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Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems is an interdisciplinary summer university focusing on alternatives to the economic status quo: International participants deal with limits of growth, as well as the instabilities of our financial system. They learn why a drastic system change is necessary to reach the target of stabilizing the world climate at 1.5°C - and most importantly: they are presented with an array of innovative approaches!
The AEMS is an academic summer university and held in English.
In 2023, it takes place for the 10th time from July 17th to August 4th.
The AEMS summer university is open to students and professionals from all fields who strive to create a more just and green future. Are you looking for a unique educational program with a holistic approach to the topic? Then look no further!
-> Apply here!
The aim is to raise awareness for the urgently necessary shift in our economic system and for the many alternatives available. Participants learn about the interconnections between economy, finance, society and the environment and gain knowledge of an array of reform proposals that consider natural boundaries and the human factor to be equal parts of the equation.
After successful participation, students receive a certificate of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU University) for 5 ECTS. Continuous attendance during the full-time program is mandatory!
Regular participation fee: EUR 1.390, -
Reduced participation fee for scholarship holders: EUR 490, -
The fee includes all program components and accommodation in Vienna during the course in an OeAD-Guesthouse. Find more information on what’s included here: Included services
Apply until 15th of March, 2023 and save EUR 200,-
Early Bird fee is only valid for regular participation fee!
Our academic partners are offering 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 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)
Scholarship-holders need to hand in a follow-up report about their experience and learnings in AEMS after participation. Detailed information will be forwarded after acceptance.
Application for scholarships is possible until April 30st, 2023!
The application deadline for regular participation ends June 30th, 2023.
We strongly recommend applying as early as possible.