The ESRF/ILL International Student Summer Programme on X-Ray and Neutron Science is aimed at undergraduate students. It will consist in a 4-week experimental project embedded in a research group of ESRF or ILL, together with a series of introductory lectures on the principles and applications of X-ray and neutron science (magnetism, materials science, soft matter, structural biology, imaging, etc.).



5 September-2 October 2021


The Summer Programme will take place at the European Photon & Neutron Science Campus (EPN), hosting the ESRF and ILL, in Grenoble, France.



Undergraduate students from a University of a Member Country (or Scientific Associate Country) of ESRF or ILL are eligible to the Summer Programme. The Summer Programme will be held in English; participants are expected to be fluent in written and spoken English. The number of participants is limited to approximately 20.

Financial support:

All selected participants will receive financial support and free accommodation in Grenoble.


Candidates to the Summer Programme should fill-in the online application form, and provide (ONE SINGLE PDF file to be uploaded via the application form) with the following items in this order:

  • motivation letter
  • complete CV including the records of all university marks and exams
  • certificate of English language fluency (this may be a TOEFL or an attestation signed by a university lecturer of English language); students who are English native speakers or enrolled in an English language university are exempt of this certificate.

The pdf file should not exceed 10MB.

Deadline for applications:   Sunday 11th April, 2021

Organization Committee:

Patrick Bruno (ESRF), Paul Steffens (ILL), Eva Jahn-Feppon (ESRF), Eleanor Ryan (ESRF)


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