PlasmaSurf Summer CourseWhere Physics and Summer meet
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.
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 8th of June 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 June 11th.
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 385€. 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 and social activities.
The first 20 students to registered can apply for a lodging grant leading to a fee reduction from 385€ to 165€. After notification, all participants are kindly requested to pay an initial value of 165€, not refundable. Late registration and non-funded students shall paid the remaining costs (220€) upon arrival.
Those enrolled on the complementary internship program will have only lodging included, no meals and transportation are due during the second week.
In order to avoid inconvenience from non-euro countries, we also accept a flight ticket receipt to Lisbon, instead of the initial payment. In this case, the participant must pay the full or reduce fee upon arrival at desk.
Mark your Calendar
Deadline for Applications
8 June 2021
Notification of Acceptance
11 June 2021
15 June 2021
18-23 July 2021
IAEA Complementary Training
26-31 July 2021
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 18th, and to leave during the morning of saturday 24th. 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 (18 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.
You can apply in the FuseNet web site for a given subvention for travel and allowances according to the FuseNet terms and conditions.