European Forum Alpbach - Scholarship programme

Events

Conferences Summer & Winter Schools

Location (s):

  • Austria
Congress Centre Alpbach & village of Alpbach, Tyrol

Overview

Become part of Europe’s “Festival of Ideas”!

Every year, over 650 students from almost 100 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.

Details

With the Alpbach Scholarship Programme, young people under 30 (or under 35 for African scholarship holders) can attend this leading interdisciplinary conference and a variety of academic and artistic seminars.

The next scholarship application round will open in February 2022.

The finalists of the 2020 application round will be notified about the status of their scholarship applications in the second half of May 2021.

Updated information regarding this year’s Forum will be available soon.

SELECTION PROCESS

The European Forum Alpbach Foundation awards around 300 scholarships yearly to international students and young graduates to participate in the European Forum Alpbach. The other 300+ scholarships, are awarded by the different Clubs and Initiative Groups, members of the Forum Alpbach Network (FAN). Each application submitted to the European Forum Alpbach Foundation, is reviewed by two members of an independent committee in order to ensure an objective rating process. The committee consists of different members from a variety of fields of academy, non-profits and the private sector. Out of all shortlisted candidates, the Scholarship Jury, a body of the European Forum Alpbach Foundation, selects each year’s final scholarship holders.

For all questions regarding the Scholarship Programme which are not answered on our FAQs page, please contact us directly at: scholarships@alpbach.org

Opportunity is About:


Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL APPLICANTS (FIRST-TIMER AND RETURNER)

  • English Proficiency (Minimum B2)
  • Certificates & Transcripts 
  • Minimum 12-Day Attendance
  • Filled-out online application

SCHOLARSHIP-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

First-Time Scholarships:

Austrian, Chinese and Taiwanese applicants: please check the “2. International” point below.

  • Between 18 and 30 years old (or between 18 and 35 for African applicants)
  • International 
  • Socially Engaged & Active
  • Curious 

Alpbach Buddy Scholarships:

Alpbach Buddy Scholarships are not available to Austrian nationals.

  • Have already attended the Forum as a Scholarship holder
  • Between 18 and 35 years old 
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Interested in working with young people 
  • Knowledgeable about the Forum 

Seminar Assistant Scholarships:

Seminar Assistant Scholarships are open to all nationalities.

  • Have already attended the Forum as a Scholarship holder
  • Between 18 and 35 years old 
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Interested in Teaching & Learning Methods 
  • Interested in specific Seminars at the EFA 
  • Available to help after the Seminar Week

Dates:

Deadline: March 31, 2022


Cost/funding for participants:

Scholarship Types

FIRST-TIME SCHOLARSHIPS

There are the 3 different scholarship types for first-time scholarship applicants:

1. Basic Scholarship

This scholarship covers:
a) participation fee (EUR 1600,00) to the European Forum Alpbach 

2. Partial Scholarship

This scholarship covers:
a) participation fee (EUR 1600,00) to the European Forum Alpbach
b) accommodation allowance (EUR 30,00 per day) during your stay at the European Forum Alpbach**

3. Full Scholarship 

This scholarship covers:
a) participation fee (EUR 1600,00) to the European Forum Alpbach
b) accommodation allowance (EUR 30,00 per day) during your stay at the European Forum Alpbach**
c) board allowance (EUR 17,00 per day) during your stay at the European Forum Alpbach**

*Please note that the partial and full scholarships can only be granted upon availability of funds.
** Additional Requirement for Partial and Full Scholarships: Proof of insufficient funds to cover the stay in Alpbach. A written statement or a proof of state subsidy will suffice.

RETURNER SCHOLARSHIPS

Have you already been to Alpbach with a scholarship and would like to come back? We offer two possibilities for alumni: Seminar Assistants or Alpbach Buddies:

1. Alpbach Buddy Scholarship

If you apply for an Alpbach Buddy Scholarship, you will support first-timer scholarship holders and the EFA Foundation’s organising team. More information will follow soon!

This scholarship covers:
a) participation fee (EUR 1600,00) to the European Forum Alpbach
b) accommodation allowance (EUR 30,00 per day) during your stay at the European Forum Alpbach**
c) board allowance (EUR 17,00 per day) during your stay at the European Forum Alpbach**

2. Seminar Assistant Scholarship

You can apply as a seminar assistant and support the Seminar Week. More information will follow soon!

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