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MTOP Associate Programme

The MTOP Associate Programme targets motivated, ambitious, highly skilled refugees & third-country nationals (Migrants) with an academic degree who want to continue their career in Austria. They act as role models of successful integration.

How to become an MTOP Associate in 3 steps:

Online application
Optional telephone interview
Assessment center

The next Associate Programme will be starting in March 2020.

For interested applicants

Does the MTOP Associate Programme suit me? Here is a checklist:

The MTOP Associate Programme is a good fit for you if:

  • You are a recognized refugee or third-country national with a valid work permit (“Rot-Weiß-Rot Karte”)
  • You have a degree in Engineering, IT, or business
  • You have a B1 German level (or higher)
  • You are eager to further develop yourself personally and to continue your career in Austria as soon as possible
  • You are open-minded and want to learn more about the European culture
  • You share our vision

The MTOP Associate Programme is not a good fit for you if:

  • You are still in the asylum process
  • You do not have a work permit for Austria
  • You do not hold an academic degree
  • You are not ready to resume your professional career
  • You have no interest in an intercultural exchange
  • You do not have 5-10 hours per week to fully dedicate to the MTOP Associate Programme

Entire programme fee: 180€

Some advice for your application process

Before submitting your request, please kindly read below advice. Maybe it will already give you all the information you need to answer your question.

During the application process we mainly contact you via e-mail. Please check your inbox regularly. (Attention: sometimes our e-mails go to the spam folder)
The first step of your application takes around 30 minutes. Submit your personal data, upload your CV and answer to our essay questions. Your CV does not need to be perfect but it should give us an overview of your education and experience.
The essay questions are questions regarding your motivation. Please take your time to answer them - ideally in German. First and foremost we care about the content, not a flawless, German writing.
The telephone interview is optional and will only be done in case of open questions after having assessed your online application. The call will not be longer than 15 minutes.
In the last step of the application process we invite you to our assessment center. In case some of your documents are still missing we ask you to submit the missing data.
For the two-day assessment center we invite you to come in “business dresscode”. Be well prepared to present and talk about yourself for some minutes and do not make any other plans for the two days.


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