Sep 15 – 28, 2019
Babeş-Bolyai University
Europe/Bucharest timezone

Practical information

Date and Place

The 42nd CERN School of Computing (CSC 2019), organized by CERN in collaboration with Babeș-Bolyai University (UBB) and Politehnica University of Bucharest (UPB), will be held in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania - Romania on September 15-28, 2019.

Students should aim to arrive in Cluj-Napoca by early evening of Sunday September 15th, and leave on Saturday September 28th. The tuition (lectures, exercises, and other part of the official programme) will take place from September 16th until September 27th.

We will be accommodated at Grand Hotel Napoca, a 4-star hotel, with confortable rooms and which is  specialised in accommodation for conference groups. The hotel is located in the center of Cluj-Napoca, next to the central park and to the Someşul Mic river, close to the Old Town and to the bars & nightlife area.

Most of the lectures and exercises will take place at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport.

Who can apply

We are committed to achieving an inclusive and stimulating environment at our Schools, and we encourage all qualified persons to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of nationality, gender, age, ethnic origin, or individual differences of belief, sexual orientation or disability.

The CSC 2019 school is aimed at postgraduate (ie. minimum of Bachelor degree or equivalent) engineers or scientists, working at CERN or at other research institutes, with experience in particle physics, in computing or in related fields. We welcome applications from all nationalities.

Attendance is limited to 60 students.

Attendance at the school is for the entire programme; it is not possible to register or follow one track only.

How to apply

The deadline for application is Friday 10 May 2019. All applications will then be subject to a selection process, according to the number of places available. Applicants will be informed by 7 June if they are successful.

Candidates should ensure that they have, by Friday 10 May 2019:

  • completed the Registration Form online,
  • uploaded a signed formal letter of reference (on formal headed paper from the applicant's institute/organization) from their professor or supervisor.

The formal letter of reference must be received by the School (whether uploaded or emailed) by 10 May 2019 at the latest.

If no letter is included, the application will be considered void and discarded from the selection process. It is your responsibility to ensure we receive it.

If your professor or supervisor does not wish to provide you with a letter directly, s/he can email us your letter of reference instead. This should be sent directly to, with the subject: Reference Letter CSC 2019: [name of applicant]

Selection of participants

The selection of the participants will be made by the School Advisory Committee. Applicants will be informed of the outcome by 7 June 2019.

Accepted applicants will receive an Invitation Letter from the School.

Payment of the School fee will confirm your place, at which point you will be considered a participant.

CSC Diploma

Students who have successfully passed the (optional) final examination and followed the entire programme will receive a diploma from CSC and UBB, UPB. It will be presented at the closing session.

Students who followed the entire programme but did not successfully pass (or did not take) the final exam will receive a certificate of attendance.


The working language of the School (including for all exercises) will be English. As a participant, you must therefore have attained a sufficient level of English prior to the School commencing in order to follow effectively the tuition and be in a position to fully contribute.


If, for any reason, you are unable to take up your place at the School, you must inform the School Administration immediately by email (

If you have already paid your participation fee, the School will give you a full refund so long as a suitable replacement participant can be found (NB: responsibility for identifying and inviting a potential replacement participant rests with the CERN, as the organiser of the School, and not with the individual participant or his/her institute).


Please address all enquiries to