AAI One-World Scholarship 2020/2021- Apply Now!

The AAI One-World Scholarship Programme is directed at students from developing countries at universities in Salzburg or Tyrol. It is meant to contribute to the peaceful coexistence of people from different countries of origin by enhancing equal opportunities, dialogue, intercultural know-how, and partnership.

The Afro-Asian Institute AAI One-World-Scholarship-Programme is a partial scholarship aimed at students from Africa, Asia, and Latin America who have come to Austria on their own initiative, in order to complete their education. With their decision to study abroad, the students have demonstrated a high degree of assertiveness, creativity, and mobility. Prospective awardees are required to focus on questions related to development in their studies and research.

During their studies in Austria they acquire skills and competencies which can contribute to the economic, social, ecological, and cultural development in their countries or regions of origin. As highly skilled professionals and leaders they can induce a positive change.

Eligible Countries: International

Degree Type: Undergraduate & Postgraduate

Value of Awards: $14,000

Eligible Field of Studies: Undergraduate or postgraduate program offered by the Research School of Physics and Engineering, such as the

  • Honours program in Physics,
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (majoring in Physics),
  • Bachelor of Science (majoring in Physics),
  • Master of Nuclear Science,
  • Master of Photonics,
  • Master of Philosophy (specializing in Physics) and
  • Doctor of Philosophy (specializing in Physics).

AAI One-World Scholarship Programme Grant.

  • The One World Scholarship Programme supports Master and Ph.D. students at public universities or universities of applied sciences in the regions of Salzburg and Tyrol with a partial scholarship. Students at the Master level receive 500 € per month, at a Ph.D. level 550 € during the semester.
  • The maximum duration is the prescribed duration of the curriculum plus one semester. The OWS is conceived as a comprehensive programme, which comprises scholarships and special study expenses, extracurricular training, and follow-up contacts.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality of a non-European developing country (country list)
  • Admission to a Master or Ph.D. programme at a university or university of applied sciences in Salzburg or Tyrol (Uni Salzburg, Uni Innsbruck, FH Salzburg, MCI, FH Kufstein)
  • For Ph.D. students: approved disposition
  • Age limit: Master studies max. 30 years (mothers: 35 years), Ph.D. studies max. 35 years (mothers: 40 years) at the time of application
  • Residence permit “student”


  • Financial need: They consider their own income, savings, other means of support, profession, and income of parents in order to select students who would hardly be able to successfully finish their studies without financial support.
  • Evidence of good progress in studies: Good study progress documented by a transcript of records of current and past studies. In programmes without entry exams, students who have already completed at least one semester at an Austrian university have a distinctive advantage.
  • Interest in development and according to specialization in studies: Prospective awardees are expected to show a strong interest in development-related issues, which is supposed to be reflected in the choice of study fields, prior work experience, voluntary activities, etc.
    Possible fields of specialization are poverty reduction, social justice, global migrations, gender equality, climate change, sustainable use of resources, food security, renewable energies, environmental protection, sustainable tourism, urbanization, health, human rights, democratization, good governance, fighting corruption, conflict prevention, and resolution, international relations, intercultural dialogue. This list should provide applicants with an idea of relevant topics, it is, however, not exclusive.

The scholarship will contribute to exercise the right to education for those critical and intellectual young people who encounter poor conditions in their home countries. These aspects still apply more strongly to women. Regarding applications from equally qualified individuals, priority is given to female students.

How to Apply 

  • Please send your complete application documents to office@aai-salzburg.at by E-Mail or by using a free data transfer (wetransfer)
  • After your application has been reviewed, you will be invited for an online-interview (via skype, zoom or Webex)
  • The decision is taken by the scholarship committee in mid-August. You will be informed about the decision shortly after.

Download application forms for Masters and Ph.DVisit the Program Webpage for Details


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