International High School Teacher Programme


The International High School Teacher (HST) Programme 2024 will take place from 30 June – 13 July 2024!

This residential programme, which took place for the first time in 1998, is open to high school science teachers from around the world who would like to update their knowledge of particle physics, learn more about educational resources available, and collaborate with fellow science teachers of different nationalities.

The HST programme contains lectures, on-site visits, hands-on workshops, discussions, and Q&A-sessions. Furthermore, during the 2 weeks, all teachers will collaborate in several study groups on various topics related to particle physics and its integration in the classroom. All study groups will deliver their final reports at the end of the programme. Therefore, all applicants should:

  • have a good working knowledge of the English language (the entire programme will be delivered in English)
  • be committed to attending in full the 2 weeks of the programme (no late arrivals, no early departures)

For detailed information about CERN's international teacher programmes, their objectives and how to apply, please have a look at the FAQ.

The application process for the HST2024 programme is open until 14 January 2024. It is strongly recommended to complete and submit applications well before the deadline to avoid last-minute problems, which might result in an unsuccessful application.

To access the HST2024 application form, please create a CERN lightweight account. To find out how your personal data will be handled, please consult the respective data privacy policy.