Mission statement

It is our core mission to grant scholarships for the annual European Forum Alpbach (EFA) to motivated young professionals from the Alpe-Adria region (Carinthia, Northern Italy, Slovenia).

First time in Alpbach?

This scholarship covers the participation fee and accommodation for your entire stay. But that is not it: We will not leave you alone in Alpbach! During the forum, our team of returners will organise events (teambuilding, fireside talks, etc.) and support you during the whole conference.

Starting off with our welcome meeting in Alpbach, you will attend the forum for at least ten days (seminar week + symposia of your choice). However, we encourage you to stay for the whole 17 days, as you will be having a tough time leaving Alpbach anyways…

Scholarship for returners

The scholarship for returners covers the participation fee for your entire stay. You may attend the forum for as many days as you want. Our team will coordinate accommodation, organise events within our club and support you during the whole conference. In your application, please indicate your expected dates of arrival and departure.

Please note, that as a returner you have to cover the costs of your accomodation yourself.

Who can apply?

Everyone aged 18-30 who lives, studies or works in Carinthia, Slovenia or Northern Italy. You can also apply if you have grown up and received most of your education in one of these regions.

If you do not fulfill these requirements, please visit the official EFA scholarships homepage, where you can find all the available scholarship programmes.

How to apply?

Please send your written application in ONE PDF format to The application for the EFA 2018 is open from February 2018 until 31 March 2018, 23:59 CET.

Your application has to include:

Curriculum vitae in English WITHOUT photo
A short essay in English with reference to this year’s Forum’s overall theme „Diversity and Resilience“ (max. 800 words)
Academic transcripts of your studies
Period of time you intend to stay in Alpbach (min. 10 days)
We want to especially encourage applications from people with disabilities; from members of ethnic or religious minorities; from people with non-privileged socio-economic or non-academic background, regardless of sexual orientation.

For further information about the European Forum Alpbach, please check out the official website of the European Forum Alpbach

In case you have an questions please do not hesitate to contact us via mail.

We are looking forward to receiving your application

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