[Last updated: 19th March 2023]
I’ve tried to find all of the Schools which include masters students and below, not only PhD students. However, if you happen to be a PhD student, look here and here for lots more opportunities.
JWST Training School – [New!] Free training school held in Tenerife, Spain in June.
Scientific Communication in Astronomy School – Held in October in Bologna, Italy. For early career researchers.
Instrumentation School – An astronomical instrumentation school on integral-field spectroscopy. Held in May 2023 in Milan, Italy. For M.Sc/PhD students in astronomy or engineering.
OPTICON Proposal Writing – Virtual school held online, offering an introductory-level overview of the proposal writing process. Held in Spring, 2023.
Institute of Space Sciences Summer School – Held in Barcelona, July. For Masters students and above. Scholarships available.
VOSS – The 18th Vatican Observatory Summer School will be held in June. Open to undergrads and postgrads, with some financial support available.
Summer School of Science – Aimed at high-school students with a strong interest in science with hands-on experience working in small groups on a specific project. Located in Croatia.
PSI – The Petnica Summer Institute is located in Serbia and covers a range of topics in both Astrophysics and AstroParticles.
Alpach – Every year visit the Tyrol region (mountains!) of Austria to learn about space!
IMPRS – A summer school in Heidelberg, Germany, hosted by Max Planck. Held annually.
ERIS – The European Radio Interferometry School usually takes place in Sweden in October.
Astrosoma – A school near Moscow covering the state of the art theory, simulations and observations related to cosmology and structure formation. The school welcomes undergraduate and graduate students, and postdocs.
MMA – [New!] São Paulo Advanced School on Multi-Messenger Astrophysics, Brazil. Financial assistance available.
LSSDS – [New!] La Serena School for Data Science, takes place in La Serena, Chile, every year in August.
Dunlap – A five day summer school for those interested in astronomical instrumentation in Toronto, Canada.
ISSYP – The International Summer School for Young Physicists is a two-week program for high school students with a keen interest in theoretical physics who intend to pursue physics at the university level.
Fermi – The Fermi Summer School is located in Delaware, USA, and focuses on analysing data from Fermi. For graduate students and postdocs.
ISYA Mexico – The International School for Young Astronomers is a three-week international postgraduate school, taking place in Mexico in July-August, 2023.
ASP – The African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications has bursaries and full support available. It takes place annually in a different country each year.
PASEA – The Pan-African School for Emerging Astronomers is held every two years in Africa. Mainly for undergraduates.
BMAAS – The BIUST-MPG African Astronomy School is a two-week residential astronomy school for ~ 30 graduate and advanced undergraduate students who are starting on astronomy research in Africa.
ISYA South Africa – The International School for Young Astronomers is a three-week international postgraduate school, taking place in South Africa in Nov-Dec, 2023.
ArAS – [New!] An Advanced ArAS School for Astrophysics held at the Kottamia Astronomical Observatory, Egypt, in September.
Kavli – The Kavli Summer Program in Astrophysics is a 6 week programme for graduate students. Mainly for PhD students and sometimes advanced Master students.
AWSA – The Arab Winter Schools for Astrophysics take place in the Middle East / North Africa in October each year.
6 thoughts on “Summer and Winter Schools”
I think the one at Caltech is for last year
Yes, you’re right. I left it up though in case they update it and have another one this year. 🙂
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Great reead thank you
Grat share , Thanks for this
Hi this is such a great website! I struggle to find asto work experience.
One thing, the link for Astrosoma near Moscow is broken.