• Application Deadline
  • 2 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
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Physic students will be trained in the research groups working on the new Fermilab initiatives, the Mu2e, g-2, Nova experiments, as well as neutrino physics experiments, or in the Fermilab group which collaborates with the CMS experiment at CERN, or in the Theory group. The Summer Student at Fermilab and other US Laboratories course is offered by the University of Pisa.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Some students may be still involved in the analysis of the CDF data, within the CDF Physics groups. For some students the internship may take place in other US Laboratories or Universities.

The internship of Engineering, Computing Science, and Materials Science students takes place in the Fermilab Accelerator Division (AD), Techical Division (TD), Computing Division (CD), or in groups involved in technological and applied research of other laboratories and universities within the US.

Each student has a supervisor responsabile of her/his training program and has to give a first oral presentation after 4 weeks of permanence at Fermilab, to show adequate progress of her/his research program, a second oral presentation and write a detailed report at the conclusion of the program. Since 2010 Fermilab keeps an online record of the summer students' training programs.

There is no better description of the research opportunities offered by our program than reading these training programs. In some cases of mutual interest, the 9-week internship has been extended to a few months contract at the laboratory in preparation of a Master Degree Thesis.

The Summer Student at Fermilab and other US Laboratories course is offered by the University of Pisa.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 2 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Partnership
  • Entry Level
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Programme Structure

Engineering students will be trained in the Fermilab Accelerator Division, Technical Division or Computing Division or in groups working on applied research in other US Laboratories or Universities. Each intern will be supervised by a Mentor, an employee of the US Labotatory. The Mentor is responsible of the entire Training Program of the intern for the 9 weeks of permanence on the US soil. Each intern will present a written report which will be object of evaluation by a University of Pisa Committee.


Master Degree students or recentely Master Degree graduates in Physics, Engineering, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Computing Science, and Material Science.


Dr. Simone Donati

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Academic Requirements

Equal opportunity admission to the Summer School is open to students of any Italian or non-Italian University, on a highly competitive basis. Participants are accepted within the available budget constraints. Participants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, average score in the exams, graduation score for post graduated applicants, and their suitability for the program, as indicated in personal statement and CV, and in the interview. The interviews can be performed in person or on Skype. The interview aims also at verifying if the student is proficient in English. To be admitted to the interview, a preselection is applied on the students' academic achievement.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 100 International
  • EUR 100 EU/EEA


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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