Discovering World Heritage Cities - with a travel scholarship from the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC

The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) is awarding a "Young Travelling Scholarship" for travel enthusiasts aged 18 to 28 for the third time this summer after successful editions in 2018 and 2019. The travel scholarship, endowed with 1000 euros, enables young people to get to know World Heritage cities in Europe and North America and to understand why UNESCO World Heritage is so particularly worth protecting for all of us.

Equipped with a budget of up to 1000 euros, they independently plan a trip to at least three World Heritage Cities in at least two countries. At least two of the cities visited should be members of the OWHC Regional Secretariat for Northwest Europe and North America. During the trip, travelers report on their experiences in a blog and via social media. Creative ideas are still needed for a documentation of the trip experiences. A special focus will be on how World Heritage sites make the past tangible and how they link it to the future.

Interested potential travelers are invited to apply for the scholarship by June 24, 2022 - also in teams of two. A letter of motivation written in English, an outline for travel planning, and a concept for an original travel documentary are required. All important information can be found on the OWHC website:

For all questions please contact:

OWHC Regional Secretariat Northwest Europe and North America.

City of Regensburg - World Heritage Coordination


For more information, check out the their full pamphlet about the scholarship opportunity here.

"Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving." 

- Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky (Author)