Study In Switzerland: 2022 University of Geneva Excellence Masters Fellowships for International Students



Deadline (y-m-d): 2022-03-15

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The Faculty of Science, with the support of external partners, has established an Excellence Fellowship program open to outstanding and highly motivated students who wish to pursue a Master of Science degree in one of the disciplines covered by the Faculty. Candidate selection is based on excellence.

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The Faculty of Science of the University of Geneva is an internationally recognized leading research institution.

This cutting-edge research covers a broad range of scientific disciplines: astronomy, biology, chemistry and biochemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, pharmaceutical sciences, earth sciences, and the environment. The Faculty hosts three National Centres of Competence in Research of the highly competitive Swiss National Sciences Foundation (Chemical Biology; SwissMAP; Planets) as well as many European research projects.

Scholarship Details:

The Masters of the Faculty of Science constitute an ideal training base for an academic but also professional development, opening on careers in industry, teaching, administration in sciences, communication, and media.

The programs Master’s degrees are either entirely in English, or English and French

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Scholarship Requirements:

To be considered for the scholarship, you must:

  • Application for a University of Geneva Excellence Fellowship is open to students from any university with very good performance in their studies (belonging to the best 10% of their bachelor’s program) and that have completed the Bachelor’s degree or expect to complete it within 6 months.
  • The selection of the applicants will be based on excellence.
  • Evaluation will be made based on the documentation sent by the applicants.
  • French proficiency is not a formal requirement for the Masters of the Faculty of science.

Scholarship Duration and Reward

The Excellence Fellowship consists of a grant amounting to CHF 10’000 to CHF 15’000/year (no teaching duties);

it is awarded for one year and extended for the regular duration of the chosen Master’s program (three or four semesters) provided the applicant is academically successful at the end of his/her first semester of studies.

Required Documents

The application (in English or French) must include the following documents in the form of a SINGLE pdf file:

  • A scan of your national identity card or passport.
  • A scan of your UNIGE card or if you are not yet a UNIGE student, the mail of the central administration named “Votre candidature à l’UNIGE” (proof you have started the matriculation process) is requested.
  • A Curriculum Vitae (2 pages maximum).
  • A scan of your national identity card or passport.
  • The transcript of exams passed during the bachelor’s education, with all grades.
  • A motivation letter in which you describe your specific scientific interests and your motivation to pursue a Master of Science program at the University of Geneva.
  • If possible: Letters of references from two professors (preferably sent by them directly to [email protected]) attesting your aptitude to this program.
  • Any other pertinent information like results of GRE (General requirement examination), TOEFL, or another language test.
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How To Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should apply using the link below.

The Application Deadline is 15th March 2022

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