Monday, December 17, 2018

[Bachelor and Master Degree] DESY Summer Student Programme 2019, Germany (Fully Funded)

DESY is one of the world’s leading research centres for photon science, particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics. Each summer DESY offers students in physics or related natural science disciplines the opportunity to participate in its research activities. About 100 students from all over the world take part in DESY’s research and attend the lecture program. In 2019 the program takes place from July 16 to September 5.

Selected candidates join in the day-to-day work of research groups at the DESY Laboratory in Hamburg or Zeuthen (Berlin) and participate in one of these activities.
While the work in the groups is the main activity, there will also be a series of lectures (given in English) related to the research done at DESY. Visits to the accelerators and experiments are also included in this programme.

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Field of Study:
Undergraduate & Master Students Enrolled in physics or Related Natural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Crystallography, Materials and Geological Sciences, Computing & engineering disciplines. 
  • DESY Summer Students will be paid a subsistence allowance to cover living expenses for a single person.
  • Travel expenses will be subsidized.

  • Please take note that due to regulations for paid traineeships in Germany we can only accept students that are enrolled at their university for the whole period of the summerstudent programme.
  • Applicants should have completed, by the summer of 2019, at least three years of full-time studies at university level in physics or related natural science disciplines. The main target audiences are students who in summer 2019 are at the following two stages:
  • - they are about to obtain their Bachelor degree
  • - they have a Bachelor degree and are within the first year of studies for a Master degree.
  • Applicants who already obtained a master-degree or will obtain the master degree in 2019 are not accepted.
Applicants should not have previously been at DESY as a summer student Please note that all applicants should have a good working knowledge of English, some basic computing skills and are committed to attend the whole programme. 
How To Apply:
  • Please, before applying, read carefully the conditions and make sure that you fulfil the qualifications. Please proceed to the application only, if you accept the conditions. This includes, that you will participate in the program for the full period of time.
  • Please look through the activities and identify your preferred areas. You can choose three areas in order of priority later in your application form. (Note, that you can choose either from A1-A6 or from B1-B6, not a mixture of both!)
  • Documents to be uploaded:
    In the course of this application you will have to upload a few documents. The uploading is to be done on the second page of the application All documents are preferably in pdf format.
    • A CV (curriculum vitae), the CV should be in tabular form only and contain personal data, educational history / relevant work experience, computing and other relevant work skills (usually one or two pages are sufficient for the complete CV).
    • University grade certificates (e.g. bachelor certificate, credit points, etc.).
  • International Applicants from Non-EU and Non-EEA Countries need a working permission for Germany and are requested to upload two further documents:
    • The following Certificate of Enrollment has to be filled in and stamped and signed by your university: 
      • Certificate Of Enrollment It is very important that the whole period of the summer student program is covered and that you use this form (other forms will not be accepted by the German authorities). Therefore, please state that your studies began before July 1st, 2019 and will continue at least until the 1st of October 2019. A filled example can be found here 
      • A copy of your valid passport in English language.
        You will be asked to upload both documents on the second page of the application form.
  •  If any of the documents required to be uploaded are missing your application cannot be considered.
  • Two reference letters:
    Please note that you need to ask your two referees for their permission before giving their names and email addresses in this online form. The referees will get an automatic email notification with instructions where to upload their reference letters.
  • At the end of the online application procedure, you will be asked to confirm the correctness of the data you entered. Your data will be electronically saved for 6 month and processed for the purposes of this summer students application procedure only.
  • If you have any questions please check first if you can find answers in the FAQ. In case you cannot find the answers please write to Please take note that, depending on the period of the year, it can take a while until we get back to you.
If you have read and understood the above, please proceed HERE to the application. 

31 January 2019