The Non-Member State Summer Student Programme represents a unique opportunity for students from all over the world to spend their summer involved in some of the world’s biggest experiments at CERN in Geneva.

For 8 weeks, summer students gather on-site at CERN and participate in the day-to-day work of research teams under the guidance of CERN senior staff. The Programme targets advanced undergraduate and early stage graduate students of physics, computing and engineering - particularly from developing countries. Participating students receive scientific training, attend lectures and work on laboratory-based projects alongside with CERN experts and fellow students.



8 weeks can make a difference!

We know that highly-skilled, well-trained scientists and engineers play a vital role in every nation’s economy. With the Non-Member State Summer Student Programme, CERN contributes significantly by training young students in STEM subjects.

The students receive high-level training, and also interact with fellow scientists from various disciplines and backgrounds. The students are also able to develop useful and long-lasting relationships that can prove valuable in their future.

In this video, we asked summer students from all over the world to talk about why they decided to study STEM subjects, to apply for the Summer Programme, their experience on-site at CERN, and their takeaways.

Our 2017 impact

- 63 countries represented

- 145 students hosted at CERN

- 1,400 students participated since 2003


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