Applications are open for the European Forum Alpbach Scholarship. The grant to participate in the Seminar Week and the Alpbach Symposia is available to international applicants up to the age of 30. We welcome applications from all countries and academic disciplines. Artists and non-graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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 residence scholarship which covers the accommodation (EUR 30 per day) or a full scholarship providing accommodation (EUR 30 per day) and daily allowances for food (EUR 17 per day). Please indicate in your online application under the point “subsidy” if you would like to apply for a full scholarship or a residence scholarship. In order to do so, you need to explain your financial situation in writing and upload a supporting document, e.g. a student grant. If you do not have such proof, a written statement is sufficient.
Please note that due to the high number of applications full scholarships are provided upon availability and upon needs assessment by the selection committee.
The types of scholarships – basic (participation fee), residence scholarships (participation fee and accommodation), and full (participation fee, accommodation, daily allowances) – that are assigned to finalists cannot be contested.
Each application is checked for formal criteria. Applications fulfilling these criteria will be passed on to the next round where they are anonymized and subsequently reviewed. Each application is rated by two members of an independent selection committee and ranked based on the average of the two ratings.
Decisions on scholarships are based on academic merit, work experience, extra-curricular activities and the overall quality of the motivational statement. We aim at promoting diversity among scholarship recipients.
The clubs and initiative groups award scholarships independently. Please see their application procedures and their criteria on their respective pages.