The Austrian Government Scholarships

INTRODUCTION

The Austrian Government Scholarship is offered to interested candidates from the External Scholarships Division of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Govt. of India. This Department specializes in arranging for a large number of international scholarships to Indian students from foreign governments. The Austrian Government Scholarships are offered for the following : * Tourism Management * Research in Archaeology, Austrian Literature, History, Philosophy and Theology * Minerology i.e. Mineral Exploration, Petroleum Technology etc.

COURSE AND ELIGIBILITY

The following are the eligibility requirements : Tourism Management : * Candidate should be between 22 and 30 years of age * Candidate should possess a Bachelors degree with a minimum of 55% marks and should have completed a 1 year Diploma in Tourism. * The candidate should have a field experience in Tourism which he /she should have done after having acquired a bachelors degree in Tourism * Additionally, the candidate should be proficient in written and spoken English and should have a fair degree of awareness about Austria * The candidate would have to reside in India for 3 years at a stretch after his return from abroad * Candidates who are residing outside the country at the time of making the application are not eligible for the scholarship Research Subjects * Candidate should be between 21 and 35 years of age * Candidate should possess a Masters degree in the relevant subject with a minimum of 60 % marks * The candidate should have 2 uninterrupted years of experience in teaching or research which he /she should have acquired after having acquired the required qualification * A. M. Phil degree is considered as one years teaching experience * Additionally, the candidate should be proficient in written and spoken English and should have a fair degree of awareness about Austria * The candidate would have to reside in India for 3 years at a stretch after his return from abroad * Candidates who are residing outside the country at the time of making the application are not eligible for the scholarship Minerology : * Candidate should be between 20 and 35 years of age * Candidate should be employed in Minerology / Petroleum Technology * Candidate should have a M.Sc. in the relevant subject and should have obtained a minimum of 60% marks * The candidate should have 2 uninterrupted years of experience in teaching or research which he /she should have acquired after having acquired the required qualification * Additionally, the candidate should have adequate knowledge of German language. * The candidate should have applied for research in that subject in which he has done his post-graduation studies. Duration : The duration of the scholarships are as follows : * Research in Archaeology, Austrian Literature, History, Philosophy and Theology - 9 months * Minerology - 9 months * Tourism Management - Short Term

CAREER PROSPECTS

Value of Scholarship * Tourism Management : The scholarships cover registration fees, expenses incurred for medical inspection, tuition fees, food and beverage expenses, rent for accommodation, health insurance, excursion allowance and expenses incurred for the final examination. The passage fare to Austria and back is required to be paid either by the employer or the candidate or the sponsors. * Research Subjects : The scholarship includes a grant of Austrian Schillings of 6, 800 and a book allowance of Austrian Schillings of 1,000 each semester * Minerology : The scholarship includes a grant of Austrian Schillings 6,800 per month for post graduate students and a grant of Austrian Schillings 8,000 per month for Assistant Professors . The allowances also cover health insurance, university fees, cost of books and rent for accommodation. The financial assistance is for one person and no allowances are given for spouse or relatives. Application Procedure: * Tourism Management : Application on plain paper (in duplicate) with an employers referral should be sent within the fixed date. * Research Subjects : Applications with two letters of referral from Professors of University /College attended along with attested copies of educational documents should be sent within the fixed date. Candidates who are already in employment should send their applications through their employers * Minerology : Applications in duplicate through the employer should be sent within the fixed date, accompanied by a (1) no-objection certificate and guarantee of re-employment (2) Two letters of referral (3) attested copies of all educational documents (4) Secondary School Certificate duly translated in German.

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