The application period for the 2024 session of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency’s International School of Nuclear Law (ISNL) is now open. The school will run from August 26 through September 6 in Montpellier, France.
About: Established in 2001 in cooperation with the University of Montpellier, the ISNL is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the various interrelated legal issues relating to the safe, efficient, and secure use of nuclear energy.
Intended for graduate students and young professionals, the 10-day course features lectures by nuclear law specialists on the following:
- Fundamentals of nuclear law.
- Nuclear fuel cycle.
- Radiation protection.
- Nuclear safety, regulation, and licensing.
- Decommissioning, spent fuel, and radioactive waste management.
- Transport of nuclear materials and fuel.
- Environmental law and nuclear activities.
- Nuclear security.
- Nonproliferation and international safeguards for nuclear materials.
- Liability, compensation, and insurance for nuclear damage.
- International trade in nuclear materials and equipment.
Financial support: Two different types of grants and financial support opportunities are available to interested and qualified applicants.
The OCED NEA awards financial grants to a select number of students from its member countries who qualify for the program.
In addition, the International Atomic Energy Agency gives financial support to a limited number of professionals from its member states who are eligible under its Technical Cooperation Program.
Check the online registration form for more information.
University diploma: ISNL participants can apply for a diploma in International Nuclear Law from the University of Montpellier. More information about the diploma opportunity is available online.