Summer Schools

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 tons more opportunities.


Space School – A three-day residential in Kent, UK for 15-18 year olds.

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.

Europlanet – Europlanet 2020 (RI) and the Molėtai Astronomical Observatory (ITPA VU) are holding an international research summer school, Space missions: ground-based observations and science communication, from 18th-28th July in Lithuania.

PSI – The Petnica Summer Institute is located in Serbia and covers a range of topics in both Astrophysics and AstroParticles. In 2017 the school focuses on Cosmology.

IDPASC – The International Doctorate Network in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology School will be in June, 2017, in Italy.

Alpach – In July 2017 visit the Tyrol region (mountains!) of Austria to learn about space in the context of the Global Water Cycle.

E.A. Milne Centre – An STFC Introductory Summer School in Astronomy in the UK, August – September 2016. Includes solar physics, gravitational waves, the cosmic microwave background and large-scale structure. As well as sessions on computing, teaching, outreach,  careers and the industry.

IMPRS – A summer school in Heidelberg, Germany, hosted by Max Planck. It focuses on astrostatistics and data mining, September 2016.

ESA – The ESA/ELGRA Gravity-Related Research Summer School is for Bachelor and Masters students, taking place at the end of June 2016, in Belgium.

KAS16 – An Astrophysics School in Katmandu, Nepal, October 2016.


Dunlap – A five day summer school for those interested in astronomical instrumentation in Toronto, Canada.

Fermi – The Fermi Summer School is located in Delaware, USA, and focuses on analysing data from Fermi (go figure).

CGWAS – The Caltech Gravitational Wave Astrophysics School is aimed at junior graduate and senior undergraduate students.


ASP – The African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications has bursaries and full support available. Taking place in Rwanda, August 2016.


ISIMA – The International Summer Institute for Modelling in Astrophysics is a 6 week programme for graduate students.

ISYA – The International School for Young Astronomers is a three-week international postgraduate school, taking place in a different country each year.


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