International Summer School for Young Physicists

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The ISSYP is an exciting and challenging two-week program for Canadian and international high school students who have a keen interest in theoretical physics and intend to pursue physics studies at the university level. 

Applications are now being accepted for ISSYP 2018. Please review the information below regarding dates, eligibility, and application process. Then complete your two-step application by: 1) completing your online registration form, then 2) downloading and submitting the full application package
Complete applications must be received by mail or courier no later than Thursday, March 29, 2018 to be considered for ISSYP 2018.

December 2017 Applications available online
March 29, 2018 Application deadline
May 1, 2018 Successful applicants notified and list published online
May 25, 2018 Acceptance and permission forms submitted
July 15 - 28, 2018 ISSYP in session

 

The program super-charges potential "Einsteins" and "Curies" with:

  • Presentations by Perimeter Institute researchers on cutting edge theoretical physics: hot topics such as superstring theory, quantum computing and dark matter.
  • Opportunities to work with leading international theoretical physicists in small group mentoring sessions.
  • Mini-courses on modern physics designed to deepen their insights into Einstein's ideas and the quantum nature of our universe.
  • Hands-on labs, tours of neighbouring research facilities, and other exciting activities with like-minded students from around the globe.
  • Awareness of their own potential as potential future researchers in theoretical physics.

As the summer school will be conducted in English, applicants are expected to be fluent at speaking and writing in this language.

Students are welcome to apply if they:

  • have a passion for and strong ability in physics and mathematics as reflected in high school course grades and extracurricular activities.
  • are currently in the final two years of secondary school (for Canadian students, this means Grades 11 or 12 high school or first year CEGEP) and have not yet begun full-time studies at a post-secondary institution.*
  • intend to pursue studies in physics at the university level in the future.

*The recommended age for this program is 16 - 18 years of age at the time of the program. However, students who fall outside of this age range may still apply and will be considered.

Step 1: Complete the Online Registration Form

All applicants must register online before submitting their full application package.

Step 2: Download, Complete and Send the Application Package

A complete application package includes the following:

  • Personal Information Form
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Essay “Why ISSYP is for Me”
  • Teacher Assessment
    • Student Ranking Evaluation
    • Written Assessment
  • Reference Letter
  • Official Transcript or Report of Marks / Official Exams (Secondary School transcripts only)
  • Proof of Citizenship (copy only of EITHER Birth Certificate or Passport)
  • Parental Consent Form

The completed application package must arrive by mail or courier, no later than Thursday, March 29, 2018 at:
ISSYP 2018
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
31 Caroline Street North
Waterloo, Ontario

N2L 2Y5, Canada
Phone: 519-569-7600

Applications for now being accepted for ISSYP 2018.

Follow these guidelines when submitting your application package:

  • The completed application package must be SUBMITTED TOGETHER in the order above. If one of your referees prefers to send a reference letter directly to Perimeter they may do so, but they must clearly indicate your full name as it appears on your application form.
  • Application packages received otherwise will not be considered.
  • Your name, email and country must be included in the TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER of all attached documents (Handwritten here is acceptable)
  • Do not bind or staple application pages.
  • Do not include any extra paper, awards, covers or photos with your package.
  • To obtain tracking information and confirmation of delivery, send your package by courier service (Fed-Ex, DHL, UPS). You may also include a self-addressed postcard for return. Due to the volume of applications received, we will not respond to emails or calls requesting confirmation of receipt.
  • The completed application package must arrive no later than Thursday, March 29, 2018 at:

ISSYP 2018
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
31 Caroline Street North
Waterloo, Ontario

N2L 2Y5, Canada
Phone: 519-569-7600

Apply Now:
Step 1: Complete the Online Registration Form

Step 2: Download and Complete the Application Package 


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