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Deadline for student
applications (with ALL supporting documentation):
March 15, 2012.
- All interested students must apply according to CPOTS 2012 student
application procedures below
- Applying students must have the required prerequisites listed below
- Only students of the IP partner institutions
are financially subsidized according to IP
travel and subsistence cost rules.
- The CPOTS 2012 IP will be limited to 21
subsidized students selected on the merits of
their applications. Additional students from the partnership might
also be partially or fully supported under IP rules depending
on additional funding availability.
- A special CPOTS2012 attendance diploma from the Physics Dept.
of the University of Crete will be awarded to each participant.
Financially subsidized students are required to attend
all lectures and labs.
- 6 ECTS credits
will be awarded after successfully passing a final exam.
- March 15, 2012 deadline for all applications
- April 15, 2012 acceptance reply
- August 18/19, 2012 arrival at CPOTS 2012 in
Heraklion - reception/registration
- August 20, 2012 First day of lectures
- August 30, 2012 Last day of lectures
- September 1/2, 2012 departure from CPOTS 2012
- Good overall student record as demonstrated by undergraduate grade transcript and GPA.
- Advanced undergraduate courses in electrodynamics
- Evidence of Good knowledge of the English Language at least
at the B2
level. An oral interview in English might also be deemed necessary.
- Some knowledge of computer skills in a programming language
(e.g. C, C++, Fortran,
6 ECTS credits will be awarded to interested students upon passing
a final exam demonstrating skills in theory and the simulation laboratory.
A final exam is given at the end of each two-day lecture unit including
a laboratory exam at the end of the course.
Important: Please note
that accreditation can only be given to students who are present at
all lectures/labs within the 10 day work programme of the IP
(as certified by their attendance sheet).
Work programme and classes
The detailed work programme for the 2 weeks of the course includes reception, orientation meeting,
classes, organized weekend excursions etc. This programme will be updated on a regular basis as more details become finalized.
Health and Travel Insurance
It is advised that all students secure some form of emergency health
and/or travel insurance.
for CPOTS 2012 student applications
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) form including photo
and Short Essay (up to 300 words) in English explaining interest in CPOTS and expectations from the course
- Official grade transcript (in English) of all university courses
taken including the overall grade average.
- Other (suggested but not necessary):
- Proof of adequate knowledge of the English language (scanned photocopy of highest level English language diploma or equivalent)
- Recommendation Letter
Application material should be sent by e-mail to the
contact person of the IP partner university by the above deadline.
Post deadline applications may not be considered.
Recommendation letters are confidential and should be sent
by the person writing the recommendation by e-mail directly to the contact person of the IP partner university.
Only students from the official CPOTS 2012 IP institutions
are allowed to participate with support from IKY/EU.
An interview in English to directly assess English ability should be arranged
by the official contact person of the IP partner university if thought to be necessary.
Acceptance decisions will be e-mailed
by the project coordinator directly to the applicant by April
IP travel and subsistence costs for Greece 2011-2012.
90% of the actual cost up to a max of 300-500 euros
depending on country of travel.
20 euros/day or 300 euros/15 days. This amount is paid directly
towards housing in the special apartment hotel where all students
More information on costs can be found at the link Subsistence & Travel > Support
Special Housing Arrangements
Since the per diem subsidy for students is rather limited,
it is quite common for IPs to have students (and teachers if they
so elect) stay at the same prearranged apartment hotel for a better
price. In this case, 2, 3 or even 4 students (usually from the same
university) typically share an apartment with cooking facilities
to further reduce expenses. In this case, the student daily allowance
is usually sufficient to cover the price of accommodation and the
project coordinator pays directly to the hotel thus avoiding delays
of individual compensations. Thus, additional expenses are just
limited to the cost of lunch and dinner. Lunch and dinner can be
bought cheaply (3-5 euros/meal) at the University of Crete restaurant.
Arrangements for such a scenario are under negotiations
with apartment hotels in Ammoudara, about 5km from the Physics Dept.
of the Univ. of Crete and very close to the beach. Unfortunately
public transportation from Ammoudara to the university requires
two bus changes, takes about an hour and costs about 3 euros/trip/person.
Thus, it is suggested that the university be accessed either by
private car rental (see below) or taxi shared amongst 4 participants
at a total price of about 8 euros/trip.
Special effort will made this year to secure a possible
shuttle service at an affordable price.
Previous IP experience has shown that car rental shared
amongst the students can be particularly beneficial both for going
back and forth to the lectures on a daily basis, but also for exploring
the island over the weekends.
We therefore highly endorse this idea and will help
with its implementation. Special car rental deals will be arranged
through the CPOTS IP. Typical cost is about 30 euros/day/car + gasoline. Interested students should contact the project
coordinator by e-mail.