NTNU-CERN PhD programme

Following the long running tradition of having Master and Bachelor students from NTNU in the Technical Student programme at CERN, the collaboration agreement between CERN and NTNU, has recently been extended to co-finance PhD students. NTNU will finance 50% of the PhD position, and CERN the remaining 50%. (Typically on the group budget of the hosting CERN group, as customary for students and other visiting personnel.)

This programme is targeting engineering and technical physics under the same conditions as the CERN Dr. student programme. (Particle and experimental physics students interested in a PhD at CERN, please contact the relevant experiment groups at the University of Bergen or Oslo.)

Project leaders and supervisors at CERN who would like to take advantage of this new programme are kindly invited to take a look at the call for joint PhD projects between NTNU and CERN and to submit a project proposal ahead of the next deadline.

Once the projects have been identified, applicants can apply at the advertised position at NTNU, and once accepted for a position at NTNU, on the CERN Doctoral student programme. 

Hence preparing for a position on the  NTNU-CERN programme is done in 3 steps:

Questions or more information:


For CERN related questions regarding the NTNU-CERN PhD programme, please contact:

  • Odd Øyvind Andreassen / EN
  • Nils Høimyr / IT
  • Jens Vigen / RCS