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Registration fees

 Participants  Registration fees
 Full-time European  2 200 €
 Full-time non European  2 900 €
 Full-time from Grenoble  1 400 €
 Hybrid attendance    800 €
 Part-time    300 €


Full-time participants follow the entire 5 weeks long Hercules school programme on-site (lectures, visits, poster session, social activities, group work, ...), including the fourth week outside Grenoble, at one of our partner sites, and an exhaustive practicals, labs, and tutorials schedule.

Part-time participants follow online (i.e. from home) all lectures held in Grenoble, but do not take part in the practicals/labs/tutorials organised there. In addition, they do not participate at all to the 4th week of the school organised at our partner sites.

Hybrid attendance participants follow online (i.e. from home) the lectures held in Grenoble and spend 5 days on-site at one of your partner site: SOLEIL (Saclay, France), DESY/European XFEL (Hamburg, Germany), KIT (Karlsruhe, Germany), or PSI (Villigen, Switzerland). During this week they will follow a few lectures together with tutorials and practicals in small groups on the facility beamlines.

A few grants are awarded to applicants whose laboratory is located in an emerging country (a grant motivation letter is then needed).

The registration fees include (for Full time participants):

  • attendance of lectures, visits, presentations, and poster session,
  • attendance of practicals, labs, tutorials for the full-time participants,
  • week-day lunches at the ILL/ESRF canteen during the stay in Grenoble,
  • accommodation and breakfast in Grenoble (except for participants living in Grenoble),
  • social activities in Grenoble,
  • accommodation, breakfast, and social activities at the partner facility for the full-time participants,
  • travel to the partner facility, back and forth, for the full-time participants.

The travel from home to Grenoble and back home, the week-end lunches and all dinners are at the expense of the participants, together with the health insurance and personal liability insurance.
Accommodation and travel back and forth to the partner facility are organised by the school except for Hybrid attendance participants who will organise their travel. Accommodation at our partner facility is included in the Hybrid attendance fees.