Adolf Feizlmayr Foundation



Our planet needs talented and dedicated young engineers to deal with the great challenges of the future, such as climate change.

* According to the principle of gender equality, all personal designa­tions used, such as engineer, schol­arship holder, etc. always refer to all genders.


About Adolf Feizlmayr

Adolf Feizlmayr is one of the two founders of the Ingenieur­ge­mein­schaft Lässer-Feizlmayr (ILF), Innsbruck/Munich, which today operates as ILF Consulting Engineers.

Details about Adolf Feizlmayr can be found here.


Student Support by the
Adolf Feizlmayr Foundation

Throughout his profes­sional career, Adolf Feizlmayr enjoyed working with talented young engineers. Seeking to foster their develo­pment, he applied the approach of supporting and challenging.

Given his interest in developing young talents, combined with his concern about the future of our planet, it was a logical step for him to establish the Adolf Feizlmayr Foundation: a foundation which amongst other things pursues the promotion of science and research for climate change mitigation and grants schol­ar­ships to talented and motivated students at the following universities:

  • Montan­uni­ver­sität Leoben (MUL)
  • Techni­schen Univer­sität München (TUM)

Further details about the two schol­ar­ships are given below.


Cooperation with ILF/
Club of Young Engineers

ILF is pleased to support the various initia­tives of the Adolf Feizlmayr Foundation, with a focus on the schol­arship programs. Schol­arship holders automa­ti­cally become members of ILF’s “Club of Young Engineers” in Austria and Germany.

They are invited to the Club’s regular events and have the chance to discuss questions related to future career oppor­tu­nities in the company with engineers at ILF. Furthermore, schol­arship holders are welcome to apply for internships or student jobs.


Trip of ILF young engineers to Geneva 2019

Scholarships at
Montanuniversität Leoben

There are currently two schol­arship programs in place in coope­ration with MUL:

  • the “Support Schol­arship” for inter­na­tional students
  • the “Merit Schol­arship” for students with excellent university records

The schol­ar­ships are given once or twice a year, as announced in the university gazette. After discussion with a board of advisors, the rectorate decides on the size of the grant.

Quali­fi­cation Requirements:

  • Support Schol­arship
    If they have a proven need (low income), all inter­na­tional students can apply for this schol­arship, regardless of their academic record.
  • Merit Schol­arship
    Only acade­mi­cally outstanding students, who are in the last year of their bachelor studies, are enrolled in master studies, or are doctoral candi­dates, can apply for this schol­arship, whereby the following engineering disci­plines are of parti­cular interest for the Adolf Feizlmayr Foundation:

    - Petroleum Engineering/Oil and Gas
    - Indus­trial Energy Technology
    - Subsurface Engineering/Tunnels

For both schol­ar­ships, appli­cation documents are to be submitted to the office of the Rectorate (Ms. Stabler) in accordance with the requi­re­ments set out in the MUL announcement.


Award of the honorary senatorship of MUL 2019


Photo credit: Foto Freisinger, Leoben

Scholarships at
Technischen Universität München

Quali­fi­cation Requirements:

According to TUM, the primary criteria for the appli­cation are academic achie­vement and aptitude. Social engagement, a sense of respon­si­bility and special circum­s­tances such as physical disabi­lities or a minority status (immigrant background) are also taken into consideration.

The Adolf Feizlmayr Foundation is parti­cu­larly interested in supporting students of the following engineering disciplines:

  • Electrical
  • Mecha­nical
  • Civil
  • Indus­trial

As announced by TUM for the Deutschlandstipendium.


Stipen­diates TUM 2019


Stipen­diates TUM 2020

Quotes from Holders of the
Adolf Feizlmayr-Foundation

Stefan Oberleitner

„Through the financial support which the Adolf Feizlmayr Foundation gave me, I had the freedom to concen­trate on my degree. Additio­nally, having been invited as a schol­arship holder to join the Club of Young Engineers, I was able to meet many ILF employees and take up a student job with the company. In the end, I was so impressed by ILF that I chose to start my profes­sional career here after completing my degree.”

Stefan O., Technische Universität München

„For me, the most valuable experi­ences during my time as a scholar with ILF and the Adolf Feizlmayr Foundation were the great get-together activities with the Club of Young Engineers, the in-depth discus­sions and exchange of ideas with colleagues, the warm and relaxed atmos­phere, and last but not least the oppor­tunity to expand my personal network. The schol­arship made me realize that, in addition to the tasks which make up daily work, a sincere, social and welcoming corporate culture with many get-together events is important for employee motivation and produc­tivity. I now definitely have a new set of standards for potential future employers. More of the same please, ILF!”

Vicky H., Technische Universität München

„I value the personal conver­sa­tions that I have had with Mr. Feizlmayr, which have brought new perspec­tives to problems time and time again and have paved the way for fresh ideas. It is obvious that the academic develo­pment of young people is a topic, which is close to Mr. Feizlmayr’s heart and I’m truly grateful for being able to benefit from this.”

Tin J., Technische Universität München

„During my degree, in the course of my Master’s thesis, I was lucky enough to work on an exciting project abroad in coope­ration with ILF’s Geotechnics Department. This opened doors for me in many ways – on a profes­sional, but especially on a private level. The recognition of our teamwork in the form of the Adolf Feizlmayr Foundation schol­arship was then the cherry on the cake that made my transition into profes­sional life much easier.”

Andreas G., Montanuniverstität Leoben

„In addition to providing extremely helpful financial support, the schol­arship from the Adolf Feizlmayr Foundation, for me, also signifies recognition of the special achie­ve­ments of committed students. This additional motivation has helped me to continue to perform at my best and has paved the way for me to success­fully complete my degree!”

Nina R., Montanuniverstität Leoben

„Thanks to the Adolf Feizlmayr Foundation and its generous schol­arship, it was and still is possible for me to concen­trate on completing my degree, even in times of crisis like Corona, without having any financial disad­van­tages. This gives me the advantage of being able to invest my full energy in my thesis, for which I would like to express my sincere thanks.”

Sebastian R., Montanuniverstität Leoben


  • The Adolf Feizlmayr Foundation is supporting a young ILF employee parti­ci­pating in the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg Program “M.Sc. Solar Energy Engineering” for working profes­sionals. (July 2021)
  • The Adolf Feizlmayr Foundation supports a research project in Peru concerning “Solar powered green hydrogen production for use in mining industry”. (May 2021)
  • The Adolf Feizlmayr Foundation is supporting a young ILF employee parti­ci­pating in TUM’s “Executive MBA Program in Innovation and Business Creation” for working profes­sionals. (October 2020)
  • With it being 60 years since Mr. Feizlmayr received the academic title Dipl.-Ing. from Montan­uni­ver­sität Leoben, the number of Adolf Feizlmayr “Merit Schol­ar­ships” awarded has now been doubled, i.e. the number of students receiving this schol­arship has been increased from 5 to 10 students. (September 2020)
  • The Adolf Feizlmayr Foundation supports the Institute of Plant and Process Technology at the Technical University of Munich with their research into the use of hydrogen as energy carrier for self-suffi­cient energy systems.
    (January 2020)

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