The Josep Comas i Solà International Astrobiology Summer School is co-sponsored by the NASA Astrobioogy Program and the Centro de Astrobiologia. Held annually in Santander, Spain, it has become a tradition in the astrobiology community. The week-long program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows provides lectures from international experts, round-table discussions, student projects, night-sky observations, and a half-day field trip to a nearby site of astrobiological interest.

In 2023, the school is scheduled to take place from July 10-14 and the focus will be Searching for Life on Ocean Worlds.


  • Students formally affiliated with US institutions
  • Students from ESA Member States, Canada and Slovenia
  • Students enrolled in Universities from the European Union (as well as from other countries belonging to the European Higher Education Area, EHEA:

Applications will open in January and are due on March 1, 2023.

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