International Science Camp 2020 - General Information

August 1 - 23, 2020 

Deadline for application is March 15th

Since summer 2003 XLAB organizes International Science Camps. Our International Science Camp 2020 is open to interested high school students and undergraduate college and university students from all over the world. To participate you have to be at least 17 years old. Courses are offered in biology, chemistry and physics. The experiments are supervised by scientists from XLAB, the University of Göttingen and Öffnet internen Link im gleichen Fensteraffiliated research organizations in Göttingen

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. 

Öffnet internen Link im gleichen FensterHere you can find a description of the ISC courses 


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  weeks. The courses of the camp will start on August 3 in the morning. Participants from overseas should arrive on Saturday, August 1 to make sure that they will be well rested. For all other participants it should be early enough to arrive on Sunday, August 2. Please arrive before 5 p.m. if possible.
The camp ends on Sunday, August 23 after breakfast (day of departure). 

Course fee

The course fee of Euro 3,200.00 per person is all inclusive except travel expenses. We expect the payment within three weeks after receipt of the invoice. Otherwise we reserve the right to assign the place to another applicant.


To apply for a scholarship please contact other organizations, like DAAD, big companies in your region, your school or university or cheritable foundations in your town/country. For legÖffnet externen Link im neuen Fenster reasons we cannot provide scholarships.


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). 


Öffnet internen Link im gleichen FensterTo the Application form 

Later in the application process  you provide:

  • meaningful letter of motivation highlighting your current interest in natural science
  • 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)