Call for applications for needs-based scholarships at the University of Innsbruck for the calendar year 2017

Needs-based scholarships aim at supporting degree students writing theses at universities. Scholarships are intended to be used for diploma thesis, master's thesis and doctoral thesis that have not yet been completed. Austrian citizens, citizens from EEA states and stateless persons granted equal status are entitled to make an application.

Important: Needs-based scholarships aim at supporting individuals and not institutions (institutes, organisational units, etc.).

Applications must be submitted via the students’ platform LFU:online within the following period:

 

 
15 May 2017 - 2 June 2017
and
25 September 2017 - 13 October 2017
 

Students unable to apply via LFU:online can submit their application personally (application form) to the Faculty Administrative Services, Innrain 52, Christoph-Probst-Platz, 1st floor, room 1032, A-6020 Innsbruck.
 

I. General requirements for needs-based scholarships:

  • Application by the student to write a thesis that has not yet been completed, including a description of this thesis, an overview of costs and a financing plan;
  • Submission of at least one expert opinion from a university teacher (as set out in § 94 Paragraph 2 of the Universities Act 2002) on the financing plan and the probability of the student succeeding in completing the thesis with an above-average grade based on the student’s proposals for the thesis and his/her academic performance so far;
  • Applicants must not exceed the maximum study period during which they are entitled to receive a needs-based scholarship (§ 18 StudFG). However, valid reasons justifying an extended period of study may be taken into consideration (§ 19 StudFG);
  •  Applicants must fulfil all general requirements (as a minimum requirement) in order to apply for a needs-based scholarship.

II. Specific requirements

Faculty of Architecture:

  • Completion of the first diploma examination (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their diploma thesis) or
  • presentation of the bachelor certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their master's thesis) or
  • presentation of the second diploma certificate or the master certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their doctoral thesis).

The compulsory expertise must demonstrate the eligible, exceptional financial burden, the probable above-average grades for the work done and the additional value that will arise for the university. In particular, the embedment in research projects, projects funded by third parties and the like should be elaborated. Financial support by institutes, faculties or other university funds, third-party funds and/or other funds received in addition to the requested scholarship must be listed.

A documentation of previously designed projects or theoretical/scientific work resp. (portfolio) is to be added to the application. Upload – if possible – via LFU:online, alternatively per e-mail to fakultaetenservicestelle@uibk.ac.at.

Faculty of Education:

  • Presentation of the bachelor certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their master's thesis) or
  • presentation of the second diploma certificate or the master certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their doctoral thesis).

Faculty of Biology:

  • A grade point average no lower than 2.0 in the bachelor certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their master's thesis). Proof of examination performances amounting to 60 ECTS-Credits must be presented – an average grade of 1.40 or better is required. 
  • a grade point average no lower than 2.0 in the master certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their doctoral thesis). Completion of the compulsory modules (with the exception of the Dissertation Defense).

Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy:

   Field of Chemistry:
  • Completion of the first diploma examination (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their diploma thesis) or
  • presentation of the bachelor certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their master's thesis) or
  • presentation of the second diploma certificate or the master certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their doctoral thesis).
   Field of Pharmacy:
  • Completion of the first diploma examination (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their diploma thesis) or
  • presentation of the third diploma certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their doctoral thesis).

Faculty of Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences:

  • Presentation of the bachelor certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their master's thesis) or
  • presentation of the second diploma certificate or master certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their doctoral thesis).

Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics:

  • Presentation of the bachelor certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their master's thesis) or
  • presentation of the second diploma certificate or master certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their doctoral thesis).

School of Social and Political Sciences:

  • A grade point average no lower than 1.7 in the bachelor certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their master's thesis) or
  • a grade point average no lower than 1.6 in the second diploma certificate or master certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their doctoral thesis).

Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science:

  • Completion of the first diploma examination (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their diploma thesis) or
  • presentation of the bachelor certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their master's thesis) or
  • presentation of the second diploma certificate or master certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their doctoral thesis).

Faculty of Engineering Science:

  • Presentation of the certificate of the bachelor programme and Application for the Master Thesis(for students wishing to receive a scholarship for the master's thesis) or.
  • presentation of the certificate of the diploma programme or certificate of the masterprogramme and Application for the Dissertation(for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their doctoral thesis).

Faculty of Economics and Statistics

  • A grade point average no lower than 2.0 in the bachelor certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their master's thesis) or
  • a grade point average no lower than 2.0 in the second diploma certificate or master certificate (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their doctoral thesis).

Faculty of Humanities 1 (Philosophy and History):

  • A grade point average no lower than 2.0 in the first diploma certificate and the following examinations in the second part of studies (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their diploma thesis) or
  • a grade point average no lower than 2.0 in the bachelor certificate and the following examinations of the master programme (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their master's thesis) or
  • a grade point average no lower than 2.0 in the second diploma certificate or master certificate as well as in the following examinations of the doctoral programme or PhD programme (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their doctoral thesis).

Faculty of Humanities 2 (Language and Literature):

  • A grade point average of no lower than 2.0 in the first diploma certificate and the following examinations in the second part of studies (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their diploma thesis) or
  • a grade point average no lower than 2.0 in the bachelor certificate and the following examinations in the master programme (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their master's thesis) or
  • a grade point average no lower than 2.0 in the second diploma certificate or master certificate the following examinations in the doctoral programme or PhD programme (for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their doctoral thesis).

School of Catholic Theology:

  • Completion of the first diploma examination (grade point average no lower than 2.0)
    for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their diploma thesis or
  • presentation of the bachelor certificate (grade point average no lower than 2.0)
    for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their master's thesis or
  • presentation of the second diploma certificate or master certificate
    (grade point average no lower than 2.0) for students wishing to receive a scholarship for their doctoral thesis.

The general requirements mentioned in point I apply to the following faculties:

  • Innsbruck University School of Management
  • Faculty of Law
  • School of Education

 

Further information about the awarding of needs-based scholarships is available from the Faculty Administrative Services (fakultaetenservicestelle@uibk.ac.at); Phone: +43 512 507-96002.

Last updated: 14.03.2017 

Director of Studies