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Every year about 1,200 scientists from all over the world come to GSI to conduct experiments at the accelerator facility. Many of them are students and PhD candidates. For them GSI offers special programs.

International Summer Student Program

The International Summer Student Program is designed for students of physics or related subjects who are close to completing their degrees. They spend eight weeks at GSI and conduct their own scientific projects. This way they participate in scientists’ everyday lives and get ideas in which specific field to graduate.

Helmholtz Graduate School for Hadron and Ion Research (HGS-HIRe)

The graduate school HGS-HIRe is point of first contact and coordination for about 300 PhD candidates. HGS-HIRe guarantees excellent scientific education at the unique research facilities GSI and FAIR. At HGS-HIRe the competences of all participating universities are combined for the PhD candidates’ training. Additionally HGS-HIRe offers vocational preparation that goes beyond the scientific education.


Students who have to do an internship according to their examination rules can apply at GSI. Internships are possibly in the following areas: engineering mechanics, electronic engineering, technical drawing, administration, technology, IT, research. More details on the application procedure here (German).