The DESY Summer Student Program 2020 in Germany is now open for applications. The duration of the DESY International Summer program is 7-weeks. The paid traineeships will from July 21, 2020, to September 10, 2020. You must be able to understand English as the whole program will be held in English. IELTS/TOEFL or other language tests are not required for the fully-funded summer student program in Europe.


Undergraduate and master students from all over the world can apply for the DESY International Summer Student Program. All the costs of the program will be covered by The Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron. Selected candidates join in the day-to-day work of research groups at the DESY Laboratory in Hamburg or Zeuthen (Berlin). It’s a great chance for international students to work in Germany in the world-leading research institute.


DESY is one of the world’s leading research centers for photon science, particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics. The application for the 2020 summer school will be open on 17 Dec 2019 – 31 Jan 2020. 100 students from all over the world take part in DESY’s research and attend the lecture program.

DESY Summer Student Program 2020 Details:

Host Country:

  • Germany

Host Organisation:

  • The Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron  (DESY)

Program Duration:

  • 7 Weeks

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Program Dates:

  • The 2020 summer training program will take place from July 21 to September 10.

Financial Support:

  • DESY Summer Students will be paid a subsistence allowance to cover living expenses for a single person.
  • Travel expenses will be subsidized.

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Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants should have completed, by the summer of 2020, at least three years of full-time studies at the university level in physics, related natural science disciplines or computing. 
  • The main target audiences are students who in summer 2020 are at the following two stages:
    • they are about to obtain their Bachelor degree
    • they 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 accepted.
  • Applicants should not have previously been at DESY as a summer student

Please note that all applicants should have a good working knowledge of English, some basic computing skills and are committed to attending the whole program.

Required Documents:

In the course of this application, you will have to upload a few documents. The uploading is to be done on the second page of the application. All documents should be in PDF format.

  • University Transcript
  • CV
  • 2 Recommendation Letter

Note: Applicants from Non-EU and Non-EEA Countries are requested to upload in addition a copy of their valid passport in the English language, Please upload it one the second page of the application.

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Please, before applying, read carefully the conditions and make sure that you fulfill the qualifications. Please proceed to the application only, if you accept the conditions. This includes, that you will participate in the program for a full period of time.

At the end of the online application procedure, you will be asked to confirm the correctness of the data you entered. Your data will be electronically saved for 6 months and processed for the purposes of this summer student application procedure only.

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Application Deadline:

  • The last date to submit an application for the DESY Summer Student Program 2020 in Germany is 31 Jan 2020.

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