General Information

Program Location

The school is held at the Brandolini Colomban Castle in Cison di Valmarino, 40 kilometers north of Treviso, in Veneto, in the north-east of Italy. The castle is now a hotel with meeting, sporting, recreational and well-being facilities.


Accommodation is in a double room are 115-130€ per person (course participant only), per day, including full board. A small number of single rooms can be booked at an extra charge on a first-come first-served basis. More information can be found in the course application form and in the hotel accommodation form in the application section of the website. We recommend staying at the Hotel CastelBrando, which is also the course venue. However, students may book other accommodation, but should always book at least half board at the castle (see "FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICES (WITHOUT STAY)" in the accommodation form.

Registration Fee

The registration fee includes only the course tuition. Accommodation and meals are not included in the tuition fee and should be booked separately (see application). The final deadline for registration is May 24, 2020. The fees below include a non-refundable € 200 deposit fee. Course fees depend on whether the applicant is currently a student at an accredited university, and on the timing of enrollment, according to the table below.

Returning students (students who have participated in the Summer School in a previous year) have a 10% discount in the tuition fee. Multiple candidates applying simultaneously from the same department or research group can benefit from a 10% discount on the tuition fee. In order to benefit of this discount, applications must be sent the same day and must specify the name of the other participant/s who is also applying. IBS members, SISMEC members, and IBIG members have a 20% discount on the tuition fee. Discounts can be applied only after the registration fee is paid (on the remaining tuition amount). Discounts cannot be cumulated.

Registration before March 8, 2020

Registration after March 8, 2020





1 week





2 weeks





The Stata Courses are independent from the Course Blocks. The fee for attending each Stata course is € 400. Students attending summer school courses during the week pay a discounted rate of € 250 per course. Notice also that in most courses, Stata® is the statistical software used.

Information and Registration

If you wish to obtain further information send an email to

Course Administration

Cecilia Damiano, Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, University of Milano-Bicocca
Francesca Ghilotti (Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet)

Contact numbers:

Cell.:+39 349 3915523 Rino Bellocco (Course director)
Cell.:+39 347 9240424 Marco Bonetti (Course director)


Participants are responsible for obtaining a visa to Italy, if necessary. The School urges applicants to contact the course administration as early as possible, if they require an invitation letter.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation arriving to the Summer School administrator before 15th of May 2020 will entitle the applicant to a full refund of the tuition, after withholding the deposit fee (200€). A cancellation arriving after this time, but still before the start of the course, will entitle the applicant to receive a 50% refund of the tuition, after withholding the deposit fee (200€). So, in both cases the deposit fee (200 €) will not be refundable. In all other cases (including no-shows, premature departure) the tuition will not be reimbursed. Cancellation must be made in writing. In the unlikely event that a course(s) needs to be canceled, the School will make this decision as early as possible and will notify the students. In no event will the School be responsible for costs incurred by canceled travel reservations.