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Please Note: The next scholarship application round will open in 2022. 

Scholarship Application Timeline 2020 (cancelled)

January 2020 - Start collecting required documents

In order to submit a full application, you will need the documents listed below.
We suggest you start collecting these already in December or January:

  1. Scanned copy of your highest school or university degree;
  2. Transcript covering all credits obtained during the last (academic) year. Alternatively: a confirmation of your last obtained school or work experience (e.g. proof of enrolment, employment contract or employment verification letter);
  3. Minimum B2 English Certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, letter of proficiency by professor/employer). Native speakers do not need to present a certificate.

17. February 2020 - Applications Open

The call for applications will go online on the EFA website.

31. March 2020 - Applications Close

Make sure you have submitted your application latest by the 31 March 2020 (11:59 AM [noon] CET). We recommend early submission to avoid last minute issues with your computer or internet access that might cause you to miss the deadline!

May 2020 - Application Results

All applicants will be contacted latest by the end of May with their results. Please do not get in touch with us beforehand regarding application results. All successful applicants will have the chance to either accept or refuse the scholarship within 2 weeks of having received the application results.

19. August 2020 - Arrival in Alpbach

All selected scholarship holders will arrive in Alpbach latest on August 19 at noon, before the start of the Seminar Week. On this date, there will also be a welcome/orientation event for all scholarship holders. Attendance is mandatory.

September 2020 - Feedback Report

All scholarship holders who visited Alpbach are required to fill out an evaluation questionnaire after the Forum. Your opinion matters to us! We will also ask you to compile a short report for your scholarship sponsor!


Selection Process

The European Forum Alpbach Foundation awards around 300 scholarships yearly to international students and young graduates to participate in the European Forum Alpbach. The other 300+ scholarships, are awarded by the different Clubs and Initiative Groups, members of the Forum Alpbach Network (FAN). Each application submitted to the European Forum Alpbach Foundation, is reviewed by two members of an independent committee in order to ensure an objective rating process. The committee consists of different members from a variety of fields of academy, non-profits and the private sector. Out of all shortlisted candidates, the Scholarship Jury, a body of the European Forum Alpbach Foundation, selects each year’s final scholarship holders.

For all questions regarding the Scholarship Programme which are not answered on our FAQs page, please contact us directly at: