Unfortunately the 2020 Summer Student programme had to be cancelled owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. We do, however, have a range of exciting online education activities lined up for the summer (Lectures 2020, Workshops 2020 and Webfest 2020).


The Summer Student Programme is more than summer work. It's the chance to join CERN in Geneva - getting involved in the day-to-day work of our multicultural teams. Attend lectures, visit CERN facilities, take part in discussions and workshops with people who are leaders in their fields. In fact, it will be a summer like nowhere else on Earth!


A program that provides excellent international experience and exposure to particle physics and related research fields.  

Incredibly unique and special opportunity to learn new skills, collaborate in large teams, and meet people in your field from around the world. Truly an amazing experience which I will recommend to others.


It has definitely been one of the most exciting experiences in my life. My experience here will undoubtedly prove to be extremely useful in my future career, be it academic or professional. I will never forget and greatly treasure the time spent here working with my supervisor, fellow summer students and colleagues.

  An amazing, challenging, cheerful, horizon-opening programme! Thanks for everything!


Things I should know before I apply?

Interested candidates can apply to the Summer Student Programme via our career site. Applications for the 2021 edition will open in November 2020. 

You will find some useful hints on how to write a CV here.


Additional information
Take part


I've been selected, what's next?

Possible dates of stay, event calendar
Subsistence, rules and regulations
Housing offers
Your work project, lectures, workshops, visits, poster and presentation sessions
Summer student drink, cultural events, clubs at CERN, T-shirt challenge and many more
Wondering what to do in Geneva during the summer?






Welcome to the Summer Student Programme!
CERN resources
Time to say goodbye :-(



CERN NMS Summer School 2018
The presentation was given by STFC representatives to the Non-Member State Summer Students. Some general pictures and portraits (Image: CERN)

Every year, a third of the Non-Member States Summer Students are supported by a CERN & Society Foundation grant, made possible thanks to the generous gifts of private donors.