Deadline: March 31, 2023
Would you like to be part of the European Forum Alpbach in summer 2023? Apply for a scholarship now and be part of a lifechanging event!
Every year hundreds of young talents from all around the world join the European Forum Alpbach (EFA) and come to the event. Students, young professionals and changemakers attend a variety of scientific, competence based and artistic seminars, enjoy a high-level conference programme as well as social and cultural activities in the village of Alpbach. Both EFA itself as well as the Forum Alpbach Network (FAN) award around 400 scholarships.
Alpbach is an inspirational place that opens minds and souls for Europe’s future. A forum that generates ideas and sparks action. One of the former scholarship holders describes it as “an absolutely outstanding opportunity for young minds to interact, discuss, build friendships and collaborations and to promote positive changes in the future.”
- A scholarship to participate at EFA covers the participation fee and your accommodation for the entire duration of EFA23 (August 19 to September 2, 2023).
- Additionally, EFA scholarship holders receive a daily allowance of EUR 20/day. Some Clubs within the Forum Alpbach Network offer a reimbursement of travel costs and/or daily allowances to their scholarship holders.
- Open to applicants between 18 and 30 years of age (up to 35 for African applicants).
- They welcome applications from all countries and disciplines.
- Artists and non-graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- The main language of the European Forum Alpbach is English. Therefore, fluent English language skills are required (minimum level B2 of Common European Framework of Reference). You will be asked to provide supporting documents to prove your English proficiency.
- All applicants must be available and ready to attend the European Forum Alpbach 2023 for a minimum of 12 days.
You can either apply via the EFA’s application portal or via one of the FAN’s alumni clubs.
To apply via EFA, you need the following:
- Motivational statement answering the following question: What motivates you to take part in EFA23? Explain which track(s) you are most interested in and how you will contribute, in terms of perspectives, ideas and knowledge, to its discussions. Be as concrete as possible and link it to your personal background.
- CV details (you can indicate up to 5 professional activities, 5 educational stations, 5 extracurricular activities in our application form).
- Proof of your English B2 level. They accept the following documents:
- A language certificate (e.g., TOEFL with a min. score of 72, IELTS with a min. score of 5.5, CPE or CAE with a min. score of 162, MUET with a min. score of 5).
- Proof that you studied or are studying in an English-speaking country
- Proof that your degree is taught entirely in English
- If you are a native speaker, you can upload a copy of your passport. You are considered a native speaker if you come from one of the following majority English-speaking countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America.
- A confirmation by your school, employer, or a university professor, explicitly stating that you have reached B2 or an equivalent to B2.
- Latest diploma or transcript of records or proof of employment. If your transcript or certificate is in a language other than German or English, you need to submit a translation. This translation does not need to be certified. Do not send any additional certificates as they will not consider them.
For more information, visit European Forum Alpbach.