April 19, 2012

Scholarships for the European Forum Alpbach 2012

Every year since 1945, the European Forum Alpbach has been held in the Tyrolian mountain village of Alpbach. For almost three weeks Alpbach becomes the village of thinkers or, as Otto Molden, the founder of the Forum, called it, the “other magic mountain”. Speakers and participants from all parts of the world, from science, economics and politics, experienced experts and students, come together in Alpbach to discuss the current issues and to formulate interdisciplinary solutions. The open character of the events promotes a climate of tolerance for different opinions and contributes to the overcoming of national, ideological and disciplinary boundaries in a harmonius way. Participation is open to all those who are interested, and the events are carried out in the German or the English language.

The programme of the European Forum Alpbach is divided into three main parts:

Seminar Week
Up to fourteen seminars are dedicated to various scientific disciplines. One aspect of the theme is discussed with renowned scientists in each seminar over six half-days.

Alpbach Symposiums
These two- to three-day conferences deal with the themes of architecture, reform, technology, politics, health and the economy. To supplement these, special workshops are also held on banking, film and EU-networking, as well as a ‘Tyrol day’ and an ‘University day’ which features the scientific achievements of the Tyrolians.

Alpbach Summer School
The Summer School courses, which are dedicated to theme “European Law and European Integration” are focused on students in the higher levels of their university study and on young graduates.

"Expectations - The Future of the Young" is the general topic of the European Forum Alpbach 2012 which will take place from August 16 to September 01, 2012 in the village of Alpbach in the Tyrolean mountains.

The three-week event offers an opportunity to enter into discussion with renowned personalities. In a unique atmosphere, speakers from a wide variety of disciplines will discuss burning issues of our times with the participants. An extensive social programme offers opportunities to continue debates outside the conference and seminar rooms.

To enable young people to share in this experience, the European Forum Alpbach Non-Profit Foundation under Private Law, supported by many sponsors, makes scholarships available for students and recent graduates. Scholarships are available for students and recent graduates up to 30 years of age. Last year, more than 600 students and recent graduates from 46 countries were able to take part in the Forum thanks to scholarships.

Usually the scholarship covers tuition fees only. For applicants from Central, East and Southeast Europe, as well as from other less affluent countries, a contribution to the accommodation expenses and, as an exception, per-diems may also be included. Travel costs have to be covered by the participants.

Please take into account that there are different scholarship programmes to participate in the European Forum Alpbach 2012 and the Summer School on European Health and Social Systems in Transition, and that you can apply only either for the European Forum Alpbach or for one of the Summer Schools.

Deadline for scholarship application: May 8, 2012 (postmark).

Please click here to view and download documents required for application for the Forum and Summer School. 

For further information about the scholarship programme please contact:
Franz MAILER, European Forum Alpbach Non-Profit Foundation under Private Law, Tel.: +43 (1) 718 17 11-13, Fax +43 (1) 718 17 01, stipendium@alpbach.org


  1. I would like to know if you have scholarships or grants for someone who has completer her bachelor of science in aviation and want to further study to become an air pilot. Thanking you beforehand for your reply.Please email me to miieer75@gmail.com

  2. You can try to apply to participate in the European Forum Alpbach (seminar week), if you find smth related to your interests. Please note that we have no relations to the organizers and nobody will send you info to your mail. If you need to ask smth, email stipendium@alpbach.org

  3. if we dont have still full documents for applying,but still want to apply,what should we do? Is this a final deadline?

  4. May 8, 2012 (postmark) is the final deadline.