Information about the next scholarship programme will be announced in due time.
The European Forum Alpbach 2022 will take place from 21 August to 2 September 2022.
In addition to the common conference programme, scholarship holders get to attend the Alpbach Seminars which are the academic heart of the European Forum Alpbach. The seminars run for two weeks during the forum. They take place in the mornings and are characterized by a participative atmosphere, an interdisciplinary approach and intergenerational dialogue. Scholarship holders can choose two seminars, which they attend each for one week. The interplay of scientific, creative and skill-orientated seminars, together with the programme of panels, workshops and plenary debates in the afternoons transforms Alpbach into a place of innovative knowledge transfer and holistic learning.
Please note: Scholarship holders are required to arrive on 20 August to join the scholarship welcome event.
The application platform for a scholarship at the European Forum Alpbach 2022 will open on 15 March 2022 and close on 13 April 2022. Please find all details for your application below:
In order to apply for an #efa22 scholarship you must not have attended the onsite conference of the European Forum Alpbach as a scholarship holder before.
The main language of the European Forum Alpbach is English. Therefore, you need to be able to communicate in English fluently (minimum on a European B2 level). There are several ways to prove your English proficiency:
If your language certificates are in a language other than English, you need to submit a translation. This translation does not need to be certified. Please note that a mere confirmation of participation in a language test does not suffice.
All first-time scholarship applicants must be aged between 18 and 30. For African applicants, the threshold of 35 applies.
All young people meeting the scholarship requirements may apply regardless of their country of residence. The application process varies in case you are an Austrian, Chinese and Taiwanese national. For more details please see Application Process below.
We welcome applicants from all academic disciplines. Artists and non-graduates and are also strongly encouraged to apply!
All applicants must be available and ready to attend the European Forum Alpbach 2022 from 20 August to 2 September 2022.
All applicants except Austrian, German, Taiwanese and Chinese citizens have to apply for a scholarship on our scholarship application platform (open until 13 April 2022).
In order to apply, you need to meet all above mentioned criteria and provide information, including:
In some cases, the EFA will conduct interviews via videoconference with pre-selected candidates.
Austrian and Germans citizens must apply for a scholarship through the Forum Alpbach Network Alumni Clubs. Requirements and dates may vary. For further information please visit the website of your respective club:
Chinese citizens will have to apply through OeAD Shanghai. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "European Forum Alpbach 2022" to receive further information on the application process.
Taiwanese citizens: more information coming soon (beginning of April).
* Your motivation statement will consist of a coherent short essay (max. 4.500 characters) that answers the following questions:
Please prepare your motivational statement before starting to fill in the application form. Do not include any personal information such as your name or gender in your essay.