. 4 “StudFG”. On a par with Austrian students are:
    • Citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA)
    • Third-country nationals, if the student has been living in Austria “continuously” and “legally” for a sufficient period of time (long term residence permit).
    • Stateless persons, if the student together with a parent has been liable to pay income tax for a period of at least 5 years (a copy of the Statement of Social Security and Residence Registration must be provided as proof).
    • Convention refugees, if proof of refugee status can be provided (passport, official notification).
  • Adherence to the intended program duration (sec. 18 “StudFG”), whereupon possible good reasons might be taken into consideration (sec. 19 “StudFG”).
  • The grade average regarding the past academic year is 2.0 or better.
  • If a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree has been completed within the past academic year it has to be passed either with “honors” or “distinction”.

Course-specific scholarships and grants

The following study programs of the MCI offer course-specific scholarships and grants:

Dr. Schär is a South Tyrolean family business founded in 1982. The Dr. Schär group specializes in the development, production and sales of innovative foods for special dietary needs. To promote talented students in the fields of food technology, Dr. Schär provides two MCI students per year with a EUR 500.— scholarship.

Endowment: EUR 500.-

Eligible applicants: Students of the following study programs:

  • Biotechnology & Food Engineering (Bachelor's program)
  • Food Technology & Nutrition (Master’s program)

Documents to be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Comprehensive cover letter
  • Certification of good Italian language skills
  • Transcript of Records

Application deadline: October 30th of the preceding academic year


Online Application

 

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HANDL TYROL is an Austrian family business based in Pians/Tyrol, which has specialized in the production of original Tyrolean bacon, raw sausage, and roast specialties since 1902.

The Handl Tyrol group of companies employs over 700 people and is now represented in more than 20 countries. The newest location in Haiming was voted Factory of the Year as well as Smart Factory in 2020 and is the cornerstone for further, sustainable growth.

The topic of “Future of Food“ is a central element of future planning. The Handl Tyrol group of companies is therefore concerned with new approaches to food production, innovation and sustainability at all stages and would like to encourage young, open-minded, and motivated students to become part of this development.

For MCI students who are interested in sustainable, innovative, but also forward-looking ideas, HANDL TYROL GmbH annually awards three performance scholarships worth EUR 1,000 each. The selected scholarship holders also have the exclusive opportunity to spend a day behind the scenes at Handl Tyrol.

Endowment:

  • € 750,- (Bachelor students) resp. € 1.000,- (Master students)
  • Personal meeting with the managing director Karl Christian Handl, MBA

Eligible applicants: Students of the following study programs

  • Biotechnology & Food Engineering (Bachelor from 3rd semester)
  • Food Technology & Nutrition (Master from 1st semester)

Documents to be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Comprehensive cover letter (including reasons of interest in sustainable meat industry - 1 page)
  • Transcript of Records

Application deadline: October 30th of the preceding academic year


Online Application

 

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Executive Education students

Working decision makers interested in postgraduate studies or trainings are able to find attractive scholarship options at MCI.

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