Welcome to the 2023 Summer Academy Application Process.


The Summer Academy 2023 will take place in Hamburg from 30 July to 25 August in Hamburg, Germany. On this site, you can apply to participate.

Before you start, please make sure that you have

For a general idea of what to expect, we also recommend looking into the 2019 Summer Academy documentation, 2019 Class Diary and 2019 Faculty.

Below, you will find the application form that you need to fill out to apply for this year’s Summer Academy. Please be aware that you will be required to enter personal and contact data, information about your academic and employment history as well as short texts explaining your motivation to apply. Please prepare accordingly and plan enough time, as the form will not be saved between browser sessions.

In addition to time, the following files will need to be uploaded in the course of this application form:

  • Copies of your university certificates, combined into one single pdf-file not exceeding 30 MB.
  • A copy of your TOEFL or IELTS certificate, as one pdf-file not exceeding 10 MB. A language certificate is not required if English is your native language or you have successfully participated in an academic program with a thesis in English.
  • If you have them already, two recent reference letters from referees that can attest to your abilities qualifying you for participation (as pdf-files not exceeding 10 MB each). These letters can alternatively be sent separately by the referees themselves to our email-address at a later point, but within the application period. In either case, you will have to enter the names, positions and email-addresses of both referees in this application form.
  • A current passport photo (.jpg-format, not exceeding 5 MB). This, as well as biometric information (height, weight, eye colour) is required for access to the ITLOS premises, but will not be made available to the selection committee, and therefore not influence the decision on your participation.

The application form will be available from Wednesday, 1 February 2023 until Saturday, 15 April 2023 24:00 CEST.

Please expect information about the outcome of your application no earlier than 30 April 2023 and refrain from any enquiries prior to that date.


Good Luck !