For many years Huawei has been supporting educational projects all over the world, including a number of initiatives launched in Austria last year to give young university students financial support during their studies. Huawei worked closely with the Vienna University of Technology to set up a social fund, and created the Huawei scholarship for the Austrian Young Workers Movement (ÖJAB).
The latter provides financial support for young students who are obliged to leave their home region to complete their studies. It is awarded in cooperation with ÖJAB, one of Austria’s largest non-profit providers of student accommodation (www.oejab.at).
Huawei Scholarship 2020/2021:
1. Huawei opens door to free accommodation at ÖJAB student residences
Under the scholarship Huawei covers one year’s accommodation costs for three students staying at one of the ÖJAB hostels in Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Mödling, Eisenstadt, Krems or Bad Gleichenberg.
2. Who can apply?
The scholarship is open to students at Austrian universities and universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen) of all nationalities and ages who are already living at an ÖJAB hostel or intend to do so in future. Visit oejab.at/dorms for more information and details of how to apply.
Every year the scholarship is awarded to three applicants who have had to relocate from their home region and can demonstrate that they require financial support.
3. The jury – what criteria govern the allocation of the three scholarships?
A panel of experts appointed by Huawei as the patron of the scholarship will review the written applications according to the following criteria, with a view to keeping bureaucracy to an absolute minimum:
a) Overview of academic achievements (including details of special skills, abilities and social/voluntary activities as appropriate).
b) Proof that urgent financial support is required for a place in an ÖJAB student hostel.
c) Example of creative thinking in the form of an essay submitted by the applicant in response to one of the following topics for 2020:
- "The future of cities: More efficient, technologically adavanced, green and more socially inclusive – that’s how smart cities should be like. How does your ideal smart city look like? Can you think of an example for an smart city existing in reality?"
- "5G and you: The next 5G generation of mobile communications standards aims to improve a lot. But what is it exactly that will become better? Which sectors and applications will, in your opinion, benefit the most? And: In which way could 5G affect or improve your personal life? "
The successful applicants will be notified by e-mail before receiving the scholarship in person at a small award ceremony. The jury’s decision is final.
4. Practical tips: how to apply for a scholarship?
Please ensure that you submit your application electronically in .pdf format only to email@example.com on or before 22 April 2020. The e-mail, including attachment, must not be larger than 8 MB. Receipt of applications will be confirmed by e-mail no later than 22 April 2020.
5. Required documentation/application criteria
Applications may be submitted in English or German. The following documentation is required:
5.1. Cover sheet with personal details
a) Name (first name lower case and last name UPPER CASE), gender (male/female)
b) Name and address of the ÖJAB student hostel where you are living/would like to live, and the date you plan to move in
c) Current address (incl. door number in the student residence, where applicable)
d) Telephone number
e) E-mail address
f) Date of birth
h) Short CV/résumé in keywords (max. 600 characters incl. spaces)
i) Degree programme (if known)
j) Matriculation number (if known)
5.2. Proof of academic achievement in the form of certificates for the last academic year (max. two permitted; if possible, please send a single certificate with all grades listed on it; where appropriate, please include additional results in the CV/résumé section of the cover sheet).
5.3. Proof that financial support is required for a place in the residence in order to complete the degree programme (e.g. description of living situation, personal income, parents’ income). Details of any other scholarships claimed in the past 12 months must also be provided. All information supplied in applications will be kept strictly confidential.
5.4. Essay title: Please choose one of the two following titles:
"The future of cities: More efficient, technologically adavanced, green and more socially inclusive – that’s how smart cities should be like. How does your ideal smart city look like? Can you think of an example for an smart city existing in reality?"
"5G and you: The next 5G generation of mobile communications standards aims to improve a lot. But what is it exactly that will become better? Which sectors and applications will, in your opinion, benefit the most? And: In which way could 5G affect or improve your personal life? "
- Minimum two, maximum three A4 pages
- Font: Arial, 11pt
- Spacing: 15pt
- Do not justify text (i.e. do not align to both left and right margins)
The best essays will play a significant role in shaping the jury’s final decision. The essay is designed to help the jury assess and reward the applicant’s dedication and creative abilities. Huawei plans to publish the best essays. Applicants therefore expressly give their consent for their essay to be published when submitting their application. The rights to use and publish the text are transferred to Huawei free of charge in full and in perpetuity.
Please note that submissions cannot be accepted unless they satisfy all of the formal criteria.
6. The scholarship
The scholarship takes the form of a credit of 3,000 Euro for the ÖJAB hostel charges for each of the three successful applicants. This is equivalent to the average annual accommodation costs for an academic year. The beneficiary of the scholarship can use the credit at the ÖJAB hostel of their choice for the upcoming accommodation period. The scholarship will be formally presented at a small award ceremony in Vienna.
By submitting their application, applicants confirm that they accept the conditions published online at http://www.oejab.at/huawei-stipendium in German and English language governing the award criteria for the Huawei scholarship.
All applicants expressly agree to feature in any public communications activities required as part of media relations work (press photos, press releases) carried out by Huawei and ÖJAB in the event that they are selected to receive the scholarship. The official award ceremony will take the form of a public press conference.
The scholarship is not transferable and is for personal use only.
Under the terms of the scholarship Huawei will cover the accommodation costs for an ÖJAB hostel. The credit may not be used retroactively. There is no cash equivalent.
If the recipient moves out of the hostel before the credit has been used in full, the remaining funds will be transferred to the next applicant in line.
Mag. Verena Scheidl
Telephone: +43 1 5052625-65