In the course of the online application, you will be asked to upload several documents. Please note that only PDF documents may be uploaded. Below, each of the 5 mandatory uploads is discussed in more detail:
Signed Application Form
Once you have completed the entire online application you should print out a hard copy. Sign at the end of the application form and upload this document as a scanned PDF.
Before printing your application the following sections of the online application must be completed:
Please ensure that the information provided in these sections is accurate before printing, signing and uploading the form!
The curriculum vitae should include the most important information about you. It must not exceed two pages. Do not use the Europass format. Create your own CV providing comprehensive and well-structured information about yourself, your educational background, work experience, study abroad experiences, extracurricular activities, social involvement and skills, etc.
Proof of German Proficiency
A certificate or signed letter certifying that you have at least intermediate-mid level German proficiency (according to the ACTFL guidelines). This letter can come from a German professor or department, Goethe Institut, or a similar organization and should be on institutional letterhead.
A scan of your current, official transcript. Do not upload any password protested documents in this section. Do not upload screenshots of your student account. Scanned copies of your current transcript are sufficient at the time of the application. If you are a transfer student, upload all transcripts in one PDF. If you are currently pursuing graduate work, please upload the final transcript of your undergraduate program as well as your current transcript in one PDF.
If accepted in the USTA program, all finalists must send an official final transcript to Fulbright Austria documenting their successful completion of their undergraduate studies.
You should consider the personal statement an opportunity to 'talk' about yourself, your motives for applying to this program, and the attributes you have that you feel will make you an effective USTA in Austria.
There is no formula for this statement. You should consider what you personally think is important for reviewers of applications to know about you. Previous applicants have chosen to address (to give a few examples) personal histories, family background, their intellectual development, or key experiences that have affected them.
The personal statement may be written in English or German and should not exceed 1,000 words. Please use the following format: Arial 10-point, standard 1-inch margins, 1 1/2 spaces.