2018 Government of Austria IPT Scholarships for Developing Countries

Applications are now been accepted for the 2018 Government of Austria IPT Scholarships for Developing Countries, This scholarship program is funded by the Government of the Republic of Austria, and is awarded to qualified applicants coming from developing countries and reform states for the The International Civilian Peacekeeping and Peace-building Training Programme (IPT) 2018. Applicants are reminded that the eligibility criteria is of the essence and must be met on application.

Brief Description

The International Civilian Peacekeeping and Peace-building Training Programme (IPT) is a practically oriented training programme for experts of various professional backgrounds who work – or aim to work – as civilians in crisis management and conflict prevention.

The main objectives of the IPT are to prepare staff for work in conflict prevention and international peace operations, as well as to provide advanced training to strengthen the capacity of staff already on the mission.

Level/Field of study:

The scholarships are available for pursuing an International Civilian Peacekeeping and Peace-building Training Programme (IPT) in the core Course and Specialisation Course on Human Rights in Conflict

Host Nationality:

The scholarship is hosted by Austria

Eligible Nationality:

Scholarship is open to students from OECD Countries (incl. Austria).

Scholarship Benefits:

Scholarships cover, in part or fully, tuition fees and full board accommodation during the training.

Scholarship Number:

The number of offers is limited.


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Applicants should be motivated and willing to engage in peacekeeping and peace-building activities in crisis regions.
  • Precondition to attend a specialisation course is to have participated in one of our Core Courses or similar basic mission preparation training. Sufficient work experience in crisis management missions can be considered in lieu of a Core Course.
  • Applicants must have good command of the English language.
  • Applicants should be in a good state of physical and mental health. This is not only necessary for later deployment, but also for some of the outdoor training activities.
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Taking into account recruitment standards of international organisations, participants should

  • be aged preferably between 25 and 60
  • have expertise and relevant work experience in their respective areas of professional competence
  • have at least a first level university degree or equivalent professional experience
  • be able and willing to work in a team and within a multicultural environment
  • have a valid driving license
  • be computer literate

For the Scholarship

  • Applicants must be from OECD Countries (incl. Austria)
  • Applicants from OECD or non-OECD countries already employed by international organisations – at headquarters or in field missions (e.g. Asian Development Bank, OSCE, UN) – are in principle not eligible for scholarships and are advised to ask their organisation for support.

Application Procedure:

Applicants must fill in an online application form and upload supporting documents in one file. To apply for such support, candidates have to indicate this in the relevant section of the application form and give reasons for their request in a scholarship essay. To complete the application, students will be asked to upload:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A recent photograph
  • A scan of the data page of your passport

Applicants will be informed about the outcome of the scholarship application in the letter of invitation.

You can begin the application by clicking on Online Application and get more details by clicking the Scholarship Link

Application Deadline:

Currently, this scholarship is unavailable but we shall keep you posted on the new date

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