Information concerning the Application Process

DESY Campus 2021

DESY Campus in Hamburg (2021). (Photo: DESY)


  • Applicants should have completed, by each summer, three years of full-time studies at university level in physics or related natural science disciplines. Only undergraduate students are accepted. Applicants who obtained already a diploma- or master-degree are not accepted.
  • Students have to provide a certificate of enrollment from their university covering the full period of the summer student programme.
  • A good knowledge of English is essential.
  • Applicants should not have previously been at DESY as a summer student

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

Allowances: DESY Summer Students on-site will be paid a subsistence allowance to cover living expenses for a single person.

Travel expenses: Travel expenses for a second-class railway fare within Germany to DESY will be reimbursed. For international participants there is a partial reimbursement for the travel costs.

Application procedure: To apply you need to fill out an application form and obtain references from two of your professors, as well as including an academic curriculum vitae.

The forms, additional information  and contacts can be found here.