GBS Challenge

The OeAD-Housing Office celebrates its 20th anniversary and we want to celebrate with YOU!

Accept the GBS Challenge and win a free summer university participation.

What is the GBS Challenge? What is the prize?

The winner of the GBS Challenge will attend GBS Summer University 2018 for free!

The following services with a value of EUR 2,000.00 are included:

– All costs for the lecturers and lecture hall reservations

– All costs related to lecture-related activities (trip to the Danube University Krems, field trips and excursions)

– Studio space for the students and guidance by three professors the group design project

– All costs related to extra-curricular activities (architecture city tour of Vienna, Viennese waltzing lesson, movie night, tour of Schönbrunn Castle and gardens, and two evening lectures)

– Catered events (opening and closing ceremonies, traditional wine tavern dinner in Krems)

– Local transit tickets for the duration of the summer university

– Some light refreshments during the lectures

– Fully furnished accommodation in an OeAD-Passive House student dormitory with an option to extend the stay an extra week at no extra cost

Please note:

  • Travel tickets to and from Vienna
  • Insurances (health and household insurance)
  • Food and laundry during the stay in Austria
  • Costs for obtaining a visa for Austria, if needed

are not included in the prize!

How to accept the GBS Challenge? How to enter the competition?

You must have a Bachelor’s degree in architecture, planning or engineering sciences or study fields that are related to the built environment.

And you must have a valid application for GBS 2018.

If you have not applied yet, please fill out the application form on

Please state “GBS Challenge” in the application form under “Scholarship reference”.

You already applied for GBS 2018? You can enter the competition straight away!

Please follow our Facebook Page:

Post a picture or a video (max. 1 minute) describing why you absolutely want to attend and why you are the ideal candidate for GBS Summer University 2018 on our Facebook Page between February 14, 2018 and March 31, 2018 to enter the competition. Please use the hashtag #GBSchallenge for your posting.

A professional jury will select the winner in April 2018.

Show us your creativity and motivation!

The GBS-Team wishes you good luck!

Here you find the exact Conditions for participation