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EFA Foundation | About the Scholarship Programme

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.

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. Take a look at this year’s Seminar Week programme!

Applications for the Scholarship Programme will be open between February 17 and March 31, 2020.

We look forward to receiving your application to the upcoming Forum!

Update: Covid-19

In times of a global pandemic, we cannot foresee which impact it will have on the scope of this year’s EFA Scholarship Programme. However, for us it is important that you can trust us. This is why we will keep our application phase and jury selection procedures as planned. By mid-May, the time when scholarship confirmations are usually communicated, we will have more clarity in which form the European Forum Alpbach 2020 will take place. Scholarship confirmations can be transferred to 2021 if this year’s Scholarship Programme has to be reduced in size because of the corona pandemic, no matter if all application criteria are still fulfilled (e.g. age limit). Should you have any further questions on the matter, please feel free to get in touch with us at:


For all questions regarding the Scholarship Programme, please contact us directly at: