Stay at PSI
We try to make the stay of our external users at PSI as comfortable as possible and to keep the formalities on a very low level such that the visiting scientists can concentrate fully on their scientific experiments and activities. Nevertheless a few formal procedures must be followed. Please find the relevant information here.
As soon as anybody's professional activity in Switzerland exceeds 8 days per calendar year (arrival and departure dates do count!) a Swiss working permit is required. This is also valid for the external foreign users of our facilities.
To ease the procedure the Paul Scherrer Institut takes over the formalities and applies for the respective permit (although in principle that would be the task of the user's employer, e.g. the foreign university or the respective home institution). All you need to do is to apply in time
for badge and dosimeter via the PSI DUO system.
If your proposal has been approved for beamtime at one of the PSI user facilities the main proposer will be contacted by the respective instrument scientist to arrange a date for the experiment. As soon as possible after that you should apply for your badge via the PSI DUO system.
Within that procedure you can also order a room in the PSI guesthouse. More information.
How to get my key for the guest house? Where to go for the PSI safety training? Can I rent a bicycle for my stay on the PSI campus? Please find helpful instructions here.
How to get to the Paul Scherrer Institute (description and map)
Accomodation modalities at
the Paul Scherrer Institute.
Points of Interest at the Paul Scherrer Institute.
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