Saturday, 14 November 2015

University of Fribour Scholarship For PhD Students to Study in Switzerland

Applications are currently ongoing for the University of Fribour Scholarship For PhD Students and Post-PhD students who wish to study in Switzerland.
Scholarships are granted by the “Rectorat” to foreign researchers (with residence outside of Switzerland) who would like to undertake a research stay on doctoral level; or on post-doctoral level.
These are short stay scholarships for young researchers who have a Doctoral Thesis in progress; or young researchers at Post-Doctoral level. They are targeted at foreign Students (living abroad).

Course(s) Offered: All areas

Course Level: Graduate (PhD, PostDoc)

Provider: University of Fribour

Country to Study in: Switzerland

Eligibility Criteria

A). Qualifying Conditions for young researchers who have a Doctoral Thesis in progress:
  1. Minimum inscription of two semesters at a foreign university recognized by the University of Fribourg at 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
Granting Conditions:
  1. Reasoning for the necessity of a scholarship for the implementation of the research project
  2. Consent of a professor of the University of Fribourg to accompany the scholar during his/her stay
  3. The goals of the scholar’s stay have been defined and approved by the professor
Selection criteria:
General profile and previous study-results as well as the quality of the submitted project
B). Qualifying Conditions young researchers at Post-Doctoral level:
  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 centre of a foreign university
  4. Having submitted a complete file
Granting Conditions:
  1. Reasoning for the necessity of a scholarship to complete the research
  2. Consent of a professor of the University of Fribourg to accept the scholar in his/her research group
  3. The goals of the scholar’s stay have been reviewed and approved by the professor overseeing the research and/or preparation of publication
Selection criteria:
General profile and previous study and research results as well as the quality of the submitted project

Eligible groups

Citizens of ANY country (EXCEPT Switzerland)

Participating Institutions

University of Fribourg, Fribourg; Switzerland

Fields of study

All research areas that are offered at the University. Please check here:www.unifr.ch/recherche/en/areas

Number of awards

Not specified

Sponsorship duration

The period of sponsorships for the different levels are:
  • PhD level: 4 months (max. 6). No extension possible.
  • Post-doctoral level: between 1 and 3 months, maximum 5 (no extension possible)

Scholarship benefits

The value of the scholarships are as below:
  • PhD level: CHF 1’700 / month (deductible the first month of the basic registration fee 115.-CHF)
  • Post-doctoral level: CHF 1’900 / month, with possible contribution to travel expenses (deductible the first month of the basic registration fee 115.-CHF)

Method of Application

All applications must be made online (please see link to official website below). The application files have to be sent in two formats (original by mail and copy by email/Zip format). You can download theApplication Form from the official website.
Bear in mind that all required and requested documents are as listed on the PDF information manual accessible via the official website.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to applyfor this scholarship, to download important application forms and to access visa application procedures.

DEADLINES:

The deadline dates for young researchers who have a Doctoral Thesis in progress are 28th February for a stay in the following fall semester; OR 30th September for a stay in the following spring semester
The dates for young researchers at Post-Doctoral level are 28th February or 30th September forstays beginning no earlier than three months after the respective deadlines.
PLEASE NOTE:
Attention! The process for obtaining a visa can take up to 3 months!
The diplomas and official confirmations in the application-file (as listed on the PDF information manual accessible via the official website) have to be included as accredited copies of the originals or have to be translated. Languages accepted for the documents or translations are German, English, French and Italian. If the documents included are in a different language, only translations by an officially recognized translator are accepted and have to be accredited.
The complete 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@unifr.ch
Only complete files with all documents will be taken into consideration.
Application Deadline: 28 February / 30 September 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes
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