AUSTRIA - study stay focused on Master thesis preparation (1 - 3 months) - Action Austria - Slovakia

Home country
Host country
Field of study/research
Natural Sciences
Technical Sciences
Agriculture Sciences
Social Sciences
Type of support
Support category
study mobility, research mobility
Target group (when applying for the scholarship)
Master's student
1 - 3 months
Finance source
Action Austria - Slovakia, Cooperation in Science and Education (Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic and the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research of the Republic of Austria)
number of scholarships awarded depends upon the funds available and the quality of applications
Offered support
Action Austria - Slovakia is obliged to provide scholarship holders with:
  • a scholarship of 1 250 €/month. The scholarship shall cover their living costs (accommodation, board, etc.) and health insurance during their stay in Slovakia.
15 March, 15 October
Submission of applications
Scholarship applications are submitted on-line at
Application form and supporting documents
Application is to be submitted on-line via:

Further information about required documents (information in Slovak and in German language):
Other relevant information
  • Scholarship applicants shall have completed at least one semester of their Master's degree studies at a university in Austria (if the applicant is studying a join Master's programme - not divided on Bachelor and Master level, for example medicine or Diplomstudium - he/she shall have completed at least seven semesters).
  • Scholarship applicants shall study at an Austrian public/private university, university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule) or university college of teacher education.
  • Eligible are currently enrolled (minimum of 5 ECTS in the last term) scholars or scholars who are presently involved in research activities at their University.
  • The stay in Slovakia must be clearly connected with the topic of the degree/master/diploma thesis and be planned accordingly.
  • The DaF-trainies/students can also apply within this programme (if they are Master students at the same time).
  • Scholarship holders are not allowed to take up paid work in Slovakia while receiving a grant. The scholarship holder can not consume another funding for the same purpose from public means during his/her scholarship stay financed by the Action.
  • Austrian citizens who live in Austria but study at a Slovakian University are only eligible for a stay in Austria if the air distance between the seat of residence and the host institution is more than 100 km.

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Programme administrator
SAIA, n. o.
Aktion Österreich – Slowakei
Sasinkova 10
812 20 Bratislava

Contact details:
Selection procedure
The selection of scholarship holders is made by the bilateral Steering Committee of the Programme within 3 months after the submission deadline.
There are no attachments for this programme.

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