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Scholarship for short time academic research (KUWI)

and

expert courses abroad (FK)

 

General Information

Funding possibility

Scholarship Terms

Deadlines for Applications

Application

Top-Up Application - for students receiving government financial aid (StudienbehilfenbezieherInnen)

To Dos upon Return

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Expert courses abroad - FK

 

 

 

 

Attention- Change of the funding Possibilities

Students who are planing a stay in Europe (except Switzerland) for at least 2 months have to apply for the Erasmus+ Studierendenpraktika. You are not allowed to apply for a KUWI scholarship any more!
Students who plan a stay shorter than 2 months and/or outside Europe (or Switzerland) can apply for a KUWI scholarship.

 

KUWI Application

Application vor Erasmus+ Studierendenpraktika

stay outside Europe or in Switzerland stay in Europe (except Switzerland)
stay of a minimum of 2 weeks stay of a minimum of 2 months

 

 The change will be valid for all students after the call in February 2016 without exception!

 

 

 

General Information

 

Students who are currently writing their

  • master's thesis,
  • diploma thesis,
  • dissertation or
  • habilitation

can apply for the 'scholarship for short time academic research. The academic stays can be at any university or research institution worldwide and must last a minimum of 2 weeks.

 

Students are often registered as visiting researchers at the host university. Students don't have to pay any student tuition fees and thus they are not allowed to attend course.

Some universities (especially in US regions) charge fees for visiting researchers. Please inform yourself about the actual facts at the host university.

 

There is no legal claim to the scholarship.

 

 

Funding possibilities

Students can receive funding for up to

  • 6 months, writing their master's or diploma thesis,
  • 10 months, working on dissertation
  • 12 months, working on  habilitations.

The stay must last a minimum of 2 weeks

 

Multiple applications are possible.

 

Attention- Change of the funding Possibilities

Students who are planing a stay in Europe (except Switzerland) for at least 2 months have to apply for the Erasmus+ Studierendenpraktika. You are not allowed to apply for a KUWI scholarship any more!
Students who plan a stay outside Europe (or Switzerland) can apply for a KUWI scholarship.

 

KUWI Application

Application vor Erasmus+ Studierendenpraktika

stay outside Europe or in Switzerland stay in Europe (except Switzerland)
stay of a minimum of 2 weeks stay of a minimum of 2 months

 

 The change will be valid for all students after the call in February 2016 without exception!

 

 

The scholarship cannot be used for participation in competitions, congresses, conferences, excursions, symposiums, language courses or internships at companies (in case of a work placement, please refer to http://portal.tugraz.at/portal/page/portal/Internationale_Beziehungen/Outgoings).

 

 

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Scholarship Terms

Monthly Stipend:

A monthly stipend is granted upon the availability of financial means.
(List of stipend amounts (2nd column)) 

 

 

Travel Allowance

A travel allowance can be granted upon the availability of financial means.

Travel allowances can be granted for travelling to and from the destination abroad (only one time) and are

  • max. € 300.- within Europe and
  • max. € 500.- for destinations outside of Europe.

Students who are nominated for a KUWI scholarship are also awarded for a travel allowance.

 

Attention: Students who are awarded a travel allowance have to prove the appropriate use of the granted sum by handing in the original travel documents upon nomination and return. For details refer to the sections below: To Dos upon Return

 

For students travelling by car, a train ticket (2nd class) can be refunded. The travel allowance does not cover taxi costs or tickets for public transport during the stay abroad.

 

Expert Courses:

 The course costs for expert courses are funded upon availability ot the financial means. Students are refunded 2/3 of the course costs, but a max. of € 1000.-.

 

 

Tuition Fee Waiver

Students who stay abroad for a period of more than 2 weeks during a semester can apply for their tuition fee at TU Graz to be waived. They only have to pay for the student union fees (ÖH-Beitrag). For more information get in contact with the registration office.

 

 

 

 

Study Grant

Students who receive a study financing have to apply for study abroad grant by the Austrian Study Grant Authority. Approved grants from the Austrian Grant Authority or other scholarship providers must be announced to the Office for International Relations and Mobility Programmes.
There is the possibility to receive a Top-Up grant from the Office for International Relations and Mobility Programmes. The Top-Up grant enables an approximation of the usually lower study abroad grant from other scholarship providers to the rates at TUGraz.
 

 

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 Deadlines for Applications

Applications can be submitted during the whole year.

Application deadlines:

                          20 October

                            5 February

                            5 May

 

 

The complete application package has to be handed in at the Office of International Relations and Mobility Programmes by the above mentioned deadlines. Should the application deadline be a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next working day.

 

Applications which are not handed in on time will not be considered in the application round and are put on hold until the next application date.

 

 

 

 

Application

Application criteria:
  • admittance as a regular student at TU Graz
     
  • registered as student at TU Graz for more than 1 year
     
  • minimum age 20 years
     
  • successful completion of 180 ECTS credits in the field of study relevant to the stay abroad; proof of successful completion of the first part of studies (1st Diplomprüfung) or the bachelor degree
     
  • the intended academic stay abroad is of additional value to the applicant's Diploma- / Master's thesis, Dissertation or Habilitation.
     
  • the applicants must not have already started their research stay abroad when applying; applications after the completion of an expert course are not permitted.

Students of fields of study NAWI-programmes or Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering can only apply for KUWI if TU Graz is their main university. Kindly note the grant possibilities at your university!

 

 

 

Application documents for KUWI

Note that only complete application packages can be accepted.

 

  • KUWI Control Document in German (printed with date and signe)
     
  • online application (printed and signed)
     
  • tabulary CV (dated and signed)
     
  • motivational statement including a profound project description about the planned research abroad (max. 2 pages)
     
  • written confirmation of acceptance from the university / research institution abroad; please note that the exact period of stay has to be mentioned in the letter. The TU Graz only accepts a letter (confirmations on official university paper, dated, signed and stamped) or the host university/institution can send an email to (katrin.landfahrer@tugraz.at) with the confirmation of acceptance in attachement.
     
  • 2 letters of recommendation written by (habilitated) professors at TU Graz.
    --> Exception - Field of study Architecture: the letters of recommendation can also be issued by academic assistants in university teaching positions
    --> one letter of recommendation has to be issued by the supervisor of the academic paper
     
  • proof of sufficient language knowledge
     
  • copy of the recognition form (signed by the supervisor of the academic paper at TU Graz)
     
  • copy of the 1st diploma certificate or degree certificate (notice of award)
     
  • for students in a diploma or master programme: a 'Transcript of records' listing all successfully completed courses at TU Graz, issued by the admissions office
     
  • confirmation of registration at TUGraz ("Inskriptionsbestätigung")
     
  • if applicable: Tuition Fee Waiver Refund of Tuition Fee

     

Additional documents for applicants planning on attending an expert course:

  • proof of course costs
  • copy of a pre-departure recognition form ("Antrag auf Anerkennung"). This certificate has to be signed by the person responsible for matters related to recognition. Please see our "FAQs" for more information (in German). Expert courses have to be of additional value to the previously conducted research / study. 

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Top-Up Application for students receiving government financial aid

Students receiving government financial aid have to apply for Financial Aid for Studying Abroad at the responsible authorites (Studienbeihilfenbehörde) in due time. Should the awarded financial aid for studying abroad be less than what the TU Graz awards nominated students, students can apply for a Top-Up scholarship.

 

Note that only complete application packages can be accepted.

 

Application documents for the Top-Up Scholarship:

  • TopUp Control Document in German (printed with date and signe)
     
  • All documents like for KUWI application (see KUWI application documents)
    • online application
    • motivational statement
    • letter of recommendation
    • copy of the recognition form
    • confirmation of acceptance from the university/research institution abroad
    • proof of sufficient language knowledge
    • copy of the 1st diploma certificate / bachelor certificate
    • Transcript of records
    • if applicable: Tuition Fee Waiver / Refund of Tuition Fee
  • copy of the notifcation from the 'Studienbeihilfenbehörde' of the financial aid granted

 

 

Additional documents for applicants planning on attending an expert course:

  • proof of course costs
  • copy of a pre-departure recognition form prior to your stay abroad ("Antrag auf Anerkennung"). This certificate has to be signed by the person responsible for matters related to recognition. Please see our "FAQs" for more information (in German). Expert courses have to be of additional value to the previously conducted research / study.

Note that only complete application packages can be accepted. Kontrollblatt (in German)
 

 

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ToDos upon Return

Within 2 months after returning, the following documents have to be handed in at the Office of International Relations and Mobility Programmes:

  • confirmation of stay from the host institution stating the actual exact period of stay (official paper, dated, signed, stamped, emails cannot be accepted)
     
  • report (template available here)
     
  • recognition form (signed by the supervisor of the academic paper at TU Graz)
     
  • travel allowance: proof of the appropriate use of the granted sum by handing in the original travel documents (airline: paper ticket/e-ticket, boarding passes, passenger receipt; train ticket, etc.) including the statement of payment (credit card statement). For students travelling by car, the costs for a train ticket (2nd class) can be refunded - please hand in an official confirmation of costs.

ATTENTION: Note that the stipend and the travel costs need to be paid back if the requested documents are not handed in!

 

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Dipl.-Ing. Katrin Landfahrer

Internationale Beziehungen und Mobilitätsprogramme

Mandellstraße 15/II
A-8010 Graz

Tel. +43/(0)316/873-6417
Fax +43/(0)316/873-6421

katrin.landfahrer@
tugraz.at

 

 

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