Before filling in this online application, please note the following

  • Please take note that due to regulations for paid traineeships in Germany we can only accept students that are enrolled at their university for the whole period of the summerstudent programme.
  • Applicants should have completed, by the summer of , at least three years of full-time studies at university level in physics, related natural science disciplines or computing. The main target audiences are students who in summer 2022 are at the following two stages:
    • - they are about to obtain their Bachelor degree
    • - they have a Bachelor degree and are within the first year of studies for a Master degree.
  • Applicants who already obtained a master-degree or will obtain the master degree in 2022 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 attend the whole programme.

Duration and dates: The Summer student programme takes place from July 16 to September 5, 2022.
The students are expected to stay for the full period.

Documents to be uploaded: 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
(to which one gets after the validation check at the bottom of this page).
All documents are preferably in pdf format.

  • a CV (curriculum vitae), the CV should be in tabular form only and contain personal data, educational history / relevant work experience,
    computing and other relevant work skills
    (usually one or two pages are sufficient for the complete CV).
  • University grade certificates (e.g. bachelor certificate, credit points, etc.).

International Applicants from Non-EU and Non-EEA Countries need a working permission for Germany. To obtain the permission the following procedure is mandatory.
There are two documents needed.
  • 1. The following Certificate of Enrollment has to be filled in and stamped and signed by your university:
    Certificate Of Enrollment
    It is very important that the whole period of the summer student program is covered and that you use this form.
    So please state that your studies began before July 1st, 2022 and will continue at least until the 1st of October 2022.
    A filled example can be found here
  • 2. A copy of your valid passport in English language.

Please upload both documents on the second page of the application form (which you reach after filling out this page).

The original Certificate of Enrollment has to be sent out to DESY after we have made the selection and you have received the email telling you that you have been accepted to the program. Please send it via courier to:

DESY Summerstudent Programme
Notkestra├če 85
D-22607 Hamburg

If any of the required documents are missing your application cannot be considered.

Please note that you need to ask your two referees for their permission before giving their names and email addresses in this online form.
The referees will get an automatic email notification with instructions where to upload their reference letters.

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 month and processed for the purposes of this summer students application procedure only.

If you have any questions please write to

The application starts here:

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Who can apply

Before you apply make sure that you fulfill our admission requirements

1. Personal Information

2. Contact Information

3. Education

 (only the month and year e.g. 10.2021)

Please note that English skills below working knowldedge are not sufficient for participating in the programme!!!

max. 1000 characters

4. Activities

-Please make your choices (select at least one)
decide if you want to join A or B and then
enter up to three choices for the area in which you would like to work.

5. References (Deadline for referees to upload their reports is 10th Feb 2022)

Referee 1
Referee 2