Annually, 500 students aged between 16-21 years old attend LIYSF from over 75 countries worldwide. LIYSF is set for another incredible year and we have an exciting programme to offer our participating students. Take a look at the various boxes on this page to find out more information about the programme. You can see the 2018 agenda here. Applications for LIYSF 2018 are NOW OPEN! To apply click below.More
You can use the application form to apply as an individual, but you must supply an academic referee who can confirm that you meet our requirements. Many students also attend as winners of international science competitions, as part of a small group from educational bodies, schools and colleges, some with scholarships or funding from charitable Foundations.Visit our FAQ for more information on the process.More
Join the group of LIYSF students that will have the chance to discover the excitement of fundamental research at CERN in Geneva. CERN, is one of the world's largest and most respected centres for scientific research, with over 2500 scientists researching fundamental physics.More
LIYSF is a two week residential event held at Imperial College London, with lectures and demonstrations from leading scientists, visits to industrial sites, research centres, scientific institutions and organisations, including world class laboratories and universities.
LIYSF attracts 500 of the world's leading young scientists aged 16-21 years old from more than 75 participating countries. There is an active social calendar with events designed to enable those from around the world to learn about different cultures. The scope of LIYSF extends further than broadening scientific understanding to engage students in education on other cultures and develop lasting, international friendships.
Founded in 1959, LIYSF aims to give a deeper insight into science and its applications for the benefit of all mankind and to develop a greater understanding between young people of all nations.
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LIYSF’s ‘Making Life Better’ Specialist Study day gave our participants an opportunity to closely interact with specialist lecturers and were separated into groups of their interests to spend several hours with a renowned scientist to learn about their field of research.
The day commenced with a k…
“Science is about bringing people together through sharing our research, innovation and compassion with one another”
LIYSF held a 'FameLab style' event this year, which gave the top 10 participants (voted by the judging panel) from the Science Bazaar, the opportunity to present their poster project…
Bringing Minds Together
The LIYSF Science Bazaar students had the opportunity to present their own scientific research projects to other participants at the forum this year. Their projects at this event were judged by a panel of distinguished scientists, who are experts in various fields. This ye…
Students left the lecture theatre after the Opening Ceremony at the 59th LIYSF, filled with excitement and enthusiasm after watching an emotional, inspirational and thought-provoking keynote delivered by Professor Hayat Sindi from Saudi Arabia.
Professor Sindi developed an incredible story of pers…
“You are a citizen not just of your country, but of this world.”Professor Richard O'Kennedy - President of LIYSF
Founded in 1959, LIYSF aims to equip young people from nations all over the world with a deeper understanding of and appreciation for science.
In 2017 the two week LIYSF programme ha…
Guest speaker: Natasha Merat (Automotive Expert)
If someone said to you, that our cars, planes and trains will all be driverless in the future, what would your reaction be? How would you react to sitting in your car and letting it drive itself whilst you relax? Natasha Merat took us into the futur…
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