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CERN Bootcamp

CERN Bootcamp is an innovative study concept, which is co-created together with CERN, universities and companies. CERN Bootcamp 2023 will be organised between June 5th and 9th, 2023.

Multidisciplinary Master´s Studies

CERN Bootcamp is an innovative study concept, which is co-created together with CERN, universities and companies for each implementation. Bootcamp provides a unique international learning experience to the group of Master’s degree students with multidisciplinary educational background. The focus of the studies is to solve societal problems or challenges of the case organizations by applying service design methods to have a genuinely people centered, empathetic approach.

There will be 25 places available for the Bootcamp

  • 21 master’s degree students from Haaga-Helia/Laurea/Metropolia
  • 3 students from Universities of Helsinki/Aalto/Jyväskylä/Lappeenranta-Lahti/Tampere

The selection of students will be made based on the students’ study achievements, phase of studies, motivation to participate, interaction skills, and the information provided in the application form and group discussion. In addition, multidisciplinarity of the student group will be taken into account in the selection process. 

The work in Bootcamp will mainly be done in teams so the students are expected to be committed to teamwork during the whole Bootcamp process and in the assignments.

In 2023 there are three sustainable development goals (SDG) that will to address out of the following five: SDG3, SDG7, SDG11, SDG12 and SDG15. The students develop solutions to the global challenges linked with these goals with inspirations from and design of application opportunities of cutting-edge technologies developed in ATTRACT program. Three from these SDGs are selected for student challenges based on their popularity among the applicants.


Application period: 28.11.2022-29.1.2023 via website

Pre-selection of students: by 10th February 2023

Group discussion: 2nd March 2023 between 12-18 (Online)

Student selection: by 10th March 2023

Kick-off in Finland: 24.-25.3.2023

Intensive program in Geneve: 5.-9.6.2023


Travelling to Switzerland and Covid-19

The COVID-situation and its implications for both travel to Switzerland and entry to CERN is dynamic and subject to changes. To consult information to enter Switzerland,  please go here. More info on CERN-specific  COVID measures and entry restrictions can be found here. Please note that CERN reserves the right to modify entry conditions to the site at a short notice.


Travelling costs to/from Switzerland and accommodation at the CERN hostel are mainly covered by the universities of applied sciences. The costs for the students in Switzerland consist mainly of bus or tram tickets to get around and also breakfast, lunch and dinner costs.

When travelling to Switzerland please notice that Switzerland is not an EU-country. It is important that you ensure that all the needed travelling documents are valid before the trip. The students have to apply for needed documents by themselves.

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More information:

CERN Bootcamp's Blog 2019

Want to know more about the Bootcamp experience?

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