Grants for Masters and PhD Students

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Grants for Masters and PhD Students: Financed by the Austrian Development Cooperation, the Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education & Research for Development (APPEAR) works to strengthen institutional capacities in higher education, research and management in the key regions of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) through academic partnerships with Austrian academic institutions and Master’s and PhD Programmes as a contribution to sustainable reduction of poverty.

Appear wants to encourage researchers, professionals and academic institutions in the addressed countries and in Austria to share their knowledge and experiences, to design innovative projects targeting the general objective described above and to improve the overall standards in higher education, research and management.

Scholarship Application Eligibility Criteria:

Partner institutions in the South, and participants of Master’s and PhD programmes at Austrian universities, come from the following countries:

  • Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya
  • Mozambique
  • Cape Verde, Burkina Faso, Senegal
  • Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala
  • Bhutan, Nepal
  • Palestinian Territories


    The programme has two components:

    Component 1:

  • Academic partnerships in higher education, research and management to strengthen the institutional capacities of academic partner institutions in the South
  • Preparatory funding to support researchers and institutons who do not yet have well established links and to plan and jointly write a project proposal. Component 2:

  • Grants for Master's and PhD programmes in Austria for students and professionals from eligible countries.

    Submissions are accepted up to 31 January.

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