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University of Zurich Fully-Funded International Scholarships for PhD Studies



Application Deadline: 31st January, 2019

Applications are currently ongoing for the University of Zurich Fully-funded PhD Scholarships for International Students. Interested students should see the details below.

University of Zurich Fully-Funded International Scholarships for PhD Studies

University of Zurich Fully-funded PhD Scholarship Details and FAQs

The UBS Center Scholarship are full scholarships awarded every year to outstanding university graduates to enable them to take up their doctoral studies at the Zurich Graduate School of Economics, run by the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. Furthermore, by funding new endowed chairs at the Department of Economics, the UBS Center will create additional doctoral positions for talented young researchers beyond the scholarship scheme. This will ensure that the Zurich Graduate School of Economics achieves a critical mass of top young talent to create a leading international graduate school with an attractive research environment.

The Zurich Graduate School of Economics at the University of Zurich is offering up to 3 PhD scholarships to outstanding university graduates. Scholarships for successful candidates are full scholarships, covering living expenses and all fees.

When is the application deadline?

31st January, 2019 for entry in September 2019

Is the scholarship/opportunity offered annually?

Yes

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

All

In which host country will the awardees be studying?

Switzerland

What is the category of this opportunity?

PhD

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

Scholarships are open to graduates from around the world, they are awarded to candidates on the grounds of outstanding academic merit, and continuing support will be subject to satisfactory completion of course work. While preference may be given to students whose research plans include areas of interest of the UBS International Center of Economics in Society, applications from all areas are welcomed.

Admission to the Zurich Graduate School of Economics is a pre-condition for being considered for a UBS Center Scholarship.

The UBS Center Scholarships are full scholarships, covering living expenses and all fees. Scholarship holders are free to choose their supervisor and have no mandatory duties beyond the completion of the course work and their doctorate. We do however encourage students to contribute to departmental teaching because it is in their own interest to acquire good teaching skills.

How many scholarship awards are available?

3

What are the benefits of the scholarship?

The UBS Center Scholarships cover living expenses(Approx. CHF 42’500 p.a) plus all tuition fees.

What is the duration of the scholarship?

Scholarships are offered to award holders for a period of four years, subject to satisfactory completion of course work.

How to Apply for the Programme

Applicants need to apply for admission to the Zurich Graduate School of Economics (see details on the departmental webpage) where they indicate that they are applying for a UBS Center Scholarship.

Scholarship Webpage

About University of Zurich (UZH)

The University of Zurich (UZH), located in the city of Zürich, is the largest university in Switzerland, with over 26,000 students. It was founded in 1833 from the existing colleges of theology, law, medicine and a new faculty of philosophy.

Currently, the university has seven faculties: Philosophy, Human Medicine, Economic Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Theology and Veterinary Medicine. The university offers the widest range of subjects and courses of any Swiss higher education institution.

The University of Zurich was founded on April 29, 1833, when the existing colleges of theology, the Carolinum founded by Huldrych Zwingli in 1525, law and medicine were merged with a new faculty of Philosophy. It was the first university in Europe to be founded by the state rather than a monarch or church.

The university is scattered all over the city of Zurich. Members of the university can use several libraries, including the ETH-library, and the Zurich Central Library, with over 5 million volumes. In 1962, the faculty of science proposed to establish the Irchelpark campus on the Strickhofareal. The first stage the construction of the university buildings was begun in 1973, and the campus was inaugurated in 1979. The construction of the second stage lasted from 1978 to 1983. The campus also houses the anthropological museum Anthropologisches Museum, and the cantonal Staatsarchiv Zürich.

 


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