Grant of the Province of Styria in Cooperation with the University of Graz
for Students from South-Eastern Europe – GO STYRIA
Winter semester 2012/13
(Students should be at least in the 7th semester of a diploma programme or at least in the 2nd semester of a master’s programme of a field of studies relevant to their stay abroad at their home university at the time of applying, or those who are already writing their master’s or doctoral thesis.)
(Depending upon the intended aim of the studies or research, proof of the command of German and/or English is to be provided.)
(Application deadline – 16 March 2012 (receiving deadline of application via surface mail).
In cooperation with the University of Graz, the Province of Styria offers a new grant for outstanding students from South-Eastern European countries – “Go Styria!”. In the winter semester 2012/2013 a total of 54 scholarship months can be awarded.
More information on fields of study offered at the University of Graz available at: www.unigraz.at/en/verawww_studienangebot.htm
The Department for Scientific Affairs of the Province of Styria takes a very strong interest in the process of South-Eastern European integration and sets a course in those countries who are not – or not yet – members of the European Union. Styria, as a link between the EU and Eastern/South-Eastern Europe, adopts an active role in the scientific and cultural exchange between the countries and has the necessary preconditions to integrate the research competences and to utilize the available synergetic opportunities.
Against the background of a long standing, varied and intensive cooperation with the regions of South-Eastern Europe, the University of Graz was the first university in the German-speaking world to set a university-wide focus on “South-Eastern Europe” as the profile-setting core of its university development concept. Thanks to its expertise and acquaintance with both the needs as well as the potentials for cooperation of the South-Eastern European region, the University of Graz has been an important forerunner within the EU for the realization of the vision of European-wide integration for a long time. As part of an extensive circle of partnerships, the university takes these historically developed and in many areas important connections into consideration.
The scholarship program aims at students registered at universities in South-Eastern Europe (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (F.Y.R.O.M.), Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova) and will allow them to follow their research / take courses during their stay as mobility students at the University of Graz in order to finish their degree at the home university after their return home. Students should be at least in the 7th semester of a diploma programme or at least in the 2nd semester of a master’s programme of a field of studies relevant to their stay abroad at their home university at the time of applying, or those who are already writing their master’s or doctoral thesis.
The selection of the grant holders takes place in a joint process of the Province of Styria and the University of Graz. The academic quality of the applicant is decisive for the success of the application.
Depending upon the intended aim of the studies or research, proof of the command of German and/or English is to be provided.
The maximum length of time of financial aid for “Go Styria” is four months. Grant awards for shorter research stays are occasionally possible.
Making use of „Go Styria“ and other scholarship programs for the same duration of study at the University of Graz is not admissible!
Application deadline – 16 March 2012 (receiving deadline of application via surface mail).
Only those applications that are complete and reach the Office of International Relations on time (on 16 March 2012 the latest) will be considered! Faxed, emailed or incomplete applications will not be accepted!
- Application Documents
- Completed and signed Application form as well as Study Confirmation (print-offs of the online application).
- Enclosures (Trasncripts, diplomas, resumee/CV, research or study plan, 2 recommendation letters, passport copy – detailed information available in the context of the online application process).
Please get in touch with the contact person (see below) to receive your code for the online application.
In order to receive the code, please provide us with the following information in your email:
- First and last name (as it appears in your passport)
- Home university
- Level and field of study
Amount of Grant
“Go Styria” includes the following benefits:
- Grant in the amount of EUR 600 per month
- Waiver of tuition fees at the University of Graz.
After the Stay Abroad
Every grant holder has to submit a report to the Office of International Relations before the end of her/his scholarship period. The report should give an overall impression of the stay abroad, providing information both on professional benefits as well as general experiences. The reports will be made public on the homepage and thus made available to new applicants.
Contact person in the Office of International Relations
Christa Grassauer, M.A.
Tel. +43 / 316 / 380-1254
Fax:+43 / 316 / 380-9156
Mon - Fri from 9.30 am to 12 pm, Wed from 1 to 3 pm
More information available at: www.uni-graz.at/en/bibwww_s-in_go_styria.htm