Frequntly Asked Questions
To whom does the program address?
The Summer Student
Program is an Internship that provides practical and educational
expertise to students in the following study fields:
Natural Sciences: Physics, Accelerater Physics,
Biophysics, Medical Physics, Life sciences: Biology, Medicine
(Tumor Therapy); Material Sciences (Nano Technology);
Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Information Technologies;
Engineering Sciences & Technologies: Electro
Engineering & Micro-Electronics, Mechanical Engineering.
To which education level does it apply?
The program addresses to students on the advanced
undergraduate and Master level: Students are eligible, if they
have at least completed their third year of studies in their
main study discipline before the upcoming summer. This
includes students, who will start PhD studies right after our
summer program. Students, who are already involve in PhD
studies during our summer program, are excluded.
Are there further eligibility restrictions?
Students who study at universities outside Europe or Russia:
They are only eligible, if they study at a site which is
collaboration partner with our research center, i.e.
at least one of your reviewers should be a member of a
What are the program objectives?
The participants will work on a scientific or technical
project in our Research and Development departments mentored
by a tutor (similar to a small Bachelor project); the project
will be completed by a four page written report and a short
seminar presentation by each participant. Furthermore
introductory lectures on the research objectives and
accomplishments of our center will be presented, supplemented
by soft-skill tutorials. For details have a look on on the
corresponding offers in previous
All participants are expected to take part for the entire
duration of the program.
What kind of financial support does the program offer?
- We offer free lodging in a nearby hotel in rooms with two or
three beds; all Summer Students will stay in the same hotel;
- a weekly allowance corresponding to the standard for German
students is payed;
- travel support is provided up to a limit of 500 Euro.
What do I need in order to support and complete my application?
Fill out and submit our Application Form with your contact and
educational data and your project preferences;
two Confidential Reports by scientists of your university who
can provide a balanced evaluation about you;
an Academic Transcript issued by your university (covering
your educational grades over the last two years; English
translations are preferred, however copies of original
documents in French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish
and Ukrainian are also accepted. For all other languages you
can supply the original document along with your own
(non-testified) English translation.
Summer Students in the
GSI-FAIR blog: "Beam On"