FAQs

Who can apply for a European Forum Alpbach Foundation scholarship?

The scholarships are available to people up to 30 years of age (and 35 years of age for African applicants). 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. See here for more information.

Is it possible to apply for a scholarship through other awarding bodies (such a Club Alpbach or an Initiative Group?

Provided that the respective application criteria are satisfied, it would be possible for you to apply for a scholarship at the European Forum Alpbach Foundation and at one of the Members of the Forum Alpbach Network. If you do so, please indicate it on your application.

When will I receive my scholarship?

All applicants will be informed about scholarship results by the end of May 2020. If your scholarship includes a contribution to the accommodation costs, we will arrange this directly with the landlord. If your scholarship additionally covers a board allowance, the money will be paid in two rates.

When applying, should I already take care of accommodation?

The European Forum Alpbach disposes of an adequate allocation of student accommodation and will handle your room booking if you are granted a scholarship. Therefore, it is not necessary for you to reserve your accommodation prior to the announcement of the selection results. However, please notify us should you wish to take care of your accommodation yourself.

Where will my accommodation be during the European Forum Alpbach?

During the Forum, Alpbach and the surrounding villages are mostly booked out. However, the European Forum Alpbach Foundation books one of the closest options for all its scholarship holders, which can be 30 min. to 1 hour away from the Congress Centre by shuttle bus (free of charge).

Is there a dress code?

Alpbach is a mountain village where the weather is very changeable even in the summer. Do not forget to bring warm clothes and especially weatherproof footwear and rain jackets with you! Please bear in mind that the roads in Alpbach are steep, so flat-heeled shoes are advisable. The dress code ranges from casual to smart casual. If you are unsure about how to dress, have a look at our flickr account.

Are my travel costs covered?

The scholarship covers only participation to the European Forum Alpbach. In case of proof of need, it may also cover accommodation and board allowance. The scholarship does not cover travel costs, apart from for African scholarship holders.