Summer School for Students
Information for Participants
The conference is held on the campus of Jacobs University in the
Northern German city of Bremen.
Accommodation is provided on campus within five minutes walk of
lecture halls, the library, small group study rooms, cafeterias,
and recreation facilities. Besides the formal program, the
conference aims at maximizing opportunities to meet, discuss, work
in small groups, or just relax.
Arriving by train
Ask for a connection to Bremen-Schönebeck, a suburban railway
station within five minutes walk from campus. Trains from main
station to Bremen-Schönebeck run every 30 minutes, leaving
main station at 11 and 41 minutes past each hour from platform 5 or
Should you end up at Bremen main station without a through
ticket to Bremen-Schönebeck, you must buy a ticket at one of
the ticket machines in the station. You cannot buy tickets on the
train. Get a Tarif Zone II ("Preisstufe II") ticket at €2.90.
You may have to validate the ticket by time-stamping it in one of
the little blue boxes on the station platform.
When you arrive at Bremen-Schönebeck, take the stairs up
the bridge, cross the bridge and follow the road (which turns into
Bruno-Bürgel-Straße). You will reach the Jacobs main
gate (B in map below) after approximately 500m.
Arriving by air
Bremen Airport is located close to the city center. As a hub of Ryan Air, it offers convenient direct flights to many European
destinations, as well as generally good international connections
via Frankfurt, Paris, or Amsterdam.
Arriving at the airport, take Tram 6 up to Bremen Hauptbahnhof
(main station), then a local train in the direction of
Bremen-Vegesack (these trains leave at 11 and 41 minutes past every
hour from platform 5 or 6). Get off at Bremen-Schönebeck for a
five minute walk to campus. There is a ticket machine on the tram
which takes Euro coins, get a Tarif Zone II ("Preisstufe II")
ticket at €2.90 which is valid all the way to
Bremen-Schönebeck. Total travel time from Bremen Airport to
Jacobs University is approximately one hour.
It is worth checking for convenient connections to Hamburg or
Hannover as well. Both airports have train connections to Bremen
within two hours travel time. Intercontinental travelers may want
to check for cheaper direct flights into Amsterdam or Frankfurt.
Train travel to Bremen takes about five hours, see information on
Arriving by Train above.
Arrival and departure
Arrival day is 2 July; first meal served is dinner. Departure day
is 12 July; last meal served is breakfast. The program starts on 3
July in the morning and ends on 11 July in the evening with a
All participants are expected to arrive on 2 July and stay
throughout the entire duration of the school until 12 July.
In exceptional cases, if this significantly lowers the ticket
price, we will be able to find accommodation for participants
arriving on 1 July, at their own expense (the detailed cost is not
known yet; it will be less than €50 including full board).
Traveling to the IMO
We will also be able to find accommodation for participants that
are contestants at the IMO in Amsterdam, so they can take a
convenient train ride from Bremen to Amsterdam. The conditions will
be communicated individually to interested participants.
Please note that these extended stays are not an official part
of the summer school, so we can not assume any responsibility of
Participation Agreement and Parental
All participants are required to read and sign the Participation Agreement. Participants under the age of 18 must also have the parents or
legal guardians sign the Parental Consent section on this form.
All requested fees must be paid by bank transfer to the account
specified below. If you experience any problems with the money
transfer, please contact the conference office immediately.
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen, Germany
Account details for transfers from Germany
Account number: 1056688
BLZ: 290 700 24
Account details for international transfers
IBAN: DE33 2907 0024 0105 6688 00
Deutsche Bank AG
28195 Bremen, Germany
Given Reason For Transfer - very important!
Project 5110/50399 LASTNAME FIRSTNAME
To avoid misdirection of funds, it is
important that you specify both project number and your name in the