How to apply

The 2016 WNU Summer Institute will be held from 28 June to 5 August in Ottawa, Canada

Applications for company funded candidates are open 


The WNU Summer Institute programme is designed to expand participants’ horizons across the full spectrum of issues surrounding nuclear energy. Built on a foundation of instruction from some of the world's foremost leaders in science, engineering and the global environment, the programme is augmented by team-building exercises and a week-long technical tour of nuclear and related facilities.
Applicants must provide evidence of meeting the following requirements:

•  Currently employed in the nuclear sector, with at least 3 years of relevant work experience;
•  Advanced University degree (Master degree or equivalent 4 years of work experience) in nuclear energy sciences related field;        
•  Demonstrated academic or professional excellence and leadership potential with two recommendation letters;
•  Maximum age of 40;
•  Proficiency in English, particularly oral communication, which is essential for effective participation in the WNU-SI programme. Non-native English speaker will be asked to submit an English language certificate to demonstrate their language skills. Proof of studies or papers published in English are also accepted. 


Selection places considerable weight on an applicant's demonstrated leadership potential.  The aim of the selection process is to have a class of WNU Fellows composed of an internationally diverse mix of top professionals already in industry or government service.  Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

Application deadlines

All applications should come through this page. 

1)  Application with IAEA funding –
Deadline: 20 November 2015 - NOW CLOSED
Covers return travel and full tuition fee (see below for included in tuition fee) 

Please note: Applications should be made only on the WNU page for IAEA support. The WNU will make the final selection and send this list to the Technical Cooperation programme. If you have been selected for support you will be contacted with further instructions. 

This selection is made through a consultation process, led by the WNU Coordinating Centre. The short-listed applications will be submitted to the IAEA for further reviewing and a final decision. The IAEA sponsored 22 candidates in 2015. The selection process can be lengthy. 

2) Application with support from company or other sponsors - Deadline: 12 February 2016 - OPEN

Tuition fee: £11,500

The selection of Fellows will be made through a consultation process led by the WNU Coordinating Centre

Tuition fee includes:
- Course materials and mentorship
- Meals for the duration of the Summer Institute
- En suite accommodation during the academic programme and twin room during technical tour
- Technical tours
- Cultural tours and social events
- Books: Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century, and Nuclear English for non native English speakers

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