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CERN Bootcamp

CERN Bootcamp is an innovative study concept, which has been co-created together with CERN Ideasquare, universities and companies. CERN Bootcamp 2024 will be organised between June 3rd and 7th, 2024.

Multidisciplinary Master´s Studies

CERN Bootcamp is an innovative study concept, which is implemented together with CERN Ideasquare, universities and ATTRACT project. 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 by applying service design methods to have a genuinely people centered, empathetic approach.  

There will be 24 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 (from March to June) and in the assignments.

In 2024 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: 27.11.2023-31.1.2024 via application form (form opens at 13.00 o'clock)

Pre-selection of students: by 5th February 2024

Group discussion: 12th February 2024 between 12-16 (Online)

Student selection: by 19th February 2024

Kick-off in Finland: 14.-15.3.2024 (University of Helsinki, Kumpula campus)

Intensive program in Geneve: 3.-7.6.2024 (flights 2.6. and 8.6.2024)


Travelling to Switzerland 

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. To consult information to enter Switzerland,  please go here.


Travelling costs from Finland (Helsinki Airport) to Switzerland (Geneva Airport) and from Switzerland (Geneva Airport) to Finland (Helsinki Airport) and accommodation at the CERN hostel are mainly covered by the universities of applied sciences. The rooms in the hostel are single rooms with washbasin, single rooms with toilet and washbasin, or single rooms with washbasin, shower and toilet. The costs for the students in Switzerland consist mainly of bus or tram tickets to get around and also breakfast, lunch and dinner costs.

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More information:

CERN Bootcamp's Blog 2019

Want to know more about the Bootcamp experience?

Check out the blog of CERN Bootcamp