Skip to Main Content

General Information

Before filling in this online application, please note the following

  • Applicants should have completed, by the summer of 2021, 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 2021
    are at the following two stages:
    • they are about to obtain their Bachelor degree
    • they have a Bachelor degree and are within the their Master studies
  • Applicants who already obtained a master degree or will obtain it by July 2021 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 and some basic computing skills.

Duration and dates: The Summer student programme period is July 19 to September 10, 2021.
The individual work projects take place within this period but can have a different start or end time.
The students are expected to participate during the full period of the projects they apply for.

Document to be uploaded:
In the course of this application you will have to upload one document (only PDF format is accepted).
The uploading is to be done on the second page of the application.
This document should contain:

  • 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 1-2 pages are sufficient for the complete CV).
  • University grade certificates (e.g. bachelor certificate, credit points, etc.)
Please upload the document on the second page of the application form (which you reach after filling this page)
If this document is missing your application will not be considered.

Two reference letters:
You need to ask two persons for providing reference letters for you. Please ask them for their permission before giving their names and email addresses in the online form. The referees will get an automated email notification with instructions where to upload their reference letters.


The storage of your personal data obeys the principles of the EU Data Privacy Policy.
Further information on this policy can be found here EU Data Privacy Policy

1. Personal Information

Expected format:

2. Contact Information

3. Education

 (only the month and year e.g. 10.2022)

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

max. 2000 characters

4. Activities

Please make your choices (select at least one)
All projects are described in detail. See Our projects in 2021

5. References (Deadline for referees to upload their reports is 5th April 2021)

Referee 1
Referee 2