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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 this exciting program opportunity!
An opportunity for second year IT students to do their internship placement (up to three months) at a local business in the renowned Hagenberg Software Park in Upper Austria. Students will work and live in Hagenberg and are managed by the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (UASUA)
This program is open to second year NSCC IT students (any concentration).
About Hagenberg, Austria and the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Hagenberg is located approximately 20 kilometres north-east of the city of Linz. The Hagenberg Campus of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is part of the "Softwarepark Hagenberg", which also hosts several university research departments and software companies. With its unique combination of education, research and business, Hagenberg has established itself as a dynamic center of computing and software development with an international reputation.
The UASUA Hagenberg Campus houses the School of Infomatics, Communication and Media and offers a wide range of degree programs in the field of Information Technology. Strong ties to the IT industry, modern infrastructure and equipment as well as a dedicated teaching staff ensure a high-quality, practice-oriented education with excellent career opportunities.
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).
· Online Application (see below)
· Current Resume (uploaded to application form)
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. Selected participants will then need to apply to the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and begin the search for an internship placement.
Project Timeline (subject to change):
|October 2017||Student Application (Call for Submission)|
|November 2017||Student Selection|
|December 2017||Student Learning Contracts finalized and signed|
|December 2017||Online Application to UASUA|
|January/February 2018||Interview with interested companies in Hagenburg (over Skype)|
|January 2018||Online Pre-Departure Course begins|
|Marcah 2018||Pre-Departure Conference|
|May-August 2018||Internship in Austria|
|August 2018||Reporting and Debriefing|
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 Euroexchange rate. The following costs will be included in your Program Fee payable to Nova Scotia Community College. A scholarship to reduce accommodation and program costs is available through an application process with the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria once selected for the program.
|Travel & Health Insurance||$100|
|Program Fee (Accommodations, meals and tuition)||$2,000|
|TOTAL (payable to Nova Scotia Community College)||$3,500|
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), the entry visa ($150) 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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