The Klagenfurt Scholarship

  • Master
  • Up to 300 EUR (€) monthly

The demand for ICT specialists on the Carinthian labour market is soaring. Consequently, the Klagenfurt Scholarship is mainly aimed at Master’s students from the fields of technology and business. As an Austrian lighthouse project, the scholarship primarily draws young talent (back) to Carinthia from other federal states for the purpose of pursuing a Master’s degree. You can choose to award your scholarship for a specific field of study.

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University of Klagenfurt

The University of Klagenfurt is a young and innovative university at the intersection of three cultures. The THE Young University Rankings 2021 places the University of Klagenfurt at rank 48 among the best young universities worldwide. The University of Klagenfurt therefore is one of best “youngsters” in the world and combines international prestige and a youthful spirit.

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Prospective students interested in a Master’s degree programme offered by AAU may apply for the award of a scholarship provided that

  • they fulfil the requirements necessary for admission to the Master’s programme and their completed Bachelor’s programme was completed no more than three years ago.
  • they have not yet reached the age of 30 at the beginning of the Master’s programme.
  • they have Austrian nationality or the nationality of an EEA member state or are persons who are treated as such.

o Third-country nationals are treated the same as Austrian citizens, provided that they have resided in Austria “continuously and lawfully” for a sufficiently long period (presentation of the permanent residence card).

o Stateless persons are treated the same if they have been subject to income tax in Austria for at least five years together with one parent before starting their studies (proof: an official registration form and a statement of insurance data from the national insurance agency or a certificate from the tax office).

o Refugees as defined in Article 1 of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, Federal Law Gazette No 55/1955, are treated in the same way as Austrian citizens; proof shall be furnished by means of a passport or a notice of asylum.

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The Klagenfurt Scholarship provides 300 Euros a month to support outstanding Master’s students whose excellent progress so far promises further top achievements, both in their studies and in their professional careers. Carinthia’s capital city Klagenfurt provides 150 Euros per month to finance one half of the scholarship. Why not take over the second half and help to draw young talents (back) to Carinthia? You will get to know promising students and young professionals, establish close contacts with the university, and boost your corporate image.


After the selection criteria have been checked, applicants will be invited to attend an interview.