The 2020 ISLiST edition has been postponed to June, 2021

A few days ago, we have had the official news that the current face-to face academic activities of UIMP in Santander during this summer have been cancelled. This decision is consequence of the current corona-virus pandemic that are suffering a wide number of countries world-wide and, in particular, Spain.

As the International School on Light Sciences and Technologies (ISLIST) has been conceived to be a face to face worldwide top International forum on Light Sciences and Technologies, in which only the top world-renowned professors, researchers and professionals are being invited to participate, and taking into account the current pandemic situation, we have decided to postpone one year the fifth ISLIST edition.

Health safety and security of all ISLIST participant is our primary aim. The health concerns consequence of the COVID-19 disease in addition to the high number of uncertainties that we have for the next months, have pushed us to postpone the meeting one year. We have also considered the decisions already taken by many relevant world-wide meetings.

So, the fifth edition of ISLIST with the main core on Light in Energy and Advanced Manufacturing, already programmed, is now scheduled for June 21-27, 2021.

We apologize for this, unwanted decision.

International Students Grants application period is open

ISLiST 2020 International Student Grants Call is Open


Key dates: Applications: from February 4 to March 13, 2020. Notification of Grants Assignments: by the end of March.

Bachelor, Master and PhD Students can apply for a student grant that cover course registration, accommodation and living expenses. The application for these Grants, funded by the ISLiST sponsors, should be carried out by contacting the ISLIST Secretary (contact info below). We expect that a substantial amount of grants could be awarded by our sponsors (last 2019 edition, more than 30 grants were assigned).


International Students should send an email to ISLiST Secretary (Adolfo Cobo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) with the 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 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) not later than March 13, 2020.

The selection process will be performed by an external committee, that will consider: The average mark of the academic certification, the overall  number of nationalities attending the course, the level of the academic degree (PhD, Master, Bachelor), and all the additional required information. In order to increase the number of nationalities attending the course, one student of each nationality with the highest mark will be prioritize in the first place. Please note that PhD, Master and Bachelor student applications will be also prioritized in that order. Students will be notified of acceptance via e-mail by the end of March, 2020.

Important note: The grant covers course registration fees, meals and accommodation at the UIMP facilities, for five nights, from Sunday night to Friday afternoon (when the course ends). If required due to travel dates restrictions, any extra night of accommodation before Sunday night  or after Friday afternoon can be purchased at a reduced rate of about 35€/night. In the same way, extra meals can be purchased at 8€/meal. If required, it should be notified upon grant acceptance once the travel details have been arranged by the student, and should be paid in person at UIMP facilities before leaving the UIMP after the course. At the time of writing, the extra accommodation nights should be paid on site upon arrival and cannot be paid in cash, only credit card.

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 2020 (tentatively, to be announced). These grants are 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:

Concesión de becas para estudiantes españoles o extranjeros en instituciones españolas

Se ha publicado el listado de becas ofrecidas por la UIMP para estudiantes españoles o estudiantes extranjeros en instituciones españolas. Puede descargarse el listado de becas concedidas y la lista de espera aquí.

Más información en la página web del curso:

Spanish Students Grants call is open

Deadline: May 28, 2018

The applications for Spanish Students or Students of any nationality but working/studying in Spanish Institutions is available at the course registration page:

The grant should be requested during the course registration process, accessing the option “Solicitud On Line” at the upper-right corner of the web page. To start the registration process, a user must be created (

Bachelor, Master and PhD Students can apply for two kinds of student grants:

i)                    Registration Grants or

ii)                  Full Grants that cover course registration, accommodation and living expenses.

For More details about student Grants, please visit:

Should you need any further help, please contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.