APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 18th, 2024 (12:00 noon CET)








WELCOME to the application page for the Elite International Summer School in Robotics and Entrepreneurship. We are excited to have you here…! If you have not already read the official invitation flyer, you can find it below.

The requirements for attendance are:

  • At the time of participation: At least 4 years (equivalent to 240 ECTS) passed on a university education within robotics or nearby scientific fields and current enrollment in a master’s degree or graduate program (PhD)
  • Required general mathematics knowledge: Calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, numerical methods
  • Required domain-specific knowledge: Kinematics for mobile robots and robotic manipulators (arms), image processing, signal processing, basic control theory
  • Programming: Documented experience with at least one of: C++, Python, or MATLAB
  • Proficiency in English
  • You can find the formal course description here

Before applying, please make sure that you have:

1. A passport, valid for the entirety of your stay abroad

2. ONE single PDF file containing:

  • Page 1: Letter of Motivation
  • Page 2: CV
  • Page 3+: Grade transcript for all relevant university studies

PDF format

  • File name format: “<home university> – <your name>.pdf” (Examples: UC Berkeley – John Doe.pdf; KAIST – Jane Doe.pdf)
  • Please use one of the following acronyms for your home university: AU, DTU, IIT Kanpur, ITU, KAIST, KIT, MIT, Northeastern, SDU, SNU, TUM, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, USC, AAU, or OTHER


The application closes March 18th, at 12:00 noon (CET)

  • Applications will be evaluated by professors at your home university as well as within SDU (University of Southern Denmark)
  • Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. This includes missing or incomplete appendices
  • Non-EU students: It is the responsibility of the students to check with the local Danish Embassy if he/she needs a VISA to Denmark. The students need to pay for the VISA themselves.
  • Local travel in Denmark (for example: from and to the airport, and to and from the hotel to SDU, and most dinners are, as a general rule, paid by the students themselves)
  • For PhD students at DANISH universities, the TUITION for the summer school is not covered

The process:

March 18th: Application deadline
Late March: Evaluation
BEFORE April 15th: Official enrollment with SDU! When you have completed your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to official enrollment. In order to enroll, you will need to supply a copy of your passport and a language requirement form. The form MUST be signed by your home university!
April 15th: Enrollment closes. Enrollment takes time; please enroll as soon as you have finished this registration!
May: Acceptance letters will be issued when the tuition is paid by the sponsor
May: Most non-EU-citizens MUST apply for a VISA at their local Danish Embassy. The processing time may take up to three months, so do it immediately after getting your acceptance letter! It is the students own responsibility to have adequate travel documentation for the stay in Denmark
June: SDU will reach out in order to plan your travel. We will order and pay for suitable plane tickets on your behalf
August 6th: You will arrive in Odense for an experience of a lifetime!


  • Regarding the experience, please contact your local ambassador. Of academic nature, please contact your local professor. Both are found on the Governance page
  • Questions beyond that? Feel free to reach out to the organizer, Morten. His contact info is found under Contact

Please note that your application does not guarantee enrollment. Only students accepted for the program will get a chance to enroll.