FAQ

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I am writing with some questions about ESSLLI 2019.  I am a MA student in Computational Linguistics at the University of Tuebingen, and I am very interested in registering.
I am interested in applying for one of the student grants.  In that case, should I wait until the notification in May to register?  Or should I register first in order to secure a place?
My second question is related to housing.  Should I reserve my accommodation at the university as soon as possible before being notified about the grant?  I am a bit concerned about the limited number of rooms.

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Practically there is no limit of conference places.
Seems that there will be very limited number of grants. You should assume that you will not receive any.
So, yes, you should reserve your accommodation at the university as soon as possible before being notified about the grant.


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I am an undergraduate student. I was wondering whether Bachelor students are allowed to apply to your Summer School. 

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No educational certificate will be demanded. It is up to you whether you are able to follow lectures or not.


Q

I’m planning to take part in the summer school.
And I was wondering is it possible to attend courses from different tracks?

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Yes.


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I am a bachelor student of Economics, but I am personally very interested in the fields of logic and language. So, would I be able to register, or should I take some exam or introductory course maybe?

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Everybody who has paid registration fee is welcome.


Q

I am the regional Chief of Service for Statistics at the Delegation of Tourism, South West Region Cameroon. I am in charge of collecting statistics and analysing data from Touristic sites and establishments; hotels, monuments and frontier hospitality management. This information is then processed and submitted at the ministry of Tourism.
I would love to be part of this important meeting as it will encourage the development of skills, being very resourceful to all participants.
Please kindly inform me if my Registration as government worker is welcomed and how to go about it.

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ESSLLI has no restrictions on participants.


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I’m very interested in computational linguistics, but I only have a degree in linguistics. Are the introductory classes suitable for absolute beginners in this domain ?

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We do not have any requirement regarding previous education.
Conceptually, introductory courses are for absolute beginners in the domain.
However, not knowing you I can not give you any warranty. In wrong case, at least you will have a lot of time to explore Riga and Latvia.


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I am from India. we have funding issues for the travel and accommodation. will you be able to provide the Airfare reimbursement and Accommodation after the election of our paper?

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ESSLLI 2019 is not a conference, it is a school.  No papers from participants are expected.
Lecturers are already selected – http://esslli2019.folli.info/programme/overall/ .


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I’m writing this letter to find out whether the school ESSLLI 2019 is free of charge.

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In general, no. The School is free of charge for lecturers only. Other participants (“students”) must pay study fee (EUR 350 – EUR 850 depending on status) and cover accommodation, transport and meals.
Some sponsors, hopefully, will provide grants. These grants usually cover study fee. Organizing Committee in no way is responsible for grants.


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It would be also useful to know what are the requirements (tests upcoming?) for the participants – if there are any. Or is it a course anyone can attend?

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Summer School has no formal requirements to participate. However, lectures, especially advanced level, might not be easy to comprehend.


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Is my country eligible in the program?

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There is no restriction for any country. However, there are different requirements for visa.


Q

I’m a Lebanese PhD student (first year). I’m studying in France hence, I have a residence permit here until the end of September 2021. Is this enough for coming to Latvia, as it is a part from the schengen area, or I have to apply for the visa?

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Latvia is a Schengen country, so you should not apply for visa.
However, I do not work for foreign affairs, so I suggest you personally ask the question at https://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/consular-information/countries-and-territories-whose-citizens-may-enter-latvia-without-a-visa .


Q

I have to pay the invoice you sent me yesterday, but I’m not sure about the payee: it’s the University of Latvia, isn’t it? 

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The payee is our registration partner, SIA REGISTRATION.LV. The partner will transfer your payment to the University of Latvia.


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I would like to ask that after the completion of the registration, am I already qualified to attend this school? Are there any other evaluations on candidates’ qualification?

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After payment of registration fee, yes.  No any other evaluation.


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I would like to ask what I should do if I miss the due for my payment this time. Is there any possibilities that I submit application for the program again?

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You should do nothing. You are welcome to submit application again.

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I tried to register for the ESSLLI 2019 but chose the wrong payment option; I should have chosen “Bank card”, but I chose “Invoice” instead and later realized the mistake.
Should I wait until the specific payment date is passed and then register again? Or could you cancel my registration now so that I could register again and pay in the correct manner?

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Just try to register again with correct option.