Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Shortly after the notification of acceptance, all participants will receive a General Information Package (GIP) with the complete of information about the International Summer School on Radar/SAR 2019, e.g. about payment methods, the program, and travel tip, etc.

Here, you will find the answers to some frequently asked questions.

If you have any further questions about the participation or the Summer School program, please contact us using the contact details on the right.

  • Generally, yes. The International Summer School on Radar/SAR is open to both students and postgraduates as well as young scientists from universities and industry. We do, however, need proof of the corresponding basic radar knowledge to ensure that all participants will be able to understand the learning contents and that the group dynamics will facilitate an ideal learning environment for all participants.

    You can provide us with these proofs along with your application documents by means of certificates, course certificates, relevant letters of recommendation, or your own credible explanations about your level of knowledge.  You will then find out if you have been admitted to the Summer School once we have evaluated the application documents of all applicants.

  • University certificates, course certificates, and similar documents will inform us about the applicants’ radar knowledge and their motivation to participate in the International Summer School on Radar/SAR. We need these documents to form a group with similar levels of knowledge and matching interests and to create an ideal environment for effective learning at the Summer School.

    Since there are often significant differences between university certificates and especially course certificates, we are not referring to any specific certificate. Please send us those certificates that are best suited to give us an idea of your level of education and your area of interest regarding radar/SAR.

  • We need a copy of your photo ID to verify your identity and to obtain your official address for organizational handling, billing, and similar tasks.

    If you need an invoice addressed to someone else (e.g. your employer), please provide the correct billing address in the registration form. The billing address cannot be changed once the invoice has been issued.

  • The visa requirements for a stay in Germany are available on the website of the German Federal Foreign Office at https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/einreiseundaufenthalt/visabestimmungen-node

    You will have to check for yourself whether you need a visa to stay in Germany for the International Summer School on Radar/SAR and also submit the application yourself!

    Unfortunately, we are not able to provide any assistance with this process. The only document we as the organizer can send you for this is a letter of confirmation about your successful application and your acceptance to the International Summer School on Radar/SAR.

    Important: The processing of visa applications by the authorities often takes a quite long time. So please check as soon as possible if you need a visa and apply for it in time!

  • Unfortunately, no. We keep the participation fees as low as possible, especially for students with 600 euros for the entire week including all courses, course materials, lecturers, accommodation, and board. So unfortunately, we are not able to provide any additional financial support.

  • We keep our administrative effort as low as possible to be able to keep the participation fee as low as possible. For this reason, we are not able to bill individual options separately per participant.

    In addition, to create an ideal learning environment and the best possible exchange of knowledge between participants and lecturers, we require all participants to take part in all program items of the Summer School and to stay at the event site “Haus Humboldtstein”.

    Of course, we will do our best to accommodate the special needs of individual participants. For example, if you need any special meals such as vegetarian or gluten-free food, please let us know after you have received your notification of acceptance and the General Information Package.

  • Payment is generally made by credit card via our online shop. In exceptional cases, wire transfers are possible. You will receive more detailed information about the possible payment methods in the General Information Package (GIP) once the selection process has been completed and you have received your notification of acceptance.

  • In general, we send the invoice by ordinary mail to the contact address provided in your registration form. If you would like to receive your invoice by e-mail, please contact us once you have received the notification of acceptance and the General Information Package (GIP).

    If you need an invoice addressed to someone else (e.g. your employer), please provide the correct billing address in the registration form. The billing address cannot be changed once the invoice has been issued.

  • No. We aim to create an environment that enables both ideal learning as well as relaxed networking between all participants. That is why all participants agree to stay at the event site “Haus Humboldtstein” and to attend all Summer School events.

    For this reason, the costs for the stay at “Haus Humboldtstein” are included in the participation fee and cannot be waived.

  • All participants will stay in single rooms at “Haus Humboldtstein”.

  • Of course we do our best to accommodate the special needs of individual participants. For example, if you need special meals such as vegetarian or gluten-free food, please let us know once you have received your notification of acceptance and the General Information Package. Usually, this does not involve any additional costs.

  • Unfortunately, at the moment “Haus Humboldtstein” is not completely accessible for the disabled. As renovation work is planned for the near future, this can change. Details are available on “Haus Humboldtstein’s” official websites at www.haus-humboldtstein.de