Last days: Check out how to get doctoral grants at the best university in Switzerland


The ETH Zurich , the best university in Switzerland (and one of the 10 best in the world ) according to the main university rankings, is accepting applications for the Engineering for Development (E4D) Doctoral Scholarships . The doctoral scholarship program in Switzerland will include two students from developing countries (including Brazil) with scholarships to pursue their doctorate at ETH Zurich. Registration is open until April 30th.

The value of the scholarship is 175 thousand Swiss francs (equivalent to approximately R $ 1.063 million at the current price) for three years of doctorate, with the possibility of extension. Of this total, 166,800 Swiss francs will be the researcher's salary over the three years, and another 8,200 francs will refer to expenses such as airline tickets, installation assistance and other travel costs to the country.

According to the public notice of the scholarship , the amount of the salary must be within the standards of ETH Zurich. Therefore, if the university's standards change over the period of the scholarship, the total value of the scholarship may change as well.

How to apply for doctoral scholarships in Switzerland

To be eligible for the scholarship, it is necessary to have completed the master's degree, be up to 40 years old and have a high level of English proficiency (although the notice does not specify which exams or grades should be taken). You must also have already contacted a supervisor at ETH Zurich (you can find supervisors at the university through this link ).

To apply, it is necessary to fill out a form ( available on this link ) regarding your research proposal. In it, the candidate must explain his proposal, what his objectives are, why it is relevant and how it can benefit poor people in low-income countries.

Along with the proposal, it is also necessary to send a series of documents, such as CV , academic record and two letters of recommendation . Other documents that the candidate deems appropriate, such as publications or previous activities pertinent to his proposal, may be included as well. Documents must be sent to e4d@sl.ethz.ch by April 30th .

Pre-selected students will then need to develop, together with their supervisors at ETH Zurich, a more complete research project. More details on this second stage can be seen in the public notice of the scholarship program .

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