Application & registration

Registration will start soon!



Balaton Summer School is mainly organized for physics students, but you are also welcome if your field of study is related to physics.


Due to the pandemic: according to the provisions in force, only private individuals with a mutually accepted immunity certificate (based on a bilateral agreement between the two governments) may enter the country and stay in hotels in Hungary. People without immunity certificates currently have a 10 days long official quarantine obligation after entering the country, which can be shortened by two consecutive PCR tests.

Since the lectures of BSS will be held indoors, please also take into consideration that according to current regulations only those with immunity certificate can participate in indoor conferences. 

Check the current regulations in force before your registration!

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The list of countries with which Hungary currently has a bilateral agreement:

  • Albania
  • Bahrain
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Northern Macedonia
  • Georgia
  • Croatia
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine


Participation fees

For members of Mafihe: 40 000 HUF

For others: 50 000 HUF / 150 EUR

The participation fee includes the price of the accommodation (in quadruple rooms), breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole week. Lunch on the day of the excursions will be provided in the form of lunch packs.

It does NOT include the traveling fee to or from the location of the BSS.



You will be able to choose from a variety of optional excursions. However, the excursion day is not mandatory, you can choose to stay at Keszthely and have some free-time.

Both excursions start with a trip to Tihany where you can admire the exceptional scenery, the abbey and the charming village at the top of the hill. Here you have the opportunity to participate in a sightseeing – guided by the organizers – and/or you will have some free-time to enjoy the place. 

On the way back to Keszthely you will have two options. You can either visit the Tapolca Lake Cave or the Folly Arboretum and Winery. Tapolca Lake Cave is a tortuous flooded karst cave where the visitors can make a unique boat trip on the lit, bluish water of the underground lake. Folly Arboretum and Winery is a 110 years old flourishing garden and wineyard with centuries-old cedars and enchanting view to Lake Balaton and Badacsony. Here you will participate in a wine tasting with three types of wines from the wineyard complementary with home-made snacks.

The excursions cost 4000 HUF additional fee.

This price includes either the ticket for the Folly Arboretum and Winery and the wine tasting (3×0.5dl) with snacks or the ticket to the Tapolca Lake Cave,  guided tour with audio-guide and boating in the cave. Both excursions include the trip to Tihany with sightseeing.


Application details

Accommodation is available for 60 participants. The registration will be valid after the arrival of the participation fee to our bank account.

If you need accommodation in Budapest on the day of your arrival to Hungary or on the day  of your departure, we can help you find one.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us at bss[\] or mafihe[\]