Junior Fellows must be nationals of one of CERN’s Member States or Associate Member States. There are NO nationality restrictions for candidates applying for a Senior Fellowship. It is true that the majority of Fellows come from the Member States, but since CERN aims to attract candidates who are the best in their field, Fellows come from all over the world.
Please note that you do not need to pay any fee to apply and/or to participate to our programmes.
Unfortunately it is not possible to edit applications once they have been submitted. If you would like to modify an application, you must withdraw your application and re-apply. To do so, please refer to “How can I withdraw an application?”.
Only in some cases.
For the Technical, Administrative and Doctoral Student Programmes, candidate applications from Germany, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Pakistan and India are shared with the national delegations for those countries to assess and evaluate your application for Student Programmes prior to review by CERN.
Applications from candidates for the Senior Research fellow positions are sent to respective Member State or Associate Member State delegations for evaluation prior to consideration by the Selection Panel for the Research Fellowship Programme.
Marie Curie fellowship applications are shared with the respective and relevant EU-funded Marie Curie project partners where applicable to assess and evaluate your application for the Marie Curie Project in question.
Applications from candidates for the Summer Student Programmes (Member State, Non-Member State and Openlab Programmes) are shared with respective member states and associated member states delegations and relevant openlab partners to assess and evaluate your application for the summer student programmes.
FTEC Trainee Programme applications are shared with the Spanish FTEC delegation to assess and evaluate your application for the Formacion en las Tecnologias del CERN (FTEC) funded Spanish-CERN Trainee Programme.
VIA Trainee rogramme applicants see their application data shared with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to assess and evaluate your application for the Volontaires Internationaux en Administration (VIA) funded CERN Trainee Programme.