Apply for CERN Summer Student Programme 2019 to take place in Geneva, Switzerland

Are you currently studying for a Bachelor or Master degree in Physics, Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics? Are you interested in a practical training period during the European summer (June – September)? Apply now for the CERN Summer Student Programme!


About the programme.

Over a period of 8 to 13 weeks, you will work on an advanced technical project in an experimental or engineering team. During this unique and exciting time, you can attend a series of lectures specially prepared for you where experts and scientists from around the world share their knowledge about a wide range of topics in the fields of theoretical and experimental particle physics, engineering and computing. Visits to the CERN facilities, as well as discussion sessions and workshops, are also key features of the programme


To be eligible for this programme, you must meet the following criteria: You are a Bachelor or Master student in Physics, Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics and should have completed, by the European Summer 2019, at least three years of full-time studies at university level. You will remain registered as a student during your stay at CERN. If you expect to graduate during the European summer 2019, you are also eligible to apply. You have not worked at CERN before with any other status for more than 3 months and to have a good knowledge of English; knowledge of French would be an advantage.

Candidates of all nationalities are welcome to apply for this Summer Student Programme.


CERN will provide you with: A contract of association of 8 to 13 weeks to work on a technical project; An extensive physics lecture programme; A 90 CHF per calendar day (net of tax) subsistence allowance to cover the cost of accommodation and meals in the Geneva area for a single person for the whole contract duration, A travel allowance on a lump sum basis paid at the end of your stay to help you with the cost of travel between Geneva and your residence at the time of the selection committee, Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive Health Insurance scheme (contribution already deducted from allowance) and assistance to find accommodation on the CERN site or nearby.

N.B: Candidates coming from a CERN Non Member State country can stay for a duration of 8 weeks only

 How to can apply?

You will need the following documents to complete your application: A CV in either English or French. A copy of your most recent academic transcript giving an overview of your marks, At least one reference letter (dated less than 12 months), preferably 2, from your lecturers.

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria and have completed their application before the deadline will pass to the next step of the selection process. The final results of the selection procedure will be communicated to candidates by mid-April 2019.

If you are a national of Canada, Japan or the United States, please apply via the following websites: US, Japan, Canada

Please, visit the official webpage of CERN Summer student programme

Note that the deadline is 31 January 2019.

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