The new Country Doctor Scholarship Lower Austria – Call for applications open

1. August 2022
Gespräch zwischen Ärztin und Patient in einer Praxis
Medical students who are willing to work in general medicine in certain regions of the Province of Lower Austria for at least 5 years after completing their medical training can receive a scholarship during their studies. The closing date for applications is 11 September.

The call for applications for the Country Doctor Scholarship Lower Austria (Landarztstipendium Niederösterreich) is now open. Already at the end of September/beginning of October up to 10 scholarships will be awarded to students of medicine.

Applications are open to students of medicine who are at least in their third year of study, have their main place of residence in Austria and can provide proof of a successful course of their studies.

The recipients of these scholarships have to commit themselves to working as general practitioners in one of the regions of Lower Austria for at least five years after completing their medical training.

The scholarship amounts to 923 EUR per month and students may receive it for up to 48 months.

Apart from academic success the selection process also takes into account factors such as ties to the Province of Lower Austria, motivation to work as a country doctor and commitment in nursing and social issues.

The cooperation between the Province of Lower Austria and the OeAD has already begun, the details have been set down in a contract. The OeAD is pleased to support this initiative to secure future health care in the Province of Lower Austria.

For detailed information and FAQs see https://oead.at/landarztstipendium-niederoesterreich

Call for applications and link to the online form