The NGO Kyiv Initiative Group Alpbach has been organizing Scholarship programs since 2013.


During 2013-2019 we provided 68 scholarships for the Ukrainian youth, 30 of them were granted to the internally displaced persons from the annexed Crimea and the conflict areas in Eastern Ukraine and 3 of them were granted to the young change-makers.

This year we continue our special Scholarship program for the young change-makers in Ukraine, the youth that drives changes nowadays in Ukraine and will define how the Ukrainian culture/sport/economy will look in the next 10 years.

This scholarship covers:

a) participation fee (EUR 1600,00) to the European Forum Alpbach
b) accommodation (EUR 30,00 per day) during your stay at the EFA
c) board allowance (EUR 17,00 per day) during your stay at the EFA

d) travel costs (limited)


- between 18 and 30 years old
- English Proficiency (minimum B2)
- full attendance (17 days)
- socially engaged, active & curious
- filled-out online application (Google Form)

The online application consists of 3 parts:


(all application documents in one pdf-file)

  1. Upload a Motivational Statement (ENG, max. 1 page)

  2. Upload a Curriculum Vitae (ENG, max. 2 pages)

  3. Upload a Study confirmation and/or work confirmation plus other relevant certificates (ENG or UA)

  4. Upload Letter of recommendation (ENG or UA)


  1. Contact Details

  2. Education

  3. Current University / Work Details


Video presentation "Europe 2030: A Ukrainian vision of the future of Europe". Applicant need to present this topic by him/herself (URL, 2 minutes)

Each application submitted to the KIGA is reviewed by four members of an independent jury in order to ensure an objective selection process. The jury consists of different members from a variety of fields of the academy, non-profits, and the private sector. A list with all the jury members' names will be published on the KIGA website before the application period close.

Scholarship application timeline

24 February 2020 - Applications Open
The call for applications will go online (Google Form).

1 May 2020 - Applications Close
Make sure you have submitted your application at latest by the 1 May 2020 (11:59 AM [noon] EET).

1 May - 31 May 2020 - Interviews with the selected applicants (we will inform additionally all applicants via email).

1 June 2020 - Application Results
All applicants will be contacted latest by the 1st of June with their results. All successful applicants will have the chance to either accept or refuse the scholarship within 1 week of having received the application results.

19 August 2020 - Arrival in Alpbach

Long-Term Partner of the Scholarship program


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