Institute of Science and Technology Austria Scholarships for International Students, 2018


Institute of Science and Technology Austria is inviting applications for the Institute of Science and Technology Austria Scholarships for International Students, 2018, elgible persons are welcome to apply for this program

The goal of the ISTScholar PhD program is to produce intellectually broad, curious, open-minded scientists who are able to approach problems from different angles and can collaborate with diverse types of scientists.

What you need to know about The Institute of Science and Technology Austria

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria, commonly known as IST Austria, is an international research institute in natural and mathematical sciences, located in Maria Gugging, Klosterneuburg, 20 km northwest of the Austrian capital of Vienna.

The candidate should have a very good command over English language.

Course Level:

Scholarships are available for ISTScholar PhD program.

Study Subject:

Scholarships are awarded in the field of natural and mathematical sciences.

Scholarship Award:

All ISTFELLOW recipients will be offered full-time employment contracts at IST Austria and will receive an internationally competitive salary with full social security coverage. In addition, the program will provide:

  • Travel allowance to scientific conferences and workshops
  • Support for study visits
  • Mobility allowance
  • Additional family allowance, if applicable
  • Housing, a guest house and four apartment buildings are available on the IST campus. Depending upon availability, a room in the guest house or an apartment can be rented for a period of up to one year after arrival, giving incoming postdocs time to find suitable accommodation for the following years.
  • IST offers German-language courses on campus.

Host Nationality :


Eligible Nationality:

The Scholarship is designed for International  Students


Institute of Science and Technology Austria Scholarships Eligibility:

 All applicants must hold a master’s or bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), or anticipate the completion of the degree before September 2018. Participating students are expected to be proficient in written and oral English.

  • Highly qualified students from all disciplines of the natural sciences, mathematics, computer sciences, and any related interdisciplinary areas, who are committed to pursuing their scientific career in an international research environment, are invited to apply.
  • All applicants must hold a master’s or bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), or anticipate the completion of the degree before September 2018. Participating students are expected to be proficient in written and oral English.
  • IST Austria is committed to equality and diversity. In particular, female applicants are encouraged to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: All applicants must hold a master’s or bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), or anticipate the completion of the degree before September 2018. Participating students are expected to be proficient in written and oral English.”

English language Requirements: Candidates must be proficient in written and oral English. Applicants can submit TOEFL/IELTS and GRE scores. The IST Austria TOEFL code is 6384.

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted using our online application form. In addition to the application for the scholarship, the applicant must submit the following documents:-

  • Step 1: Create an account
    Register online by entering name and e-mail address using the link above. Applicant will immediately receive an e-mail with the link to their user account.
  • Step 2: Confirm registration
  • Step 3: Recommendation letters
    Enter the names and e-mail addresses of 3 referees who have taught or collaborated with them or followed or supervised their work and are therefore able to evaluate their academic and research performance. They will receive an e-mail directly from us with the subject “IST Austria – Request for Letter of Recommendation” with a link to an online platform. Before submitting their referees’ details, please make sure that they are willing and available to provide their recommendation within the respective deadline. Keep in mind that their recommenders need time to write and submit the letters.
    -Please note that they will not be allowed to upload scanned letters of recommendation themself. All letters of recommendation must be submitted by their referees via this platform.
    Please also note that we are unable to process their application without letters of recommendation. These letters are an integral part of their application, and it is their responsibility to ensure that all letters of reference are submitted by the respective deadline.
  • Step 4:Application form

In this step they will need to submit a resume/CV, university transcripts, a research statement, and an ethics table. Institute recommend that they compose their CV and research statement using a word processor, and then “cut and paste” them into the application. Institute will also be able to upload the documents in PDF format.

Make sure that they fill in all fields (resume, research statement). If they would like to upload documents in the next step, please make sure that applicant tick the appropriate box. Once they have moved on to the next step, they will not be able to return and make changes.
In their resume/CV, include their educational history since high school, relevant work experience, additional qualifications, list of publications (if any), scholarships, awards, etc.
The research statement is a 2- to 3-page essay outlining and motivating the planned research, its goals and general significance.

They do not need to give  specific timelines and milestones, however. IST Austria is an Institute for basic research and its scientists are free to adjust their research plan in whatever direction they deem most promising.
IST professors or assistant professors will confirm whether or not the planned research can be carried out with the resources and facilities available at the Institute.
An ethics check table needs to be filled in by each applicant. If the applicant answered YES to one of the questions on the checklist, s/he shall briefly describe the ethical aspects of the proposed research project.

Supporting Documents

Upload PDF copies of their university transcripts and diploma certificates. All applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent or anticipate the completion of the degree before the respective start date.

If their current course of study is still on-going, please provide the latest transcript and state when they expect to receive their degree.
In this step, they will also be able to upload additional supporting documents such as publications, TOEFL/IELTS and GRE scores. As the official language of the Institute is English, these documents are helpful, but not mandatory.  The IST Austria TOEFL code is 6384.
Step 6: Submit their application

Application Form

Application Deadline: updates on deadline will be communicated shortly, please stay tuned

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