Antall József Summer School 2018 in Budapest

Deadline:  19 April 2018
Open to: MA, PhD students or young professionals with a university degree in the field of political and social sciences, who are between the age 23 – 35
Venue: 2 – 13 July 2018 in Budapest, Hungary


Organised by the Antall József Knowledge Centre, the Antall József Summer School is a two-week educational programme focusing on the most pivotal cooperation of the Central European region, the Visegrad Cooperation.

The Summer School in 2018 will examine the Visegrad Cooperation and its regional environment from a variety of perspectives with the help of scholars and internationally-acknowledged senior experts. To highlight NATO priority topics, AJSS will bring together a range of experts on security policies, enabling them to offer an insight into and discuss not only the future of the Euro-Atlantic Cooperation in general, but also the V4’s role in it.

The discussions will focus on questions such as the most important current security threats, cyber-security, possibilities of defence cooperation, and the biggest challenges of border control. Although AJSS is mainly about the Central European region, we put great emphasis on our wider neighbourhood as well. The current trends in the V4’s foreign relations and the shifting regional cooperation are of particular importance. During the two weeks of the Summer School, the most significant issues affecting the Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries will be discussed.


In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • MA and PhD students, graduated researchers, young experts, early-career professionals of international relations, political science, security studies, economics, and related social sciences, aged 23-35, primarily for V4 countries, the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries.
  • Eligible countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, and Ukraine.
  • Applications from any other country not listed above are also welcome, however, they are not eligible for a full scholarship.


Full Scholarship available, it covers travel, accommodation, lunches, public transport, and the accompanying programmes. Please note, however, that it is upon the scholarship holder to cover the expenses of insurances of any kind or the visa application.


All application materials must be submitted via the online application form. Materials sent by regular post or email will not be considered. 

The application period will end on 19 April 2018, at midnight CET. Do not miss this opportunity! Submit your application and explore Central Europe from new perspectives!

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:

The official web-page.