How to Apply

Applications must include:

Undergraduate Physics or Engineering diploma/certificate
If you don't have your diploma or certificate yet, a document showing that you are registered and you have completed the 140 ECTS needed to apply should be enough (ex. track of records from your university online system). Summary of achievements on the degree
You should describe your main achievements throughout your degrees: bachelor, master and so on. Be short and clear and don't forget your developed projects. Motivation letter
Maximum one page, specifying your interest in Plasma Physics, Intense Lasers or Nuclear Fusion. Be sure to be inspired and motivated!

It is mandatory to have at least 140 ECTS acquired previously to the course.

Additionally for the 10-days post-training in Nuclear Fusion:

A recommendation letter from a senior professor or researcher in Nuclear Fusion Science or Engineering should be added stating your interest and previous work in the field.
Do not forget to mention your interest in this extra-activity in your application.

Applications should be sent by e-mail before the 10th of May to

Make sure to include the documents described above, and your personal information: full name, nationality, date of birth, address, university, degree and complete ECTS

You will be notified at the end of the following week, on May 17th.

The official language of PlasmaSurf is English. The applicant must provide a translation (not necessarily official) for any documents not written in English/Portuguese. A maximum of 30 participants will be selected based on the evaluation of these elements.

The summer school fee is of 380€. This fee will cover the accommodation costs (6 nights, from Sunday to the following Saturday), breakfast and working days lunch, mid-afternoon snack & dinner as well as complementary activities.

After notification, participants are kindly requested to pay an initial value of 90€. The remaining 290€ will be paid uppon arrival.

This year, in order to avoid inconvenience from non-euro countries, we also accept a flight ticket receipt from your country to Lisbon, instead of the initial 90€ payment. In this case, the participant must pay the full 380€ upon arrival.

Mark your Calendar

Deadline for Applications

10 May 2019

Notification of Acceptance

17 May 2019

Reservation Deposit

24 May 2019

Summer School

14-20 July 2019

Summer School Support

The accommodation cost (6 nights, from Sunday to the following Saturday), breakfast and working days lunch, mid-afternoon snack & dinner as well as complementary activities will be covered by the fee. We expect the participants to arrive during the morning of sunday 14th, and to leave during the morning of saturday 20th. For extra stay please contact the hostel's desk.

Please note that no funds are available for travel expenses except for local activities. The activities will take place in several regional locations so participants will need to move accordingly.

Those who will be accepted for the training in Tokamak Engineering and Operation can apply simultaneously for a grant to cover the full PlasmaSurf fee and will have full lodgment during the all stay (14 July - 31 July).

Worldwide students are strongly encourage to participate. A quota is available for non-European participants.

Please bring your laptop for after-lunch tutorials.

Travel Allowances

You can apply in the Fusenet web site to claim for your travel costs. The financial support consists of a fixed amount of travel support (depending on the travel distance).

Please note that you should be registered at a university which is a FuseNet member AND is in one of the countries that are part of the EUROfusion member states. The terms and conditions for obtaining funding support are given here:

FuseNet education support terms and conditions