Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ireland: Swiss Government Scholarships 2012-2013


The Swiss Government is now offering gifted and interested young scientists and researchers from Ireland a number of university scholarships (Swiss Universities, Federal Institutes of Technology) within the framework of a scholarship pool (scholarships without fixed distribution by country – 20-30 scholarships to Western European countries/countries from the EU). The duration of the scholarship is for the nine month academic year 2012 – 2013, always from September to June.

Under the new regulations, candidates from the EU pool can only apply for research fellowships. It is not possible to apply for a Masters Scholarship except for study in Music Academies and Fine Arts and for Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS).

Within the framework of a special allocation, scholarships for fine arts and music academies are offered (without fixed distribution by country) to the best applicants who are already at an advanced stage of their training. The fine arts and music scholarships are granted for studies in public music academies, as well as art and design schools.

To a limited extent, scholarships are also offered for postgraduate studies (research) at the Universities of Applied Sciences. Applicants must have graduated for a university or university of applied sciences with at least a Bachelor Degree and wish to study in Switzerland at post-graduate level. This offer is relevant for the seven universities of applied sciences.

The application form, medical form and information are available by email. Please contact the International Section of this Department at telephone (01) 889 2426 or Email and these forms will issue directly to the email address supplied.

Applicants for a Swiss Government Scholarship must already be in command of the necessary language skills required for their studies. Applicants must provide the relevant language certificate with their application package. At the minimum level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF) language is required. The following certificates meet the above- mentioned criteria: TOEFL, IELTS, DELF, DALF, etc.

A personal interview for applicants will take place between 9 and 13 January 2012 at the Embassy of Switzerland, 6 Ailesbury Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Irish graduates who wish to apply must complete the application forms electronically. The forms must be printed off and signed by the applicant.

The completed application forms (and relevant enclosures) should then be returned, in duplicate to the Department of Education and Skills, International Section, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, no later than 5.30 pm on Friday 2 December, 2011. Late applications will not be considered.

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