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Fully-funded DESY Summer Studentship Program 2020 in Germany

Fully Funded DESY Summer Studentship Program 2020, Germany

Fully Funded
Country: Germany
City: Hamburg and Zeuthen
Jul 21 - Sep 10, 2020
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DESY Fully-funded Student Program in Germany. The Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), a national research center in Germany invites candidates to apply for the DESY Summer Student Programme 2020. The Program dates from July 21 to September 10 of the year 2020. The DESY Summer Student Program offers undergraduate students in physics, related natural science disciplines or computing the possibility to participate in the research activities of the laboratory. Selected candidates join in the day-to-day work of research groups at the DESY Laboratory in Hamburg or Zeuthen (Berlin) and participate in many other activities.

Financial Aid

All the participating students are eligible for financial aid. In addition to that, DESY Summer Students will pay a subsistence allowance to cover living expenses as well as to cover the travel expenses for a single person.


Please take note that due to regulations for paid traineeships in Germany DESY can only accept students that are enrolled at their university for the whole period of the summer student program.

  • Applicants should have completed, by the summer of 2020, at least three years of full-time studies at university level in physics, related natural science disciplines or computing. DESY offers the majority of projects for physics students.
  • The main target audiences are students who in summer 2020; about to obtain their Bachelor’s degree, or have a Bachelor’s degree and are within the first year of studies for a Master’s degree.
  • Applicants who already obtained a master-degree or will obtain a master’s degree in 2020 are not eligible.
  • Furthermore, applicants should not have previously been at DESY as a summer student.

Summer students join groups at DESY and European XFEL which address fundamental and applied questions in the fields of physics, biology, chemistry, crystallography, materials, and geological sciences, computing, and engineering. Moreover, this includes research with synchrotron radiation on molecules, soft matter, solid-state and nanomaterials, the development of new experimental techniques based on synchrotron radiation and lasers and the theory of interaction of matter and light.

About DESY

DESY is one of the world’s leading research centers for photon science, particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics. Each summer DESY offers students in physics, related natural science disciplines or computing the opportunity to participate in its research activities. Moreover, about 100 students from all over the world take part in DESY’s research and attend the lecture program.

Follow the official website for information this Fully-funded Student Program in Germany.


Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Event Date21 July,2020 to 10 September,2020
Deadline31 January,2020
CityHamburg and Zeuthen
Open toAll



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