ISC 2017 Information
International Science Camp - General Information
Since summer 2003 XLAB organizes International Science Camps.
August 5th - 27th 2017 (without lab visit)
August 5th - September 2nd 2017 (with lab visit)
(Deadline for application is March 15th)
The camp is adressed to interested high school students, undergraduate college and university students, aged 17 to 22 years. Courses are offered in biology, chemistry and physics and supervised by scientists from XLAB, the University of Göttingen and affiliated research organizations ( affiliated research organization and sponsors).
The students perform hands-on experiments in small groups of two or three. Demonstrations are limited only to highly sophisticated experiments, e. g. the use of NMR, X-Ray and others.
On weekends and in the evenings a cultural and social program is arranged. Social contacts among students of different cultural background are as important as experimental work and scientific learning.
Welcome to everyday life in research!
For one week (5 days) you will work in a lab and experience real research environment. You will work on experiments and experience lab meetings and discussions with research scientists and PhD students.
Lab visits will be available in the fields of chemistry, biology and physics.
We have only 8 places disposable. So please let us know in your motivation letter why you want to participate in the lab visits.
Goettingen is located in the southern part of Lower Saxony, in the center of Germany. Goettingen is well known for its University. The XLAB is located on the science campus of the Georg August University of Goettingen. All of the university laboratories and affiliated institutes, as well as the university dining hall, are within a few minutes walking distance.
Englisch is the lingua franca in science and is the language during the camp.
Participants must be fluent in written and spoken English!
We reserve the right for English testing by interview.
The science camp last for 3 or with lab visit 4 weeks. Arrival day is Saturday for all students. Departure is on Sunday after the end of the camp or 1 week later on Saturday if you choose the lab visit.
The course fee of Euro 3.200 without lab visit or Euro 3.500 with lab visit per person is all inclusive except travel expenses. We expect the transfer of the first rate of Euro 1.000 directly after the confirmation. Otherwise we reserve the right to assign the place to another applicant.
For individual applicants facing insurmountable problems in financing we will try to provide scholarships. Please get in touch with us.
The participants will stay together in a nearby family-run guesthouse which is only five minutes bus ride to the XLAB. The guesthouse is situated in a beautiful landscape and invites to jogging and hiking.
Internet access is provided in all rooms.
Laundry service is provided and costs Euro 5.00 per laundry bag (3kg).
Later in the application process you provide:
- letter of motivation
- curriculum vitae in tabular form including a current photo
- letter of recommendation by your science teacher confirming your special interests in science (written on an official letter head with signature and stamp)
- last school report
Registration before 15th of March makes it more likely that you will get your first choice of courses.
If you need any further information do not hesitate to contact us!
Email: sciencecamp (at) xlab-goettingen.de