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Austrian-American Educational Commission

Vienna, Austria

Adviser Name(s):Molly Roza
Email:advising@fulbright.at
Phone: + 43 1 236 7878 0 | Fax: + 43 1 236 7878 17
Mailing Address: quartier 21/MQ Museumsplatz 1 1070 Vienna Austria
Walk-Up Address: Same as mailing address
Center Hours:Monday - Friday:  09:00 - 17:00
 Saturday - Sunday:  Closed

Center Website: http://www.fulbright.at/studying-in-the-us/us-universities-colleges.html

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Center Description: Die Fulbright Kommission in Wien ist ein zertifiziertes Education USA Advising Center. Sie erhalten auf unseren Webseiten und telefonisch (Mo-Fr, 9.00 bis 17.00 Uhr - 01 236 78780) korrekte und objektive Informationen über alle akkreditierten U.S. postsekundären Bildungseinrichtungen. Kein Parteienverkehr.

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Adviser Molly Roza assisting Austrian students at the University of Vienna's Uni International

Advising Center Services

Cost Service
Free One-on-one advising
Free Advising by appointment
Free Library hours
Free Videos, DVDs available to borrow
 

Higher Education Fairs

1 Organizer: BeST: die Messe fuer Beruf, Studium und Weiterbildung
Dates: 2015-03-05
Anticipated Audience: Students
For More Information: http://bestinfo.at/pages/index.php?lng=de&m=0
 
2 Organizer: Information fair: study abroad and scholarships (Uni Graz) (TBA)
Dates: 2015-10-14
Anticipated Audience: Students
For More Information: http://international.uni-graz.at/en/stud/outgoing/winfo/information-fair/
 
3 Organizer: Auslandsstudienmesse (TU Graz) (TBA)
Dates: 2015-10-15
Anticipated Audience: Students
For More Information: http://portal.tugraz.at/portal/page/portal/Internationale_Beziehungen/Outgoings/Auslandsstudienmesse
 
4 Organizer: TU Wien Auslandsmesse (TBA)
Dates: 2015-12-01
Anticipated Audience: Students
For More Information: http://www.ai.tuwien.ac.at/international/
 
5 Organizer: BOKU International Days (TBA)
Dates: 2015-12-03
Anticipated Audience: Students
For More Information: http://bit.ly/17LVxm0
 
6 Organizer: FH St. Poelten International Day (TBA)
Dates: 2015-12-08
Anticipated Audience: Students
For More Information: http://www.fhstp.ac.at/international
 
7 Organizer: Universität Wien Uni International (TBA)
Dates: 2015-05-21
Anticipated Audience: Students
For More Information: http://international.univie.ac.at/home/uni-international/
 
8 Organizer: fair.versity: inclusive career fair (TBC)
Dates: 2015-10-23
Anticipated Audience: Students, young professionals
For More Information: http://www.fairversity.at/
 

Program Highlights

Study Opportunities in the US: from High School to PhD [the Road Trip]

Following the success of a similar event in Vienna in 2012, the AAEC hosted study fairs in Graz, Linz, Klagenfurt and Innsbruck to give provincial Austrian students at all levels a glimpse at the options available to them in the US. Guest speakers from local universities and schools of applied sciences, as well as AAEC staff and alumi shared their expertise.


Meet the Experts!

The Meet the Experts workshop connected Austrian students interested in studying in the US andAustrian students and professors preparing to go to the US with American students at the BA, MA and PhD levels as well as American professors at a variety of institutions. The workshop covered admissions, campus life, studying particular disciplines in the US, and allowed Austrian students to discuss their interests and concerns about US study with peers and mentors in an informal setting.


Study Opportunities in the US: from High School to PhD

The AAEC hosted this study fair at Amerika Haus on November 14, 2012 to give Austrian students at all levels a glimpse at the options availabe to them in the US. Guest speakers from AFS, local universities and schools of applied sciences, as well as AAEC staff and alumi shared their expertise. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFxJ52mk4Gg


PhD Workshop

The AAEC held its first PhD workshop on May 6, 2011. The workshop consisted of two sessions: 1) an overview on PhDs in the U.S. and how best to apply for them - including information on financial assistance; and 2) a Meet the Experts panel with a U.S. professor, a U.S. PhD student and an Austrian who studied for his PhD in the U.S.

This was a very significant event as many Austrian/European students are not aware of the differences between U.S. PhDs and European doctorates. They also do not know how to search for their perfect academic fit and how to finance their studies.

Some of the topics discussed were:
- How to find the right PhD program – tips and strategies
- Prestige vs. content
- Location – will there be time for social life?
- Funding and Financing
- Academic life in the U.S. – from Honor Code to Writing Centers
- Student workload
- Student – Professor Relationship in the U.S.
- Keys to success and What not to do

The event was very successful. It was attended by 30 participants. In an online survey sent out after the event, 76% of the participants rated the workshop as being very informative and listed the information on the differences of the Austrian and US educational systems, and the the fact that it is crucial to find the "perfect match" when applying for a PhD program as the most important information they had received.


US-Austrian Academic Mobility: Opportunities, Challenges and Best Practices

This workshop was held in the Vienna Museumsquartier for International Education Week 2014, and was designed for international office staff. The workshop provided an overview of trends and best practices at universities and Fachhochschulen (schools of applied sciences), and possible synergies between international offices and scholarship programs.

The workshop opened with the unveiling of the latest statistics on student mobility between Austria and the US, provided by the Institute for International Education (IIE)’S Open Doors Report.

Next, scholarship programs (Fulbright, the Marshall Plan Foundation, OeAD as well as EducationUSA) held a brief ‘fair’ to provide international office staff with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the various scholarships and ask the representatives detailed questions as desired.

Third, a panel of university representatives gave a brief look at best practices in international mobility at their institutions, followed by a lively discussion.

After a brief break, workshop co-sponsors from ETS introduced themselves and provided an inside look into the TOEFL and GRE. They also directed international office staff to free test preparation materials from ETS that students can use to improve their scores, with the goal of not only familiarizing international office staff with the GRE and TOEFL, but also enabling them to reassure students that the tests need not be an obstacle to mobility. The workshop concluded with an informal networking reception, sponsored by ETS.


Upcoming Events

No upcoming events are currently scheduled.
 

Special Programs

No special programs at this time.

Scheduled Pre-Departure Orientations

No pre-departure orientations are currently scheduled.
 

Country-based Financial Aid Opportunities

Name of program: DOC Fellowship
Deadline: 2015-05-01
Country: Austria
Level of Study: Doctoral
Majors Eligible: all fields of science
Max amount of award: €35,000
Duration of Award: Two-Years
Website: http://stipendien.oeaw.ac.at/en/stipendium/doc-doctoral-fellowship-programme-austrian-academy-sciences
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Brief description of the award, application process:

Awards for 24-36 months of PhD studies in all fields of science. Funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, administered by the Austrian Academy of Sciences.



Name of program: Marietta Blau Grant
Deadline: 2015-02-01
Country: Austria
Level of Study: Doctoral
Majors Eligible:
Max amount of award:
Duration of Award: One Semester, One Year
Website: https://www.oead.at/go_international/internationale_kooperations_mobilitaetsprogramme/auslandsstipendien/marietta_blau_stipendium/
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Brief description of the award, application process:

Provides financial support for carrying out doctoral research abroad (6-12 months) for students enrolled in Austria. Funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, administrated by
the OeAD GmbH.



Name of program: Marshall Plan Scholarship
Deadline:
Country: Austria
Level of Study: Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral
Majors Eligible: technical and applied sciences
Max amount of award: €10,000
Duration of Award: One Semester, One Year, Two-Years
Website: www.marshallplan.at
Email:
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Brief description of the award, application process:

US and Austrian universities of applied sciences and technical universities may nominate undergraduate and graduate students to take part in this program for academic research abroad. The program is
focused primarily on research in the field of technical sciences. Up to 1,000 scholarships of €3,000 – €10,000 for American and Austrian students are available for the academic years 2008 to
2018. Funded and administered by the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation.



Name of program: Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science and Research
Deadline:
Country: Austria
Level of Study:
Majors Eligible: various
Max amount of award: various
Duration of Award:
Website: www.grants.at
Email:
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Brief description of the award, application process:

For grants and fellowships that are available to Austrian students, please consult the OeAD GmbH database.



Name of program: Max Kade
Deadline: 2015-05-01
Country: Austria
Level of Study:
Majors Eligible: all disciplines
Max amount of award: 51,200
Duration of Award: One Year
Website: http://stipendien.oeaw.ac.at/en/stipendium/max-kade-fellowships-max-kade-foundation
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Brief description of the award, application process:

To enable young, excellent scientists and scholars from all disciplines to carry out a research project at a research institution in the USA Eligibility Requirements: maximum age of 35 years
OR max. 3 years after completing doctorate Austrian citizenship or main place of residence in Austria research project that makes a research stay in the USA necessary invitation letter
from a host institution in the USA proof of a position at an Austrian research institution upon return



Name of program: Erwin Schrödinger
Deadline:
Country: Austria
Level of Study: Post-Doc
Majors Eligible: all sciences
Max amount of award: €88,000
Duration of Award: Two-Years
Website: http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/fwf-programmes/schroedinger-programme/
Email:
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Brief description of the award, application process:

Targeted at young, highly qualified scientists in any discipline. Aims to promote scientific work at leading foreign research institutions; gaining experience abroad during the postdoc-phase,
facilitation of access to new scientific areas, methods, procedures and techniques so as to contribute - upon return to Austria - to the further development of science in Austria.



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