International School on Light Sciences and Technologies

2019 17–21 June

This school is envisioned to be a worldwide top International forum (every fourth week of June) on Light Sciences and Technologies in the framework of a "special top university" that is recognized as the "university of universities" and in a privileged environment "the Royal Magdalena Palace" in Santander, Cantabria, Spain. Each edition of this international school will have an intensification or main core in a specific application area and additional current hot topics. Light in Sources, Health and Medicine is the core of this 2019 edition.

Professor Donna Strickland, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2018, has confirmed her participation.

Any further details are available on the event website.

Please note that the deadline for International Student Grants applications has been extended by Friday, 15th March 2019.

Bachelor, Master and PhD Students can apply for a student grant that cover course registration fee, accommodation and living expenses (please note that travel expenses are not covered). The application for these Grants, funded by the ISLiST sponsors, should be carried out by contacting the ISLIST Secretary (contact info below). A minimum of 15 grants will be assigned.

International Students should send an email to ISLiST Secretary (Adolfo Cobo, with following information:
1. CV/Resumé.
2. Academic Certification/s (indicating your average mark/s on a 10 point scale). If you have received an honors degree, please attach the corresponding certificate. A document certifying your current condition as student should also be included.
3. Short Personal Statement (one page maximum): we would like to hear your comments regarding your motivation to participate in the ISLIST Summer School, as well as you main research interests.
4. Student Advisor's Recommendation Letter: we will also take into account a letter from your advisor supporting your application to participate in the ISLIST Summer School.

All the above required documents must be submitted by email to: ISLiST Secretary, Adolfo Cobo ( not later than March 15, 2019.

Please note that Spanish students, or Students of any nationality but working/studying in Spanish institutions, should apply to a different kind of grants, the call will open by the end of April 2019 (tentatively, to be announced). A minimum of 15 grants of this kind will be funded and assigned by UIMP University and the application should be performed via the official UIMP web site (

For more details about ISLIST Student Grants , please visit the website:

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