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  • Austrian national students and students form EEA states
  • International Students
  • Studying Abroad
  • Course-specific scholarships and grants
  • Executive Education students

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

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Web: www.stipendium.at

International students

The following MCI scholarship options are available for students who are citizens of countries outside the European Union and the European Economic Area (including Switzerland). The scholarships are selective and are based on the results of  MCI admissions and selection process. No consideration can be taken of the students' personal financial situation or needs in the selection process.

The MCI Scholarships may cover up to 75% of the tuition fee. Students are required to cover the remaining amount of the tuition fee and their entire living expenses by their own means. The scholarship value will be deducted from the tuition fee and not be disbursed directly to the student.

Scholarship notifications will be sent together with the letter of admissions. The scholarship receiver must confirm by accepting the offered scholarship before the set deadline. If a response is not received by the due date, the scholarship offer will lapse.

Scholarships will be awarded for the whole duration of a study program (3 or 2 years), provided the student continuously meets the learning expectations and students’ responsibilities of the respective study program.  In case the learning expectations and responsibilities are not met, the scholarship can be withdrawn for the next academic year.

  • is targeted at highly qualified students who are citizens of Non-EU-EEA countries; these are citizens of countries outside the European Union and the European Economic Area (including Switzerland)
  • is only available for students from these countries, who are required to pay the current annual tuition fee of the respective study program
  • in the past years (2014-2017) the average awarded scholarship covered 50% of the tuition fee
  • The application for the MCI Global Scholarships is part of the MCI online application form. You do not need to complete and hand in a separate form.

  • is targeted at students who have shown outstanding academic achievements in their previous academic career and who are citizens of Non-EU-EEA countries; these are citizens of countries outside the European Union and the European Economic Area (including Switzerland)
  • is only available for students from these countries, who are required to pay the current annual tuition fee of the respective study program
  • The application for the High Potential Scholarship is part of the MCI online application form. You do not need to complete and hand in a separate form.

  • is targeted at students in Technology & Life Sciences programs, who are citizens od Non EU-EEA countries; these are countries outside the European Union and the European Economic Area (including Switzerland)
  • is only available for students from these countries, who are required to pay the current annual tuition fee of the respective study program
  • The application for the Science & Tech Scholarship is part of the MCI online application form. You do not need to complete and hand in a separate form.

  • is targeted at students from non-OECD countries
  • is only available for students from non-OECD countries, who are required to pay the current annual tuition fee of the respective study program
  • The application for the Emerging Economies Scholarship is part of the MCI online application form. You do not need to complete and hand in a separate form.

  • is targeted at 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 (including Switzerland)
  • is only available for students fulfilling the above mentioned prerequisites and who are required to pay the current annual tuition fee of the respective study program
  • The application for the Partner University Scholarship is part of the MCI online application form. You do not need to complete and hand in a separate form.

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

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The grant program is financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (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 that are planning to study or do research in countries outside the EU with particularly high costs involved (tuition, travel fees and research costs).

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:

  • Friday, June 15, 2018 (for international study programs in the winter semester 2018/19)
  • Friday, December 7, 2018 (for international study programs in the summer semester 2019)


Requirements:

  • Registration as an MCI student
  • 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 for an MCI Outoging 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:

  • Application form
  • 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.

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Taiwan Studies Project Scholarship

The Ministry of Education of the Republic of China (Taiwan) wishes to enhance mobility to Taiwan and promote interest in Taiwan studies and Taiwan-related research. MCI applied successfully for a grant issued by the Taiwanese ministry. Hence for the academic years 2018/19 through to 2020/21 each year two scholarships of 1,000 Euro will be awarded to MCI students.

Application Deadline: April 13, 2018

Requirements:

  • MCI Student
  • Selected for a study abroad place at a Taiwanese partner university of MCI (Allocation of places in each degree program)
  • Topic of bachelor/master thesis in relation to Taiwan
  • Participation in the Taiwan Studies Course in the spring semester 2018 (May 7-9, 2018)
  • Academic achievement at MCI


Required documents:

  • Application form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Current Transcript of Records
  • Synopsis (1-2 pages) of the topic of the final thesis


Scholarships will be awarded based on the above criteria.

For questions please refer to Matthias Sparber (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) from the International Relations Office of MCI. Please send also your application to this emailaddress.


Huayu Enrichment Scholarship

The scholarship can be used for a language course (duration: two months) in Taiwan. It is ideal for students who spent their semester abroad in a Chinese speaking environment. Details can be found here.

Language Course in Taiwan
The Taiwanes Ministry of Education supports financially a Chinese language course at the National Cheng Kung University. Details can be found here.

 

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).

Global Education for European Engineers and Entrepreneurs

MCI is a member of the network of technical universities GE4 (Global Education for European Engineers and Entrepreneurs). This network enables within the framework of the Asian-European Networks (ASE3) or the Latin American European Network (LAE3) one MCI Engineering student to study for a semester at a renowned university in Asia or Latin America. Furthermore, the tuition is waived for the selected student at the respective host university. An important pre-requisite for the application is a grade average of 2.5. Selection of the suitable applicant is based on the letter of motivation, grade average, CV and the personal interview.

Applications must be submitted to the International Relations Office by January 7, 2018 via e-mail.

Following documents are required for the application:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Letter of recommendation
  • CV in English
  • Names of three preferred host universities
  • English language proficiency certificate (TOEFL, IELTS etc.), if required

The list of participating universities as well as further information can be found at the GE4 website here.

Application and Contact:
MMag. Daniel D'Assisi,
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phone: +43 512 2070-1628

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.

Two scholarships worth EUR 1,000 each for students of MCI who wish to spend their semester abroad at a university in a non-EU country

  • Application deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018
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Applications are invited from students with an outstanding academic record and ambitious plans or
projects for the future 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
 

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

Raiffeisen Award for Students ( pdf | 51.62K )

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 30 | for outstanding academic achievements

Every year the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy 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 1 August and 31 October.

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

Course-specific scholarships and grants

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

Endowment EUR 500.-

Eligible applicants:
Students of the following study programs:

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

Apply for a Dr. Schär Merit Scholarship at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Application deadline: October 30th of the preceding academic year

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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