Warsaw, Poland


blended course
when 26 June 2023 - 7 July 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC

The programme will be implemented in the form of hybrid learning and is dedicated mainly to foreign students of the first or second degree.

The International Photovoltaic Summer School aims to give hands-on experience on different fundamental and technical aspects of photovoltaic systems. Organized by the Photovoltaic Materials Group, Faculty Of Physics, this summer school is intended for students of the first and second degree of studies.

During the Photovoltaic summer school, the participants will learn how solar cells work: we will travel from the energetical structure of materials through junction formation to specific carrier transport mechanisms. The goal of the first part of the school (lectures) is to help understand which materials properties and external factors, like temperature or illumination conditions, influence the photovoltaic conversion efficiency (PCE) of a solar cell. From this perspective, we will finally make an overview of different PV technologies.

During the laboratory part, the participants will measure optoelectronic characteristics of solar cells and experimentally verify how PCE depends on temperature and irradiance. They will also learn how to fit current-voltage characteristics to extract relevant transport parameters, and simulate the operation of a solar cell in dedicated computer software.

Additional benefits:
1. outcomes of ECTS points;
2. courses promoting Polish science;
3. attractive trips promoting Polish culture;
4. scholarship.

Get more information on the requirements and organizational aspects on our website and apply today!

Course leader

In order to receive information about a given school programme, please contact the representative of the selected school:

PhD Eng. Urszula Laudyn
e-mail: urszula.laudyn@pw.edu.pl

Target group

Foreign students, from the European Universities of the Enhance Alliance and other universities, enrolled for the first-cycle degree studies (undergraduate studies) or a long-cycle Master’s programme, who have completed at least 4 semesters of studies or enrolled for second-cycle studies (postgraduate studies).

Course aim

1. increasing the practical skills and knowledge of Projects participants;
2. increasing the knowledge of foreign students about Polish culture and arousing interest in it.

Fee info

EUR 0: Participation costs are covered by Warsaw University of Technology within the SPINAKER - IMPK Program financed by the National Agency for Academic Exchange.


PLN 3610 - only for participants who will take part in a blended-learning summer school to reimburse travel, accommodation, and food costs.