Apply now: 2023 International Summer Student Programme in Berlin

International Summer Student Programme

Science students in Germany and across the world can now apply for the 2023 international Summer Student Programme (ISSP) at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB).

The application process is Ongoing
Programme Duration: 3 July to 25 August 2023
Working hours: 40 hours/week

ISSP Programme Details

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) International Summer Student Programme is an opportunity for science students in Germany and abroad (especially those studying physics, chemistry and other related disciplines). The aim of the program is to provide students with both practical experience and a deeper understanding of research. This will be achieved through the following:

1. Students will work or collaborate with HZB research teams and scientists to conduct research in the HZB laboratories or experimental areas.
2. Lectures and on-site visits will be held to introduce students to various research themes, which will further improve their understanding of the research and the objectives of the program.
3. Students will engage in research and present their findings at the end of the program, through methods such as a short lecture or scientific poster presentation.

Since the programme will have participants from across the world, and people from different tribes and languages, the English language will be used as the general form of communication during the programme. All events, scientific supervision, as well as supporting documents, will be in English.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be undergraduate students in material science, physics, structural biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, life or environmental sciences, or any other related subject.
  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of two years of full-time study in their major discipline at the university level.
  • The ability to communicate fluently in English or German would be an advantage. Applicants can only be considered if they attach reference letters to their applications.

For more information on eligibility criteria, please click here.

“The programme is not open to PhD or doctoral candidates, and only 20 positions are available.”

ISSP Benefits

For the duration of the programme, students from universities in Berlin and Potsdam will receive a gross payment of €1000, while students from other universities will receive a gross payment of €1900.
Participants may also receive transport allowances of about €500.

Other Benefits includes;
Visits to the synchrotron radiation source BESSY II, laboratories for solar energy research, accelerator-producing proton beams for eye tumour therapy, and other research facilities within Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin locations and outside of Berlin, as well as an opportunity to participate in Workshops.

Application Procedure for the International Summer Student Programme

The online application form will be closed temporarily for reviews, as soon as a certain number of applications have been submitted. Following this, the form will be reopened and the process will continue until enough qualified candidates have been found.
The status of the application process will be available on the website.

Required Documents

The following documents are to be submitted in English or German:

  • Academic CV; this should not exceed 2 pages. It should capture the most vital stages in your education and career. Also, the content should be in a tabular form and chronological sequence.
  • Academic degree certificate or a copy of your most updated transcripts that shows an overview of marks obtained.
  • A passport or identity card is required for identification.
  • Reference letters; written by someone who can comment on your academic abilities and professional conduct.

Are you thinking about joining? Then these links might be interesting to you.ISSP

@ HZB Science Blog

@About HZB

@HZB Research

@Summer Programme Application form

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    1. Ugwuneke John

      Good program. Please send to my email the link to apply for PhD. I am Ugwuneke John from Imo State Nigeria. Thanks

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