European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN): Technical Student Programme

There’s no better way to learn than on-the-job. When that job happens to be in a world-famous organisation and centre of scientific excellence, even better.

If you’re an undergraduate in Applied Physics, Engineering or Computing and are looking for a practical training period or a place to complete your final project, you could spend 4 to 12 months at CERN during the course of your studies (Bachelor or Master).

It’s more than work experience. In fact, it’s a student programme like nowhere else on Earth.

Art der Förderung

  • Internship in a world-famous organisation and centre of scientific excellence
  • A contract of association from 4 to 12 months.
  • An allowance of 3319 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
  • A travel allowance.
  • Depending on your personal circumstances, a supplement if you are married and/or have children.
  • 2,5 days of paid leave per month.

Hinweise zur Bewerbung

Disciplines represented:

  • Applied physics
  • electrical or electronics engineering
  • general  or civil engineering
  • IT
  • mathematics and robotics
  • material and surface science
  • mechanical engineering.  

Students specialising in theoretical or experimental particle physics are not eligible to apply for this programme.

A panel of CERN experts meets twice a year in December and June to review all applications, and on each occasion, typically 120 students are selected to join the programme.

More information on the website.


  • You have completed at least 18 months of your undergraduate studies (Bachelor or Master’s) at the time of the next student selection round
  • You remain registered as a full-time student during the internship.
  • You have a good knowledge of English or French.
Art des Stipendiums
  • Praktikum im Ausland
  • Deutschland
  • Großbritannien / Irland
  • Naher Osten
  • Sonstige (International)
  • Österreich
  • Schweiz
  • Frankreich
  • Niederlande
  • Sonstige (Europa)
  • Belgien
  • Italien
  • Diplom/Magister-Studenten
  • Master-Studenten
  • Bachelor-Studenten
  • FH-Studenten

Geförderte Fachrichtungen


Ingenieurwesen allgemein, Maschinenbau/Verfahrenstechnik, Elektrotechnik, Bauingenieurwesen

Mathematik, Naturwissenschaften

Biologie, Chemie, Informatik, Naturwissenschaften allgemein, Physik, Astronomie

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