To be able to apply for a Summer University you need to be a member of an AEGEE local. For example, if you study in Aachen, your local would be AEGEE-Aachen. You can find the list of locals on the aegee.org website. If there's not a local in your city, you can try to contact a local near your city. The procedure to become a member of a local varies from city to city, please find the contact details in the link below and ask your local.
Once you are member of an AEGEE local, you are an AEGEE member with all rights, therefore you can have an AEGEE-Europe Intranet Account.
Notes regarding the sign up form:
The official website of the Summer University Project is www.aegee.org/su. Go there and log in with your AEGEE-Europe Intranet account. Then click on "Fill in Application Form" under "Applicants".
In the first step you'll review your personal data from your Intranet account. If something is not correct, please change it. Here also you'll have to write your previous AEGEE experience (if any) and describe how would be your ideal Summer University.
Then you have to choose up to three Summer Universities in order of preference.
In the second step you'll have to write a different motivation letter for each of the SUs you chose in the previous step. Some organisers also ask extra questions apart from the motivation letter. This will be the main factor to be chosen in a Summer University, therefore be creative! Always remember that it's also a student like you who is going to read your letter. Don't be too formal. Here are some hints for you:
In the last step you'll view a summary of your application. You can edit it at any time by clicking in "Fill in Application Form" in the top menu.
If you select only one SU, your motivation letter will go directly to this SU in the preselection stage. It doesn't matter if this SU has received 30 or 300 applications. On the other hand, if you have selected more than one SU in order of preference, your motivation letter will go to the SU where you'll have more chances to get chosen upon. The preselection process will be made automatically by a computer (no human intervention! don't ask us!) upon the following criteria to make a balanced SU: gender, age, nationality and antenna.
There is a detailed description of the preselection algorithm if you're interested on how it works!
Please, read "Timeline" to see an overview of all the process with very detailed explanations.
You can apply from 19th of March 23:00 until 2nd of May 13:00. During this period you can create a new application, edit your existing application or delete your application. After this date you'll no longer be able to edit your application. Please notice that some locals have their own application deadline before the official deadline. Consult your local about this.
Possible application status:
Will be published by from 14th of May 13:00 until 17th of May 13:00. If you chose more than one Summer University in the Application Form, on this date you will know for which SU you have been preselected. Your motivation letter has only been sent to this SU. If you selected only one SU in the Application Form this deadline does not affect you, because this motivation letter will be sent to this one SU.
All applicants are preselected to one SU.
Published from 14th of May 13:00 until 18th of May 20:00. By this date you'll know if you have been accepted in the Summer University where you were preselected. If you have been accepted in a SU, then all communication as from that moment will be directly with the organisers of the SU. If you have not been selected in any Summer University, you can still apply for Open Calls (free places). Keep reading.
Possible application status the day when the selection results are published:
Possible application status during the summer:
Open Calls are issued after the Selection Results are published to allow SUs with too less applicants still realize their event.
If there are free places left (e.g. people cancelled) or because there were not enough applicants, the boards issue an Open Call. They are issued during the whole course of the summer, so be aware!
To apply for an Open Call you can neither be accepted nor on the waiting list for another SU. If you are and want to apply for an Open Call, you first have to give up your place.
After the Selection Results are published, you will find a list of Open Calls on this page. The application procedure is the same as the regular application, but without deadlines (as they wouldn't make sense). Organisers will get in touch with you as soon as possible to tell you if you are accepted or not.
Possible application statuses for Open Calls:
Didn’t you have time to apply until 25th of April or you are just brand new member of AEGEE? Then Open Calls are awesome opportunity for you to attend Summer University! Just create an application and motivation letter and try it!
After you have successfully attended a SU, you can and should evaluate it! The evaluation will be opened after the last day of your Summer University.