Join an AEGEE local
To be able to apply for a Summer University you need to be a member of an AEGEE local. For example, if you study here in Praha, your local would be AEGEE-Praha. More details how to join AEGEE-Praha is here.
Get a User Account
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.
Once you have completed the form and clicked on “Sign Up”, an email will be sent to you to confirm your email address. Once you confirm your email address, your local will receive an email informing that you have signed up in the AEGEE-Europe Intranet.
Your local will have to validate your Intranet account (this can take some hours or a few days depending on the load of work of your local). Don’t leave things for the last minute! Once you have been accepeted by your local, you will receive an email with your username and password. Now you have an Intranet account and can apply for a SU!
Fill in Application Form & Application Procedure
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 “Applications & Procedures”.
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 SU’s you chose in the previous step. Also some organisers ask some 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 we give you some hints:
- Explain why you want to go to this SU.
- What do you like of the program of this SU?
- Have you already been to this city?
- What do you expect from this SU?
- Have you ever participated in other voluntarily project similar (or not) to this SU?
- Why should I be chosen over other applicants?
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.
Why can you choose up to three Summer Universities?
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.