The online application will be available here from 20th December 2016 until 31th January 2017.

Dear Applicants!

  • Please, before applying, read carefully the conditions and make sure that you fulfil the qualifications. Please proceed to the application only, if you accept the conditions. This includes, that you will participate in the program for the full period of time. In case of questions, please contact

  • Please look through the activities and identify your preferred areas. You can choose three areas in order of priority later in your application form. (Note, that you can choose either from A1-A6 or from B1-B6, not a mixture of both!)

  • International Applicants from Non-EU and Non-EEA Countries and from Croatia 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.
         Therefore, please state that your studies began before July 1st, 2017 and will continue at least until the 1st of October 2017.
         A filled example can be found here
    2. A copy of your valid passport in English language.

    You will be asked to upload both documents on the second page of the application form.
    The original Certificate of Enrollment has to be sent out to DESY via courier to:
              DESY Summerstudent Programme
              Notkestraße 85
              D-22607 Hamburg

    until the end of January 2017.

  • 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

    If you have read and understood the above, please proceed here to the application.