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. 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 a MyAEGEE Account.
Please, make sure you take extra care in filling out this form, as errors may affect your selection for a SU.
Notes regarding the sign up forms:
The official website of the Summer University Project is www.aegee.org/su. Go there and log in with your MyAEGEE account. Then click on "Fill in Application Form" under "Applicants".
In the first step you'll review your personal data from your MyAEGEE 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 program (no human intervention so don't ask us!) so if you upon the following criteria to make a balanced SU:.
So, if you apply to more than one SU, there is no guarantee that the first one in your list of three will be sent your application! If you are convinced about applying for one specifc SU, then only apply to that one SU.
There is a detailed description of the preselection algorithm if you're interested on how it works!
You can apply from 20th of March 13:00 until 20th of April 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:
Results of your preselection will be published from 4th 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 only one SU. Your possible application status will be the following:
Preselected to the Summer University: XXX
All applicants are preselected to one (and only one) Summer University. Results in the next step are regarding the SU where you have been preselected.
The results of your SU application sent to the preselected university will be published starting from 20th of April 13:00 until 23rd of May 13:00. 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 where all the available participant places are not filled in.
If there are free places left (e.g. people cancelled) or because there were not enough applicants, the organisers issue an Open Call. They are issued during the whole course of the summer, so be aware and check this website often!
To apply for an Open Call you can neither be accepted nor on the waiting list of 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.