EMBL Courses and Conferences during the Coronavirus pandemic
With the onsite programme paused, many of our events are now being offered in virtual formats.
Registration is open as usual for many events, with back-up plans in place to move further courses and conferences online as necessary. Registration fees for any events affected by the COVID-19 disruption are fully refundable.
More information for participants of events at EMBL Heidelberg can be found here.
Registration Fees and Motivation Letter
The course is limited to 28 participants. For selection purposes, please note that your application will not be considered without a letter of motivation.
Registration Fees (include admission, course materials, meals and coffee breaks):
Participants are expected to book and pay their own accommodation and travel expenses.
NO visa support letters will be issued until payment of the registration fee is confirmed.
Confirmation and Payment
The registration fee should be paid only after acceptance to the course. The results will be announced approximately 2-3 weeks after the application deadline.
Motivation Letter Submission
After you have logged in and successfully registered, you will receive an email asking you to submit your motivation letter. Click on the link provided and enter your motivation letter in the text box provided. Alternatively, you can submit your motivation letter by clicking on the link on the confirmation page directly after registering.
- Include your relevant skills, experience and qualifications showing why you would be suitable for the course.
- Explain why you would like to attend, including what you can contribute and how you think you will benefit from the course.
Motivation letter length: The maximum limit of 2000 characters (ca. 200 words) refers to manually typed text (spaces included).
Free field text length: The maximum characters for your answers in the free field text boxes is 255 (spaces included).
Text only: If you copy-paste the text, hidden formatting might still be included and you will be informed that your text exceeds the character limit. We recommend either:
- saving your text as text only in your editor or Email programme, OR
- copy-pasting it into Notepad and then onto the website.
Symbols: If you have special symbols in your text make sure you are using Unicode characters, otherwise these will not be recognised by the tool.
For further information about registration and motivation letter submission please refer to the FAQ page.