DESY Summer Student Program 2024, Germany (Fully Funded)

The DESY Summer Student Program 2024 is an 8-week training period to experience research in one of the various fields pursued at DESY, Germany. The DESY Summer Students program is open to bachelor’s students, those about to obtain their bachelor’s degree, or those who have completed their bachelor’s degree and are now in their master’s degree studies. DESY will fund the program, and they will cover the expenses.

The 2024 DESY Summer program will take place from July 16 to September 5, 2024. The selected candidates will do research at the DESY Laboratory in Hamburg or Zeuthen (Berlin). The DESY program is open to all participants from all countries. Summer students are expected to work 39 hours per week. More details about the program are given below.

About DESY Summer Student Program 2024

  • Country: Germany
  • Program Dates: July 16–September 5, 2024
  • Financial Benefits: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: January 31, 2024

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Program Benefits

All the selected participants will receive:

  • 1200 Euros/Month Stipend (The stipend is enough for living expenses)
  • Partial travel reimbursement from your country to Germany and then from Germany to home
  • DESY will send an official invitation letter to you for visa purposes. (Visa Assistance to those who require a visa to enter Germany)
  • Have the possibility to stay in the DESY Hostel (at reduced rates) during the full program period.

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DESY Program Fields

  • Photon science
  • Elementary particle physics and Accelerators
  • Astroparticle physics

Research projects can be categorized into different types of activities: practical work on detectors or experimental equipment, physics data analysis, software development, theory, and scientific computing, as well as natural science disciplines or computing.

Eligibility Criteria

  • By the summer of 2024, at least three years of full-time studies at the university level
  • The main target audiences are students who, in summer 2024, are at the following two stages:
    • They are about to obtain their bachelor’s degree.
      They have a bachelor’s degree and are in their master’s degree studies.
  • Applicants who have already obtained a Master’s degree or will obtain it by summer 2024 are not accepted.

Documents Required

Upload a single document (only in PDF format), containing the following:

  • CV (curriculum vitae)
  • University-grade certificates (e.g. bachelor’s certificate, credit points, etc.)
  • Two reference letters
  • Applicants from non-EU and non-EEA countries need a work permit for Germany to attend the DESY Summer Student Program. Please upload a separate second document (in one PDF file) containing:
    • A copy of your international passport
    • A certificate of enrollment was provided by your university. It has to cover the whole period of the program, i.e., the beginning of July to mid-September 2024.
    • In addition, the Central Working Agency in Bonn requires the so-called “Declaration of Certificate of Enrollment,” which is also mandatory and has to be signed and stamped by your university, covering the same period of time (beginning in July to mid-September 20234). Link to Declaration of Certificate Of Enrollment

Outcome of Application

All applicants will be notified by the end of March of the outcome.

Also check out the ETH Student Summer Research Fellowship 2024 (Fully Funded)

How do I apply for the DESY Summer Student Program?

To apply, proceed to the Application page, where you will find instructions and an online application form. The official website link is given below.


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As Opportunities Corners founder, my name is Muhammad Saim Rasheed. I completed my higher education from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar. I have been to Egypt for the AIESEC internship in 2016. In addition, I am an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State's (SUSI 2017) Exchange Program. I participated in the Young Leaders Fellowship in the Maldives in 2021, and I went to the International Youth Leadership Summit in Turkiye in 2022. Since 2017, I have participated in numerous fully funded educational and leadership programs. I therefore created this blog based on my own personal experiences, and I mentor students who are eager and enthusiastic about pursuing fully funded opportunities. You can visit the official sources for additional information by clicking on the links provided at the end of each post. Read more about me and our partners here. I am also Featured by Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network