Student application

Application to the summer course "The Deep History of the Universe, the Earth and the Biosphere" is now open. The aim of this course is to promote the students' interest and awareness in astrobiology, and in the deep history of the world, and all students interested in these topics are eligible to apply. We will choose the participants based on their motivation letters and CVs. 


Completion of the course credits requires participation in all of the lectures and in the evening programmes  (discussions at the evening camp fires); the farewel dinner at the Kavalton tila is voluntary.

Application form

To apply, please fill in the application form (can be downloaded here as a .doc or .pdf file) including the following:

Please send the application form by e-mail to Kirsi Lehto (klehto@utu.fi). If you already have a curriculum vitae, in a .doc or .pdf format, you can also attach it as separate file to e-mail. Deadline for applications is 31 May 2017 23:59 UTC


The organisers will select the participants that will be invited to participate the school. Applicants will be informed about the outcome of the selection in the second half of May.

Registration as a non-student participant

You can freely participate in the lectures and evening programmes by registration with this form (.doc or .pdf) this form. A 25 €/day fee is required for the coffee breaks and the evening programmes. Please send the registration form by e-mail to Kirsi Lehto (klehto@utu.fi) by August 10.

Course fees

Fees for full time participation

These fees cover three daily meals at the Tuorla hostel, morning and afternoon coffee breaks and all the evening programs. Lectures are free for all participants.

Fees for students from EAC institutions

Students coming from the European Astrobiology Campus institutions (Universities of Turku, Stockholm, Tartu, Tallinn, Porto, Bordeaux, Vilnius, Utrecht, Iceland and the Open university, UK) may be entitled to waiver of the participation fees. Eligible and selected participants from EAC institutions may be entitled to a travel refund up to 360 €.

The farewel dinner and savusauna at the Kavalton tila and savusauna is included.

Fees for daily participation

Information to the participants

All accepted students and registred participants will be informed about the practical arrival  arrangements and payment details later.