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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 the 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.

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact and provide insights into the fundamental laws of nature.

Scholarship Description: 

Application Deadline: January 13, 2018
Course Level: This programme for high-school students and their teachers.
Study Subject: For teachers:
The annual 3-week International High School Teacher (HST) Programme will be on 1-21 July 2018, while the International Teacher Weeks (ITW) Programme will take place on 5-18 August 2018.
Teachers can find out more and apply via the CERN Teacher Programmes website until 13 January 2018.
For high-school students aged 16 and above:
After the great success of the first summer camp 2017, the S’Cool LAB team will organize the second S’Cool LAB Summer CAMP from 24 July to 4 August 2018.
Scholarship Award: For Teachers:
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.
Nationality: All nationalities
Number of Scholarships: The selected 30 students will spend almost 2 weeks of their summer at S’Cool LAB, CERN’s hands-on particle physics learning laboratory, for an epic programme of lectures and tutorials, their own team research projects and visits of CERN’s research installations.
Scholarship can be taken in Geneva, Switzerland

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Students from all around the world are eligible to participate in this programme.

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 a proven 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.

English Language Requirements: Students must have a good working knowledge of the English language (the entire programme will be delivered in English).

Switzerland Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Applicants should follow CERNS Application Procedure

Scholarship Link