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EPFL Excellence Fellowships for Masters Studies in Switzerland, 2016

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne-EPFL) is offering Excellence Fellowships for September 2016 intake. Scholarships are open for all national and international students to pursue masters programme.

EPFL offers a limited number of fellowships at the Master’s level to students with outstanding academic records. Some of the fellowships are financed by EPFL directly and others through partnerships with foundations or companies.

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The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne is a research university in Lausanne, Switzerland, that specialises in physical sciences and engineering. The EPFL Master of Science degrees are well renowned internationally: an excellent preparation for a successful professional or academic career.

Students willing to start a specialized master’s in September 2016 will need to have a minimum average grade of 4.5 (average grade over the entire Bachelor’s).

Course Level or Level of Study: Scholarships are provided for master’s studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne-EPFL).

Study Subject: Scholarships are available for prospective students commencing the masters in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy Management and Sustainability, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Microengineering, Communication Systems, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Molecular and Biological Chemistry, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics for education (in French only), Computational Science and Engineering, Physics and Applied Physics, Nuclear Engineering (joint program EPFL-ETHZ), Bioengineering, Life Sciences and Technology, Financial Engineering, Management, technology and entrepreneurship.

Scholarship Award:
Internal applications (EPFL bachelor’s degree)
Fellowships for those candidates include:
-CHF 10’000 (split into 2 payments)
-A certificate of excellence for the results obtained during their Bachelor’s
External applications
Fellowships for those candidates include:
-CHF 16’000 per academic year (split into monthly payments), meaning:
-CHF 32’000 for a 2-years Master’s(120 credits)
-CHF 24’000 for a 1 1/2 year Master’s (90 credits)
reservation of a room in students accommodation
(Note that accomodation, tuition fees, visa fees, etc. must be paid by the fellowship’s holder.)

Scholarship can be taken at: Switzerland

Eligibility: All applicants must have achieved or be expected to achieve minimum average grade of 4.5 (average grade over the entire Bachelor’s) to start a specialized master’s in September 2016.

Anyone applying to an EPFL Master’s Program is eligible. The selection of candidates and the granting of the fellowships are done based solely on the evaluation of the academic records of the candidates. In order to apply for scholarship, you must follow the given criteria:

– Anyone holding a Bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) in a related field from a recognized university can apply to one of the EPFL Masters Programs.

-Current EPFL students are automatically accepted in the Master’s Program of their field of study and only need to approve their re-registration in IS-Academia. However, if they would like to change their field of study and opt for example for a specialized Master’s (Computational science and engineering / Energy management and sustainability / Financial engineering / Management, technology and entrepreneurship / Nuclear engineering), they must follow the full online application procedure. This criteria is however not a guarantee of admission as the quality of application, the relevance of the followed Bachelor’s compared to the Master’s of interest, and the motivation of the candidate will also be assessed by the admission committee.
Nationality: Local and international students can apply for this scholarship.

College Admission Requirement:

Entrance Requirement: All applicants must have achieved or be expected to achieve minimum average grade of 4.5 and hold a Bachelor’s degree.

English Language Requirment: If English is the language of instruction of the study program or course you will be studying in Europe, you will be required to prove you have a sufficient level of knowledge of English in order for your application to be accepted. Although the expected level of command of English may vary depending on the school and, above all, the study program or course, the usual average English language requirement you will be required to have to study in Europe is 550 points (paper-based TOEFL test), or 213 points (computer-based TOEFL test), or 79-80 points (Internet-based TOEFL test), or 5.5 – 6.5 score in the IELTS test. Extra documents such as TOEFL or GRE scores, research publications or other portfolios of your previous work, are welcome but not compulsory. We will only consider documents uploaded in your online application form. (No documents sent by postal mail).

Masters Scholarships for International Students, 2016

Supporting Material: All documents and diplomas should be in English, French, German or Italian. Please join a legalized translation of all documents written in another language.
-Your resume (curriculum vitae)
-Copy of your University degree(s) or Bachelor’s degree. If you don’t have your degree yet, you will bring it to the Registrar’s Office upon registration at EPFL*.
-Legalized transcripts from each university you have attended.
-A statement of purpose. See hereunder for a more detailed explanation.
-Three recommendations (except holders of any EPFL Bachelor’s degree applying in another field than their original field and except for candidates from another Swiss university applying to a Master in the same field of study as their Bachelor).
-During the electronic application process, you will have to give the details of three referees, who will then be requested to produce recommendation letters for you directly to EPFL. See hereunder for a more detailed explanation.
-Your identity card or passport.
-For foreigners who already live in Switzerland: your residence permit.

How to Apply: The application process is done entirely online, in French or English. Documents sent by email or fax will not be considered.

Application Deadline: Applications can be filled online from mid-November to the 15th of January, or from the 16th of January to the 15th of April.

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