Costs, application, admission, payment, bursaries and sending crystals

The School fee includes the course materials in printed and electronic forms, accommodation, all breakfasts and evening meals (except dinner on the free day), coffee breaks and the social programme. Most lunches will be at the participants' own cost, but can usually be obtained in the university cafeterias for about CHF 10-12 per day. We will provide a Guest Card, which allows you to obtain lunch at reduced prices (Swiss participants please bring your normal university ID card).

We have done our very best to keep the cost of the School as low as possible and have negotiated very special rates at the nearby Coronado Hotel for accommodation and meals. For accommodation in a *** hotel with breakfast, dinner and taxes included, the average cost ber day is excellent value for Zürich. Unfortunately, no low-cost student dormitory-type accommodation is available at the University of Zürich.

Course fee:    
Master’s and PhD students - shared room:  CHF 1,260
  - single room: CHF 1,780
Postdocs and young academics (under 35):   add CHF 200
Senior academics (35+; single room):   CHF 2,280
Industry (single room):   CHF 2,780

Cancellations are possible up to May 3, 2019 for a cancellation fee of CHF 200.

Application for admission


The School is limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

Further enquiries may be directed to Prof. Linden.

The deadline for bursary applications was January 15, 2019. We regret that we are unable to consider late applications for financial support.

Submission of crystals
The unique aspect of the School is that participants get to collect data and determine the structure of one of their own compounds that they are currently interested in. Applicants who are offered a place in the School are asked to send us their crystals by early March, 2019, so that we have sufficient time to assess crystal quality and didactic suitability of the stucture, and for new crystals to be sent if necessary.