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Best of South-East

"Best of South East" (BoSE) is a scholarship-programme initiated by the Steiermärkische Sparkasse, in cooperation with Montanuniversität Leoben, University of Graz, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and TU Graz. It is an advancement and continuing education programme for talented and dedicated students from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia.

Scholarship-holders benefit greatly from the BoSE- programme in multiple ways:

  • Academic added value from studying at Montanuniversität
  • Career facilitation through an international internship
  • Enhancement of your chances on the job market through studying and working abroad

During the scholarship program events and informative meetings ensure that scholarship-holders are integrated into the economic, cultural and scientific life in Styria. In order to improve German and English language skills, language courses can be attended.


  • Citizenship: Slovenian, Bosnian and Herzegovinian, Croatian, Serbian, Montenegro or North Macedonia
  • Applicants must be enrolled as regular student in a university abroad or at Montanuniversitaet Leoben
  • Applicants have to be at least in their third semesters of their Bachelor program
  • Only applicants are accepted who are maximum 27 years old at the time of the application.
  • Language skills in English (level B2) or German (level B2)
  • Very good grades
  • PhD students or Master students who want to write their Master thesis, require a letter of confirmation of a supervisor at MUL (our office can help you to find a supervisor at MUL).

Workload of scholarship: Scholarship holder has to complete 30 ECTS in the study year (2 semesters) at Montanuniversität.

Further details about the application procedure can be found here:  Application Process


  Next Call for Applicaton (study year 2021/22) will be open in autumn 2020!