Participation fee and scholarships

Participation fees

  • Regular participation fee:
    EUR 1.390,-

  • Reduced participation fee for scholarship holders:
    EUR 590,

The fees include all program components and lecture-related activities, such as catered evening events, one dinner at an Austrian "Heurigen" restaurant and sports evenings. Find more information on what's included in the fee here.

  • Accommodation: EUR 200,-*

*Includes accommodation in a student residence in Vienna for the entire 3 weeks of the program, plus 1 optional extra-week after AEMS 2024 free of charge. You will live in a single room in a shared apartment and can stay there from 12 July – 09 August, 2024. The accommodation is organized by us, OeAD student housing. If you want to make use of this exclusive promotion, tick the accommodation box in the application form.

Company fee: The summer university is an ideal capacity building program for employees! If the participation is paid by a company, the participation fee is: EUR 2.290,- (incl. accommodation in a student residence; excl. VAT).

The General Terms and Conditions can be found here.


Our academic partners offer scholarships for highly qualified students in need of financial support to participate in the AEMS for a reduced fee - have a look at the full list of our partners here. Eligibility is checked based on application documents.

If you are a student or member of one of our partners and want to apply for a scholarship, please mention the partner institution at “scholarship reference” in the application form. Also, you will be asked to fill in a short Motivation Statement for the scholarship.

After application, scholarships are awarded based on the below criteria:
- Financial need
- Motivation letter
- Very good command of English
- Minimum academic level: pre-university (A-level)

Full scholarships by IDM/DRC

Our partners at the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) and Danube Rectors' Conference (DRC) are offering 2 full scholarships for students at their member universities to participate in the AEMS Summer University this year. To apply, have a look at their members to see if you're eligible and enter the scholarship reference "IDM" in the application form.

Application deadline: EXTENDED to 5 May 2024

Special offers and discounts

Bring-a-friend-offer: There is a special treat for our former participants of both summer universities: As an alumni of Green.Building.Solutions. or AEMS you can get one week in our student residence in Vienna summer for free, if somebody joins upon your recommendation! The applicant only needs to enter your name in the application form. More details here.

Package deal with the Institute for Social Banking

The Institute for Social Banking will host its Summer School on Social Banking & Sustainable Finance in Vienna, focusing on "Finance for the Common Good". Since both programs envision a more socially just and sustainable future, we are happy to announce a special deal: Take part in two summer programs, learn more about alternative financial systems and enjoy Vienna for 6 weeks! More info

Application & Deadlines

Application deadline for scholarships: EXTENDED to 5 May 2024
General application deadline: 30 June 2024

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