CERN European Laboratory for Particle Physics

CERN Programme for Physics High School Teachers

This 3-week residential programme, which has been taking place every year since 1998 at CERN during the month of July, is open to Physics High School Teachers from all CERN member and observer States, as well as from other countries subject to funding availability, who would like to update their knowledge of particle physics, its associated technologies and related subjects.

Goals of the High School teachers' programme:

The work produced during the 3-week programme  is documented and collected by the participants at -

Please consult this site for more details about the programme, and for a good collection of materials to be used in the class-room.

Who can attend?

All high school teachers from the CERN member states can apply to participate in the programme. Some funds may be available to support teachers from non-member states as well. Please note that all applicants should :

Preference in the selection will go to teachers who have a proven experience of extra-curricular activities, such as: No a-priori knowledge of or experience with high-energy physics is required, but a good working knowledge of English is essential in order to get maximum benefit from the programme.

The 2014 Programme:

The programme will take place at CERN during the period

July 6th (arrival date) - July 26th (departure date)

The programme content will be similar to previous year's and will be published closer to the start date. Click here to see the details of the 2013 programme.


All participants will be housed in the CERN on-site hostel facilities.

Financial support:

Financial support will be provided to all participants from CERN member states.
The support will cover up to
2,000 CHF for living expenses, and up to 500 CHF for travel costs.

HST2014 Application Instructions:

To apply for HST2014, all applicants other than those from the USA and Canada, must register with the CERN e-Recruitment system and follow a 2 part process in which you are asked to supply Personal Details, answer some HST2014 specific questions and optionally include your Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Please carefully read the instructions that are provided at each stage of the process.

The application process is now open and will close on February 28th 2014.

Applicants from the USA are asked to contact the US HST coordinator.

Applicants from Canada are asked to consult the website of the Canadian Association of Physicists.

All other candidates are should follow this link to apply for HST2014.