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Alpbach Summer School 2024 – apply now!

The Alpbach Summer School 2024 (9 – 18 July) is now open for Master and PhD candidates with a scientific or an engineering background to apply. The Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA), with the support of the FNR and GLAE, is encouraging candidates from Luxembourg to participate in this unique programme. The 2024 topic is ‘Giant Planets and their moons’. Deadline to apply is 29 February 2024.

Held annually since 1975, the Alpbach Summer School enjoys a long tradition in providing in-depth teaching on aspects of space science and space technology with the aim of advancing the training and working experience of European graduates, post-graduate students, young scientists and engineers. The Summer School is organised by the Aeronautics and Space Agency of FFG and co-sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA). 

The topic of the Summer School Alpbach 2024 is “Giant planets and their moons” and will be held from 9 to 18 July 2024 in Alpbach Tyrol Austria. More information can be found on the programme’s website 

The Summer School is open to 60 selected young scientists and/or engineers. The working language of the Summer School will be English. 


This Call is open to candidates at Master or PhD level in science or engineering. 

Eligible applicants are: 

  • candidates of Luxembourg origins (Luxembourg nationality or Luxembourg residence for 5+ years) 
  • candidates from among the member and cooperating states of the European Space Agency ESA, who conduct their studies/research work at a Luxembourg-based institution*. 

*They need a valid registration/employment contract in Luxembourg at the time of application. 

 Applicants shall commit themselves to being present in Alpbach for the full duration of the summer school. 


Eligible candidates must complete an online registration form. In addition, an endorsement form has to be submitted by their university professor, supervisor or equivalent to the Aeronautics and Space Agency of FFG. The deadline for the full registration is 29 February 2024. For further details regarding the summer school program and the registration, please refer to: 

Selection and Financial support 

The selection of candidates will be conducted jointly by the organisers of the Alpbach Summer School, the Luxembourg Space Agency, the FNR and the GLAE (Groupement Luxembourgeois de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace).  

The participation of the selected candidates will be financially supported by the FNR (for PhD candidates) or by the GLAE (for Master students). The financial support covers all fixed expenses, i.e. registration, travel, accommodation.  

For any questions, please contact the Luxembourg National Point of Contact for the Alpbach Summer School: Bo Byloos, Luxembourg Space Agency