Scholarship Programme

A scholarship for the European Forum Alpbach 2024
17th to 30th of August

Club Alpbach Salzburg enables young, committed people with a connection to Salzburg to participate in the European Forum Alpbach for the entire duration of the event. Special thanks go to our sponsors who provide the financial means for this.


Key Dates:
Monday – 04.03 18:30 | Joint club meeting in Vienna | Sneak In | Siebensterngasse 12 |1070 Vienna
Thursday – 14.03. 19:00 |Online Info Meeting
Saturday – 16.03. 19:00 Open Stammtisch and Info evening | Restaurant Die Weisse | Rupertgasse 10 | 5020 Salzburg
Wednesday – 20.03. 17:00 | Info Evening | ÖH Frei:Raum | Kaigasse 17 | 5020 Salzburg
Saturday – 13.07. | Scholarship Ceremony

Photo: Maria Noisternig, European Forum Alpbach

A Club Alpbach Salzburg scholarship includes:

  • Participation fee for the European Forum Alpbach
  • Guaranteed accommodation directly in the center of Alpbach
  • Accommodation costs except for a deductible of € 120
  • Contact people on site
  • Joint framework program
  • Fireside chats with interesting personalitiesn
  • Club membership
  • Alumni network and events throughout the year
  • Possibilities to shape the club and the European Forum Alpbach


  • Salzburg connection (Salzburg as place of origin, place of residence, place of study or place of work – either currently or in the past)
  • Age: 18 to max. 30 years (can be exceeded in exceptional cases with good reason)


1) Resume/CV (without photo)
2) Letter of Motivation: 

– Why do you want to participate in the European Forum Alpbach 2024, and what special skills would you bring to enrich the Forum experience? (max. 150 words)

– If you could choose any person, living or dead, to attend the European Forum Alpbach 2024, who would you choose and why? (max. 150 words)

– Share an aspect about yourself that goes beyond what is shown from your resume. (max. 200 words)

– Take a stance on one of the following questions: (max. 350 words)

  1. In a democracy, how far should or must demonstrations go, and why?
  2. AI in the Arts: Threat or Opportunity?
  3. Migration: Danger or Opportunity for Europe?
  4. Can technological inventions/innovations save the climate crisis?
  5. What is your position on inheritance tax?


3) Post-It: Create a creative Post-it and show us something you are passionate about. Upload it as PDF – you can add a small description if you want (max. 100 words)

Photo: Andrei Pungovschi, European Forum Alpbach

Application documents

 Format: pdf File

 Naming Convention:





The European Forum Alpbach will take place from the 17th to 30th of August – you can send in your application between 1st and 31st of March. Make sure not to miss any updates by following us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

We will inform all applicants by mail as soon as the selection has been made.


Further Information

Scope of the sponsorship package

The cost of a scholarship or sponsorship package is made up directly of the cost of Forum Alpbach participation fees and accommodation and catering costs. A scholarship for participation in the Forum currently costs 1,800 euros. The participation fee for scholarship holders at the European Forum Alpbach accounts for 800,- Euro of this, as the European Forum Alpbach supports each scholarship with 50% of the regular participation fee. The remaining 1000,- Euro will finance accommodation during the Forum, organization and other possible costs.

Selection process

Club Alpbach Salzburg takes the awarding of scholarships very seriously and tries to be as conscientious as possible when awarding scholarships. The pre-selection on formal criteria is done by the Club Alpbach Salzburg scholarship team, the final selection by the Club’s Executive Board. Relevant criteria include diversity of interest, creativity, diversity of background, voluntary commitment and critical engagement with topic, as well as a personal point of view on the subject. Applications from people with a diverse background are encouraged.

All complete applications will be considered.

The time in Alpbach was a source of inspiration for me. Above all, the exciting conversations, discussions, and the multitude of perspectives with friends, participants, and speakers fueled my desire to move things forward.
Gerald Eder

Former scholarship holder

My highlight was being able to meet incredibly inspiring personalities and talents among the scholarship holders.
Aubree Evangelista

Former scholarship holder

Overall, the Forum Alpbach was one of the most exciting and formative experiences I have had so far, and I can only urge anyone who is undecided to apply for a scholarship.
Wenzel Kirpicsenko

Former scholarship holder

We are looking forward to your application! Our scholarship team will be happy to answer any questions you may have: