We are offering full scholarships for young people to attend the European Forum Alpbach 2020!

The Scholarship

We are granting scholarships for young people* to attend the European Forum Alpbach 2020. The Forum will be held in Alpbach, Austria from 19. August – 4. September. Our scholarship covers all relevant costs:

Conference fees
Accommodation in a Gasthof in Alpbach
Travel costs from Zurich – Alpbach (SBB/ÖBB)

We select applicants based on academic merrit, experience, extracuccicular/social activities and the quality of the submitted motivation letter.

Required Documents

Curriculum Vitae
Transcript of Records
Motivation Letter

For the motivation letter, we ask you to briefly explain why you would like to attend the forum. Then, please consider the general topic of the European Forum Alpbach 2020: “Fundamentals”. Let us know, in a concise essay of no more than 300 words, which fundamental assumption, law or social norms Switzerland will have to reconsider to remain competitive in the coming decades.

Learn more about the Forum on our website, or check out the program for this year!

If you have ties to another country, you can also apply with other organizations for a scholarship. This will greatly increase your chances to go to Alpbach this summer! The following flowchart gives you an idea where you can apply:

The only thing easier than an application for the European Forum Alpbach is filing your taxes in multiple Cantons. Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions! A list of country clubs can be found on the website of the Forum Alpbach Network.

*Applicants must be less than 35 years old at the time of application. They must have “strong ties” to the Swiss Confederation. Citizenship, a residence permit or studies at a Swiss University constitute such ties.