Course description

Registration deadline: 15th June 2018
Confirmation of participation: 1st July 2018 
Course in Rapperswil: 09-14 Sept. 2018

Dear students,

We cordially invite you to take part in the European Master Course for students in Renewable Energies!

The ISES-Europe Conference EuroSun 2018 will be held from September 10 to 13, 2018 in Rapperswil, Switzerland ( Traditionally, in connection to the ISES-Europe Conferences, a Solar Energy Course for students on master level is held. It will take place this year during EuroSun 2018.

Eligible are students holding a BSc degree with good knowledge of solar energy, solar buildings and related topics. The number of students is limited to 20. The Solar Energy Course is organized by Prof. Dr. Klaus Vajen (Kassel University – DE) and Prof. Dr. Andreas Häberle (University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil – CH) .

Apart from attending the EuroSun 2018 Conference, the students will have the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in solar energy and start to build their own professional network. Solar Energy Courses have been held during EuroSun 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and Solar World Congress 2011.

Before the start of the Course in Rapperswil, the students will choose a topic. The list of topics can be found at this page: topics EuroSun 2018. Based on the papers presented at the EuroSun 2018 Conference and on literature study, the students will work out a state-of-the-art report in the selected topics. Each working group will be formed by two students from different universities and will present the findings to other students and supervisors.

The work load is 90 hours which corresponds to 3 ECTS points. Students will be given a certificate for having concluded a 3 ECTS credit course at the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil or Kassel University but the recognition of the course at their home university is at their sole responsibility. Supervisors should motivate students to take part in the Course.

If you want to apply, please use the following application form.


Some general information:

Instead of being charged with the regular student participants fees (460 € as early bird), the entrance to the conference is free of charge for participants of the Master Course if they are members of ISES (max. 22  € / year, depending on the country of origin). Students will be responsible for travel and (part of) accommodation costs.


Information about youth hostel:

A contingent of 5 rooms of 4 beds has been pre-reserved at the Rapperswil Jona youth hostel. The hostel is located at walking distance from the Conference venue and the main train station. Students staying at Rapperswil's youth hostel during the Conference will get a 100 € voucher, gently sponsored by ISES Europe.


Information about transportation:

More information on how to travel to Rapperswil-Jona is available on the EuroSun 2018 website.



For further information regarding the registration to the course please contact:

Yoann Louvet: yoann.louvet [at]

For further information regarding accommodation, transportation and other organizational issues please contact:

Fabio Lichtensteiger: fabio.lichtensteiger [at]


We are looking forward to seeing you in Rapperswil!