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London International Youth Science Forum

London International Youth Science Forum

The London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) offers a two-week science Summer Camp in the UK both online and in-person held, at Imperial College London & The Royal Geographical Society. Each year 500 students aged 16-21 years old from 70 countries enjoy our 15-day STEM Summer Camp with lecture demonstrations from leading scientists, scientific visits to world-class laboratories and science universities combined with international cultural interaction.

Students can apply directly to LIYSF and pay the cost themselves, however if you are a student enrolled in a science program at UFV, who is academically outstanding and has great leadership and communication skills why not apply through us and we'll cover the cost! The Faculty of Science sends at least one science student to LIYSF each summer all expenses paid to represent UFV.

Past UFV representatives: Rhien Hare & Annabelle Czihaly (2022 back in person!); Annabelle Czihaly, Connor Frey & Heather Kelly (2021 Virtually); Annabelle Czihaly (2020-postponed to 2021); Isabelle St-Martin (2019); Nikola Trotzuk (2018); Tessa Webb & Perrin Waldock (2017); Vivienne Beard (2016); Kevin Kobes (2015); Etienne Dreyer (2014); Andrew Alexander (2013); and Timothy Richards (2012). Read the Blog articles submitted by our past representatives!


Around December each year, the Faculty of Science requests applications from interested science students. The deadline for applications is typically the end of February.

To qualify for the selection process, you must:

  • be aged 16 to 21
  • Submit a portfolio, consisting of:
    • Resume and cover letter stating why you qualify for this
    • Your vision of where Science or Technology will make the biggest contribution to the future (short essay, video or other visual presentation)
    • 2 letters of reference from faculty who can speak to your ability & accomplishments as a science student and why you would be a good representative for UFV at the Forum


Shortlisted candidates will be required to present on a research interest in March to our selection panel. Presentations will be widely advertised to the university community and attendance will be open to any interested students, family, friends, staff and faculty.

For more information, please contact us!

Update for 2023!

The 64th London International Youth Science Forum will be held hybrid from July 26 - August 9, 2023. We will be sending one UFV representative next summer to London to attend in person. Please visit our Faculty of Science Blog for updates. If you have any questions, please contact us at

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