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CERN Fully Funded Summer Scholarships for High School Students and Teachers in Switzerland, 2018

­CERN is delighted to announce its fully funded several residential programmes to high school students and teachers to study in Geneva, Switzerland. Students from all around the world are eligible.

These summer programmes offer a unique chance to explore the fascinating world of particle physics through lectures, on-site visits, hands-on workshops, and ample opportunities to interact with CERN’s scientific community.



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Great opportunity to achieve a full-tuition fee in Geneva, Switzerland.

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At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Students will get to practice their language and learning skills. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact and provide insights into the fundamental laws of nature.

Application Deadline: Closed


Entrance Requirements: For Teachers:

Both the HST programme and the ITW programme are open for teachers from around the world. All applicants need to have a good working knowledge of the English language and need to be committed to attending the programmes in full. Furthermore, preference in the selection will go to teachers who have proven the experience of extra-curricular activities, such as:

  • Organization of educational activities (science Olympiads, summer courses for students)
  • Contribution to the planning of national curricula
  • Involvement in the activities of national and international educational bodies

For high-school students aged 16 and above:

Candidates should:

  • Have a passion for and strong ability in physics and mathematics as reflected in high school course grades and extracurricular activities.
  • Be currently in the final two years of secondary school and have not yet begun full-time studies at a post-secondary institution.
  • Be very motivated to attend the summer camp and be able to enjoy the international atmosphere and an English speaking work environment.

How to Apply

Before apply applicants must be a part of the organization,  then they can fill the application form through CERNS Application Procedure.
English Language Requirements: Students must have a good working knowledge of the English language (the entire programme will be delivered in English).


Every accepted applicant who is not supported by any third-party funding agency (e.g. their school or government) will receive a financial subsistence to cover both their travel and living costs for the duration of the respective programme.
For high-school students aged 16 and above:
The programme will be free of charge for selected candidates: Travel expenses, accommodation in double rooms in the CERN Hotel and meals will be covered by CERN.

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