International Student Workshop in Wrocław, Poland

Ref: 10003016


Students from Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Computer Science courses are eligible to apply. This opportunity is particularly suitable for second year students enrolled on ENGD2001 Applied Electronics, third year Engineering and Computing students enrolled on ENGD3000 and IMAT3451 Individual Projects, as well as Masters students enrolled on ENGT5301 and IMAT5314 Individual Projects and PhD students.

The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 20 and the minimum number the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


The International Student Workshops bring together young researchers from different backgrounds and at different stages of their career, including undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. It is a truly fantastic and unique opportunity for participants to share their ideas and learn from the experience of others, to become inspired by the work carried out by their colleagues and to receive valuable feedback concerning their work from accomplished researchers, all in a pleasant and friendly environment surrounded by the picturesque mountains of Lower Silesia.

Participants will practice their writing skills when preparing an academic paper for the workshop based on their projects or research. They will also enhance their presentation skills during the workshop in presence of friendly and inquisitive audience. The students are encouraged to actively participate in the workshop by asking questions and providing feedback to other students. These activities are often continued beyond the workshop sessions in active discussions between academics, professionals and students from around the globe.

After the workshop, students will have opportunities to participate in demonstrations prepared by their counterparts from Automatics and Robotics Lab, racing team workshop, Laboratory of Electromagnetic Compatibility and others at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology.

Cultural activities

Students will start the trip at the old Market Square in Wroclaw, site of the old city which dates back to the 10th century. Then the group will move to a picturesque location in the mountains of Lower Silesia – Ladek Zdroj. As the Workshop aims to create an invigorating environment for young scientific minds, each day will include activities that encourage discussions e.g. short hiking trips, excursions to local attractions, evening dinners, a bonfire and a barbecue.

Students will have opportunity to explore the city independently and visit local attractions such as the Old Town, Wroclaw’s Dwarfs, Panorama of Raclawice Battle, Afrykanarium, Wroclaw Zoo, Japanese Garden, or even take a cruise on the Odra River. Moreover, participants students will visit Wroclaw University of Science and Technology to attend either a tour of the university or a workshop

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The accommodation and subsistence during the workshop will be paid by Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. The faculty will book accommodation for the remaining part of this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the immigration requirements for Poland. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to Poland and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. You must ensure that you visit the DSU Advice to obtain immigration advice and you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity. The #DMUglobal team will provide supporting documents as required.

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

Key Information

  • Departure date: Thursday 6 June 2019
  • Return date: Tuesday 11 June 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £250
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, cultural visits (£35), food, drink and visa costs (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 4 March 2019 9am