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Study in Austria: Ban Ki-Moon Scholarship at MCI in Austria 2021

Applications are currently ongoing for the Ban Ki-Moon Scholarship at MCI for International Students in Austria for the 2021/2022 academic year.

The Management Center Innsbruck links together the best out of science, economy and consulting to the unique concept of an international Entrepreneurial School®. It stands for internationality, academic quality, practice orientation, innovation, close cooperation with industry, solution-oriented research and development, first-class infrastructure, a high level of customer and service orientation, and international renown.

As Entrepreneurial School®, MCI additionally provides new impulses, strengthens the competitiveness of organizations, and makes an important contribution to the professionalization of business, management, politics, and culture. Applied research and development have top priority in fostering the innovative power of local businesses and in ensuring quality in teaching.

Backing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a mutual mission of the 8th United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and MCI, The Entrepreneurial School.

This Ban Ki-Moon Scholarship at MCI under the patronage of Excellency Ban Ki-moon shall allow students engaged in the SDGs to study and develop at a prestigious university institution in Europe. However, the scholarship is applicable for the first year of the respective master program.

Applicable Programs


  • Biotechnology
  • Corporate Governance & Finance (online)
  • Entrepreneurship & Tourism
  • Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering (full-time)
  • European Health Economics & Management
  • International Business & Law
  • International Business & Management
  • International Health & Social Management
  • Management, Communication & IT
  • Mechatronics & Smart Technologies (full-time)
  • Medical Technologies


  • Digital Business MBA
  • Executive MBA
  • Digital Economy & Leadership MSC (online)
  • Digital Marketing & Analytics MSC (online)
  • Management & Leadership MSC

Worth of Ban Ki-Moon Scholarship at MCI

  • Candidates will obtain a one-off scholarship award of up to 10,000 EUR to provide (part of) the current yearly tuition fee.
  • The scholarship award amount will offset the equivalent amount of the tuition fees for the first academic session; it cannot be utilised to provide any other costs like travel, accommodation, etc.

Eligibility for Ban Ki-Moon Scholarship at MCI

This application for the Ban Ki-Moon Executive Education Scholarships for International Students is open to

  • For all masters’ programs: Nationals of Non-EU countries
  • For all Executive masters’ programs: All nationals
  • Candidates who have been involved and devoted to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aim to further get involved with and promote these goals during their programs.
  • Freshers who are required to pay the current annual tuition fee.


Applications for Ban Ki-Moon Scholarship at MCI will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Current (or past) commitment to the SDGs
  • Degree and nature of engagement/commitment
  • Evidence provided
  • Impact achieved

Future commitment to the SDGs

  • Feasibility of the defined goals
  • Match and congruence of applicant’s SDG focus and chosen MCI degree
  • The potential impact of applicants goals


  • Applications will be assessed in a two-stage process on the basis of the selection conditions stated above.
  • Applications will be short-listed in a pre-selection round.
  • Subsequently, short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview with the jury consisting of jurors from the Ban Ki-Moon Centre and MCI.

How to Apply for Ban Ki-Moon Scholarship at MCI

Applicants are expected to submit copies of

  • Application to MCI
  • Masters’ programs
  • Written application & CV
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Non-European citizenship (not applicable for Executive Master)
  • Documented engagement in SDG
  • Motivation letter with SDG aims
  • Language proficiency

Along with the required documents like CV, evidence of language proficiency and proof of Non-European nationality, applicants must include:

  • A statement (about 500 words) that narrates the candidate’s present (or past) devotion to one or several SDGs comprising reference to concrete proof/documentation.
  •  A motivation letter describing the applicant’s future goals in support of the SDG(s) and explaining how their chosen MCI degree will help them achieve these aims. The motivation letter should also explain how applicants would benefit from the awarded scholarship (financial aspects).

Deadline: Applications close on March 31, 2021.

Click here for more details and to apply

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