How to Apply

How to Apply

Application deadline: 15 January 2022

Applications must be sent to Regine Hock (rehock @ latest on 15 January 2022. Students will be notiļ¬ed latest in the beginning of February 2022.

The application must include the following four clearly distinguished sections (A, B, C, D):

  1. (Section A) a cover letter headed by your name, university name, country, and email address and including a statement of motivation (1/2 (to max 1) page). Include why you want to take the course and how you would benefit.
  2. (Section B) a short CV that includes a list of relevant experiences, (approx 1 page, max 1.5 pages). It should include: a) a list of university degrees (when, where, thesis title, advisors), b) information on your background in glaciology, math, physics and programming (e.g. list relevant university level courses you have taken in these topics ), c) list of relevant academic positions, d) glacier field experience, e) publications and presentations, and f) any other relevant experiences or information. Do NOT give full addresses of yourself or advisor (just affiliation and email) and do not provide references.
  3. (Section C) a short description of your thesis research project (not more than 1/3 page) starting with a short title of your research topic and the name of your research supervisor (incl. email but no address) followed by the description of your project (don't include any theory background, just what YOU do, i.e. your goals/methods/study sites etc).
  4. (Section D) Statement of (a) whether or not you have participated in any of the Karthaus glaciology summer schools, (b) whether or not you are a member of the International Glaciological Society (IGS) and the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), an (c) your covid-19 vaccination status.

Your application must be submitted in ONE single pdf file including points 1-5 above. The file must have your first and last name followed by the country of your current affiliation (and nothing else) as file name (e.g. Carl_Smith_France.pdf). Do not include any other material than listed above. Compile your application with as few pages as possible (maximum 3 pages in total). Don't use a cover page or half-empty pages. The text should be single-spaced. Applications that do not conform to any of the requirements listed here (e.g. submissions in several files, or exceeding 3 pages or filenames other than specified above) will NOT be considered.

All applicants will receive a confirmation of their application via email. If you have not received a confirmation within 3 days, please resend your application.

The course is open to current PhD and MSc students from around the world (and in exceptional cases to postdocs) working on a glaciology related topic. More information about eligibility.

Qualified applicants will be selected on the basis of their experience with, interest in, and commitment to glaciology. Secondly, we will consider diversity in terms of nationality, affiliation, gender and academic background. Due to our funding sources at least half of the students will be chosen from US institutions (no matter nationality), but students from around the world are encouraged to apply.

All students are expected to participate in the entire course, i.e. it is not possible to come later or leave earlier.

Note, that admission is highly competitive. We received almost 100 applications in most years for 27-28 available slots.