Call For Applications: Helmut Veith Stipend for Female Master´s Students in CS

Female students in the field of computer science who pursue (or plan to pursue) one of the master‘s programs in Computer Science at the Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien taught in English are invited to apply for the annually awarded Helmut Veith Stipend.

Professor Helmut Veith (1971-2016)

The Helmut Veith Stipend is dedicated to the memory of an outstanding computer scientist who worked in the fields of logic in computer science, computer-aided verification, software engineering, and computer security. Helmut Veith, who tragically passed away in March 2016, was a strong advocate and mentor for women in computer science.

In honor of Helmut Veith’s efforts, a stipend for outstanding female students in computer science was established with support of TU Wien, the Wolfgang Pauli Institute, and generous donations of friends and colleagues of Prof. Veith.

The website of the research group of Prof. Helmut Veith at TU Wien, FORSYTE here.

Helmut Veith Stipend

  • Students who are awarded the Helmut Veith Stipend, receive EUR 6000 annually for a duration of up to two years.
  • In addition, all tuition fees at TU Wien are waived.


(Prospective) Students who meet the following conditions are eligible to apply:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Mathematics (Bologna first cycle) or equivalent degree
  • Extensive knowledge and interest in (at least one) of the following areas:

• Logic in Computer Science
• Formal Methods and Verification
• Computer Security
• Algorithms and Complexity Theory
• Databases and Knowledge Representation
• Artificial Intelligence
• Software Engineering
• Proficiency in English

  • Applicants must be eligible for admission to one of the master’s programs in computer science at TU Wien that are taught in English. In 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 those are:

• Master in Logic and Computation;
• Master in Business Informatics;
• Master in Computational Logic;
• Master in Computer Engineering.

Application deadline

November 30, 2018

Application Procedure

Applications for funding can be filed before or in parallel with the admissions process, but the funding will only be awarded to students who have been unconditionally admitted to a master’s program.

  • Cover letter, stating the student’s intention to apply for the Helmut Veith Stipend, and other aspects the applicant deems relevant
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Complete transcripts of bachelor’s course/other academic degrees
  • Diplomas and/or certificates (first degree, bachelor degree, or higher). In case the final certificates are not available yet, a preliminary certificate issued by the degree-awarding institution must be provided.
  • Contact details of two referees (for letters of recommendation)
  • English language certificate (TOEFL or similar)

Second Recipient of the Helmut Veith Stipend

The second recipient of the Helmut Veith Stipend for Female Master´s Students is Hanna Elif Lachnitt. Hanna Lachnitt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Freie Universität Berlin. More on the award ceremony here.

The photos made by Nadja Meister, are published on Flickr under CC 4.0. here.

Recipient Hanna Elif Lachnitt and Vice Rector for Academic Affairs of TU Wien Kurt Matyas.

First recipient of the Helmut Veith Stipend

The first recipient of the Helmut Veith stipend is Mariëlle Rietdijk, she holds bachelor’s degrees in Artificial Intelligence from Utrecht University.

Recipient Marielle Rietdijk and Vice Rector at TU Wien Kurt Matyas (photo credits: Christian Lendl)


The award certificate for Helmuth Veith Stipend designed by Nikita Veith and Merlin Zalodek.

The Award Certificate for Helmuth Veith Stipend designed by Nikita Veith and Merlin Zalodek.


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