How to enrol

On this page, you will find the instructions on how to enrol in the online course of the CERN-Solvay Education Programme towards the obtention of a digital certificate. 

  • You can earn a digital certificate to attest of your successful participation in the online course of the CERN-Solvay Education Programme.
  • With this certificate, you can apply to one of the CERN-Solvay student camps – more information on their dedicated page.
  • You can only enrol in the course if you are at least 16 years old, but if that's not the case, you can still watch our videos!
  • You will be able to download your certificate if you pass at least three videos in the series (any three videos of your liking).
  • "Passing a video" means that you provide correct answers to all the questions in the video – but don't worry, you can try to answer each question many times! 


In order for us to track your progress, you will need to create an account with us. Due to data privacy rules, we can only process personal data of students who are at least 16 years old.

  • I confirm that I am at least 16 years old.
  • I consent to the processing of my personal data as detailed in the associated privacy notice.
  • If you change your mind and no longer consent to the processing of your personal data, send us a message via our contact form here.


Lastly, here is what you will need to do for each video you choose to study. 

  • Answer all the questions which appear at various moments of the video. 
  • When you've reached the end of the video, you'll be prompted to submit your answers – it is very important that you do this so your answers can reach us. 
  • Please also send us your feedback on the video so we can improve the next ones – there's a table for that purpose right under the video. Your feedback will be anonymized; it will not influence your chances of being selected for a camp in any way. 
  • If you would like subtitles in your own language, we recommend that you watch the video directly on YouTube and activate the auto-translation of the English subtitles. 
  • If YouTube is blocked in your country and that prevents you from watching our videos, reach out to us via our contact form and we will direct you to a way to follow the course without relying on YouTube. 
  • Once you reply correctly to all questions, a message will appear above the video telling you that you've passed it: congratulations!
  • Once you have passed three videos, a link to download the certificate will appear in the drop-down menu under "Online course".