IPP Summer University for Plasma Physics and Fusion Research

Frequently asked questions

To whom is the Summer University addressed?

IPP Summer University is intended for physics and engineering students - studying at European universities - who passed their bachelor (undergraduate) courses. Since the lectures are designed to cover fusion physics in one week, they are obviously not for specialists but are rather general.

How are applicants selected?

The selection criteria are certificate grades and your CV. It is advantageous, but not necessary, if applicants can indicate their interest in plasma or fusion physics.

Is a participation certificate issued at the end of the Summer University?


What about Accommodation, Fee and Travel?

For students registered at European universities the costs of accommodation, food and social events are covered by IPP. You will be accommodated in a hotel nearby the institute in double rooms or in our IPP guest apartments.
The selected applicants have to pay the non-refundable participation fee of 50,00 Euro.
Travel has to be organized and paid by the participants. Your travel costs will not be reimbursed.

I am not European, but I am studying at a university in Europe. Is it possible for me to apply to the programme?

Yes, you can apply for the Summer University. Please register at our web site.

I am studying in a non-European country. Can I attend the Summer University?

A limited number of students from non-European countries can take part in the Summer University. If selected, you can participate but you (or your institute/university) have to pay the expenses.

What is the procedure for submitting certificates?

If certificates are not already in English or German, the applicant has to provide a translation of the relevant parts. The translation can be done by the applicant. Please make sure that there are grades on your certificates as a basis for selecting candidates.

I shall not receive my certificate till after the application deadline. What can I do?

In this case you may still apply if you can submit the certificate before mid-July. Please state in the application when you can send us the certificate.

When shall I get information on the status of my application?

The application deadline is the end of May. We shall then process applications and inform you whether you have been selected or not. Usually you will be notified before the end of July.

When is the participation fee due?

In the mail announcing your selection you will be asked to send 50 euros by bank transfer as participation fee. The fee is non-refundable.

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