ASEA UNINET Scholarship has been awarded to Indonesian since 1994, most of them are of Ph.D. candidates studying in Austria.  The scholarships can be divided into several schemes: Post-Doc Scholarship, Ph.D. Technology Grant Scholarship, Short Research Visit and On-Place Scholarship.

As for 2009 (see Dikti Announcement), the Scholarship will be awarded to those who fulfill the requirements and the selection process is conducted by interview (usually in February for the commencing year). Among the requirements, the most critical one is the availability of Letter of Acceptance from some Professor (for Ph.D. candidates) in Austria that should be presented to the interviewers during the  interview session.  This requirement is a must, as it is impossible to offer a scholarship to some candidate while there is no guarantee what the candidate should do during his/her stay.

Related to this important requirement, it is suggested that those who are interested in applying ASEA UNINET scholarship must seek for some Professor (Supervisor candidate). Because finding such Supervisor is not easy, please start this stage as earliest as possible. Some tips to ease the pursuit of supervisor are:

  1. explore and determine your interest of research (if possible focus on some area of research)
  2. read publications (paper, books) related to your interests, especially those written by professors in the designated country (in this example Austrian Professors)
  3. write a letter/email to some professor (not necessarily one only) to introduce yourself and your interest.  Because you have prepared more knowledge on your interest, in this discussion you can touch the papers you have read (asking or clarifying something on the papers they published)
  4. if your email has not yet been replied for some time, it is suggested that you write them email again to confirm whether your first email reach the destination or not.  Please include also your original previous email.
  5. when correspondence is already established, continue the discussion on more specific purpose and show your intensive interest on the topics.
  6. it is better if the correspondence is mediated in the beginning by some referrer (someone who has been well-known by the professors, such as the professor's previous student)

Ineterested in applying for ASEA UNINET Scholarships to study in Austria? Please start your efforts from now. For the list of professors in your area, check the faculties' websites by navigating from the universities listed here.