Call for applications for performance-based scholarships at the University of Innsbruck for the academic year 2016/2017

In accordance with § 57 (1) of the Austrian Federal Student Support Act (Studienförderungsgesetz, StudFG), performance scholarships are awarded to recognise exceptional academic performance at universities. Austrian citizens, citizens from EEA states and stateless persons granted equal status are entitled to make an application.

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


11 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, 6020 Innsbruck:

 

I. General requirements for applications

  • For each section of their study programme, applicants must not exceed the maximum study period during which they are entitled to receive a performance scholarship (§ 18 StudFG). However, valid reasons justifying an extended period of study may be taken into consideration (§ 19 StudFG).

  • Applicants must have a grade point average no lower than 2.0 for the examinations, courses and written pieces of work they submit for the performance scholarship.

  • The grade point average is calculated based on the individual grades. Overall grades are not used to calculate the grade point average.

  • Applicants must fulfil all general conditions to apply for a performance scholarship.

  • Applicants must have completed a minimum number of semester hours/ECTS-Credits in the year prior to the application being made. The number of semester hours/ECTS-Credits required differs and is set out in the special requirements of each faculty.

Important:
Students studying at the University of Innsbruck and at Innsbruck Medical University may attach all examinations completed between 1 October 2016 and 30 September 2017 to their application.
Special Requirements for secondary school teacher accreditation programme -> School of Education.
For the joint study programmes of the University of Innsbruck and the UMIT – Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology Gmbh (Bachelor’s and Master’s Programme in Mechatronics, Bachelor’s Programme in Economy, Health and Sports Tourism) an application can only be filed at the University of Innsbruck.

 

II. Special Requirements

Faculty of Architecture:

  • Bachelor: Confirmation of at least 50 ECTS-Credits in the year prior to the application.
    The grade point average must be no lower than 1.25.
  • Master: Confirmation of at least 50 ECTS-Credits in the year prior to the application. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.35.
  • PhD: Confirmation of at least 10 ECTS-Credits in the academic year prior to the application. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.35. Confirmation by the supervisor on adequate progress made in writing the dissertation with regards to all publications made during that year

Innsbruck University School of Management:

  • Diploma programme/Bachelor: Confirmation of at least 52.5 ECTS-Credits in the year prior to the application. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.35.
  • Master: Confirmation of at least 50 ECTS-Credits in the year prior to the application. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.35.

Fakulty of Education:

  • Bachelor: Confirmation of at least 60 ECTS-Credits. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.25.
  • Master: Confirmation of at least 60 ECTS-Credits. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.25.
  • PhD: Confirmation of at least 10 ECTS-Credits in the academic year prior to the application. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.25. Confirmation from main supervisor that excellent progress has been made with the doctoral thesis.

Fakulty of Biology:

  • Bachelor/Master: Confirmation of at least 50 ECTS-Credits. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.40. 
  • PhD: Completion of the compulsory modules (with the exception of the Dissertation Defense) and presentation of the publications relevant to the dissertation.

Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy:

  • Diploma programme: Confirmation of at least 30 semester hours.
    The grade point average must be no lower than 1.5.
  • Bachelor/Master: Confirmation of at least 45 ECTS-Credits. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.5.

Faculty of Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences:

  • Bachelor/Master: Confirmation of at least 54 ECTS-Credits. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.5.

Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics:

  • Bachelor/Master: Confirmation  of at least 50 ECTS-Credits in the academic year prior to the application. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.35.
  • PhD: Confirmation of at least 10 ECTS-Credits in the academic year prior to the application. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.35. Confirmation from main supervisor that excellent progress has been made with the doctoral thesis.

School of Social and Political Sciences:

  • Bachelor: Confirmation of at least 52 ECTS-Credits in the academic year prior to the application. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.5.
  • Master: Confirmation of at least 50 ECTS-Credits in the academic year prior to the application. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.5.
  • PhD: Confirmation of at least 10 ECTS-Credits in the academic year prior to the application. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.5. Confirmation from main supervisor that excellent progress has been made with the doctoral thesis.

Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science:

  • Bachelor/Master: Confirmation of at least 50 ECTS-Credits. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.30.
  • PhD: Average grades of the examinations, courses and scientific papers subject to evaluation may not be worse than 1.5. Confirmation by the supervisor on adequate progress made in writing the dissertation with regards to all publications made during that year. The students must refer to all publications made during the year of application.

Faculty of Engineering Sciences:

  • Bachelor/Master: Confirmation of at least 42 ECTS-Credits. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.5.
  • Doctorate (2009W): Confirmation that doctoral thesis has been registered as well as confirmation of at least 15 ECTS-Credits. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.5.

Faculty of Economics and Statistics:

  • Bachelor's Programme Management and Economics: see Innsbruck University School of Management
  • Bachelor's Programme Economy, Health and Sports Tourism:
    Confirmation of at least 52,5 ECTS-Credits. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.40.
  • Master: Confirmation of at least 50 ECTS-Credits in the academic year prior to the application. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.20.

School of Catholic Theology:

  • Diploma programme/Bachelor/Master: Confirmation of examinations totalling at least 60 ECTS-Credits. The grade point average of all examinations submitted must be no lower than 1.5.
  • Doctoral/PhD programme: Confirmation of at least 10 ECTS-Credits. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.5. Confirmation from supervisor that appropriate progress has been made with the doctoral thesis.

Faculty of Humanities 2 (Language and Literature):

  • Bachelor/Master: Confirmation of at least 50 ECTS-Credits. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.25.

Faculty of Humanities 1 (Philosophy and History):

  • Bachelor/Master: Confirmation of at least 50 ECTS-Credits. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.25.

Faculty of Law:

  • Diploma programme: Confirmation of examinations totalling at least 30 semester hours.
    The grade point average must be no lower than 1.20
  • Bachelor/Master programme: Confirmation of examinations totalling at least 37.5 ECTS-Credits.
    The grade point average must be no lower than 1.20.
  • Doctoral programme: Confirmation of examinations totalling at least 16 ECTS-Credits.
    The grade point average must be no lower than 1.20.

School of Education:

  • Secondary school teacher accreditation programme/Bachelor: Confirmation of examinations totalling at least 50 ECTS-Credits. The grade point average must be no lower than 1.5.

 

More information on the awarding of performance scholarships is available from the Faculty Administrative Services (fakultaetenservicestelle@uibk.ac.at). Phone: +43 512 507-96002.

Last updated: 03.04.2017

Director of Studies