How to apply for AEMS
Applications will be accepted as late as June. If you are in need of a scholarship, please be sure to apply until April 25, 2017. However, if you apply after this date, you might still qualify for unclaimed and additional slots.
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Information about the program fee can be found here. We also cooperate with companies and organizations to provide student grants to outstanding applicants in need of financial aid.
The application procedure
Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems is an academic course. If completed successfully, BOKU-students or "MitbelegerInnen" from other Austrian universities acquire 5 ECTS credits from the University of National Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU). Foreign students get a BOKU certificate that needs to be acknowledged by your home university. You can find more information about this here.
Please apply through our online application system. For a successful procedure you are required to complete all fields and to upload the following information:
- A brief motivational statement of how you want to contribute to a sustainable development (daily routines, projects that you would like to implement, positions you want to hold or held already, etc.). Type your motivational statement directly into the application form
- Curriculum Vitae
- Photo of yourself (for the student info package)
- A scan or photo of the picture page of your passport
- grade transcript of home university
Your contract partner is the OeAD-Housing Office. By submitting your application you agree to the General Terms and Conditions and automatically start the nomination process. You acknowledge that the Withdrawal or Deferral Refund Policy applies from the moment of submission.
Criteria and process
We are an equal opportunity provider of international education on sustainable development and will never discriminate on nationality, race, religion, physical handicaps or any attributes of this nature. As we are aiming at a heterogeneous group of people from a variety of backgrounds we highly encourage students from all fields of studies and work to apply.
The following key elements of your application will be taken into account:
- motivation and commitment for participation
- international experience
- knowledge of languages
- academic standing
- work experience
Nomination as participant
After receiving you application we will immediately begin with the screening process of your documents and get in touch with you if essential information or additional data is needed in order to check your eligibility.
Admissions (as well as the scholarship assignments) will be sent after the end of the regular application period.
Admitted students will receive a nomination via email. Please transfer the participation fee within one week after receiving the nomination. (You will receive the payment details together with the nomination.)
Our Withdrawal or Deferral Refund Policy applies from the moment of nomination, acceptance and payment of the fee. The participation can be cancelled until two weeks before the programm starts for a cancellation fee of 20%. If the participation is cancelled within two weeks before the programm starts: the cancellation fee will be 50%. No refunds can be given after the starting of the programm.
Steps to be taken after your nomination
After your nomination you will be asked to submit the following data:
- signed and scanned Waiver of Liability
- Optional: proof of health insurance coverage (e.g. travel insurance)
- details of your arrival in Vienna (this is relevant for housing
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We aim to host the event according to the criteria of the Austrian Ecolabel for Green Meetings. Please choose bus or train for your trip to Vienna. Within Vienna a good public transport system is available. Bicylce parking is available at the teaching location. If you have to travel by plane or car, please use the BOKU CO2 compensation system: http://bit.ly/XAcj92