2020-2021 Scholarships

Fully Funded Austrian Development Scholarships 2020 International Students

Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management - Study in Austria

Every year the Austrian Development Cooperation offers students from developing countries scholarships to help with tuition fees and general expenses.

The Austrian Development Agency offers scholarships to students from Developing Countries every year. Please be aware that scholarships are not automatic, they are competitive and are awarded after a careful selection process by the Austrian Development Agency and the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management.


ITH students are accommodated in Kavalierhaus (www.kavalierhaus.at). Kavalierhaus is
located next to the Institute in the midst of the gardens of the castle of Klessheim.
Students share double rooms, computers are available both in Kavalierhaus and in the


  • Scholarship for ADC’s priority countries
  • Scholarship for other developing countries

And they can be used for any of the modules below.

General Module including the Special Modules:
  • Hospitality Management Module or
  • Tourism Management Module

Additional Module: Teacher Training Module (TT)

Scholarship for ADC Priority Countries

Limited to applicants from the following countries:

  1. Ethiopia
  2. Uganda
  3. Burkina Faso
  4. Mozambique
  5. Bhutan
  6. Palestinian Territories
  7. Georgia
  8. Armenia
The scholarship includes:
  1. Tuition fee
  2. Accommodation
  3. Flight tickets (from home country to Salzburg and back)
  4. Health insurance
  5. Food from Monday – Sunday
  6. Excursions (except field trip to ITB Berlin)
  7. €205,- pocket money per month
Not included in this scholarship are:
  • Transfer: Transfer from the airport to the hostel and back to the airport when leaving.
  • Visa fee: The visa fee has to be paid by the applicants. The fee for the 8-month residence permit is €160.
    The fees for the entry visa (Visa D) are different, please contact your embassy for detailed information.

Please note that Nicaragua candidates are only eligible for the scholarship for developing countries. Nevertheless, the difference in both scholarships is being paid for some Nicaragua candidates by the City Partner Salzburg – Leon and thereby decides who receives such a grant.

Scholarship for developing countries

The scholarship includes:
  1. Tuition fee
  2. Health insurance
  3. Food from Monday – Friday
  4. Excursions (except ITB Berlin)
  5. €205,- pocket money per month
Not included in the scholarship are:
  • Accommodation: Accommodation costs have to be covered by students who are awarded this scholarship.
    The total accommodation fee of € 1.644,- has to be remitted in advance before admission letter can be issued.
  • Flight ticket: Students with this scholarship have to cover their own travel expenses from their countries to Salzburg and back.
  • Visa fee: The visa fee has to be paid by the applicants. The fee for the 8-month residence permit is €160.
    The fees for the entry visa (Visa D) are different, please contact your embassy for detailed information.

Please note that there is an age limit of 35 years for eligibility.


Students may attend ITH by private means or through scholarships given by the Austrian Development Cooperation.

A limited number of scholarships are offered every year by the Austrian Development Cooperation. Please be aware that being offered a scholarship is not automatic and very competitive.


  1. Get information about ITH from an Austrian consulate or embassy
  2. Download the ITH application form by clicking hereAustrian embassies and consulates have this form as well.
  3. Application Process – all applications should be sent directly to the Institute via post.
    The submission deadline is the 1st of May every year, which means the Institute has to receive the application latest by May 1st.
  4. Confirmation – You would be informed about the result of your application by the end of June. If you were awarded a scholarship you will receive a letter of acceptance.

Tips for a successful scholarship application:

  • Fill out the application form properly and legibly.
  • Make sure you supply all the required information and attach the entire required documents.
  • Send translated English or German documents if required.
  • Include a working e-mail address, phone and fax numbers as your application might be abandoned if your e-mail address, phone, and fax number are not good.
  • Apply early. Late applications will not be processed.
  • Provide all admission requirements (read the ITH application form, and visa process carefully).
  • Clarify any doubts with the ITH office and the Austrian embassy/consulate (In written form: e-mail or regular mail).
  • Show with facts why you should receive a scholarship (achievements, goals…).
Only appropriate applications will be considered. 
Important Dates:
  • Deadline for the submission of application form: May 1st of every year.*
  • Beginning of Courses: First day of October of the academic year.
  • Visa Application: You can start with the Visa application process right after receiving the letter of acceptance.

*Academic year: October to May

General requirements

  • GCE – A’ Levels or equivalent, which enables enrollment at a university
  • At least 1-year experience in the hotel or tourism industry
  • All courses are conducted in the English language, so an excellent command of English is
    absolutely necessary. An internationally recognized certificate proving the knowledge
    of English (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge or equivalent) is required.
    If the student’s English language skills are not sufficient the Institute may decide
    whether he/she has to participate in extra English language courses in Austria at
    his/her own expense.
  • Age limit for scholarship applicants: 35 years

Visit the Official Website of Austrian Development Scholarships 2020 International Students


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