International School on Gravity, Cosmology and Astrophysics in Moscow

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Second year Electronical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Mechatronics students are eligible to participate in this opportunity, with all applicants are required to have a basic knowledge of physics. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 5. Once accepted by #DMUglobal, participants will be required to complete a second application for BMTSU by Wednesday 15 May 2019. 

DMU students are only eligible to receive one extra-curricular trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details. If you have already received a bursary for an extra-curricular trip in 2018-189 you are still able to participate, but without the #DMUglobal bursary.


The Department of Physics of Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU) is organizing an International School on Gravity, Cosmology and Astrophysics for undergraduate and graduate students, which will be held at BMSTU between 1 and 14 July 2019.

Professor Vladislav I. Pustovoit, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Professor Vladimir O. Gladyshev of Bauman University will co-chair the work of the School. The School has invited well-known professors from different countries to give lectures on gravity, cosmology and astrophysics, with the main objective of the School being to discuss advances in the exploration of the Universe focusing on the key issues, ideas and research methods in the theory of gravity and cosmology.

On July 1, 2019 School participants will be invited to listen to plenary talks by world-famous scientists at the Conference on the Theory of Relativity (PIRT-2019).

The School will also host a competition of projects entitled A New Generation Gravitational Wave Detector. The winners of the competition will be awarded prizes while all School participants will be granted certificates of participation. Students can read the full agenda for the summer school here.

Cultural activities

Whist in Moscow, students will have the opportunity to engage in a range of cultural activities including a visit to the BMSTU museum to learn about the University’s place and role in the history of national higher education, its influence on the development of Russian science and industry. There will also be a visit to the Sternberg Astronomical Institute and a guided sightseeing tour of Moscow, visiting all the key sites such as  the Kremlin, Lenin’s mausoleum and Saint Basil’s Cathedral. More details about the programme can be found here.

Travel and accommodation

Flights for this opportunity will be booked independently by students. Accommodation will be in the BMSTU student dorms and is provided as part of the summer school for free. In addition, all participants will have coffee breaks and lunches included as part of the programme.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Russian immigration requirements.

In most cases, students will require a visa to travel to Russia. Further information will be provided to all accepted students regarding the type of visa required and how to apply by #DMUglobal. Students are encouraged to visit the Russian Embassy website for more details.

Please note that you are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Please be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Summer school start date: Monday 1 July 2019
  • Summer school end date: Sunday 14 July 2019
  • Students will be expected to cover the costs of flights, visas and transfers. The estimated cost of these is: flight (£350), visa (£110), transfers (£40)
  • Bauman University will cover expenses related to the summer school organisation, accommodation, food and the social programme
  • #DMUglobal bursary (£400) + Faculty Bursary (£100)
  • Deadline for application: CLOSED