Theoretical Physics

Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
Course Level
Advanced Bachelor

The Netherlands has a long-standing tradition in excellence in Theoretical Physics that is united in the Dutch Research School of Theoretical Physics (DRSTP). Starting in 2024, the DRSTP will organize the Dutch Summer School of Theoretical Physics, formerly known as the Utrecht Summer School of Theoretical Physics (Note that registration for the school is via the Utrecht Summer School website).

More information on the content and lecture material can be found on the website of the DRSTP (this page is under construction).

Course director
Prof. dr. R.A. Duine & Dr. U. Gürsoy

Target audience

The target audience of this one-week course are advanced bachelor students in the field of (theoretical) physics, especially those who are preparing to start a Theoretical Physics master's programme, or who are considering to do so in the near future.

Study load

Classes from 9.00 - 17.00


Course fee:
Fee covers
Course + course materials
Housing fee:
Housing cost
Housing provider:
Utrecht Summer School
Extra information about the fee

A limited number of scholarships in the form of (partial) course fee waivers for talented students from developing countries is available. Talented students from other countries can also apply. There are no travel grants available. If you seek financial support you should make a request (in a separate page of your motivation letter} by describing the reasons for applying to this summer school and how your participation will assist you in future studies and your career. You should explain your financial situation and other means you have available for financing your participation to this summer school. The applications for scholarships will undergo a selection procedure.

There are 20 scholarships available for Dutch Bachelor Students in the form of course fee waivers. To apply for these, make a request in your motivation letter. 

Additional information

The housing costs include housing, plus a Utrecht Summer School sleeping bag, for you to keep. This sleeping bag also includes an inflatable pillow and matrass cover. If you wish to bring your own bedding, please contact us, so we can give you a 50 EUR discount on the housing fee. Please note that you cannot buy individual bedding items. 


Extra application information

As part of the application procedure, we ask for two letters of recommendation to support your application. Please ask your referees to send the letter directly to

For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

Motivation Letter
Transcript of Grades

Contact details

Mariëlle Hilkens | E:


Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
01 June 2024