ThinkSwiss offers scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. and Canadian undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields.
To apply for a ThinkSwiss Scholarship, you must:
The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship program provides a monthly scholarship of CHF 1,050 (approx. USD 1,100) for a period of 2 to 3 months (CHF 3,150 maximum), which covers only a portion of the average student’s living costs. By accepting this scholarship, you agree to participate in a blog to share your experiences during your research stay in Switzerland. After your return to the U.S., or Canada respectively, you also agree to carry out at least one activity as student “ambassador” to promote Swiss research. Half of the scholarship will be paid at the beginning and half at the end of your research stay, after your final report has been received.
This program does not provide health, accident or liability insurance. Applicants must make sure that they have insurance coverage applicable for their stay in Switzerland.
While German, French or Italian language skills are not required for the research stay in Switzerland, knowledge of any of these languages would be helpful in daily life. The working language will generally be English
Call for Application -- ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships 2014
Next application deadline: JANUARY 31, 2014
Download: Application & FAQs
ThinkSwiss is excited about the exchange of knowledge and the establishment of networks between ThinkSwiss Research Scholars and Swiss researchers that this Scholarship offers. The whole ThinkSwiss community looks forward to reading about their experiences in Switzerland on the ThinkSwiss Brainstorm Blog.
More information about studying in Switzerland:
Booklet Higher Education & Research in Switzerland (pdf)
Contact in U.S.
Embassy of Switzerland, Office of Science, Technology and Higher Education (OSTHE)
2900 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008
Contact in Canada
Embassy of Switzerland, Office of Science, Research and Education
5, Marlborough Avenue; Ottawa, ON, K1N 8E6
Hilary Landfried and Ryan Luke Johns, ThinkSwiss Scholars 2011, share their experiences in Switzerland - watch the videos!
Ryan Luke Johns
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