BTK Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships, 2017/2018

Austrian Science Fund

Scholarship Description: The University of Applied Sciences Europe is pleased to offer Graduate and Undergraduate scholarships for the coming semester 2017/18. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.

The aim of the scholarship is to provide financial help to international students.

About University: The University of Applied Sciences Europe educates management and design talents in the following four faculties: Business, Art & Design, New Media and Communication, International Service Industries / Sports Management.

Degree Level: Undergraduates from any program and any campus are eligible to apply beginning in their second semester (including lateral entrants). Graduate students can apply in their first semester.

Available Subject: The Art & Design Department (hereinafter BTK) awards scholarships to promote new art and design talent at BTK.

Scholarship Benefits: There are up to nine partial scholarships to be awarded for the duration of one semester.

Number of Scholarships: Nine scholarships are available.

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

a) BTK scholarships are awarded based on performance.

b) Students who apply should meet the following criteria:

  • Excellent academic performance as demonstrated by current GPA, which should be at least 1.7 (The funding board has records of students’ academic performance, so applicants do not need to provide them. In case of doubt whether this criterion can be fulfilled, grades can be inquired after at the examination office.) The following criteria are used for the assessment „content“, „form “ and „artistic or social relevance “ and are weighted with 3 out of 5 points.
  • Portfolio of own artistic or academic work, work done to meet course requirements, and work done outside of BTK’s academic programs
  • Extracurricular involvement at BTK (such as involvement in university policymaking as a student representative or representing the university externally) or community involvement outside the university. This criterion is weighted with 2 out of 5 points.

c) The scholarship committee can award up to 25 per cent of the funding to students to students with special economic needs. The criteria listed above still apply in such cases, the applications are not in competition with regular applications Proof of need is the responsibility of the applicant.

Social economic needs are generally provided by proof of funding according to the Federal Training Promotion Act (BAföG). In other cases, e.g. disease, the particular need may also be determined by other means, e.g. certificates. In any case, a personal statement must also be submitted. If there are no applications for hardship cases, the total funds are allocated according to § 2 (2).

d) Scholarships are only awarded to students who have no debt with BTK at the time the scholarships are awarded. Therefore a revised version respectively a new application is to be handed in.

Eligible Nationalities: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.


Application Procedure: The following documents have to be sent (only in digital form!) for a successful application:

  • Application form
    • letter of motivation
    • name of a tutor or professor to act as your contact/reference (no letter of recommendation needed!)
    • proof of artistic/scientific achievements: small portfolio comprised of works form previous semesters (one or two projects as a PDF document)
    • proof of social commitment at BTK or outside of university within the last two semesters (listed in tabular form). Please make sure to follow the formal criteria.
    • if applicable: information about other funding you applied for or are already receiving (not relevant for granting of this scholarship
    • In case you want to apply for a scholarship according to § 2 Abs. 3 of the guidelines (special economic and/or social needs), please hand in also the corresponding proves.

Application Form

Deadline: Application deadline is July 18, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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