60th London International Youth Science Forum 2018


60th London International Youth Science Forum 2018

LIYSF – 25th July to 8th August 2018

The London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) is a two week residential event held at Imperial College London, with lectures and demonstrations from leading scientists, visits to industrial sites, research centres, scientific institutions and organisations, including world class laboratories and universities.


As always, LIYSF will aim to cover a broad range of subjects across STEM fields and students will be able to tailor their programme to suit their own STEM interests, however, for the 60th LIYSF we will have the underlying theme of: Science for the Future.

Over the last 60 years science has had a transformative effect on our lives. Science touches each and every person’s life throughout every moment in any day. From the transport used to travel and its infrastructure, phone, tablet or computer device, the energy to heat and give light, food, medicines and health care to the clothes worn; all are developed through scientific research and processes.

Science is uniquely placed to help the world for the future. Science can help tackle some of the issues we face today, such as; energy, food and water security, climate change, biodiversity and potential pandemics.

Never has science been more vital to mankind. Therefore, how science is communicated is even more important today – not just to governments and policy makers, but to everyone. Scientists must be able to articulate their ideas in an effective manner.  

LIYSF 2018 will not only consider what the scientific and technological landscape might look in the future and how this can be influenced, but will also equip our students with new knowledge and skills, connections and a broader perspective. 

Application Forms

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Participation Information

All students attending LIYSF must meet our minimum requirements:

  • Aged between 16 and 21 years old when LIYSF takes place – thus date of birth be between 25/7/1996 and 25/7/2002. If your birthday is after 25/07/2002, you should apply for the following year.
  • Students must have a good understanding of written and spoken English 
  • Students must be studying science and have achieved or be in preparation for taking exam qualifications for university entrance

Participation fee is £1,975.00 per student

The fee covers the total cost of the programme over 15 days; all meals and accommodation, lectures and demonstrations, scientific visits and entrance charges, travel to all programmed events and the social programme. The fee does not cover; optional sightseeing tours and theatre tickets, visa, insurance or transfer (flight) to London.

Participants are responsible for seeking their own financial assistance to support their attendance at LIYSF – for advice click here. Participants are responsible for checking to see if they need a visa to travel to the UK and must apply for one, if required, in good time. LIYSF can help in your application by providing a support letter, once fees have been paid.

Applications are considered on a first come, first served basis and are open until Monday 11th June. 

Individual Applications 

Annually 500 students aged between 16-21 years old attend LIYSF from over 65 countries worldwide, many attending as self-nominated individual attendees.  You can use the application form to apply as an individual, but you must supply an academic referee who can confirm that you meet our requirements.  Once you apply, you will enter our application process and will be advised about your application, we will let you know if we need any more information from you. If you application is accepted you are required to pay a £250 deposit to hold your place.

Please complete the “Individual Application Form” on the right to apply to attend LIYSF. Submission of this form confirms your application and subject to our acceptance commits you to full payment of the participation fees.  Only submit this form if you have the funds ready, if you are not sure or have questions please contact us first on info@liysf.org.uk

Group Application

If you are a coordinator or putting together a group of students to attend, please complete the “Group Application Form“. The completion of this form will make you the coordinator of the initial administration matters. Finance matters will also be directed to you, but in many cases organisations require individuals to submit payment, this is possible through a group application, but please advise us of this ahead of the application.

If you are making a group application, it is not necessary at this stage to know the names of the students; many schools and organisations select their students later. 

Many students also attend as winners of international science competitions, as part of a small group from educational bodies, schools and colleges, some with scholarships or funding from charitable Foundations.

For any questions, please contact us at info@liysf.org.uk 


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