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CERN School of Computing 2006  21 August - 1 September 2006 in Helsinki, Finland

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Level of Grants to participants

The cost of the School per participant comprises three components:

  1. The Fees: 300 Euros

  2. The Living Expenses: 1200 Euros

  3. The Travel Expenses to and from the school location

Part or all of the Fees and Living Expenses above, as well as part or all of the travel costs may be reimbursed to participants eligible for grants that CERN has obtained from the European Union 6th Framework Programme.


The level of reimbursement of Living expenses and Travel expenses depends on the  nationality of the participant.

Principles of reimbursement per type of expenses


Fees The totality of the Fees, that is 300 euros, will be reimbursed to EU-eligible participants
Living expenses

A fraction ranging from 50% to 100% of the Living Expenses (1200 Euros) will be reimbursed to EU-eligible participants, depending on the nationality of the participant.


See below for the table providing the reimbursement fraction per country category.

Travel expenses A fraction ranging from 0 to 100% of the real travel expenses will be reimbursed to EU-eligible participants, depending on the nationality of the participant.

See below for the table providing the reimbursement fraction per country category.

Maximum amounts
The reimbursement will not exceed the maximum amount authorized by the EU-FP6 Marie Curie Actions. These amounts are based on the direct ("as the crow flies") distance between the working location of the student and the school location.

See below the table of maximum travel allowances from EU-FP6 Marie Curie Actions rules.

Proof of expenses
Reimbursement will only take place upon provision by the participant of the relevant transportation tickets and/or invoices. Such justification documents should unambiguously  indicate the amount paid  and the currency.

Eligible expenses
Only public transportation travel expenses can be reimbursed (air plane, train, bus). Other types of expenses (car, taxi, ...)  will not be reimbursed.
Please note that administrative expenses such costs associated with visas are will not be reimbursed.



Reimbursement levels per type of expenses and country of citizenships


Country of citizenship

Travel allowance

Living allowance


Category A Country

no reimbursement

up to 50% of reimbursement

100% of reimbursement

Category B Country

100% of reimbursement
(within EU-FP6 limits below)

up to 80% of reimbursement

100% of reimbursement

Category C Country

100% of reimbursement
(within EU-FP6 limits below)

up to 100% of reimbursement

100% of reimbursement



Maximum amounts of reimbursement for travel expenses

Distance(km) Maximum contribution ()
< 500 250
500 1.000 500
1.000 1.500 750
1.500 2.500 1 000
2.500 5.000 1 500
5.000 10.000 2 000
>10.000 2 500

+ Direct distance (as the crow flies) based on latitude and longitude between your place of activity and Helsinki, Finland.

To find this distance, you may use distance calculator tools available on the Internet, such as the "How far is it?" service from (and indicate Helsinki as destination) . Beware to provide the distance in kilometers, not in miles.


Categories of country of citizenship relevant to determine the level of grant

Category A Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland

Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, United States

Category B Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia

Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey

Category C All other countries


Conditions for reimbursement

  1. The sum of the Fees plus the Living Expenses, that is 1500 Euros, should be paid to the account below prior to the school by participants. This amount covers tuition, lunch, two daily coffee breaks at the Helsinki Institute of Physics,  accommodation and evening meal at the Hotel Sokos, Helsinki, from dinner on Sunday, 20 August to breakfast on Saturday, 3  September 2006 and the use of the shuttle.  Some social activities, of which details will be given at a later time, will be organized at no extra cost.

  2. Reimbursement or Fees, Living and Travel expenses will take place by bank transfer approximately three months after the school on the condition that the participant actually attends the school.

  3. For such bank transfers, the details (name of Bank, address of Bank, account number, IBAN number, SWIFT code) of the bank account to which such reimbursement should be made must be noted in the Certification form (PDF version | Word version) which should accompany the application to the School.

Notification of level of reimbursement

  • All applicants will be notified whether their application to attend the school has been accepted.

  • The selected applicants will be notified whether they are eligible and of the reimbursement level that  they can benefit from, provided that they attend the school.


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