Technical, Doctoral and Administrative Students

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​CONTRACT​ (FAQ)

Students are not employed but Associated Members of Personnel and the validity of the contract of association is subject to remaining a registered student at their university throughout their contract with CERN.​

 

VISA (FAQ)

If you require a visa for France and / or Switzerland please contact visa.hr@cern.ch  who will set up the necessary invitation letters. Note that the procedure takes at least 2 months - important point to consider when defining your contract start date with your supervisor.

http://admin-eguide.web.cern.ch/en/procedure/visas-entry-and-stays-host-states

 

SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE (FAQ)

The subsistence allowance is intended to cover the living expenses of a single person in the Geneva region. For students who are married or in an officially registered partnership (and/or with at least one dependent child), holding a contract of at least 6 months and where the spouse and /or dependent child joins for a period of at least 6 months the subsistence allowance may increase.

 

HEALTH INSURANCE (FAQ)

Membership to the CERN health insurance scheme (CHIS) is compulsory. CERN pays 7.71% of the monthly basic allowance and the member pays 4.86%. Further information can be found on the CHIS pages or by contacting uniqa.assurances@cern.ch .

Students must follow the social security rules that are imposed by their national system. This may result in a double insurance affiliation and double payment. For Swiss students: please note that you will have to subscribe both to LAMAL and to CHIS.

 

 

EXTERNAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT (FAQ)

 

Any financial benefits from external sources during your contract must be reported to the Coordinator and you are required to provide proof of the monthly net amount you receive. If this support is directly related to your placement at CERN, it will be deducted from the CERN subsistence.

 

TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT (FAQ)

Students who are living more than 70 km away from Geneva (distance by airplane in a straight line) and are not already registered at CERN, will receive a travel allowance on a flat rate basis, calculated on your place of residence only (provided that they take up residence within a radius of 50 km from Geneva).

 

Useful Documents

• Home Institution Declaration : To be completed by an authorized representative of the Student’s Home Institution.

• PhD Description (applicable only for doctoral students)

• Family Subsistence Form

• Useful information upon arrivalHow to get to CERN, how to find buildings and telephone numbers, car formalities...

 

Other Useful Websites

• Young @ CERN: Facebook link to the Young @ CERN Group. - Please bear in mind that you must take into account the CERN Computing Rules and the CERN Code of Conduct.