Student LTA
15 Sep 2017







Once you have received notification from STFC Studentships that you will receive funding you should follow this link​, which will lead you to the instructions for registering with the UK Liaison Office at CERN (UKLO). 

We are expecting the future students to plan their arrival in one of the following times:
  • 3rd - 7th October 2022
  • 16th - 19th January 2023

For details concerning the accommodation, please follow the More Information for students page.​

Entry procedures

You must be in possession of a valid passport, with more than 6 months validity. You are responsible for checking that you have the necessary documents to live and work in Switzerland. 

Importation of Personal Effects

Students are entitled to use a removal company to transport your personal belongings at the start of your stay. You will need to ask for a quote and you will be responsible for forwarding the quote to your Institute for approval. The quote should be for no more than 1 m3. Insurance cover for transit up to a value of £3,000 is permitted. You may be required to pay the shipping in advance and claim from your Institute. The same process will apply for your removal and return to the UK.

Please bear in mind that your accommodation will be well equipped with essential items. There are also many local shops in Geneva and neighbouring France should you choose to purchase items for your stay once you arrive. Bikes are available at CERN.  

Health Insurance

​Your Institute is responsible for providing adequate travel and medical insurance for you. You will need to know the name of the insurance provider(s) in order to complete the LTA form.​

Finding a Doctor

Your insurance company might be able to help you in locating a provider, however, another excellent resource is the CERN Medical Service site.  The site includes details for local hospitals and a tool to search for health care providers.  While on the CERN site, there is also the possibility to contact the Infir​mary for guidance.  The Emergency number at CERN is 74444.

​Registering at CERN

Even if you already have a CERN access card, you must visit the Users' Office to update your file and increase your percentage to 100% as soon as you arrive at CERN for your LTA. This action will initiate the process to request your Swiss and French residency  and work permits. At the end of your LTA, you must inform the Users' Office of your departure, decrease your percentage at CERN  and return your residency and work permits.

Last updated 01/06/2022​​