Request for participation opens 1st December 2023.

The number of attendees will be limited to 100 onsite and about 100 online, for practical purposes and also with a view to promote a good interaction with the lecturers. Due to the total number of requests for participation usually exceeding these numbers, registration proceeds in two stages. First a call for requests for participation is launched, expressing wishes for either onsite or remote participation. Requests need to be supported by a motivation letter and a letter from an advisor or recommending person. Potential participants are then selected among the requests, also proposing online participation for some of those requesting onsite participation. In a second stage only those applicants selected are invited to register.

Our goal is to keep the registration fees to a moderate level based on efforts to keep costs low, and thanks to supporting institutions. It should be around 650€ all inclusive (educational, accommodation, catering, social activities), the exact amount to be mentioned at the time of registration for those invited to participate (1 March 2024). In very rare and well motivated cases scholarships may be granted to partly or fully waive these fees, when cost of registration would clearly prevent attendance. In all cases the attendees must cover the cost for their travel to the school site.

Important dates

Date Event
December 1, 2023 Request for participation opens.
January 31, 2024 Deadline for application to attend.
March 1, 2024
Notification of acceptance or placement on waiting list.
April 15, 2024
Deadline for payment of fees, otherwise the invitation to participate will be rescinded to those on the waiting list.


The request for participation required three steps:

  1. Prepare a short motivation Letter (typically 1/2 to 1 page). The Letter should cover your academic and research profile, your views about your future career, and why participation to ESM2024 is of interest for you, how it will be beneficial for your career.
  2. If you are an undergraduate student, a PhD student or a post-doc, ask your adviser to prepare a recommendation Letter.
  3. Fill-in the web form to reques participation (open 1 Dec 2023 - 31 Jan 2024). You are requested to upload your motivation Letter, and possibly a recommendation Letter. The latter may also be sent directly by the adviser to the School office.

When this is done, you should not proceed to payment of the fees, but instead, wait for the selection process to take place and be informed of the outcome.