January 10, 2022 to September 30, 2022
Europe/Zurich timezone



Welcome to the CERN openlab Summer Student information and registration page!

Throughout the summer you will be able to find various kinds of information here about CERN and the area around.

Your first action will be to sign up to the programme, you can do that here.

  • It is important that  you fill out the registration carefully, making sure that you spell your name as it is written in your passport. 

  • The information given will be used to issue invitation letters for visa and pre-paid cards for your subsistence. Full information on how we use your personal data can be found in the menu of the information page.

  • It is upon you to check whether you need a visa or not and ask for this when you register.

  • Please note that we will try to meet your room requests, but some types of rooms might be booked very quickly. Only students with the same gender will share apartments and bedrooms. Signing up for the apartment means that we expect you to stay in it throughout the duration of your contract.

  • Travel to and from Geneva must be booked and paid by yourself. You will receive a flat rate travel allowance with your last subsistence based on your home station (it typically covers the cost of an economy return ticket).

  • Your first subsistence will be paid to you during your first contractual week.


What we offer

  • A contract of association of 9 weeks to work on an advanced IT project.
  • An extensive IT lecture programme, students will also be able to attend the CERN generic summer student lecture programme if they wish.
  • A 90 CHF per calendar day (net of tax) subsistence allowance to cover the cost of accommodation and meals in the Geneva area for a single person for the whole contract duration.
  • A travel allowance on a lump sum basis paid at the end of your stay to help you with the cost of travel between Geneva and your residence at the time of the selection committee.
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive Health Insurance scheme (contribution is already deducted from the daily allowance).
  • Assistance to find and reserve accommodation on the CERN site or nearby as per designated hotels/hostels.
Registration for this event is currently open.
There is an open survey.