Lisbon, Portugal


online course
when 18 July 2021 - 23 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 165

The regular course covers the basics of plasma physics, high power lasers and nuclear fusion, giving students the opportunity to get in touch with a wide range of interesting and cutting-edge topics. The lectures will be offered in self-contained modules, Monday through Friday, including some practical lectures on remote laboratories, data analysis and computer science. Late afternoons are focused on joint/coaching activities.

Course leader

Horácio Fernandes

Target group

Plasmasurf is tailored for BSc/MSc engineering and physics students aiming at complementing their education in Plasma Physics with the purpose of pursuing academic studies at 2nd/3rd cycle level (MSc/Ph.D). It is mandatory to have at least 140 ECTS acquired previously to the course.

Course aim

The course is intended to promote a lively interaction among students and lecturers between sessions, giving a broad overview of plasma science and engineering. The main goal is to help students to decide if they want to pursue further studies in this area in addition to the general education in plasma physics.

Credits info

1.5 EC
All you need to do is submit an individual report within one week after the course, resuming one of the sessions, which can include experimental work or data analysis.
This report must be between 3 and 4 pages long and written in English. You can send it by email to Make sure it is delivered! These credits are not transferred automatically to your university, but issued as a certificate that has to be submitted and recognized by your university.

Fee info

EUR 165: The lodging is subsidized by the host. The fee is due for the extras. We only request a deposit of 90.00€ in advance, which will be charged in case of no-show. Limited number of IAEA grants are available for students who enrolled on the training program in Nuclear Fusion (plus one week). Alternatively you can send us the flight ticket receipt.


Scholarships are available for all selected participants through free lodging and meals. More information at the website.