European Forum Alpbach - Scholarship Programme

March 29, 2019

Opportunity begins:

Aug 14, 2019

Opportunity ends:

Aug 30, 2019

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Congress Centre Alpbach & village of Alpbach, Tyrol


Are you under 30 years of age and want to be part of Europe’s Festival of Ideas, the European Forum Alpbach 2019? You want to immerse yourself in an environment bursting with novel ideas, new ways of thinking and opportunities for making new contacts? Apply for the European Forum Alpbach 2019! The European Forum Alpbach is an interdisciplinary platform for science, politics, business and culture. Established in 1945, the annual European Forum Alpbach and our events throughout the year address the relevant socio-political questions of our time. We connect international decision-makers from all sectors of society with an interested audience and committed young people. Our goal is to create a dialogue across the generational, ideological and other lines that divide us.


Travel to Alpbach and immerse yourself into a unique surrounding with new ideas, channels of thought and contacts aplenty. This year will see 20 academic seminars, led by renown academics,  and over 200 plenary sessions and breakout sessions take place under the banner of Conflict and Cooperation. The advent of artificial intelligence in all imaginable areas of society and the future of the liberal-minded America are key thematic priorities of the 17-day programme.

We emphasise on the active participation of young students and recent graduates from all around the world. 

In Alpbach, we offer young people the opportunity to enter into an informal discussion with high-ranking experts and renowned personalities. An extensive social programme gives participants the chance to continue debates outside the conference and seminar rooms.

Alpbach Scholarship Programme – become part of Europe’s “Festival of Ideas”!

Every year, 700 students from about 90 nationalities participate as scholarship holders in the European Forum Alpbach. Join smart minds from around the world in a charming Alpine village, immersing yourself in an environment bursting with novel ideas, new ways of thinking and opportunities for making great contacts.

With the Alpbach scholarship programme, young people under 30 can attend this leading interdisciplinary conference and a variety of academic seminars. A basic scholarship covers the participation fee to all events at the European Forum Alpbach. Additional subsidies are available for accommodation and daily allowances.



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Description of Ideal Candidate:

The scholarships are available to people up to 30 years of age. We welcome applications from all countries and academic disciplines. We also encourage artists and non-graduates to apply. There are special application procedures for Austrian, Chinese and Taiwanese citizens. If you hold one of these passports, you cannot apply through the European Forum Alpbach online platform.


Deadline: March 29, 2019

Program Starts: August 14, 2019

Program Ends: August 30, 2019

Cost/funding for participants:

What does a scholarship include?

A basic scholarship covers the participation fee (EUR 1.400) for the whole duration of the event (14.08.-30.08.2019).

Should you not have sufficient funds to cover the costs of your stay, you can additionally apply for a full scholarship providing accommodation (EUR 510) and a daily allowance for food (EUR 289). Please indicate in your online application if you wish to be considered for a full scholarship. If you can provide proof of financial support for your studies, you do not need to explain your financial situation in writing. In that case, please include relevant proof (e.g. student grant) in your application. Please note that due to the high number of applications full scholarships are provided upon availability.

The online registration will start Mid-February, 2018. The deadline for applications is March 29, 2019, 11:59 hrs (noon CET).

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