Helmut Veith scholarship for outstanding female students in computer science

Applications are
invited for this year’s Helmut Veith
scholarship.

The Helmut
Veith Stipend
 is dedicated to the memory of an outstanding computer
scientist who worked in the fields of logic in computer science, computer-aided
verification, software engineering, and computer security. Helmut Veith, who
tragically passed away in March
2016, was a strong
advocate and mentor for women in computer science.

In honor of Helmut Veith’s efforts, a stipend for outstanding female students in computer science was established with support of TU Wien, the Wolfgang Pauli Institute, and generous donations of friends and colleagues of Prof. Veith. Students who are awarded a scholarship receive EUR 6000 annually (paid in installments), and tuition fees are waived.

Eligibility

The Helmut Veith Stipend is awarded annually to outstanding female students in the field of computer science who pursue (or plan to pursue) one of the master’s programs in Computer Science at TU Wien taught in English. Applicants must be eligible for admission to a master’s program in Computer Science taught in English at TU Wien (currently Logic & Computation and Business Informatics; European Master´s Program Computational Logic for the duration of the recipient’s studies at TU Wien, Computer Engineering (Technische Informatik), Media and Human-Centered Computing, and Data Science). While applications for funding can be filed before or in parallel with the admissions process, the funding will only be awarded to applicants who have been unconditionally admitted to the master’s program. An application for funding does not replace the admissions process; neither does a conditional offer of funding entitle the applicant to study at TU Wien.

Female students who meet the following conditions are eligible to apply for the
stipend:

  • Bachelor’s degree in
    Computer Science or Mathematics (Bologna first cycle) or equivalent degree
  • Extensive knowledge
    and interest in (at least one of) Helmut Veith’s areas of research:
    • Logic in Computer Science
    • Formal Methods and Verification
    • Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
    • Complexity Theory
    • Computer Security
  • Proficiency in English

Conditions for Helmut Veith scholarship for outstanding female students in computer science

  • Recipients of funding
    must be committed to demonstrate good progress during their studies, i.e.:
    • obtain at least 25 ECTS credits from the
      respective master’s curriculum per term on average since the beginning of their
      master’s studies (the deadlines are April 30 for the winter term and November
      30 for the summer term), and
    • achieve a grade average of at most 1.5.
  • Recipients of funding
    have to reside in Austria during term time for the duration of their studies.
    Exceptions and temporary interruptions of the stay during term time (e.g., for
    internships or research visits) are subject to approval.
  • The stipend is
    provided for the duration of the master’s program (subject to the conditions
    listed above), for up to 2 years.

Application

Students are required
to submit the following documents:

  • Cover Letter,
    describing the type of funding the student is applying for, and all other
    aspects the student deems relevant for the application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter,
    describing the reasons why the student wants to study in the program Logic and
    Computation, why funding is necessary, and with which groups of the faculty the
    student would be interested to work with during their master’s thesis and why.
  • Reports on university
    examinations (transcripts)
  • Diplomas and/or
    certificates (first degree, bachelor degree, or higher). If the final academic
    certificate is not yet available at the time of the application deadline, a
    preliminary certificate (indicating the type of degree and the expected
    graduation date) signed and stamped by the degree-awarding university must be
    provided.
  • Contact details of two
    referees (for letters of recommendation)
  • English language
    certificate (TOEFL or similar)
  • Copy of passport

A certified translation needs to be provided for documents that are not in German or English. Your application must be submitted electronically to ta.sc-cigol@retsam as a single PDF document.

For More information visit Helmut Veith Stipend

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