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).
Scholarship Student (PhD and Post-PhD researcher)
A). Qualifying Conditions for young researchers who have a Doctoral Thesis in progress:
General profile and previous study-results as well as the quality of the submitted project
B). Qualifying Conditions young researchers at Post-Doctoral level:
General profile and previous study and research results as well as the quality of the submitted project
Citizens of ANY country (EXCEPT Switzerland)
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
The period of sponsorships for the different levels are:
The value of the scholarships are as below:
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 the Application 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 apply for this scholarship, to download important application forms and to access visa application procedures.
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 for stays beginning no earlier than three months after the respective deadlines.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Only complete files with all documents will be taken into consideration.
Application Deadline: 28 February / 30 September 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes