When and where does the AEMS summer school take place?

The summer school will be held from July 20 to August 7, 2020 in Vienna, Austria. After the official course, every participant has the possibility to expand their stay in the dormitory by one week (for free!) and have a better look at the most liveable city in the world.


How do I apply?

Follow this link to the application form.


When is the application deadline?

Applications will be accepted until the end of June 2020.
If you are in need of a scholarship, please be sure to apply before April 15, 2020!
For application, please keep your documents ready and register online via our application form.


What is the field of participants like?

The summer school is open to students and professionals of all fields. We have a strong international profile with participants from all over the world. In 2019, the 51 participants came from 23 nations – and all ages: While the oldest participant was 83, the youngest was 19!

The majority of participants are currently studying at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, alongside a number of professionals from a range of business sectors. Some previous participants were former parliament members, bankers, employees of ministries but even artists, campaigners and business entrepreneurs.

We aim to reach as many people as possible with the important content of the program and are thus very open to everyone interested in the topic.


How much is the program fee?

The participation fee for the three-week-course, including accommodation for four weeks, social activities, excursions and ticket for public transport is EUR 1.390,-. Scholarship holders pay a reduced fee of EUR 490,-.


What is included in the fee?

The program fee includes all parts of the program as well as accommodation, costs related to lecture-related activities, light refreshments during the lectures, and tickets for the public transport system in Vienna.

Costs related to your trip to Vienna (e.g. flight, visa expenses), food and individual evening activities are on you. You can find more information here.


What is NOT included in the fee?

  • All costs related to your trip to Vienna, including Visa expenses, if needed
  • Costs related to health and household insurance
  • Food and laundry during your stay in Vienna

Do I need a visa and do you provide an invitation letter?

It depends on your country of residence, whether you need a visa for Austria or not. Please check with the Austrian Embassy in your country. We will support your visa application by providing you an invitation letter as soon as you’re successfully enrolled in the program through the payment of the participation fee.


Do I have to move into the dorm?

Moving into the dormitory is not obligatory for participating in the summer school. If you’re already living in Vienna, you can of course take part in the program from your own home. However, our participants enjoy the possibility of getting to know each other better as well as further discussing the topics of the course through living in a shared community.


I am Austrian, can I attend?

Of course you can!

Who is eligible for a scholarship?

We offer a limited number of scholarships to outstanding applicants in need of financial aid. The requirements for a scholarship are:

  • Financial need
  • Motivation letter
  • Very good English knowledge
  • A-level

When will I be informed of my scholarship status?

Scholarship recipients will be informed until May.

How long does it take for my application to be reviewed?

We check applications on a daily basis and try to get back to every applicant as soon as possible. Please be patient, if we do not answer your application immediately.


I have a disability or require special medical attention. How do I let you know about this?

We are committed to create an environment of equal opportunity, and will strive to make all reasonable adjustments in order to enable students to undertake the program. Applicants are able to indicate their situation when completing the online application form. If you have any prior questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!