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 2017 agenda here. Applications for LIYSF 2017 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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