Helmut Veith Stipend for Women to Study Computer Science, in Austria

Helmut Veith Stipend for Women to Study Computer Science, in Austria
Field of Study: Computer science fields
Degree Type: Master's Degree
Country of scholarship: Austria
Country of Citizenship: All Countries

The  Helmut Veith Stipend supports female applicants from all countries, including Arab countries, who wish to study a two-year master’s programme in a computer science field at Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien), in Austria. Three scholarships are available for the 2024–25 academic year.

The Helmut Veith Stipend is awarded annually to exceptionally talented and motivated female students who plan to pursue one of the two-year master’s programmes in computer science at TU Wien that are taught in English, and have a solid mathematical and technical background in at least one of the areas in which the Austrian scientist Helmut Veith worked.

Eligible programmes include M.Sc. degrees in business informatics, computer engineering, data science, logic and computation, media and human-centered computing, medical informatics, software engineering and internet computing, and visual computing.

Only candidates who have received unconditional admission to a master’s programme will be eligible to receive financing.

The Helmut Veith Stipend is dedicated to the memory of Helmut Veith (1971–2016), 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 at the age of 45, was a strong advocate and mentor for women in computer science.


30 November 2024


Two years


  • 7,000 euros annually for two years.
  • Waiver of all tuition fees 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 or equivalent degree.
  • Extensive mathematical and technical 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, algorithms and complexity theory, computer security.
  • Proficiency in English.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted electronically to [email protected] as a single PDF file and with “Application” as the subject line. Provide a certified translation of documents that are not in German or English.

Applications must include the following documents:

  • A cover letter describing the type of funding you are applying for and any other information you deem relevant to your application.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A motivation letter describing why you want to study your chosen programme, your funding requirements, and potential faculty collaborations that would interest you.
  • Transcripts of university exams.
  • Diplomas, or preliminary certificates if final certificates are not available, signed by the degree-awarding university.
  • Contact details of two referees for letters of recommendation.
  • A certificate of English language proficiency (TOEFL or similar). If you studied your bachelor’s degree in English, you may substitute a confirmation from your university of the number of semesters you studied in English.
  • A copy of your passport.
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