How to Apply

Application period is now closed

Beware: The financial support from the EU ended in 2007.
Therefore, in 2008, the CSC organizers can no longer offer EU grants to participants.



If you wish to apply to the CERN School of Computing 2008 (1) , you are invited to follow two steps:


Fill out the  Web-based Application Form for CSC2008 and submit it electronically (not by hand-writing on a printed copy)


Send (email or post) to the address below:

  1. A  Reference Letter on paper signed by your Professor or Supervisor in your organization (on formal headed paper from the applicant's institute/organization).
    To help you, we have prepared a model of Reference Letter (
    Word version   that can be edited.

  2. The Certification Form (PDF version    | Word version    ) on paper, signed by your Professor or Supervisor in your organization, to the address below.

The Reference Letter and the Certification Form must be signed by your Professor or Supervisor in your organization, and sent to:.

  • either via email to fabienne (dot) baud-lavigne (at) CERN (dot) ch

  • or via postal mail to Mrs. Fabienne Baud-Lavigne, CERN, IT Department, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland 


The deadline for CERN to receive the full application (web application + letter of reference + certification form)  is the 10th of  May 2008.

Selection of participants

The number of participants is limited to 80.
he selection of the participants will be made by the Selection Committee and participants will be informed of the outcome of their application by the end of May 2008.

Note on Liability and Insurance

By his or her registration in the CERN School of Computing the participant acknowledges that he or she has taken note of- and accepts the provisions regarding liability and insurance as specified on the  CSC web site (Practical Information).


Summary of application documents


Model of Reference Letter

Word version


Certification Form

PDF version

Word version

(1) Applications are for the entire programme. It is not possible to register for one theme only.