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The European Forum Alpbach Scholarship Programme 2024 for young people worldwide

Application Deadline: March 28, 2024

Every year, hundreds of young talents from all around the world come to the annual event in the village of Alpbach. Students, young professionals and changemakers attend scientific, competence based and artistic seminars, participate in a high-level conference programme and join social and cultural activities. The scholarship holders are the only participants who stay for the whole duration of the Forum. Both EFA itself as well as the Forum Alpbach Network (FAN) award around 350 scholarships to first-time participants. The two weeks in summer are a unique experience for this selected group of people, providing thought-provoking content as well as inspiring encounters with decision-makers and other generations of passionate Europeans.

The European Forum Alpbach scholarship programme generates ideas and sparks action among its participants: One of our former scholarship holders describes it as “an absolutely outstanding opportunity for young minds to interact, discuss, build friendships and collaborations and promote positive changes in the future.”


  • You have not received a scholarship from the European Forum Alpbach yet and therefore qualify as a first-time scholarship holder. If you attended the Forum virtually in 2020 or 2021, you may still apply.
  • The main language of the European Forum Alpbach is English. Therefore, fluent English language skills are required (English proficiency at a minimum level of B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference). You will be asked to provide supporting documents to prove your English proficiency (Q&A section).
  • You are between 18 and 30 years of age (or between 18 and 35 for citizens of the Global South)
  • All applicants must be available and ready to attend the European Forum Alpbach event for a minimum of eleven days, including the Seminar Days and the Europe in the World Days.

Scholarship Details

  • A scholarship at EFA covers the participation fee and the accommodation for the entire duration of the event. Additionally, scholarship holders receive a daily allowance of 25 Euros per day. Some Clubs within the Forum Alpbach Network offer a reimbursement of travel costs and/or daily allowances to their scholarship holders

Application Process

You can either apply via EFA’s application portal (opening from 5 to 28 March 2024) or via one of the FAN’s alumni clubs.

FAN clubs strive to make the Alpbach experience available to new scholarship holders from their clubs’ regions. If you have a regional affiliation with one (or even more) of the 30 existing FAN clubs that offer their own scholarships, we recommend applying there. 

More Info: European Forum Alpbach Scholarship Programme



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