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Student Application Deadline: November 17, 2017
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION are a major focus of the Nova Scotia Community College. As part of this work we are presenting the fourth year of this exciting program opportunity!
This intensive two-week program combines sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in engineering and natural sciences. The program also includes the topics of social, cross-cultural and gender issues discussed through lectures, seminars and workshops. Participants will also partake in a social/cultural program with site visits to attractions in Upper Austria.
The Academy in Engineering for Women is open to women between the ages of 17-26. The academy will take place July 2018 for two weeks.
This program is open to first and second year NSCC Engineering Technology students (all streams). The students must be women between the ages of 17-26
About Wels, Austria and the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Located in the very heart of Upper Austria, Wels today is a busy centre for trade and industry, right between Munich and Vienna, Prague and Salzburg. With a population of 55,000 and located 25 kilometres west of Linz (the capital of Upper Austria, population c. 180,000 ), Wels is a dynamic business location based on high-tech industries (mainly SMEs), many of which operate worldwide. The annual Wels Trade Fair in September is more than just a European event as it is attended by companies from all over the world.
The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (UASUA) is the largest university of applied sciences in Austria and is an integral part of the tertiary education system. The institution is defined by the requirement s of regional employment and research needs and is divided into four campuses (in Wels, Linz, Hagenberg and Steyr).
The University of Applied sciences Upper Austria (UASUA) Wels Campus (School of Engineering and Social Sciences) has been working with NSCC since 1020 exchanging students into Tngineering Technology Programs such as Mechanical Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering Technology and Electrical Angineering Technology. NSCC has also welcomes two interns from UASUA completing projects in the Applied Research Lab.
Students should complete their application on or before November 17, 2017. Following interviews with shortlisted candidates, students will be notified in the first half of November if they are accepted to participate in this program. After receiving approval students will be given a payment schedule and will be expected to pay a $250 deposit as their first payment in December. At this time a learning contract will also be distributed to be signed by students and faculty outlining roles and responsibilities.
Project Timeline (subject to change):
|October 2017||Student Application (Call for Submission)|
|November 2017||Student Selection|
|December 2017||Student Learning Contracts finalized and signed|
|January 2018||Research and planning phase initiated|
|January 2018||Online Pre-Departure Course begins|
|April 2018||Pre-Departure Conference|
|July 2018||International Learning Program in Austria|
|July 2018||Debriefing and Reporting|
Those who are interviewed but not selected may have the opportunity to be placed on a wait-list until all deposits are received.
The approximate costs associated with this program are outlined below. The exact costs will be confirmed by NSCC and UASUA and will depend on the Euro exchange rate. The following costs will be included in your Program Fee payable to Nova Scotia Community College. A scholarship for living costs is available through an application process with the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria once selected for the program (amount to be determined depending on funding).
|Travel & Health Insurance||$100|
|Program Fee (Accommodation, meals, tuition)||$1,000|
|TOTAL (payable to UASUA)||$2,500|
Additional Individual Costs (may vary depending on individual):
|Passport and Passport Photo||$100|
|Immunizations and Prescriptions||$50|
Participants are responsible for the costs of their passport & passport photos ($100), immunizations and prescriptions ($50), meals and any additional expenses not outlined in the Program Fee.
Students will have the opportunity to apply for a bursary of up to $500 from NSCC International (made possible through external funding) to participate in the program. Application details will be sent to those selected to participate in the program.
Students who withdraw from this program after they have confirmed their participation will forfeit their deposit.
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