GBS will be back in 2022!

We are looking for future leaders, motivated individuals and all students who are eager to learn and make a change. Are you looking for an outstanding learning experience? Do you want to take part in a unique tertiary master-level summer-program?

Please find more information about the application procedure down below. Read our General Terms and Conditions before applying.

Application procedure

Application is fast and convenient through our online application system. For a successful procedure you are required to complete the online application form and to upload the following files:

  1. 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.) directly to be typed into the application form
  2. photo of yourself (for participants page and student ID card)
  3. scanned version of the picture page of your passport (if moving into student guesthouse in Vienna)
  4. curriculum vitae
  5. grade transcript of home university (if applicable)

Please read our General Terms and Conditions before applying.

Criteria and process

Applications will be treated as a snap shot of the person’s current personal stage of development. Apart from the necessity of being a registered student, recent university graduate or a professional in the field of architecture, planning or engineering, no knock-out criteria will be applied and your application will be screened thoroughly. The OEAD STUDENT HOUSING is 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.

The following key elements of your application will be taken into account:

  1. motivation and commitment for participation
  2. international experience
  3. knowledge of languages
  4. academic standing
  5. work experience

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 all kinds of majors) to apply.

Nomination as participant

After receipt of your online application data we immediaetly start the screening process of your documents. In case we are missing essential information or need additional data to check your eligibility we will get in touch with you.

We will inform you as soon as possible about the status of your nomination for a scholarship.

Please note that the nomination confirmation is sent via email. Thus, please double check the spelling of your email address when submitting your application and check your spam folders for messages from the OEAD STUDENT HOUSING.

After you received the GBS nomination-mail:

After you’ve been accepted to the GBS Summer University, we kindly ask you to take the following steps after your nomination:

1 week (after your nomination):

Please send us an e-mail that you accept our nomination offer and return a scanned and signed copy of our Waiver of Liability that we sent to you.

We recommend replying as soon as possible, since the deadline to confirm your participation is one week from the moment we send you the nomination.

3 weeks (after your nomination):

Thank you for accepting our offer! The next step is to pay the tuition fee (including possible bank fees depending on the country of your origin) within three weeks after your nomination. You’ll be asked to send a confirmation of you transaction.

Right after that, we kindly ask you to pre-register at our partner university BOKU as a new student. In that registration form you’ll have to share some information about yourself and your studies and will be asked to upload a passport photo of yourself. We recommend you to take a look at the manual explaining the pre-registration and to prepare the documents needed, before starting the procedure. Please also send us a confirmation of your registration at BOKU.

Please note that only after receiving your payment and your pre-registration at BOKU within three weeks, you’ll be fixed as a participant of our summer university.

Final steps:

It’s time to lean back! From now on, we’ll take care of your registration for GBS. Thank you for your patience and support!

We’re looking forward to the amazing time we’ll have in Vienna!

Any questions?

For further information please feel free to contact us.