Summer Schools

Scuole estive e programmi di summer students 2021.

Questa pagina riassume le summer schools che potrebbero essere di interesse per gli studenti dei corsi di laurea in fisica.

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La pagina verrà gradualmente updatata al momento in cui vengono pubblicati i bandi. Le parti in italico si riferiscono agli anni precedenti.

Ultimo update: March 30, 2021 

Il 2021 è caratterizzato da una grande incertezza sull'evoluzione della pandemia. In alcuni le Summer School sono sicuramente remote. In altri casi cercheranno di realizzarle in presenza se possibile.

Livelli degli studenti: 

  • bachelor (studente triennale, terzo anno)

  • master (studente magistrale)

  • phd (studente dottorato)

Le scuole indicate sono principalmente destinate a studenti della triennale, magistrale, o neo-laureati. Non sono incluse le scuole destinate principalmente ai dottorandi.

Nella maggior parte di queste scuole il dipartimento di Fisica non ha niente a che vedere, a parte la collaborazione di alcuni ricercatori con i laboratori interessati. Le scuole organizzate dall’Universita’ di Pisa sono visibili a


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“Long" summer students program, > 1 month. 

 All this programs provide full or nearly full support for the students including travel and living expenses, although not all at the same level. 




CERN (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • Title: CERN summer student program

  • Topics:  will work on an advanced technical project in an experimental or engineering team

    • broad program, cannot summarize here.

  • Student level: late bachelor, master, no phd

  • Length and period: 8-13 weeks in June-Sep 2021 - FULLY ONLINE

  • Link:

  • Deadline: 31/1/2021

  • More information:


CERN (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • Title: CERN OPENLab summer student program

  • Topics:  will work on an advanced ICT Project

    • broad computer science program

  • Student level: late bachelor, master, no phd

  • Length and period: 9 weeks in June-Sep 2021 - COMPLETELY ONLINE

  • Link:

  • Deadline: 31/1/2021

  • More information:


DESY (Hamburg & Zeuthen, Germany)

  • Title: DESY Summer Student Programme 2021

  • Topics:  online lectures and individual work projects

    • Lecture program: The virtual lecture programme will take place in the period 2nd - 27th August. The lectures cover the main research areas of DESY and illuminate the physics behind it. The lectures are open for all interested students. Further details and online registration will be available here by 1st of June. This registration is completely separate from a possible application for work projects described below.Program A : Experiments with Synchrotron Radiation (only at Hamburg) - research in the fields of physics, biology, chemistry, crystallography, material science, and geological science.

    • Individual projects. There are three types of projects:

      • Pure online projects,

      • Tandem projects with one student on-site collaborating with another student working from remote, and

      • On-site projects.

    • Topics:

      • Program A : Experiments with Synchrotron Radiation (Hamburg)

      • Program B : Research in Elementary Particle, Accelerators and Computing (Hamburg)

      • Program Z: Research in Astroparticle Physics, Quantum Mechanics and Accelerators (Zeuthen)

  • Student level: late bachelor, master

  • Length and period:  19 July - 10 September

  • Link:

  • Deadline: March 31, 2021

  • More information: 


EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland)

  • Title: EPFL Excellence in Engineering 

  • Topics: Any field of engineering, science and technology

  • Student level: late bachelor, master, no phd

  • Length and period: 8-12 weeks during the summer months - Does not say explicitly if it is online.

  • Link:  

  • Deadline: 1/2/2021 00h00

  • More information: 


ESO (Garching, Germany)

  • Title: ESO Summer Research Programme

  • Topics: Astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology

  • Student level: late bachelor, master, no phd

  • Length and period: July 5 - August 13,  2021. - The Summer Research Programme will be hosted in Garching if all accepted students are able to travel to ESO HQ. If the COVID-19 pandemic does not allow an in-person visit, the programme will be held virtually as it was done in 2020.

  • Link:

  • Deadline: 3/2/2021

  • More information: 


FERMILAB (Batavia, Illinois, USA)

  • Title: 2020 Summer Students Italian program at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and at other US Laboratories

  • Topics: particle physics

    • Fermilab initiatives (Mu2e, Muon g-2, NOvA and Video, MicroBooNE, LAriAT, ICARUS, DUNE),

    • Fermilab group which collaborates with the CMS experiment at CERN,

    • Theory group

  • Student level: laureandi o neo-laureati magistrali (1 anno)

  • Length and period: July 27th - September 25th, 2020

  • Link:

  • Deadline: 31/3/2020

  • More information: 


GSI (Darmstadt, Germany)

  • Title: International Summer Student Program at GSI / FAIR

  • Topics:  joins one of the GSI research groups and works on a small project

    • hadronic and nuclear physics,

    • nuclear astrophysics,

    • atomic, laser, and plasma physics,

    • materials science

    • biophysics with applications to cancer therapy

    • new accelerator developments and radiation safety.

  • Student level: late bachelor, master, no phd

  • Length and period: July 26 - Sept. 17, 2020. In view of the present covid-19 pandemic situation worldwide it is not yet clear, whether a regular Summer Student Program can take place in Summer 2021.

  • Link: 

  • Deadline: 15/2/2020

  • More information: 


ILL/ESRF (Grenoble)



  • Title: La Fisica delle Particelle per esplorare l’Universo

  • Topics: fisica delle particelle sperimentale in uno di questi laboratori.

    • BEPC (Pechino - Cina)

    • CERN (Ginevra – Svizzera)

    • FERMILAB (Chicago – USA)

    • KEK (Tsukuba – Giappone)

    • PSI (Villigen - Svizzera)

  • Student level: laureandi o neo-laureati magistrali (2 anni), non iscritti al dottorato, minori di 28 anni

  • Length and period: 3 mesi tra Marzo e Dicembre 2020

  • Link:, Bando

  • Deadline: 7/1/2020

  • More information:




LEIDEN/ESA (Leiden, The Netherlands)

  • Title: The Leiden/ESA Astrophysics Program for Summer Students (LEAPS) 2019

  • Topics: Astronomy and astrophysics

  • Student level: late bachelor, master, no phd

  • Length and period: 10-12 weeks between June and August 2019

  • Link:

  • Deadline: 28/2/2019

  • More information: 


KEK (Tsukuba, Japan)


PSI (Villingen, Switzerland)

  • Title: PSI Summer Student Program 2020

  • Topics:

    • The MEGII experiment

    • The Mu3e experiment

    • The muX experiment

    • The HiMB project

    • The muCool project

    • Cold muonium production o The n2EDM experiment

    • The neutron lifetime (R&D)

  • Student level: late bachelor, master, (phd)

  • Length and period: 7 weeks between June and September 2020

  • Link:

  • Deadline: 31/03/2020

  • More information:


SLAC (Stanford, California, USA)


STScI (Baltimore, Mariland, USA)

  • Title: The Leiden/ESA Astrophysics Program for Summer Students (LEAPS) 2020

  • Topics: Astronomy and astrophysics, engineering, instrumentation, public outreach

  • Student level: late bachelor, master, no phd

  • Length and period: 9 weeks in summer 2020 - All of the 2021 SASP interns will work virtually with their mentors.

  • Link:

  • Deadline: Requires to be located and legally eligible to work in the US

  • More information: 


“Short” Summer schools, 1-4 weeks.

The “support’ column indicates whether the selected students are fully supported or not. In case of partial or no support you have to find other sources of funding, for instance research groups. 










More info

The ESA-FAIR Space Radiation School 2020

Darmstadt, Germany

Radiation protection, space applications


(master ?)/ phd/ postdoc 



Jennifer2 Summer School on Particle Physics and Detectors

KEK, Tsukuba, Japan (REMOTE)

High energy physics, detectors


at least 3 and not more than 4.5 years



From the laboratory to the distant universe, the World of Plasmas


Plasma physics


Planned in presence

bachelor / master



KAUST Photonics summer Camp 2019

Thuwal, Saudi Arabia



bachelor / master

Full ?

31/1/2019 (but accept application till 1/3 if places available) 

Hadron Collider School 

Goettingen, Germany

Particle physics


Hope in presence

bachelor / master / PhD

NO - Local support possible


Graphene Study

Obergurgl, Austria

two-dimensional materials


bacheor/ master / phd


End of January 

Rewriting Nuclear 

Physics Textbooks: 

one more step forward

Pisa, Italy

Nuclear Physics and its applications


bachelor / master/PhD


30/6/2019 ,

Summer School on Quantum Technologies

London, UK

Quantum physics


bachelor/ master




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La partecipazione a una scuola estiva può, in linea di massima, far acquisire crediti (CFU) validi per il conseguimento del titolo di laurea.

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