WILL THE SCHOOL REALLY BE ONLINE?
Sadly, yes. Hopefully for the last time.
WHEN DOES THE SCHOOL TAKE PLACE?
This year is July 7th to July 15th.
WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION/REGISTRATION PERIODS?
See the Application section for latest updates.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The early and late (between parenthesis) fees are the following
- Free for students
- Free for university professors or researchers at a public institute
- 50 EUR for everyone else
CAN I GET ECTS CREDITS FOR THE SCHOOL?
All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance during the event, but there is no equivalences in terms of the ECTS grading system.
OOPS! I SUBMITTED MY APPLICATION TWICE. WILL THAT BE A PROBLEM?
It should be fine. If we find repeated entries we consider the most recent application.
WHAT DOES APPLICATION COVER?
- Full participation in lectures and practical sessions
IS IT EASY TO FIND ACCOMMODATION?
If you are attending from home, most probably it will be easy to find accommodation.
IS FOOD AFFORDABLE?
Depends on the country you live in, see here.
I DON’T SPEAK PORTUGUESE, WILL THAT BE A PROBLEM?
Even if you are in Portugal that should not be a problem.
IS LISBON SAFE?
Yes if you were a mask and practice social distancing.
ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LISBON?
You should definitely come (at another time). Lisbon is situated in the west coast of Portugal, where the Tagus river meets the Atlantic Ocean and it is the westernmost capital in mainland Europe. The light, the atmosphere, and the climate offer marvelous walks all over the city. Lisbon is also extremely lively, with a wealth of cultural events happening every day, and a vibrant nightlife. A huge selection of restaurants is available, featuring Portuguese and international cuisine.
This video also provides some background on what to expect.
DO YOU THINK I CAN GET A VISA?
You do not need a visa to attend remotely.
CAN YOU PROVIDE ME WITH AN INVITATION LETTER?
Not at this point.
IS IT EASY TO GET ACCEPTED?
We get a lot of applications each year and the number has been increasing steadily. The number of students is usually slightly above 30% of the number of applications. We would love to accept all applications, but unfortunately we need to restrict the number of participants to guarantee a good experience for everyone and the adequate support in the practical sessions (labs).
CAN BEING REJECTED IN PREVIOUS YEARS INCREASE CHANCES OF ACCEPTANCE?
Yes, there should be a specific field in the form for this. Be sure to remind us that you did not get in the last time. We check, please don’t try this if you did not apply before.
I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS!
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.