CERN School of Computing 2013
19-30 August, Nicosia, Cyprus


Practical information CSC2013


Application period is closed


The total fees of the School is € 1200 per participant. It covers all costs except travel.


See below : Fees  What it covers and What it does NOT cover

Date and Place

Building of the Computer Science department

The 36th CERN School of Computing will be held at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia from  Monday 19th of August to Friday 30th August 2013(1)


(1) Students will have to arrive on the Sunday 18th August and leave on the Saturday 31st of August 2013.

Country Information

Kourion Theatre

Practical information:


Building where CSC lectures take place

The School is open to postgraduate students and research workers with a few years' experience in elementary particle physics, in computing or in related fields. The number of participants will be limited to 60 Applicants. They may come from CERN Member States as well as from other countries.
Personal contacts and informal discussions among the participants during leisure time are an important aspect of the School. For this reason, participants are asked to note that they should not be accompanied by family members or friends.


Site details

Sport Centre, for  CSC afternoon sports

The school (tuition) will take place on the new campus of the University of Cyprus.

University of Cyprus
New Campus
1 University Avenue
2109 Aglantzia, Cyprus

This address is given for information only. Participants will take the daily CSC bus to and from the University Campus.

 Map of the Campus
Note: Smoking is banned in all in-door areas of the campus



Hotel entrance

Participants will be accommodated in the Hilton Cyprus situated in the centre of Nicosia.


Hilton Cyprus
Archbishop Makarios III Avenue
1516 Nicosia
Phone: +357 22 377 777
Fax: +357 22 376 101


Hotel Lobby
Participants will be lodged in comfortable double twin rooms:  i.e. they will share the double room with a schoolmate
  • Rooms are provided with  towel, hair dryer and iron.

  • WIFI is available in the room and in the lobby area


Beware that electricity outlet and receptacle use the G standard (UK standard)

Hotel facilities

Outdoor pool
Facilities include outdoor and indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness, shops and vast lobbies.


Hotel Interior

Participants should reach the Hilton Cyprus for on-site registration during the afternoon or early evening of Sunday, 18th of August 2013


Registration will take place in the hall of the Hotel from 14:00 to 19:00  


For any late arrival, please inform Fabienne before Sunday 18th August 2013.

  • Participants should note that lunch on the day of arrival (Sunday 18th of August 2013) is not provided, but the dinner is.

  • The School will end on the morning of Saturday 31st  August 2013, after breakfast.

Travel arrangements

Larnaca Airport

Participants are on their own to organize their travel to and from the school location.

The school does not organize travel tickets for participants

Larnaca International Airport (44 Kms)Pahos Airport (150 Kms)

How to get to Nicosia
Transportation from both Larnaca  and Paphos (150 Km) International Airport is by taxi.
From Larnaca Airport:
- Take the Kapnos Airport Shuttle. Fare: 8€.
   See the timetable or download it. .. Tell the driver you are coming for the CSC, you may be dropped directly at the  Hilton Cyprus

- Rent a taxi to Nicosia (about €50)
From Paphos Airport:
- Rent a taxi to Nicosia (about €120) or
- Rent a taxi to the centre of Paphos (about €11), and rent a seat in a service taxi to Nicosia (about €14).

 Map of Nicosia

Fee: What it covers

Hotel interior

The total fees of the School is € 1200 per participant.. The total fee of the school covers:

  • Tuition and handouts

  • Accommodation including breakfast and dinners in the Hilton Cyprus from Sunday, 18th of August to the breakfast on Saturday 31st of August 2013.

  • Lunches, and two daily coffee breaks on the campus from Monday 19th of August to Friday 30th of August 2013. 

  • All organized social activities (sport, excursions, special dinners ...) of which details will be given at a later time.

Participants should note that  

  • Lunch on the day of arrival (Sunday 18th of August 2013) is not provided, but the dinner is.

  • The School will end on the morning of Saturday 31st  August 2013after breakfast.

Note on meals

  • Participants are warned that all regular lunches and diners will have a common, buffet-style, menu. There will be no a-la-carte facility. It will not be possible to accommodate special dietary restrictions.

Fee: What it does NOT cover

Hotel exterior
  • The fee does not include travel expenses from the participants' working place to the Hilton Cyprus Hotel and back.

  • Participants arriving before Sunday evening 18th of August or leaving after Saturday 31th of August a.m. will be entirely on their own: the school will neither arrange for their accommodation nor will cover any cost associated to their extended stay.

  • Any extra cost incurred during the stay (including private excursions, private expenses in the hotel and on the campus, private transport costs, private meals, ...) will not be borne by the school organization.

  • Any cost incurred by a participant not following the official excursion or social  programme (e.g. meal cost of a participant not attending an excursion which includes a meal) will not be borne by the school organization.

Method of

Physics Department building

The selected participants should pay the total fees prior to the school upon receipt of the letter of acceptance into the following account (the selection decision will ne notified to applicants by the beginning of June 2013):


For participants located at CERN and/or with CERN internal transfer capabilities: 

Internal "Third Party" transfer to the following CERN team code: T371098


For participants external to CERN and/or with no CERN internal transfer capabilities: 

Bank Name UBS SA,  Genθve
Bank Address CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
Account number name 240-FP102816.3 / CERN Computing and Data
IBAN CH2000240240FP1028163

Subsidy and assiduity

Exercise room

The actual expenses per student exceed the total fees requested to participants. The difference between  the actual cost and the  total fee is borne by the school organization. 

cademic participants are therefore subsidized, and complete assiduity to the entire scientific programme is mandatory.


Campus view

Application period is open

See How to apply for details.


Candidates should ensure that not only have they completed the Web Application Form, but that a signed formal letter of reference (on formal headed paper from the applicant's institute/organization) from their supervisor or professor is uploaded on the registration site by the 1st of May 2013 at the latest.
To help you, we have prepared a model of Reference Letter
that can be edited. See How to apply.


In addition, a certification form  must be filled in and signed by the applicant's supervisor or professor (and not by the applicant)  and uploaded on the registration site by 1st of May 2013.


Note: applications are for the entire programme. It is not possible to register for one theme only.

Selection of participants

Sports centre

The number of participants is limited to 60.


The selection of the participants will be made by the Selection Advisory Committee and participants will be informed of the outcome of their application by the beginning of June 2013.




The CERN School of Computing Advisory Committee reserves the right to refuse reimbursement of part or all of the fee in the case of late cancellation.  However, each case of cancellation would be considered individually.



In all cases of withdrawal or cancellation, whether last-minute or otherwise, the choice of a replacement, if any, will lie entirely with the Advisory Committee and not with the laboratory or institute where the withdrawing participant works.


Liability and Insurance

Participation in the CERN School of Computing and in all activities organized in the framework thereof (whether by CERN or by third parties) is at the participant's own risk and neither CERN nor the third parties concerned accept any liability with regard thereto. Equipment and materials made available to participants during the CERN School of Computing are made available on an "as-is-basis" without any warranties express or implied. Their use shall be under the sole responsibility and at the sole risk of the participants.

Participants shall be solely responsible and liable regarding their property and CERN shall have no liability in case of loss, theft or damage thereof.

Participants shall ensure that, there shall at all times during the latter's participation in the CERN School of Computing be insurance cover against illnesses and accidents valid in the place of venue, and against disability and death resulting from illnesses and accidents of the participants. The participant shall hold CERN free and harmless from, and indemnify it for any cost or expense resulting from the situation where any part of the insurance cover detailed above is not in place.


The working language of the School will be English. There will be no simultaneous translation.

Participants should therefore have sufficient understanding of English to enable them to benefit from the School.


All enquiries and correspondence related to the School should be addressed to:

E-mail:  Computing (dot) school (at) cern (dot) ch





On-site Practical Info


Directions on campus

Facilities available

(cash dispenser,

currency exchange,

supermarket, shopping,

public transportation, taxis,




Prior school Practical Info


Date and place

Country Information


Site details



Hotel facilities



Fees: What it covers

Fees: What it does NOT cover

Method of payment

Subsidize and assiduity


Selection of Participants



Liability and Insurance




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