Costs, bursaries, application, admission and payment

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 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:  To be announced (CHF 1,120 in 2017)
  - single room: To be announced (CHF 1,640 in 2017)
Postdocs and young academics (under 35):   add CHF 200
Senior academics (35+; single room):   add CHF 500
Industry (single room):   add CHF 1,000

Cancellations are possible up to May 3, 2019 for a cancellation fee of CHF 200. Thereafter no refunds can be given.

Application for admission

APPLICATIONS OPEN IN SEPTEMBER 2018 at which time more details and an application form will appear here.

The School is limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

Further enquiries may be directed to Prof. Linden.

A few bursaries are available to help young participants with part of the accommodation costs. More details will be provided when applications open. We are most grateful to the International Union of Crystallography, the European Crystallographic Association and the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre for their generosity.

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 will be asked to send us their crystals by the end of 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.  Now is a good time to start thinking about the compound you might wish to study and begin growing crystals.  Supplying samples or data sets already known to present difficulties is inadvisable, as addressing complex problems adequately during the School is often impractical.