Young Researchers (PhD and Postdoctoral Level) Grants in Switzerland 2019

Young Researchers (PhD and Postdoctoral Level) Grants in Switzerland are open apply now. The University of Fribourg will be offering Scholarship for Young Researchers (PhD and Postdoctoral Level). Scholarships are awarded to foreign researchers domiciled abroad.

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. Since it attracts students and researchers from every part of Switzerland and from all over the world it has shaped life in the bilingual city of Fribourg since it was founded in 1889. Its wide range of course offerings, together with its comfortable size, make the University of Fribourg a place where interdisciplinary and personal contact is the order of the day.

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.

Young Researchers (PhD and Postdoctoral Level) Grants in Switzerland Description

  • Applications Deadline: February 28, 2019
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for young researchers (PhD and Postdoctoral).
  • Study Subject: All research areas that are offered at the University of Fribourg are eligible.
  • Scholarship Award: The duration for PhD 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.
  • Nationality: Scholarships are awarded to foreign researchers domiciled abroad.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Switzerland

Eligibility for the Young Researchers (PhD and Postdoctoral Level) Grants in Switzerland

Eligible Countries: Scholarships are awarded to foreign researchers domiciled abroad.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

For PhD student:

  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

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 centre of a foreign university
  4. Having submitted a complete file

English 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.

Young Researchers (PhD and Postdoctoral Level) Grants in Switzerland Application Procedure

How to Apply: Application File

  1. Complete application-form with digital ID picture (JPEG Format)
  2. Curriculum vitae/Resume
  3. Description of the research-project at the University of Fribourg
  4. Description of the necessity of a scholarship for the implementation of the research-project
  5. Confirmation letter by the professor of the University of Fribourg that accepts to accompany the scholar during the stay 6. Confirmation letter by the professor that accompanied the doctorate from the foreign University
  6. Confirmation of the university that the scholar has been inscribed for a doctorate for at least two semesters 8. Bachelor’s Diploma or primary equivalent university diploma from a university recognized by the University of Fribourg
  7. Master’s Diploma or equivalent college-diploma from a foreign university recognized by the University of Fribourg
  8. Grade report of the Bachelor and Master studies (transcript)
  9. Confirmation of residence
  10. Copy of passport

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).

The diplomas and official confirmations in the application-file 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-at-unifr.ch.

Online Application

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