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.

Some rooms will be available for free for some trainees to extend their stay. Priority will be given to those who apply for the training program. Request has to be submitted upon registration (14 May), mentioning the required departure date.

Additionally for the 2-weeks 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 14th of May to

Make sure to include the 3 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 18th.

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 35 participants will be selected based on the evaluation of these elements.

After notification, participants are kindly requested to deposit 59.00€ in advance for room reservation in order to complete their registration. This amount will be affected upon arrival for off-program activities, covering the welcome reception, Lisbon supper, closure party, public transports and shuttle services. Please note that refund is not guaranteed in case of no-show.

This year, in order to avoid inconvenience , we also accept a Flight Ticket Receipt from your country to Lisbon, proving your arrival at the timetable of Plasmasurf.

Mark your Calendar

Deadline for Applications

14 May 2018

Notification of Acceptance

18 May 2018

Reservation Deposit

8 June 2018

Summer School

8-14 July 2018

Summer School Support

The accommodation cost (6 nights, from Sunday to the following Saturday) and working days breakfast & lunch will be covered by Instituto Superior Técnico.

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.

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