Study in Austria: Applications are invited from interested persons from the Government of Austria to undertake a Diploma Course in Hospitality Management or Tourism Management with the electives Entrepreneurship of Teacher Training. Please note that this is a partial scholarship offering and will require successful applicants to contribute to their attendance and participation.
58th Diploma Course in Hospitality Management or Tourism Management with the electives Entrepreneurship or Teacher Training at the Tourism Schools Salzburg – Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management.
The diploma program of the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management in Salzburg, Austria, through the ministry of finance, offers modern tourism and hospitality knowledge for developing countries based on the principles of sustainability. Graduates should be able to help the tourism industry in their home countries to attract national and international guests and to create a stable income for people on all qualification levels.
Applicants should have already gained professional experience in tourism and now wish to acquire the typical know how that is needed:
• to establish and manage a private tourism or hospitality SME as an entrepreneur
• to develop and market a successful tourism destination
• to become a trainer or teacher passing on the special knowledge gained in Austria to qualify experts for the tourism industry in their home country.
The diploma courses are conducted in two semesters, from 1st of October 2023 until 16th of June 2024 and can be followed by an internship of max. three months in Austria. The diploma offered by ITH provides graduates with an in-depth understanding of the operational and managerial aspects of the industry through a good blend of hands-on training and academic theory.
In addition to receiving a high level of professional training, ITH is also about connecting with different cultures, languages and traditions from around the world. In an international industry such as tourism, intercultural skills provide a unique foundation for a future career.
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Subjects for the Study in Austria Programme
The courses consist of three modules: The General Module, the Professional Module plus one Elective. In the General Module all students are provided an overview of the fundamental principles of Management, Business Administration and modern software applications.
In the Professional Module students can either choose Hospitality Management or Tourism Management. Training and education in Hospitality Management is provided in modern facilities with kitchen, bar and restaurant opportunities. The practical experience is a combination of teaching state of the art operational theories and trends in the hospitality industry.
In Tourism Management students are provided with the latest knowledge for a career in the tourism industry in general, and in Travel Management in particular. In the Elective students can choose between Teacher Training or Entrepreneurship. The Teacher Training Module is particularly suitable for students who have a background in education or are likely to take on a role in training or supervision of staff.
The latest trends in teaching and training are explored and students will gain practical experience both at ITH and by giving lectures at schools. The module Entrepreneurship presents the chance to develop one’s own business idea. Students will receive professional input in various fields such as marketing, finance and business development and also in drawing up a professional business plan.
General Study in Austria Requirements
✓ GCE – A’ Levels or equivalent, which enables enrollment at a university
✓ At least 1 year experience in the hotel or tourism industry
✓ All courses are conducted in English language, so an excellent command of English is absolutely necessary. If your native language is not English, an internationally recognized certificate proving the knowledge of English (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge or equivalent) is required.
✓ Age limit for scholarship applicants: 18 to 35 years Scholarships and self-payer
The Austrian Development Agency offers scholarships to students from Developing Countries every year. Please be aware that scholarships are not automatically awarded, but after a thorough selection process by the Austrian Development Agency and the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management. There are two kinds of scholarships (for detailed information please refer to the cost sheets):
✓ Scholarship for ADC’s priority countries (Ethiopia, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Bhutan, Palestinian Territories, Georgia, Armenia)
✓ Scholarship for developing countries. Please be aware that places in the program are limited. If you apply as a self-payer you must fulfill the general requirements.
The application has to be sent directly to the Institute via postal service or E-mail and received by the ITH office by 31st March 2023.
✓ Complete the application form and collect all relevant documents listed in the application form.
✓ Send your application to the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management Institute via
Email ([email protected]) or via postal service to:
Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management
c/o Landesberufsschulheim Obertrum
Mattigtalstraße 8/ Haus B2
5162 Obertrum am See
Residence Permit Requirements
After being admitted to the Institute, students have to apply for a residence permit called “Aufenthaltstitel Schüler” at the Austrian Embassy in their home countries. This residence permit is valid for the duration of the course (8.5 months).
The applicant has to provide the following certified documents:
✓ a fully completed visa application form
✓ confirmation of registration (settlement with health insurance company, confirmation of accommodation – provided by ITH)
✓ birth certificate
✓ a copy of the criminal record
✓ a copy of financial resources for one academic year (or scholarship confirmation)
✓ a copy of your passport (valid for at least three months after the end of the course)
✓ passport photographs
✓ travel insurance (from your travelling date until the end of the Visa D)
Please note that required documents are subject to change – specific information can be obtained at the Austrian Embassies. Please also note, that depending on what country you are from, it can occur, that you need to travel to an Austrian Embassy outside your home country, hence additional travel costs might arise. ITH cannot take over any costs related with the residence permit and VISA application.
Please find here a selection of countries and embassies. For detailed information check the website of the Austrian Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs.