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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS OCTOBER 31, 2022

1 - PERSONAL INFO

2 - Year and stage of academic studies

For our information please describe briefly the system of studies in your country: is there a separate astronomy/astrophysics degree, or do you study e. g. physics with astronomy? How many years does the first undergraduate programme take? Does one proceed from it straight to the PhD (doctoral) programme, or is there a stage in between?

3 - Reasons for wishing to attend this School

Your reasons for wishing to attend this school (200 words or less) and your self-evaluation of your competence (indicate "fair, good, very good, or excellent") in mathematics and physics.

4 - Financial support

Scholarships covering 50% - 75% of all costs, including travel, lodging, and insurance, are available. If you wish to apply for this support, please indicate here and justify the level of your request. Note that requesting a scholarship will not affect the selection process for admission to the school.
One full meal at mid-day (except Sundays) will be provided at no cost to all participants at the school. The cost for lodging, including breakfast, for 30 days will be around Euro 1.000,00 to be paid to the Observatory.

5 - Recomendation

The names and addresses, including email address, of two persons whom you have asked to send a recommendation on your behalf:
Please request these two persons to send their recommendations by email (school@specola.va) as soon as possible (by 31 Oct 2022).

RECOMMENDATION I :

RECOMMENDATION II :

6 - College or University transcript

Email college/university transcripts (or equivalent documentation) to school@specola.va listing grades of all college level courses attended to date.
COVID RESTRICTIONS: Students are responsible for adhering to the Covid vaccine and testing requirements of the Italian Government in force at the time of their arrival in Italy.

Specola Vaticana
Vatican Observatory

00120 Stato Città del Vaticano
e.mail: staff@specola.va

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VORG
Vatican Observatory Research Group

2017 E Lee St.
Tucson, AZ 85719