Supporting highly qualified women: with a financial energy boost

VERBUND specifically supports highly qualified women in cooperation with the TU Vienna. With the VERBUND Women's Stipend three outstanding female students at the TU Vienna will be supported for one year.

Dedicated students from technical fields of study may apply: information technology, business informatics, industrial engineering, technical mathematics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or civil engineering.

It is important that the applicants have already garnered professional experience in the form of study-related internships. Excellent English skills are a must, and other foreign language skills would be a plus.

Get your own impression of the VERBUND Women's Stipend (German only):

40 highly-qualified TU students applied for the VERBUND Women's Stipend. The applicants first completed a telephone interview. The best qualified participants were invited to a hearing.  In the course of the selection process, the three winners had to convince a prestigious jury composed of HR experts and top managers from VERBUND as well as experts from the TU Career Centre through giving presentations and taking part in team exercises, among other things.

HR experts from VERBUND and the TU Career Centre will develop a suitable support package in cooperation with the three stipend recipients. It will contain selected specialist conferences and seminars for personal development.

The stipend recipients will be supported over the course of one year.

All applications were processed through the TU Career Center.
In 2019 you will have the next opportunity to apply for the unique VERBUND Women's Stipend.

The VERBUND-Women's Stipend 2018 has been awarded!

The VERBUND-Women's Stipend was awarded to three extraordinary students from the TU Vienna.
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary we have also awarded an extraordinary Stipend, targeted at students with disabilities.
The Stipends has been awarded on 25.6.2018 at the VERBUND-central Am Hof 6A by the executive board member Wolfgang Anzengruber, graduate engineer.

VERBUND Women's Stipend 2018 Awarded

Vergabe VERBUND-Stipendium
from left to right: Georg Westphal (VERBUND), Said Awad (Winner of extraordinary Stipend), Konstanze Altenburger, Simone Schuler, Anna Steiger (TU Vienna), Barbara Sarközi, Wolfgang Anzengruber (VERBUND)

2017 VERBUND stipend recipients profiled

VERBUND-Woman stipend recipient Barbara Sarközi
Bachelor scholarship recipient Barbara Sarközi

Bachelor scholarship recipient Barbara Sarközi is studying software & information engineering. What about your field of study do you find inspirational? “What fascinates me the most is that all tasks can basically be solved through logical thinking. What I love above all about my specialty is programming because I actually get visible results for what I have been working on for hours,” says Sarközi, showing great enthusiasm for the technology. She would definitely advise women who are interested in technology to opt for a technical profession, even if they are hesitant. Women are definitely in demand and it is really fun to work in a technical field.

VERBUND-Woman stipend recipient Konstanze Altenburger
Master’s degree scholarship receiver Konstanze Altenburger

Master’s degree scholarship receiver Konstanze Altenburger is studying civil engineering, structural engineering. “Even when I was a child, I was fascinated about technology and wanted to know how and why things work the way they work. Visits to technology museums and various power plants have further fuelled this passion”, Altenburger told us to explain how her interest in technology began. She applied for the VERBUND Scholarship for Women because it opens up opportunities for professional development, starting with the application process. She saw it as preparing herself for similar situations that she will experience in the course of her career.

PhD stipend recipient Magda Mirescu

PhD stipend recipient Magda Mirescu, originally from Bucharest, is a student of Technical Mathematics. She applied for the VERBUND Women's Stipend because it is a unique opportunity for her to attain several goals at the same time. "In the first place it is an excellent further training opportunity with which I can develop further on both a professional and a personal level. Secondly, the VERBUND Women's Stipend enjoys a certain degree of recognition, which can make it possible for me to speak to younger women and perhaps to convince them of technical studies and kindle their interest. Thirdly, it makes it possible for me to get to know the VERBUND corporation beyond my first impressions of a technophilic company that takes measures to promote women," says Mirescu.

Photo Gallery Women's Stipend Recipients

Videos of Women's Stipend Recipients - (German only)

VERBUND Women's Stipend Alumni Events

The Alumni Event was initiated the beginning of October 2013. This promotes exchanges and networking among the women. Here, the Women's Stipend recipients have the opportunity to interact with female VERBUND managers. Invitations go out to all stipend recipients who have been awarded the VERBUND Women's Stipend from 2009 onwards.

Anna Haller, Master's recipient 2009 on the Alumni Events:
"I was delighted to receive the invitation to the alumni get-together for the VERBUND Women's Stipend. That's a great opportunity for networking and an exchange of experiences. The visit to the Freudenau power plant was very interesting and it helped us get to know VERBUND better. Thank you very much for the excellent organisation!"

Clarissa Stracke, Bachelor's recipient 2011 on the Alumni Events:
Many thanks for the fascinating and enjoyable afternoon yesterday! It was a real pleasure, and fun to get to know all the others."