Charged Particl Optics: Theory and Simulation
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CPOTS 2011 Students

Deadline for student applications (with ALL supporting documentation): January 15, 2011.

General Information

  • All interested students must apply according to CPOTS 2011 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 2011 IP will be limited to 17 subsidized students selected on the merits of their applications. Additional students might also be partially or fully supported under IP rules depending on additional funding availability.
  • A special CPOTS2011 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.


  • January 15, 2011 deadline for all applications
  • February 15, 2011 acceptance reply
  • August 28, 2011 arrival at CPOTS 2011 in Heraklion - reception/registration
  • August 29, 2011 First day of lectures
  • September 9, 2011 Last day of lectures
  • September 10, 2011 Final exam
  • September 11, 2011 departure from CPOTS 2011


  • Undergraduate courses in electrodynamics and classical mechanics.
  • 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, etc.)
  • Good overall student record as demonstrated by transcript.


6 ECTS credits will be awarded to interested students upon passing a final exam demonstrating skills in theory and the simulation laboratory. The exam will be given 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.

Documents for CPOTS 2011 student applications

  1. CPOTS2011 Application form
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) form including photo and Short Essay (up to 300 words) in English explaining interest in CPOTS and expectations from the course
  3. Official grade transcript (in English) of all university courses taken including the overall grade average.
  4. 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.

Students not from the official CPOTS 2011 IP institutions are suggested to communicate by e-mail directly with the CPOTS 2011 project coordinator.

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 February 15, 2011.

IP travel and subsistence costs for Greece 2010-2011.

Travel: 100% of the actual cost up to a max of 450euros.

Subsistence: 20 euros/day or 300 euros/15 days

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.

Car rental

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.

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