XLAB International Science Camp 2024, August 3 to 25

Discover Research in our Summer School

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

apply now, and discover research in Germany!

Every year in August we organize the International Science Camp (ISC) for participants from all over the world. You choose three week-long courses and combine them into an extraordinary experience of science. English is the working language. The approaches and results are compiled at the end of each course week and presented to fellow students in a lecture.

On weekends and in the evenings we arrange a cultural and social program. Social contacts among students from different cultural backgrounds are as important as experimental work and scientific learning.


Understanding natural sciences is fundamental to modern life. In our summer school you discover how physics, chemistry and biology contribute to a sustainable development. You will pick three week-long courses from a list of topics like Physics in Life Sciences, Laser Physics, Numerical Simulation of Physical Systems, Anatomy, Biomedicine, 21st Century Challenges in Lake Ecosystem Ecology, Neurophysiology, Light and Matter, Renewable Energies and Plastics: Production and Sustainability. Every day you will perform experiments in small groups of two or three students. Our scientific staff will supervise you, and help you gain hands-on experience, skills and good results.


Göttingen is known for its university and is located in the southern part of Lower Saxony in the middle of Germany. XLAB is embedded in the science campus of the University of Göttingen.

About Göttingen

Göttingen is famous for its university and its charming traditional city center with many shops and cafés.


The University and seven first-class non-university research institutions cover a wide variety of subjects.


45 Nobel laureates are associated with Göttingen.



English is the common language of science and the language used during the camp. The participants need English skills according to B2 proficiency level.


The Science Camp lasts 3 weeks. Courses begin on August 5, 2024 in the morning. Overseas participants should arrive on Saturday, August 3 to allow a day to rest. All other participants should arrive on Sunday, August 4 if possible. The camp ends on Sunday, August 25 after breakfast (departure day).

Price Information

The course fee of EUR 3,900.00 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 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 three or four beds in a youth hostel 30 minutes by bus from XLAB. The youth hostel offers plenty of space to play table tennis, volleyball, boules, basketball or just relax with others.