Saturday, 19 December 2015

CERN Studentships in Summer 2016 (Non Member State Nationals)

Nationals of Pakistan, Romania, Serbia or Turkey: please apply for the Member State programme
The CERN Summer Student Program offers undergraduate and junior post-graduate students of physics, computing and engineering a unique opportunity to join in the day-to-day work of research teams participating in experiments at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. Beyond the outstanding first-class scientific value of their stay, the selected students will find working in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment an extremely enriching personal experience. It is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make valuable and long lasting contacts with other students and scientists from all over the World.

In addition to the work in the experimental teams, Summer Students attend a series of lectures specially prepared for them. Several scientists and engineers 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 are also part of the Programme, as well as discussion sessions and workshops. Attendance requires a presence of 8 weeks on site and the possible dates of stay are the following:
06 June to 29 July - in exceptional circumstances only
13 June to 05 August
20 June to 12 August
27 June to 19 August

Information on the organised activities can be found on the Summer Student Info Page.

The deadline for this application is fixed on 27 January 2016  (23:59 CET !) - The other documents can be uploaded until Sunday 31 January
La date limite d'envoi des candidatures est fixée au 27 janvier 2016  (23:59 CET !) - les autres documents peuvent être téléchargés jusqu'au 31 janvier
Job Reference: SUM-NMS-2016
Closing date:
Role Description
A limited number of studentships are available during the European summer period only. CERN financial support may also be offered to students who are nationals of countries that are not Member States of CERN.
In addition to the work in the experimental and engineering teams, the selected students are required to attend a series of lectures. 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. Students are also required to complete a report at the end of their studentship.

Eligibility conditions

You are NOT a national of a CERN Member State or of Pakistan, Romania, Serbia or TurkeyNationals of a CERN Member State or of one of these Associate Member States should apply to the MS programme.
Students from USA, Japan and Canada please see special arrangements here

  • You are a university-level undergraduate (at least third year students) or at the start of post-graduate studies.
  • You will remain registered as a student during your stay at CERN. If you expect to graduate in the European summer 2016, you are also eligible to apply.
  • You have not worked at CERN before with any other status (Technical Student, Trainee, User...) for more than 3 months.
  • You have a good knowledge of English; knowledge of French would be an advantage.

Required documents: You are requested to upload TWO RECENT reference letters from your professors, as well as your latestGrades' Transcripts and a recent CV in English or French in order to be considered for selection.

Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement of receipt which contains a link. You must forward this link to your two referees so that they can upload their recommendation letter.
Those students with CERN financial support:
  • You will receive a subsistence allowance to cover the cost of accommodation and meals in the Geneva area for a single person.
  • The CERN Housing Service will assist you in finding accommodation on, or near the site of the laboratory.
  • A limited number of travel scholarships will be available (on a lump sum basis).
Selection Procedure

Applications are considered by a panel of CERN experts which meets in February and March 2016. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by end April 2016.




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