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CERN Junior Fellowship 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland – Fully Funded


CERN Junior Fellowship 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland – Fully Funded

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research is now accepting applications for CERN Junior Fellowship 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland. The duration of the fully funded fellowship in Switzerland is between 6 months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months. CERN Fellowship program is one of the best fellowship programs in the world.

You don’t need IELTS/TOEFL for the CERN application. There is no application fee and all the cost of the selected candidates will be covered by the CERN. Diversity has been an integral part of CERN’s mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

This fellowship 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 European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe.

Using the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter – fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact and provide insights into the fundamental laws of nature.

Fellowship 2020 Details:

Host Country:

  • Switzerland

Host Organisation:

  • CERN
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Fellowship Location:

  • Geneva

Fellowship Duration:

  • An employment contract for between 6 months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months.

Fellowship Benefits:

CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment, and passion. In return, CERN will provide you with:

    • An employment contract for between 6 months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months.
    • A stipend ranging from 5,239 to 6,506 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: an installation grant, family, child and infant allowances as well as travel expenses to and from Geneva.
  • 2.5 days of paid leave per month.

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria of the CERN fellowship in Switzerland 2020 is given below:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State
  • You have graduated, or are about to graduate (within six months from the date of the committee), with a university degree (BSc or MSc level) and have no more than 4 years’ relevant experience after obtaining your degree. Kindly note that experience prior to the latest obtained degree will not be taken into account for the calculation of your overall years of experience.
  • Please note that CERN Staff members are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship.

How to Apply for international Fellowship in Switzerland 2020?

You will need the following documents (in PDF format) to complete your application:

Please note that the documents have to be named as shown in the parenthesis, or they won’t be taken into account. 

  • A CV. (Resume)
  • Your most recent relevant qualification. (Degree)
  • Three recent letters of recommendation (not older than a year at the time of the deadline for applications), giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. (Ref 1, 2, 3)
    • You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward it to your referees to upload their letters confidentially. Please note this must be done before the closing date.
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All applications should normally reach us no later than 2 March 2020 at noon (12.00 PM CEST).

Please make sure you have all the documents needed to hand as you start your application, as once it is submitted, you will not be able to upload any documents (except recommendation letters) or edit your application further.

Application Deadline:

  • All applications should normally reach us no later than March 2, 2020, at noon (12.00 PM CET).


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