Summer School : ”AEMS - Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems The economy of the future”

AEMS is an academic Summer School that offers a new approach: An evaluation of economic alternatives that considers natural boundaries and the human factor to be equal parts of the equation. Our goal: To help solve some of societies’ problems by presenting viable alternatives to processes and developments that are putting enormous strains on economic, ecologic and social boundaries.

This academic program links theoretical approaches to economic and monetary alternatives with subject-specific content from different scientific disciplines and work experience:

The variety of alternative economic and monetary systems that are already in practice worldwide.

Ecologic sustainability, population growth and the longterm managment of natural resources and energy.

Business ethics, consumerism, solidarity and the common good: The need for a new philosophy.


BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences


Economy for the Common Good

OeAD-Housing Office

Program Fee:

Regular participation: EUR 1.390,– (incl. VAT)

Scholarship recipient: EUR 490,- (incl. VAT)

Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems is an academic course. If completed successfully, BOKU-students or "MitbelegerInnen" from other Austrian universities acquire 5 ECTS credits from the University of National Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU). Foreign students get a BOKU certificate that needs to be acknowledged by your home university.

Provided Services:

The following services are included in the program fee:

  1. Course materials and attendance of all lectures, workshops, discussions and film presentations as indicated by the program.
  2. Attendance of all organized social activities as indicated.
  3. Full support from local program manager and tutors.


Students will also have the possibility to live in one of Vienna's newest dormitories for the whole duration of the Summer School (July 26 - August 11, 2017) plus an additional week before or after the school - all withour added cost.

Personal and travel expenses as well as insurance are not covered.

One-day tickets

In addition to regular participation and in response to a large number of requests there will also be the possibility to join single days of the program.

One-day ticket students EUR 100,- (incl. VAT)

One-day ticket non-students EUR 130,- (incl. VAT)


The application procedure

It’s required to fill the online application and  to upload the following information:

  1. A brief motivational statement of how you want to contribute to a sustainable development (daily routines, projects that you would like to implement, positions you want to hold or held already, etc.). Type your motivational statement directly into the application form
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Photo of yourself (for the student info package)
  4. A scan or photo of the picture page of your passport

Nomination as participant

After receiving you application we will immediately begin with the screening process of your documents and get in touch with you if essential information or additional data is needed in order to check your eligibility.

Admissions (as well as the scholarship assignments) will be sent after the end of the regular application period.

Admitted students will receive a nomination via email.

More Information:

Online Application:



Ms. Carina Kamptner
OeAD-Housing Office
Ebendorferstraße 7, 1010 Wien
Phone: +43 1 53408 800