How to participate?

Who can participate?

The summer school aims to reach in the first place PhD students of the five Flemish university associations. Depending on how many of them apply, there can be room for other researchers and administrative and technical staff. Each university association decides for itself whether it uses more specific eligibility criteria. E.g. no firstyears, no students who participated earlier. Dutch speaking students should enter the site through

People who aren't eligible to participate in the full summer school, can still attend the plenary sessions. Please register via our external registration form.


The application and registration procedure is the same as last year:

  • Step 1: Apply for an account by filling out the application form. We'll check if you're eligible. If so, you'll receive an email with an account to login. If not, you'll receive an email with more information to register for the "open" programme items of the summer school.
  • Step 2: Starting from Tuesday 2 May 2017, register for programme items of the summer school by logging in on the site. You can register for plenary sessions, workshops, lunches and the stand up science show on Wednesday. Keep in mind though the rules in the next paragraph. You can edit your registration until Thursday June 15 or until there are no more places left.

No-show fee

Participating in the summer school is free. However, if you should cancel your registration after June 15, we'll ask a no-show fee of 250 euros.

What can I register for?

  • Workshops: You can register for two workshops. Each university association has a fixed number of places, depending on its size. Some workshops consist of several parts; these count as one workshop.

  • Plenary sessions: no limit to the number plenary sessions you can register for.

  • Lunches: lunch on Tuesday is open for everyone (because coupled to the information market). On Wednesday and Thursday lunch is only meant for those who are present in the morning as well as in the afternoon. ATTENTION: There are two lunches per day in the programme overview, one "regular" and one veggie. Register for the one you favour.

Where can I see my schedule?

You can always consult your schedule through "My schedule" in your account information. Once logged in you can always return to this by clicking on your name in the grey banner on top of the page and select "My account".


Registration on this page means you agree the organisation can take pictures and/or videos of you during the summer school. Should you not agree with this condition, please contact us.