If you are at least 17 years old and
... interested in natural sciences
... want to work with up-to-date technology
... want to learn in an excellent scientific environment
... want to meet like-minded people from all over the world
Due to the pandemic the next ISC will take place in summer 2022, August 8th to August 27th, please save the date!
Every year in August we organize the International Science Camp (ISC). The participants, coming from all over the world, choose three weekly courses from a large number of offerings. English is the working language. A symposium where students present their experimental approaches, experiences and results finalizes the camp.
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.
You will perform experiments in small groups of two or three people, supported by our scientific staff, in order to gain hands-on experience of real science. Additionally, some sophisticated experiments and techniques, such as NMR spectroscopy and X-ray analysis, will be demonstrated by experts to give you an insight into higher level scientific research. 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.
Göttingen is known for its university and is located in the southern part of Lower Saxony in the middle of Germany. The XLAB is embedded in the science campus of the University of Göttingen.
English is the common language of science and the language used during the camp. Participants have to be able to speak and write English fluently. To ensure the best experience for all participants, we reserve the right to test English skills in an interview.
The Science Camp lasts 3 weeks. Courses begin on August 8 2022 in the morning. Overseas participants should arrive on Saturday, August 6 to allow a day to rest. All other participants should arrive on Sunday, August 7 if possible. The camp ends on Sunday, August 28 after breakfast (departure day).
The course fee of € 3,200 per person is all-inclusive, except for the travel expenses. Payment is due within three weeks of receiving the invoice. If payment is not made, we reserve the right to award the place to another applicant.
To apply for a scholarship, please contact organizations such as the German Academic Exchange Service, large companies in your area, your school or university, or charitable foundations in your city/country. Unfortunately, we cannot grant scholarships ourselves for legal reasons.
Participants will be accommodated in shared rooms of two or three beds in a family-run guest house just five minutes by bus from XLAB. The guesthouse is surrounded by beautiful countryside, which is perfect for jogging and hiking.