EMBL welcomes undergraduate students of all disciplines in the natural sciences extending from biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics to medicine, informatics and engineering.

Visualising Life – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biology

15-26 July 2019, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany



Applications for the Summer school are no longer possible.

Registration deadline: 15 April 2019

Registration fee: 200 EUR

The registration fee includes:

  • admission and materials
  • accommodation
  • local transportation
  • meals and coffee breaks at EMBL Heidelberg

The summer school is limited to 20 participants.

Motivation letter

For selection purposes, you are required to submit a motivation letter and a CV. Please note that if you do not submit them your application will not be considered.

After you have logged in and successfully registered, you will receive an email asking you to submit your motivation letter. Click on the link provided and enter your motivation letter in the text box provided. Alternatively you can submit your motivation letter by clicking on the link on the confirmation page directly after registering.


  1. Include your relevant skills, experience and qualifications showing why you would be suitable for this summer school.
  2. Explain why you would like to attend, including:
  • what you can contribute
  • how you think you will benefit from the summer school

You will be able to edit your motivation letter until the deadline: 15 April 2019.

Financial support

Travel grants and fee waivers are available for the Summer School participants.

The travel grant will cover the cost of travel up to a maximum (economy tickets only).
The fee waiver will cover the cost of the registration fee.

You can apply for financial support when submitting your motivation letter.

Confirmation and Payment

Payment of the registration fee will be possible only once your application has been accepted. Selection results will be notified by beginning of May.