Faculty of Science Excellence Master Fellowships in Switzerland, 2017

Faculty of Science at the University of Geneva is pleased to offere excellence master fellowships for international applicants. Fellowships are awarded in a broad range of scientific disciplines: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physics.

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 Faculty. Admission criteria can be consulted on the relevant Master Web pages.

The University of Geneva is a public research university located in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded in 1559 by John Calvin as a theological seminary and law school.

Applicants must have completed the Bachelor degree or expect to complete it within 6 months.

Course Level: Fellowships are availble for masters degree programme at University of Geneva.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in a broad range of scientific disciplines: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physics.

Scholarship Award: The Excellence Fellowship consists of a grant amounting to CHF 10’000 to CHF 15’000/year (no teaching duties); 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.

Scholarship can be taken in Switzerland

Eligibility: 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 that have completed the Bachelor degree or expect to complete it within 6 months3. Selection of the applicants will be based on excellence. Evaluation will be made on the basis of the documentation sent by the applicants.

Nationality: Students of any country can apply for these excellence master fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have completed the Bachelor degree or expect to complete it within 6 months.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

International Fellowship

How to Apply: Applications should be sent as an UNIQUE pdf file by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Science: Excellence-Master-Sciences-at-unige.ch.  The application (in English or French) consists of:

  • Application Form
  • 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/her 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.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 15, 2017.

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