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International Summer Student Programme

International Summer Student Programme







Fully Funded



More details :

Each summer HZB offers 20 undergraduate students an eight-week summer student programme. International students can get the chance to work on their own research project in close cooperation with HZB scientists in the fields of Photon Science, Photovoltaics, Solar Cells/Catalysis, Electrochemical Energy Storage, Quantum and Functional Materials and Accelerator research. The programme offers students the opportunity to participate in the everyday work of our research teams, e.g, at their laboratories or experimental areas, located at the HZB-campuses in Berlin-Wannsee or Berlin-Adlershof.

Eligibility :
  • You are an undergraduate student (not PhD candidate) in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Structural Biology, Mathematics, Engineering, Life or Environmental Sciences or related disciplines.

  • You have completed at least two years of full-time study in your major discipline at university level.

  • You will be enroled as a student at your university during your stay at HZB from 3 July to 25 August, 2023.

  • You have a good knowledge of English, knowledge of German would be an advantage.

  • You are able to provide a letter of reference with your application.

Required documents :
  • Academic CV
    Your CV should be in tabular form and chronological sequence and reflect the most important stages in your education and career. Please keep your CV concise and clear and do not exceed 2 pages.

  • Transcripts and academic degree certificate (if applicable)
    A copy of your most recent academic transcripts giving an overview of your mark (Please make sure that the document is not protected so that we can open it).

  • Copy of passport or identity card

  • Letter of reference
    The letter of reference must be written by a person who knows you well as a student and can assess your professional conduct.

How to apply :

The application process will be conducted as a rolling application, i.e. as soon as a certain number of applications has been entered into the application form, the form will be automatically closed and the applications will be reviewed. The application form will be reopened and the process repeated until a sufficient number of suitable candidates is reached. On this website, you will be informed about the current status of the application process.

The Scholarship Benefits:
  • Duration of stay: 3 July to 25 August, 2023

  • Working time: 40 hours/week

  • Internship contract of 8 weeks to work on your project

  • Subsistence allowance for the contract duration of 1.900€ gross for external participants and 1.000€ gross for students of the universities located in Berlin and Potsdam

  • Travel expenses will be subsidized up to an amount of 500€ to help you with the costs of travel between Berlin and your residence

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