ISLiST 2018 Student Grants  - applications for international students is open until March 12, 2018 

Bachelor, Master and PhD Students can apply for an international student grant. It covers course registration, accommodation and living expenses.


Two blocks of ISLiST Student Grants have been defined:

  1. Block A: For Spanish Students or Students of any nationality but working/studying in Spanish institutions. The application should be performed via the official UIMP web site after the General UIMP summer courses Official presentation Please consider that for this kind of grant the application process will start on April, 2018 (to be announced) and the due date will be at the end of that month. It is expected that a minimum of 15 grants will be assigned.

  2. Block B: International Student Grants (for any other students). To allow students from foreign institutions an appropriate organization of their trips, etc., the application should be carried out by contacting the ISLIST Secretary (contact info below). In this case, the application can be performed from January 30 to March 12, 2018. Students will be notified of grant assignments by March, 23,  2018. It is expected that a minimum of 15 grants will be assigned. Students  (block B) should provide the following information:
  • CV/Resume
  • Academic Certification/s (indicating your average mark/s on 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (block B applicants) must be submitted to:

ISLiST Secretary: Adolfo Cobo ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Application Review Process and assignment notifications (block B):
Students will be notified of acceptance in the ISLIST website and via e-mail by March  23, 2018. The selection process will be performed by an external committee, attending to the average mark of your academic certification and taking into account all the additional required information. PhD, Master and Bachelor student applications will be prioritized in this order.   

José Miguel López Higuera
Professor in Electronics and Photonics
Head of the Photonic Engineering Group
University of Cantabria
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It is expected that more than 30 grants will be available for students to cover the registration and the living cost during the week and, also, very low cost accommodation and subsistence costs will be offered to the participants thanks to sponsor and collaborating organizations.

Accommodation and dinning at the UIMP residence and dining rooms about 35 euros per night and about 8 euros per meal will be available. At the Hotel Santemar (four stars) very low accommodation rates of 65 euros or 80 euros (breakfast included) per night in single or double rooms, respectively, will also be offered to attendees of this international school.