OWHC Young Travelling Scholarship 2024

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Win a 1.000 € scholarship for a trip through World Heritage in Europe and/or North America 
For at least 2 weeks from June until October 2024 
Young adults between 18 and 28 years 
You will travel at least 2 weeks through World Heritage Sites and Cities in Europe or North America. During your trip, you actively share your experience on all Social Media Channels as well as on a special travel blog website. 
How to apply? 
Send us a letter of motivation, your travel plan and a creative idea how you want to share your experiences.

The OWHC Young Travelling Scholarship in detail

Travel and explore World Heritage Cities with a 1.000 € scholarship! 
You are between 18 and 28 years old, love to learn more about culture and heritage and you can easily connect to people? You also like to tell others about your experiences on social  media? Then you are invited to apply for our OWHC Young Travelling Scholarship 2024! The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) sends you on a trip through Europe and North America. Equipped with a budget of 1.000 €, you will discover World Heritage Cities and experience why our UNESCO World Heritage needs to be preserved. 

Share your experience! 
Tell us about your story and the things you discover, your experiences and personal encounters during your trip. What do we learn from our past and what connects us with our future when travelling in World Heritage Cities? We want you to actively share your experience on all Social Media Channels as well as on a special travel blog website.

Our rules:

  • You have to be between 18-28 years old 
  • You can apply individually or as a team of two 
  • Travel anytime from June until October 2024, for at least 2 weeks 
  • Travel destination: you choose a route, but we require that you visit at least three World Heritage Cities in at least two different countries and two of them have to be a member of our OWHC Regional Secretariat (you can find the list here: 
  • Regular posts on social media and our travel blog 
  • Produce a creative travel diary/documentation 

Your benefits:

1.000 Euro as a free budget for your travel expenses support from our member cities on site invaluable experiences when traveling our World Heritage Cities 


  • Please hand in a letter of motivation (in English) and tell us briefly about your interests to participate in the project (max. 500 words).
  • Give a short description of yourself (origin, age, studies/work) and tell us why YOU  should win this trip. 

Maybe you want to answer the following questions: 
o What does “World Heritage” mean to you? 
o Which heritage should we pass on to future generations? 
o What is the “World Heritage of tomorrow”? What are we doing today that will be regarded as human achievement in 100 years?

Be creative! 
As an output of your travel experience, we would ask you to submit a creative form of documentation (i.e. in form of urban sketching, a photo project, a video documentation, a poster etc. - there are no limits to your creativity). 

Please hand in a little draft of your project or let us know what you want to do. 

Hand in a travel plan to give us an idea what cities you would like to visit (this is really important for the selection process, your travel route is an important criteria we look after).

Send your letter of motivation including your travel plan and your planned creative output (PDF or Word Format, max. 500 words) until no later than 23 June 2024 to the following address: [email protected] 
The winners will be selected by a jury and informed by 26 June 2024 through the OWHC Regional Secretariat.

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