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Second Ukrainian Summer School DESY 2024

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Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Ein Forschungszentrum der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaf

Following the first session in 2023 (Winter Ukrainian School DESY 2023), the second Ukrainian Summer School DESY will be held in the summer of 2024 in parallel/jointly with the Summer Student Program DESY 2024. Candidates who were not selected to participate in the first session of the school are also invited to apply for participation in the second session.

DESY is one of the world's leading research centers in the field of photonic science, particle physics and astrophysics, as well as accelerator physics.

The school provides an opportunity for students studying at Ukrainian universities to gain direct research experience in a large international laboratory. Students are invited for an 8-week internship (face-to-face: not distance learning) between 16 July and 5 September 2024 at DESY in Hamburg or Zeiten and will participate in research in one of the fields pursued at DESY:

  • Photon science (generation and interaction with matter of high-energy optical pulses)
  • Physics of elementary particles and accelerators
  • Astrophysics

Research projects will be divided into different activities: practical work on detectors or experimental equipment, data analysis, software development, theory and scientific computing. You can learn more about available activities here.

Work on the project is complemented by a comprehensive lecture program adapted to the key topics of DESY research. The total working time per week for research and lectures is 39 hours.

Due to restrictions on departure from Ukraine for male students, DESY will make every effort to provide an online program for male students admitted to the Ukrainian School who will not be able to obtain permission from the military administration and come to DESY in person.



To be eligible to become a member of the school, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a student of a Ukrainian university and complete at least 3 years of university studies by the summer of 2024.
  • You did not have a master's degree when you started school
  • Students of any nationality studying at a Ukrainian university are invited to participate.
  • You know English well (the only working language of the School)

Please pay attention to the School's Code of Conduct.


To apply for participation in Ukrainian School 2024, please fill out the online form. Applications will be accepted in the second half of November.

The application deadline is January 31, 2024

To participate, candidates must complete three years of full-time study at a Ukrainian higher education institution by the summer of 2024.

Participants of the Ukrainian Summer School DESY are offered:

  • monetary compensation for daily expenses
  • accommodation in DESY (dormitory)
  • at least partial reimbursement of travel expenses

Additional information can be found on the web pages of the DESY Summer Student Program, with which DESY Ukrainian Summer School is organized:

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