DESY Summer Student Program in physics or related natural science disciplines

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The online application is open and will remain open until March 8.

Each summer DESY offers undergraduate students in physics or related natural science disciplines the possibility to participate in the research activities of the laboratory at the Hamburg or Zeuthen (near Berlin) sites.
The 2022 program will take place from July 19 to September 8. An announcement poster can be found here. The program has been adapted to the special conditions due to the Covid pandemic and consists of two main parts:
1. Work projects: Selected candidates join in the day-to-day work of DESY research groups and participate in one of these activities. We plan to have

  • the majority of work projects on-site,
  • as well as a number of online (remote) projects.

For the on-site projects everything must of course be conform with the Covid-19 pandemic requirements and restrictions for traveling to (following the guidelines for external users) and working at DESY. Only students who have a EU-conform vaccination will be allowed to participate. Students that are invited for on-site projects are expected to work 39 hours a week. They will receive subsistence allowance (1200 Euro per month), partial travel reimbursement and have the possibility to be accommodated in the DESY Hostel, at a reduced price. Depending on the covid pandemic situation on-site participation in any project can be cancelled at any time; for some of these projects it may be possible to convert them in such a situation into an online project. Online projects generally require internet connections with sufficient bandwidth, for which each participating student has to take care of him/herself. No living allowance is provided for online project students. Students are expected to spend during the working week (Monday – Friday), on average, at least a few hours a day on the online project.
2. Lecture program: While the work in the groups is the main activity, there will also be a series of lectures (given in English) related to the scientific research done at DESY. We are planning to have the lectures mostly on-site plus transmitting them via zoom/webcast.

If you want to apply for the program please check if you fulfill the conditions.

If you have any questions please check first if you can find answers on our webpages. In case you cannot find the answers please write to

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