BAN KI-MOON Scholarship on SDGs at MCI-Austria (Master and Executive Master Degrees)

Scholarship in Business and Law , in Natural Science , in Social Science
  • Apply Before : March 31, 2021
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Master
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study Different
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
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Opportunity Description

About the scholarship

Former and 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Center in cooperation with MCI provides scholarships to support and fund student’s studies who have been engaged and committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and seek to further engage with and advance these goals during their studies.

This scholarship under the patronage of Excellency Ban Ki-moon shall help students engaged in the SDGs to study and thrive at a prestigious university institution in Europe.


Application deadline: 31 March 2021

Program start: Fall intake 2021

University: Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), The Entrepreneurial School

Country: Austria

Mediums of instruction: English and Deutsch

Fields of study

MASTER (English-medium 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 (DE & E)
  • Executive MBA (E)


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

Value and benefit of scholarship

The scholarship is worth up to 10,000 Euro and is only applicable to first year of applicants’ study of the respective master programs. It is aimed at covering tuition fees and cannot be used to cover other expanses.

Eligibility criteria

BAN KI-MOON Scholarships are open to fresh students as follows:

  • For all masters’ programs: Nationals of Non-EU countries
  • For all Executive masters’ programs: All nationals
  • Applicants should meet other requirements and apply.

Selection criteria regarding the SDGs

Applications will be selected in light of the following criteria:

Current (or past) commitment to the SDGs

  • Degree and nature of engagement/commitment
  • Evidence provided
  • Impact gained

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

Selection process

It has two stages: the pre-selection stage and the interview stage.

The following weighting metrics are important in the final decision:

  • 50% submitted documents
  • 50% interview with the jury

How to apply?

Qualified applicants can prepare their applications thoroughly and apply online.

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Required documents

  • Copy of submitted application to MCI masters’ programs
  • Written application & CV
  • Bachelor degree educational documents
  • Non-European citizenship (excluding Executive Master)
  • Language proficiency proof

More particularly,

  • A statement (about 500 words) that expresses the applicant’s current (or past) commitment to one or several SDGs including reference to concrete evidence/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 attain these aims. The motivation letter should also express how applicants would benefit from the awarded scholarship (financial aspects).

Visit Ban Ki-Moon Scholarship on the MCI website for more information.

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