No. The ASPR is a non-profit and non-governmental training provider and has no capacity to provide scholarships under the civil-military training programme. However, there can be the possibility to receive a scholarship from the Ministry of Defence in exceptional cases – please indicate in your application if you want to apply for financial assistance.
Please take into consideration that we cannot accept participants who arrive after the start of the programme or who would like to depart early. The intensive character of the training does not allow for any additional commitments during the course.
Please be on time for the bus since it cannot wait for individual latecomers. If you are late unexpectedly, you will need to arrange your own transport to the course venue and pay for it, which can be quite costly. If you know in advance that your flight will arrive slightly too late for the bus, we can help you organize your trip by means of public transport.
In order to travel to the course venue in Stadtschlaining by public transport, you need to take the bus from Vienna to the town of OBERWART where our staff can pick you up if you inform us in advance. Otherwise a taxi ride from OBERWART to the Peace Castle in STADTSCHLAINING is about €15,-.
From Vienna city centre:
The central bus stop in Vienna is located at KARLSPLATZ 1 - 3 (one of the major squares) - any taxi driver can show you. The bus is a modern double-decker vehicle owned by a company called “Südburg - Dr. Richard” – you will read the name in big letters.Take the bus from there to OBERWART (about 2 hrs ride) and get off at the main square “OBERWART HAUPTPLATZ”. We can pick you up from there.
From VIE airport:
Take the “City Airport Train” (“CAT” – green letters) from the airport to WIEN MITTE/VIENNA CITY CENTRE (16 minutes ride, it´s the only stop). From there take the subway to KARLSPLATZ (green line “U4”).
Please make sure to check the timetable for bus line “G1” between Vienna and OBERWART as buses only run a few times a day.
IDL stands for Internet-based Distance Learning. These online modules are used for all ESDC courses during the preparation phase. They need to be successfully completed before the residential part of the course in order to receive a certificate at the end.