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Mobility Grant for Students from African Universities in Switzerland, 2015

The North South Cooperation of the University of Zurich (UZH), in collaboration with the Oeuvre St.-Justin Fribourg, is offering three grants. Grants are available for mobility students from African universities for the academic year 2015-16. Grants can be used to study one or two semesters at UZH. Grants will only be awarded if a professor at UZH guarantees supervision and is interest in working with the mobility student’s home institution. The application deadline is 15 February 2015.

Study Subject(s): Grants are available to learn any of the courses offered by the university.
Course Level: Grants are awarded for PhD and Masters Level of study.
Programme Provider: University of Zurich
Award can be taken at:
Switzerland

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Eligibility: Grants will only be awarded if a professor at UZH guarantees supervision and is interest in working with the mobility student’s home institution.
– Mobility students from African universities are eligible.

Open for International Students: Mobility students from African universities are eligible to apply for mobility grants.

Description: The North South Cooperation of the University of Zurich (UZH), in collaboration with the Oeuvre St.-Justin Fribourg, is offering three grants for mobility students from African universities for the academic year 2015-16. Grants can be used to study one or two semesters at UZH. Grants will only be awarded if a professor at UZH guarantees supervision and is interest in working with the mobility student’s home institution.

Number of award(s): It is offering three grants for mobility students from African universities for the academic year 2015-16.

Duration of award(s): Grants can be used to study one or two semesters at UZH.

What does it cover? The student mobility grant covers the following costs
-Travel expenses up to CHF 1,500 for a flight to and from Switzerland
-Up to CHF 400 for German language classes at UZH
-Allowance for living costs, study materials and insurance:
-For students at the Master’s level: allowance of total value of CHF 1400 per month
-For PhD students: allowance of total value of CHF 1700 per month
-Accommodations and breakfast are offered free of charge at Justinus Haus Zürich

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: The decision for the grants will be announced by 1 April 2015.

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted by post by UZH professors. Incomplete applications and applications handed in directly by mobility students will not be considered.
-Please enclose the following with the completed application form:
-Complete CV of the prospective recipient
-Endorsement letter from the supervising professor at UZH
-Endorsement letter from a professor at the home university
-Letter of motivation by the prospective recipient
-Description of studies
-Reason for choosing UZH
-Proof that funding criteria are met
-Proof of matriculation at the student’s home university
-For students at the Master’s level
-Current transcript of records
-Copy of high school diploma and Bachelor’s degree
-Completed form “Tentative Study Plan”
-For PhD students
-Copy of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree
-Research proposal (2-3 pages) including project description, research question, hypothesis, methodology, project timeline
-Proof of language skills relevant for studies at UZH (German and/or English)
-Copy of prospective recipient’s passport (identification page)
-Passport photo of the prospective recipient (electronic version)

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 February 2015.

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