OeAD Summer Universities Scholarships



The Green Building Solution - GBS Summer University is back online from July 17 to August 08, 2021, for its 11th edition! Here is an opportunity to get first-hand ecological knowledge and engineering expertise in a three-week program, hosted from the capital of energy-efficient building, Vienna.





Participants will earn 7 ECTS university credits while learning about sustainable buildings in an intercultural environment. They will also benefit from the insight of experts from various background. Those will share the latest developments from research and practice in ecological building. Especially during these challenging times, we must develop knowledge on sustainable buildings, passive houses and renewable energies to an ever expanding international audience of students and professionals.


Applications for the scholarships possible until July 1, 2021. Registration to the summer university can be done here.




OEAD is also hosting a unique online summer school on the economy of the future, the Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems summer school, from July 19, 2021 to August 6, 2021


Do you want to explore different approaches and new ideas with regards to the current growth-based economy and unstable financial system? The AEMS will be back in an upgraded online version in 2021 to discuss alternative approaches! AEMS focuses on ways to restructure economic systems to embody sustainable use of resources and a more collaborative society overall.




With this summer school, you can get an official certificate worth 5 ECTS from BOKU University upon completion of the program. The summer school is organised by the BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Economy for the Common Good, and OeAD student housing.


Applications for the scholarships possible until July 1, 2021. Registration can be done here.


You can take advantage of an Empowerment Scholarships! Indeed, OEAD is offering outstanding and highly qualified applicants from low-income economies the chance to participate in a life changing online learning experience, entirely free of charge for the participant, all tuition costs and program fees will be covered by our new Empowerment Scholarship Program! 10 Empowerment Scholarships are now available to participate in either GBS or AEMS.


To find the eligibility conditions, just visit this webpage


Additionally, OEAD has another offer: there are two free scholarship available for a Social Media Tutor for each program to support the summerschools via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! 


You will find all the information you need here.

The application deadlines for both, the “standard” scholarship programs, as well as the empowerment scholarship programs have been extended to 1st July, 2021! Would you like to join too?


And last but not least, OEAD is launching its next Expert Talk. It is taking place on 16th June, 2021 at 4pm and will deal with “Low Tech vs High Tech” with speakers Thomas Gamperl (Viessmann) and Edeltraud Haselsteiner (Urbanity). Both will talk about approaches for a lower carbon footprint of buildings. The discussion will be moderated by Doris Österreicher (BOKU University).


More information and registration to the free event here.


Here is the program:

16:00 Welcome address from organizers

16:10 “Low Tech – High Effect! Sustainable low-tech buildings - a concept for resilient cities of the future!

16:30 “Ice Storage Systems - Heat pumps combined with solar energy and innovative exergetic storage

16:50 Q&A Session with Public and Panelists

From 17:30 Open End Networking Session


This talk will help you understand low tech approaches and potentials of realized buildings and climate adaptive and sustainable architecture and urban planning with an emphasis on energy and resources

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