Master Scholarships in International Relations for African Students to Study in Austria 2021

The Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria offers Masters Scholarships for  International Relations in Austria in the 2021/22 academic year.

The master’s Scholarships International Relations Austria is managed by the OeAD-GmbH on behalf of and financed by the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria. The OeAD is the Austrian agency for international mobility and cooperation in education, science and research.

Worth of Award

  • Monthly scholarship instalment: 1.050 EUR
  • There is no additional funding for tuition fees.
  • Health insurance: OeAD scholarship holders need to have health insurance that is accepted by the Austrian authorities for the duration of their stay in Austria. The OeAD can help with taking out such insurance. The monthly costs can vary at the Moment you should calculate 55 to 200 EUR (depending on your age, scholarship category and state of health). The costs for the insurance have to be covered from the scholarship.
  • Accommodation: It is possible for OeAD scholarship holders to book accommodation (student dormitory or apartment) with the OeAD Housing office. Monthly costs: 220 to 470 EUR (depending on the level of comfort requested by the scholarship holder). The scholarship holder has to pay an administrative fee of 18 EUR/month to the OeAD Housing office for the provision of accommodation. The costs of the accommodation have to be covered from the scholarship.
  • Travel costs: Applicants from countries which are neither members of the EU nor members of EFTA or OECD can be granted a travel allowance. The lump-sum depends on the country of origin.


  • Eligible for application are students,
    – who are descendants of forced labourers under the Nazi regime (regardless of their country of origin)
    – or come from countries that have exceptionally suffered from the Nazi regime, especially from the recruitment of forced labourers
  • Applications are accepted for master degree programmes in the field of international relations which directly entitle the graduate to study in a doctoral/PhD programme at a post-secondary educational institution. An additional requirement is that the graduation of the studies that led to the acceptance of the Master/Diploma Programme was not done in Austria.
  • Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six month before taking up the grant. Exempted are applicants who have successfully completed the Diploma Programme of the Diplomatic Academy (DA) of Vienna and are accepted for the second year of the MAIS (Master of International Studies) programme.
  • All scholarships are based on competition. This means that even in the case of the fulfilment of all the requirements there is no legal claim to the award of the scholarship.As for article 1 of the Austrian Data Protection Act, BGBl. Nr. 165/1999 in the present version, the applicant is aware of the fact and fully agrees that personal data contained in the application and its enclosures may be forwarded to the authority processing the scholarship, the contracting parties, the Austrian Foreign Ministry and other granting authorities for statistical purposes and in order to ensure that the application can be processed properly.The scholarship must be repaid in full, if it was obtained under false pretences, or if any other grant offered on was obtained for the same time period as this scholarship. An award in the same scholarship programme is only possible once. A sole exception is a once-only extension of 10 months in case of successful study progress and duration of the master studies of 2 years.
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How to Apply

  • The following documents have to be uploaded for the Online Application
  • fully completed Online Application form “Application for a Scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria” including a CV
  • two letters of recommendation, that confirm the necessity of the stay in Austria and provide information about the scientific qualification of the applicant. For these letters of recommendation, no specific form is required; they have to contain the letterhead, date and signature of the person recommending the applicant and the stamp of the Institution /university/department and must be no older than six months at the time of application.
  • scanned passport (showing the name and picture of the applicant)
  • confirmation of Admission/acceptance or the application for Admission/acceptance. Without a confirmation of admission, the scholarship cannot be awarded.
  • for descendants of forced labourers: processing number or photocopy of the letter of information or other relevant proofs.
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Deadline: Application for masters Scholarships International Relations Austria closes by April 1, 2021.


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