Call for Applications: Summer School 2020 in Austria


 

 

Deadline:  30 April 2020
Open to: applicants have to be at least 18 years old and must have completed two years of studies at college or university level in their countries of residence
Venue: July 18 - August 15, 2020 on the shore of Lake Wolfgang, Austria

Description

Ever since the University of Vienna Sommerhochschule (SHS) was established in 1949, an international summer school has been offered every year. Apart from its educational mission, one of the summer program’s most important aims has been restoring and promoting mutual understanding between Austrians and Americans that World War II had done so much to destroy.

Today the program provides a multidimensional survey of the present development of Europe and the European Union (EU). Participants will study both the decision-making processes within the EU institutions as well as various aspects of European political culture. The program aims at contributing to an increased understanding of the EU and its possible future shape.

Students from all over the world have been drawn to the program, not only because of the outstanding academic reputation of its European Studies courses and the excellent opportunities it offers students to learn German, but also because of its location directly on the shores of one of Austria’s most scenic lakes, Lake Wolfgang, in the Salzkammergut region, and because of the area’s excellent sports and recreational facilities.

Eligibility

Applicants have to be at least 18 years old and must have completed two years of studies at college or university level in their countries of residence or have an educational background equivalent to one year at a European university before the beginning of the program.

Applicants must be in attendance for the whole period of the univie: summer school, be able to take part in the required number of courses, have an adequate command of the English language and be in good health. Students whose native language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in English with their application.

Applicants should also note that certain courses may have prerequisites.

Scholarship

Summer school fees are € 1,970 which include registration, tuition, use of all sports and recreational facilities (including tennis and windsurfing lessons), and all planned excursions.

External students have to pay the Austrian students’ union fee of € 20.20 to be admitted to the University of Vienna and to enjoy insurance coverage (general accident and liability insurance).

An additional fee for room and board on campus will be collected by the Sommerhochschule for the host institution (Bundesinstitut für Erwachsenenbildung). This fee includes accommodation and full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for the four week program.
Accommodation in a single room: € 1,849
Accommodation in a double room: € 1,555
(Prices include local tax.)

Rooms will be distributed according to availability. Room reservations for double rooms will be considered in order of arrival, as long as double rooms are available.

All additional costs for travel arrangements as well as health insurance and medical care are the responsibility of the participants.

The two-week long Austrian Arbitration Academy can also be attended as an independent program. For fees and payment of the Austrian Arbitration academy please click here.

Scholarships

A limited number of partial scholarships ranging from € 400 to € 2,800 are available for the European Study section of the univie: summer school.

The remaining amount to cover the sum of € 3,388 (€ 1,950 program fee plus € 1,438 double room accommodation and full board) must be paid by the applicant.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. In order to receive a scholarship, students must demonstrate their financial need by describing their financial situation and submitting related documents.

Application

The application deadline for scholarship applications is February 28, 2019. Applications must have reached the office of the Sommerhochschule by this date.

The scholarships are granted for participation in the European Studies courses. Therefore scholarship students must attend and complete at least three European Studies courses. A German course can only be taken in addition to those three European Studies courses. The course selection on the application form has to meet these requirements.

Applicants have to be at least 18 years old and must have completed two years of studies at college or university level in their countries of residence or have an educational background equivalent to one year at a European university before the beginning of the program.

Scholarship applicants must be in attendance for the whole period of the summer school, be able to take part in the number of required courses, have an adequate command of the English language and be in good health. Students whose native language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in English with their application.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, please write to:  sommerhochschule@univie.ac.at.

The official web-page.