ISWI 2019 application page is now closed!


Please note:

  • You must be at least 18 years old and be a student at the time of the conference (May 17 2019).
  • We can only accept applications in English since the conference language is English.
  • The deadline for applications was the 11 November 2018 (at 11:59 pm Central European Time).
  • Do not copy any texts from the Internet, books, friends or other sources. Mark every quotation and state the source. Applications containing plagiarism will not be taken into consideration!
  • At the moment, we do not advise you to apply with a Gmail Account, as the provider has difficulties receiving our emails (e.g. confirmation mail). To ensure a smooth process before the end of the deadline, we advise you to choose a different email provider for the purpose of applying.

The application consisted of 2 steps:

Step 1

  • Register an account for your application by entering your email address and confirming the link we send to you.

Step 2

  • Fill in your personal data.
  • State details about your studies.
  • State any preferences you have concerning your stay.
  • Select the working group you would like to participate in during the conference (You can state your three top preferences, but you will only be able to take part in one group, according to our capacities). Check out here which working groups we offer for ISWI 2019.
  • Write your application (2 short essays, each between 200 and 500 words):
    • Essay 1: The topic of ISWI 2019 is “Tradition and Transition” and our motto is “Changes and Choices: Good by(e) Tradition?”. What does “Tradition and Transition” mean to you? What comes to your mind, when you read our motto? What is your motivation to join ISWI 2019 (you must write between 200 and 500 words)?
    • Essay 2: Above, you chose the working group that you would like to join during ISWI 2019. What was the reason for your 1st wish? What is your personal connection to that topic? Please explain your choice briefly (you must write between 200 and 500 words).
  • Tell us briefly about your experience (international experiences, social commitments, NGO work etc.)
  • Submit your application by clicking on the green “Send Application” button.

Tip: Use a text document to compose your essays before you apply. This way, you can take your time to write the essays. Furthermore, your essays won’t get lost when your Internet connection breaks down.

We will start reading your application as soon as you click on the green “Send Application” button. This needs to be done before the deadline, or your application will not be considered. The whole process of evaluating the applications can last up to two months. Afterwards, you will receive an email indicating whether or not you have been invited for ISWI 2019. We will send that information presumably at the end of January 2019. Those who have been chosen to participate in ISWI 2019 will get an official invitation by that email, too.

We are sorry that, due to limited capacities, we won’t be able to accept all applicants. We wish you good luck and a successful application!