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Young Researchers (PhD and Postdoctoral Level) Grants at University of Fribourg in Switzerland, 2019

The University of Fribourg will be offering funding for Young Researchers (Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Level). These are awarded to foreign researchers domiciled abroad.

These are awarded to foreign researchers domiciled abroad. All research areas that are offered at the University of Fribourg are eligible.

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Valuable offer to get a Ph.D. and Postdoctoral researchers in Switzerland.

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The University of Fribourg is a place where learning, research, employment and events all happen at the same time. Its innovative force makes it an important mover in the commercial and cultural life of the region.

Why at the University of Fribourg? Its wide range of course offerings, together with its comfortable size, make the University a place where interdisciplinary and personal contact is the order of the day.

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University or Organization: University of Fribourg
Department: NA
Course Level: Ph.D. and Postdoctoral researchers
Award: Varies
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: NA
Nationality: Foreign researchers domiciled abroad
The program can be taken in Switzerland
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

Eligibility

The studentships are awarded to foreign researchers domiciled abroad.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

For a Ph.D. student:

  1. Minimum inscription of two semesters at a foreign university recognized by the University of Fribourg at the doctoral level (not being registered at the University of Fribourg)
  2. Foreign residence
  3. Being younger than 35 upon arrival at the University of Fribourg
  4. Being engaged in a research project at the University of Fribourg
  5. Having submitted a complete file

For Post-Docs:

  1. Holding a Doctor’s title that was completed within the last three years at a foreign university recognized by the University of Fribourg
  2. Foreign residence
  3. Being employed or involved in research at a foreign research center of a foreign university
  4. Having submitted a complete file

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The completed application files have to be sent to the following address: University of Fribourg, International Relations Office, Avenue de l’ Europe 20, 1700 Fribourg – Switzerland and international-scholarship-at-unifr.ch. Apply online (www.unifr.ch/international/en/in/bourse). The application files have to be sent in two formats (original by mail and copy by email/Zip format).
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants provide complete application-form with digital ID picture, Curriculum vitae/Resume, description of the research project at the University of Fribourg, description of the necessity of a funding for the implementation of the research project, a confirmation letter, Grade report of the Bachelor and Master studies (transcript), Confirmation of residence, Copy of passport.
  • Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Benefit: The duration for Ph.D. students is 4 months. The financial support amounts to CHF 1900 / month. For holders of a Doctor’s title, it can be between 1 and 3 months. The financial support is CHF 2700 / month.

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