CERN Junior Fellowship Programme for Graduates in Switzerland, 2018

The CERN is delighted to offer Junior Fellowship Programme in Geneva, Switzerland. Nationals of a CERN Member or Associate Member State are eligible to apply.

This Programme is aimed at graduates from universities or higher technical institutes in a wide range of applied sciences, computing and engineering with limited or no work experience, looking to work in a research group.

The name CERN is derived from the acronym for the French “Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire”, or European Council for Nuclear Research, a provisional body founded in 1952 with the mandate of establishing a world-class fundamental physics research organization in Europe. At that time, pure physics research concentrated on understanding the inside of the atom, hence the word “nuclear”.

Scholarship Description: 

  1. An employment contract for between 6 months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months.
  2. A stipend ranging from 5,185 to 6,438 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
  3. Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
  4. Depending on your individual circumstances: an installation grant, family, child and infant allowances as well as travel expenses to and from Geneva.
  5. 2.5 days of paid leave per month.

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Nationals of a CERN Member or Associate Member State are eligible to apply.

Applicants from CERN Member State (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) are eligible to apply for CERN Fellowship Programme.

Entrance Requirements: In order to qualify for a place on the programme you will need to meet the following requirements:

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: You will need the following documents to complete your application:

Scholarship Link