How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications to attend the School must include:

  • A completed application form in Indico (web-based)
  • A letter of reference and ranking from the candidate’s professor or supervisor

Please read very carefully the conditions for participation and the guidelines given below before filling out the application form.

The applications deadline is April 15, 2016.
If necessary, use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable.

Conditions for Participation

The School is open to young physicists, preparing a PhD or equivalent in physics or astronomy, with at least one year’s experience working as experimentalists or phenomenologists. The number of students will be about 50. Personal contacts and informal discussions among the participants during leisure time are an important aspect of the School. For this reason, participants are asked to note that they should not be accompanied by family members or friends.


The application form for the 2016 COFI School should be completed and sent as soon as possible. The application includes a 100-word summary of the student’s current work that will be taken into consideration in the selection process.

The submission of the completed application form must be accompanied in parallel by a confidential letter of reference and ranking from the student’s professor or supervisor (signed and dated with letterhead of referee’s institution). The letter should be scanned (in pdf format) and sent by email, a paper copy may be requested in addition. Applications without a reference letter will not be considered. The letter should be sent to school directors  (see contact information).

The selection of the students will be made by the International Organizing Committee together with the local directors. All applicants will be informed in April 2016 whether or not they have been selected.