to Content

Online Application

The scholarship application is now closed.

Please do not contact us regarding the status of your application. The European Forum Alpbach will inform all applicants via email in the second half of May.

Thank you for your understanding.


Online application form

Please fill in all required data in the online application form. If you have any questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Late submission of missing documents will not be considered. Only applications via the online application form are accepted. Applications via email will not be considered.

Please note: Austrian citizens should apply for a scholarship through one of our Austrian Clubs or Initiative Groups. There is a special application process for Chinese and Taiwanese nationals, please read further under “scholarships/where to apply”.

Required documents

A complete application requires a filled in online application form as well as a motivational statement, a curriculum vitae, certificates and transcripts and proof of English proficiency.

Motivational statement (up to 3,000 characters)
The essential features to be included in your motivational statement are:

– a comment on your personal thoughts and ideas about the topic of 2018: “Diversity & Resilience”
– your perspectives on European integration as well as your view on the values and ideas of the European Forum Alpbach

Curriculum vitae
Please note that you do not need to upload a file. You will fill in your CV in the application form.
The curriculum vitae should display your education, practical experience and extra-curricular activities.
Letters of recommendation are not required.

Certificates and transcripts
Please upload the following documents with your application:
– copies of your highest and latest obtained school or university certificates
– a transcript covering all credits obtained during the last (academic) year
– alternatively: a confirmation of your last obtained school or work experience

If your transcripts and certificates are in a language other than German or English, please submit a translation. This translation does not need to be certified.

English proficiency
For the Seminar Week and the Symposia of the European Forum Alpbach, a minimum European level B2 or academic IELTS 5.5, 6 or 6.5 is required.

Native speakers have to upload a copy of their passport.

If you are a non-native speaker, there are two ways to prove your language proficiency in English:

– language certificates: we accept official language certificates (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalents). If your certificates are in a language other than English, you need to submit a translation. This translation does not need to be certified.

– if you are studying in an English-speaking country or programme, you can submit a confirmation that you are enrolled in an English-language programme.

Selection process

An independent committee reviews all applications for content and completeness. We aim at promoting diversity among scholarship recipients.

Applicants who have been granted a scholarship by the European Forum Alpbach Foundation will be informed by the second half of May 2018 via email. Please ensure you provide us in your online application with an active email address at which we can contact you. We also recommend you to check your spam folder regularly.

We kindly ask you not to contact us to ask about the status of your application before the end of May.

The Clubs and Initiative Groups award scholarships independently. Please follow instructions on their respective pages. You will receive details of their decisions from them directly.