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Guideline for Austria


HEC scholarships for Austria
HEC had signed an agreement on 08-Oct-2003 with Austrian agency for international mobility and cooperation in education, science and research (OeAD) which was afterward renewed in November-2016. Under the agreement, responsibility of OEAD is to select, place and monitor the Pakistani PhD scholars.
Universities and Subjects:
Scholars can get admission in any Government sector university of Austria where language of Education and instruction is English. Furthermore, scholarships are awarded in all fields of knowledge with condition that suitable PhD Supervisor is available. 
Selection Criteria:
Candidates on merit are invited for interviews. A team of Austrian Professors and supervisors visit Pakistan and conduct face to face interviews of only those candidates who have Acceptance Letter of Suitable Supervisor. HEC asks successful candidates in interviews to complete necessary documentation like, verification of degrees, legal bonds, study leave, admission etc.
Financial Details:
As per agreement scholars are being paid Euro 1,000/- per month on account of Maintenance allowance, Admin Fee to OeAD to look after HEC scholars Euro 1,250/per year/scholar. 
How to Apply:
PhD Scholarships for Austria under the platform of HEC are being offered under various HEC Overseas Scholarships Schemes. Interested candidates are required to regularly visit HEC website (​) for the details of advertised overseas scholarships and apply for scholarship subject to meeting the advertised criteria.
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