In order to maintain the program's level of excellence and sustainability, the fee assumed by the student for participation at BIYSC 2024 is of 3.100€ per participant.

This fee covers the cost of:

- Accommodation and meals from July 2nd to 12th 2024

- Material used in each of the projects

- Transportation to and from the research centers and activities

- Social and scientific activities and programmed visits (Science Experiences)

- Cultural visits (Barcelona Experience)

- Remuneration of the researchers, lecturers, and staff

- Accident and civil responsibility insurance


The participation fee does NOT cover:

- Transportation to/from Barcelona to attend the program


BIYSC is organized by Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera, a private, independent and non-for-profit foundation.


Payments policies

The registration fee comprise a first nonrefundable deposit and a final payment. The total amount can be paid in full or separately.

  • The first payment of 1.860€ must be made within 10 days of receiving the acceptance email to the program. 
  • The second payment is of 1.240€.  

Candidates who do not pay within the deadlines will be automatically excluded from the program. Check the key dates here.

We accept payments via online or virtual TPV (credit or debit card), a payment gateway that allows for easy and secure payments and bank transfers, but we do not accept bank charges. Please ensure the full amount reaches us.

The prices are in Euros and are in force at the time of enrollment in the educational and training program. In compliance with Act 37/1992 of December 28 on Value Added Tax (Article 20, Section 1, Number 9), the VAT will not be applied to enrollment fees for educational programs. Therefore, the final prices shown on screen are exempt from VAT. Any other tax, at the current rate, legally required at the time of registration or payment may apply to the specified prices.

Cancellation policies

Any cancellation after June 5th, 2024, will be charged the full participation fee. Cancellations will be accepted only in case of justified cause, such as serious illness of the participant (official medical written proof will be required).

In the event that the participant chooses to withdraw from the program voluntarily, the Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera will not refund any of the payments already made.

Only in the case where the participant claims that the cancellation is due to sufficiently justified personal reasons, or in those cases not provided for in these regulations, the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation may request accrediting documentation from the participant, and each case will be evaluated individually. The decision of the Foundation will be final.

If the cancellation is due to legal mobility restrictions resulting from legal situations decreed by the participant's country of origin or by the countries of transit or destination, the Foundation will reimburse the amounts paid, with the exception of 10% of the program fee, corresponding to management and organization expenses.

As a general rule, the Foundation reserves the right to modify, unilaterally and for justified reasons, any aspect that affects the sessions of the training programs, without this generating any right to a refund of the amounts paid by the participant or his or her parents or tutors.

Cancellation of the program by Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera

If the Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera, due to internal causes, has to cancel the program definitively and completely once the payment has been made, and as long as the program cannot be run in another format, place, or on different dates, the refund of 100% of the amounts paid will be reimbursed, covering the period until the time of cancellation. These amounts will be refunded using the same method used for payment.

Cancellation of the program due to force majeure or situations not attributable to either the participant or Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera

Force majeure means any unforeseeable, unavoidable, and overwhelming situation or event beyond the control of the parties (e.g. war, revolution, terrorist acts, border closures, epidemics, natural disasters, etc.). If Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera is faced with a situation of force majeure that affects the development or continuity of the program, all those affected will be notified immediately, specifying the nature, effects, duration of the situation, if possible, and the measures that will be taken to deal with the force majeure situation.

If the complete cancellation is due to the health situation and to the restrictions or regulations in force at the time arising from the pandemic situation due to COVID-19, the Foundation will reimburse the amounts paid, with the exception of 10% of the program fee, corresponding to management and organization expenses.

Financial aids for local students

The Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera is a private, non-profit institution that promotes opportunities for young people, and operates in the territory of Catalonia. The Foundation will consider providing financial aids to local selected students with difficulties affording the cost of tuition. If you are a local candidate who has been selected to participate in the program and this is your situation, before making any payment, please contact us at to apply for a partial scholarship within the official deadlines

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