The Scholarship Programme is open to everyone around the world with experience in HIV and AIDS who is at least 16 years of age at the time of the conference. This programme provides financial assistance to help people who would otherwise be unable to benefit from the conference.

Only applicants who completed an individual scholarship application in English via our online application platform are eligible for a scholarship to attend AIDS 2020.

Priority will be given to:

  • Abstract presenters, workshop facilitators or Global Village and Youth Programme activity organizers whose submission has been selected
  • People living with HIV (particularly women living with HIV), young people and those who belong to key or vulnerable populations and who demonstrate capacity and willingness to transfer the skills and knowledge acquired at the conference to help enhance projects in their own communities
  • Applicants who did not previously receive a scholarship for an AIDS conference.

An AIDS 2020 Scholarship Working Group, composed of five AIDS 2020 committee members, is guiding this programme process and will help review and score scholarship applications.

A limited number of scholarships will be available for media representatives. Media scholarship applicants will be asked to provide media accreditation and supporting documents such as samples of their work and a letter from their editor.


The application process is entirely free.

Scholarship applicants can request one or more of the following grants:

  • Conference registration (includes access to all sessions and exhibitions)
  • Travel (pre-paid airfare at the lowest fare available, from the nearest international airport and at the dates of the conference)
  • Accommodation (shared room in a budget hotel for the conference dates only)
  • Modest daily living allowance during the conference (6-10 July 2020).

Attention: Only a limited number of scholarships is available, and partial scholarships may also be given. Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to also seek other/additional funding.


  • Applications will be accepted through an online platform from 1 November 2019 to 15 January 2020, 23:59 Central European Time (CET).
  • All applicants will be notified in early April 2020.