Official Rules

Before registering for the Solvay Summer School, you must carefully read the rules below (hereinafter called the “Official Rules”). By completing the application form, you accept the conditions of the Official Rules in their entirety. Furthermore, you accept that any decision of the Solvay Summer School staff concerning the Solvay Summer School is definitive.

The Solvay Summer School :

  • The Solvay Summer School is a Summer School organized by Solvay students.
  • The purpose of the Solvay Summer School is to equip students with state-of-the-art knowledge and tools to tackle challenges within a European framework. Ten different courses are organized around a yearly theme.
  • The Seminar is based on economic courses where the participants evolve within a defined educational environment.
  • Attendance to the lectures, seminars, and workshops is compulsory, all students have to be present at least 75% of the lectures to attempt the final exam. Moreover, attentiveness shown by the students will affect their chance of passing the final exam.

Participation rules1

  1. Only individuals who are either:
    • officially enrolled in a university of any higher educational establishment, or
    • writing their thesis or doing the equivalent in order to obtain their diploma, or
    • who have had an economic or business graduate and wish to follow our seminar
  2. Participation in the Solvay Summer School is subject to online electronic acceptance of the Official Rules and of the documentation concerning the assignment of the intellectual property and image rights.
  3. A financial contribution depending on the chosen package is required.

1 N.B: Priority will be given to students enrolled in a university or a higher educational establishment.


  1. The participant must fulfill the official registration form sent via email in order to be officially registered to the Solvay Summer School. It is imperative that every field is completed with valid answers. Incomplete application forms will not be considered as eligible. The Solvay Summer School team keeps the right to retract a candidate if the information given in the abovementioned Application Form is incorrect or invalid.
  2. At the time of application, the participant will be requested to accept the Official Rules. Failure to do so will make submitting the Application Form impossible.
    Acceptance of the Official Rules is done in the name of the Applicant.
  3. The applicant must provide a valid personal email address.
  4. The students can change any of the details used during their registration, and this until the date of the event. In such an event, Students are expected to contact the Solvay Summer School team through email address
  5. The Solvay Summer School reserves the right to verify the validity of the information provided by the Applicant at the time of the application, at any time during the Solvay Summer School, and if deemed necessary, to request copies of the identity cards and/or student cards of the School or university mentioned by the Participant.
  6. Students must register under the first name and surname appearing on their passport/identity card.
  7. An amount of €50 is non-refundable. If you cancel your participation at least 35 days before the start of the program, you will be fully refunded except for the registration fee (50 Euros). Cancellations made at least 25 days before the program start will
    receive a 50% refund. Any cancellation made after this time will not receive any refund. However, due to the unprecedented and unique situation unfolded by the pandemic, the Solvay Summer School team has decided to offer a more flexible policy to those particularly affected. If the application has to be canceled, it will be fully reimbursed as long as the participant is able to prove that the cancellation is due to COVID-19.

Supplementary provision

  1. Disqualifications:
    At his own discretion, the Solvay Summer School may exclude or ban an Individual from participating if the Individual does not comply with the Official Rules or acts in an unfair or disruptive way.
    The Courses and its associated documentation are copyrighted. All adaptation, reproduction or representation without the Solvay Summer School’s approval is considered a forgery punished by the law.
    The Participants shall have no recourse against the disqualification decisions.
    The Solvay Summer School has the right to disqualify and sue any participant who might try to destroy, disturb, damage or affect the proper functioning of the Solvay Summer School.
  2. Personal information:
    According to the “Informatique et Libertés” Law of 4 January 1978, any Student can exercise his/her right of access to, amendment of, or suppression of his personal data.
  3. Miscellaneous:
    All the times and dates published by the Solvay Summer School are in local Belgian time.
    In the case, that the administration, the security or the proper functioning of the Summer School is questioned, the Solvay Summer School Office reserves the right to shorten, modify or cancel the Solvay Summer School. In this event, the participants will not be able to claim any loss against it.
    The Solvay Summer School, its concept, its content, its appearance, its logo, any other graphic element, and its organization are and shall remain the sole property of the Solvay Summer School.
    The Solvay Summer School is not responsible for the incorrect functioning of the site, for incorrect email addresses related to the Solvay Summer School or for connection problems.
    The Participant shall not be reimbursed for the fees, equipment or resources used during their participation in the Solvay Summer School.
    By agreeing to these terms of use, Students give the Solvay Summer School the right to take photographs and make short-movies in which they appear, and to use these for an unlimited amount of time.