One World Scholarship


Who can apply?

Students from Africa, Asia, the Near and Middle East or Latin America who are interested in development policy and who have come to Austria to study on their own initiative.

What does the scholarship program offer?

  • Financial support through a partial scholarship: Master's students receive € 500 per month during the semester, PhD students receive € 550 per month during the semester.
  • Personal support
  • Varied educational programme with workshops, excursions and social activities
  • Raising awareness of global challenges: Encouragement, support, meeting and sharing experiences with alumni, visualising opportunities to initiate change!
  • Worldwide alumni network

Formal requirements

  • Citizenship of a non-European so-called "developing country" (see FAQ).
  • Admission to a regular Master's or PhD program at a public university or university of applied sciences in Salzburg and Tyrol (Uni Salzburg, Uni Innsbruck, FH Salzburg, MCI, FH Kufstein).
  • For PhD students: Confirmation of supervision
  • Maximum age when applying: for Master's studies 30 years (mothers 35 years), for doctoral studies 35 years (mothers 40 years)
  • Residence permit "student" or student visa

No Scholarships are awarded

  • studies at private universities
  • postgraduate study programmes ("Lehrgänge", e.g. "Universitätslehrgang" or "Fachhochschullehrgang") or other non-degree certificate programmes
  • blended learning/distance learning study courses without compulsory attendance in Austria
  • applicants  with a residence title other than “student”
  • non-degree programme students („außerordentliche Studierende“)
  • short term visits and exchange programmes

A special case are Joint Master Programmes. Depending on different parameter some are eligible, while others are not. Please contact us beforehand to assess whether your programme is eligible.


Regarding applications from equally qualified individuals, priority is given to female students.

Requirements for a successful application

  • Financial need
    We consider 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 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 specialisation 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 specialisation are poverty reduction, social justice, global migrations, gender equality, climate change, sustainable use of resources, food security, renewable energies, environmental protection, sustainable tourism, urbanisation, health, human rights, democratisation, 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.


Syntia Hasenöhrl, Study and Counselling Manager

Wiener-Philharmoniker-Gasse 2, 5020 Salzburg

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