Faculty of science of the University of Geneva is offering master’s fellowships for outstanding and highly motivated students for pursuing a Master’s of Science in Switzerland. International students must have good academic performance in the bachelor’s program. Selection of the fellowship is on the basis of academic excellence and documentation sent by the applicants. An English proficiency test is required. Application deadline is 15th March 2014.
Study Subject (s): This fellowship is awarded in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physics at University of Geneva in Switzerland.
Course Level: This fellowship is for pursuing Master’s Degree level at University of Geneva in Switzerland.
Scholarship Provider: The Faculty of science of the University of Geneva
Scholarship can be taken at: Switzerland
Eligibility: The Faculty of Science, in collaboration with several sponsors, has established an Excellence Fellowship Program to support outstanding and highly motivated candidates who intend to pursue a Master of Science in any of the disciplines covered by the Faculty1. Admission criteria can be consulted on the relevant Master Web pages2.
-French proficiency is not a formal requirement for the Master’s of the Faculty of science.
-Application for an Excellence Fellowship is open to students from any university with very good performance in their studies (belonging to the best 10% of their bachelor’s program) and those have completed the Bachelor degree or expect to complete it within 6 months3.
-Selection of the applicants will be based on excellence.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International students are eligible for this master fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The Faculty of science of the University of Geneva is an internationally top-ranked scientific institution covering a broad range of scientific disciplines: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physics. It has a strong focus on research and hosts three National Centers of Competence in Research of the highly competitive Swiss National Science Foundation (Frontiers in Genetics; MaNEP; Chemical Biology) and many European collaborative research projects. The Masters of the Faculty of Science constitute an ideal entry for high-level professional and academic careers.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award (s): It is awarded for one year and extended for the regular duration of the chosen master’s programme (three or four semesters) provided the applicant is academically successful at the end of his/her first semester of studies.
What does it cover? The Excellence Fellowship consists of a grant amounting to CHF 10’000 to CHF 15’000/year (no teaching duties.
Selection Criteria: Selection of the applicants will be based on excellence. Evaluation will be made on the basis of the documentation sent by the applicants.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.
The application (in English or French) consists of:
•Application Form (60 Kb, )
•A Curriculum Vitae including the transcript of exams passed during the bachelor education, with grades.
•A two-page essay in which the applicant describes his/her specific scientific interests, specifies the Master’s program at the Faculty of Science he/she would like to pursue, and motivates the intention to pursue a Master of Science programme at the University of Geneva.
•If possible: Letters of references from two professors (preferably sent by them directly to the e-mail address indicated below). They should specifically attest if the candidate fulfills the conditions of the Excellence Fellowship Program (see above).
•Any other pertinent information like results of GRE (General requirement examination), of TOEFL or other language test.
Fellowship Application Deadline: Application deadline is 15 March 2014 (for Masters starting September 15, 2014).