How to Apply

Prerequisites 

Students interested in participating in the summer school must be enrolled as PhD or Master students in a computer science, information systems, engineering or other cognate program at a university. Recent Master graduates are also eligible to apply. At least introductory programming experience is a requirement. Attending PhD students can receive ECTS points if they fulfil certain criteria.

Applicants must submit a CV, a motivation letter, as well as a proposal (specification or idea) of a blockchain-based application they wish to work on or would like to extend during participation in the summer school. If you would like to apply for financial support, please state this explicitly in your motivation letter. The proposal should be at least 3 pages long but not longer than 5 pages. During the registration process, applicants have to provide their preferences regarding the sector (finance, logistics, public) in which they wish to work on.

As part of the admission process, the organizers will assess the quality of the submitted application material before finally accepting the participants. Accepted summer school participants must make themselves familiar with the teaching material made available before the summer school starts.

The participation fee of 300 Euros has to be paid before the start of the summer school. However, we might be able to offer financial support for exceptional participants. If you would like to apply for financial support, please state this explicitly in your motivation letter.

Application deadline (extended): 25.06.2017 

We accept applications on an ongoing basis, so we would highly recommend to apply early.

We extended the application deadline due to some issues that some applicants have had submitting their application form. These issues where the result of submitting large files (> 1 MB) . Once an email address is registered in our system (even if the submission had failed) it is not possible to resubmit another application with the same email address. If you are unable to submit your application form, kindly send us an email.

All admission decision notification are sent by noon time (CET): 30.06.2017

As we understand there might have been problems with our registration system due to large amount of applications near the closing of our deadlines, we would like you to contact us in case you did not receive an answer (accept or reject) to you application by the notification deadline. Furthermore, if  you have not received an email confirming any financial support then there is not expected to be any financial support unfortunately. All financial support has been given to applicants from developed countries and non for European or North American applicants. If your received a reject, please accept our sincere apologies, there has been vast interest in our school this year and we were unable to accept as many applicants as we wished to.