Important Information and Actions Required for students participating in work projects ON-SITE at DESY Hamburg

Dear students,

we look forward to welcoming you at DESY this summer!
Here is some information on matters which are imminent now. These require some action and concern accommodation and administration. Please read the following carefully and take the requested actions.

  • The DESY summer student programme 2021 starts in July and ends in September. Please arrange your travel to DESY in accordance with the schedule of your work project and book your DESY hostel (or other) accommodation accordingly. Please take note that one can enter or exit the DESY site 24 hours a day.

Administrative procedures:

  • Payment:The questionnaire below asks for the information needed for salary payment. DESY will pay 1200,-Euros per month (if you live in Hamburg or in the Hamburg area - Grossraum Hamburg - you receive 850 Euros per month). The Information sheet (here) gives more details on the modalities.
  • Questionnaire: Please fill the questionnaire and send it back as an email attachment to and bring the original with you to DESY when you arrive here in the summer.
  • Insurance:Please take note: German law demands that you must have medical insurance for your stay at DESY.
  • Certificate of enrollment: For EU/EEA (European Economic Area) students ONLY: Please, fill in the Certificate of enrollment and send it back as an email attachment to and bring the original with you in July. Info: It is requested that foreign students must provide DESY with a certificate proving they are bona fide students. This certificate has to cover the full period of the Summer Student Program. An international student card is not sufficient. Students who have already supplied the ZAV-certificate of enrollment do not have to send it again.

Accomodation at DESY:

Concerning accommodation at Hamburg there are the following options:
1) Place in the DESY hostel. Please, make a reservation as indicated in Hostel information directly to the Hostel service ( The deadline for this is June 18th, 2021.
2) You can of course choose a private accommodation.
For all questions regarding Hostel accomodation, please ask directly the hostel service. For other questions, please contact

Travel Cost Reimbursement:

DESY will reimburse at least a part of your travel costs, for details
see Travel cost reimbursement.
The reimbursement will take place within the first days after your arrival at DESY, further details will be announced in due time.

Rules for how to use the DESY IT Environment

At DESY you will have access to a highly professional computing environment which you can use for your scientific work project. Please find here a list of rules that have to be obeyed.