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The Helmut Veith Stipend 2023

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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 sadly passed away in March 2016, was a strong advocate and mentor for women in computer science.

In tribute to Helmut Veith efforts, a stipend for outstanding female students in computer science was established with the 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.
The VCLA invites applications for the Helmut Veith Stipend from motivated and outstanding female master’s students who plan to pursue one of the programs in Computer Science at TU Wien taught in English.

  • Funding: £6000 Annually.
  • ​Level: Master’s
  • ​Deadline: November 30, 2022
  • ​Type of Study: Full Time
  • Field of Study: Computer Science
  • ​Country: Austria
  • Gender: Female
  • ​Host: TU Wien/Wolfgang Pauli Institute
  • ​Nationality: International

Master’s Programs Available at The Helmut Veith Stipend:

  • Business Informatics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Data Science
  • Logic and Computation
  • Media and Human-Centered Computing
  • Medical Informatics
  • Software Engineering and Internet
  • Computing
  • Visual Computing
  • Double Degree IT Security
  • Extended Studies on Innovation

Eligibility of The Helmut Veith Stipend:

  • Applicants must be eligible for admission to one of the master’s programs in computer science at TU Wien that are taught in English. For the 2022/2023 academic year, they are:
  1. Master in Logic and Computation
  2. Master in Business Informatics
  3. Master in Computer Engineering (Technische Informatik)
  4. Master in Data Science
  5. Master in Media and Human-Centered Computing.
  • 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:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Mathematics (Bologna first cycle) or equivalent degree from an accredited University.
  2. 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.

Conditions of The Helmut Veith Stipend:

Recipients of funding must be committed to demonstrate good progress during their studies in the following ways;

  • 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), subjected to up to 2 years renewal.

How to Apply For a Master’s Program:

  • Admission to Tu Wien master programs requires a bachelor degree received from a university of applied sciences or through another equivalent study at a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Austria or abroad. In addition, you need to prove your proficiency in English.
  • You can apply for your master’s degree conveniently and easily online via TISS at any time. Assign all courses (if necessary taking into account the respective transitional regulations) to the corresponding modules.
  • Please note that the seminar for diploma students is obligatory with 1.5 ECTS. In the course of the application you also have the possibility to register for the Sponsion. Each semester, 3 dates are offered for the commissional final examinations.

Documents to be Submitted:

Submitting all the documents for your application is a four-step process:

  1. Send Documents via E-Mail: to studiendekanat.informatik@tuwien.ac.at:
  • Application for Defense
  • Consent for Plagiarism Check
  • Leaflet for Authors of a Thesis
  • UStat2 Confirmation
  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship or passport
  • Marriage certificate/change of name certificate (if applicable)
  • Bachelor certificate or certificate of undergraduate program
  • Certificates of other academic degrees (if applicable)
  • Record of studies
  • Notifications of admission, recognition of exams, etc. (if applicable)
  • Exam grades that couldn’t be assigned to a distinct module (Note: All certificates and records of exams that cannot be verified online, must be sealed and signed by the respective university).

2. Submit Library Data: complete the library data in TISS under “Meine Arbeiten” and send a maximum of 10 keywords in German and/or English (please use / as separator) by e-mail.

3. To apply for the The Helmut Veith Stipend;

  • Browse through the individual pages for programs offered by Tu Wien. Each page provides an overview of the program and links to the full curriculum, list of courses, and answers to program-specific questions.
  • If you have additional questions, the student council of Tu Wien offers a wide range of advisory services.

4. Choose the The Helmut Veith Stipend and follow the instructions.


In honor of Helmut Veith efforts, there will be a stipend for outstanding female students in computer science. The selected students will be awarded a scholarship valued at EUR 6000 annually (paid in installments), and tuition fees are waived.

Check Also; King Fahd University Scholarship.

Document Required:

Students applying for the The Helmut Veith Stipend 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 (Academic 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 any 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 with a subject “Application” as a single PDF document. The name of the PDF file needs to be “document.pdf”

Application Deadline:

The annual deadline for The Helmut Veith Stipend applications is November 30th.


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