Excellence Master Fellowships at the University of Geneva

Deadline: 15 March 2015
Open to: international students who hold a Bachelor degree and belog to the best 10% of their bachelor’s program
Scholarship: CHF 10,000 – CHF 15,000 per year


The Faculty of science of the University of Geneva is an internationally top-ranked scientific institution covering a broad range of scientific disciplines: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physics. It has a strong focus on research and hosts three National Centres of Competence in Research of the highly competitive Swiss National Science Foundation (Frontiers in Genetics; MaNEP; Chemical Biology) and many European collaborative research projects.

The Faculty of Science, in collaboration with several sponsors, has established an Excellence Fellowship Program to support outstanding and highly motivated candidates who intend to pursue a Master of Science in any of the disciplines covered by the Faculty.


The Excellence Fellowships are open to students from any university with very good performance in their studies (belonging to the best 10% of their bachelor’s program) and that have completed the Bachelor degree or expect to complete it within 6 months.


The Excellence Fellowship consists of a grant amounting to CHF 10,000 to CHF 15,000 per year. It is awarded for one year and extended for the regular duration of the chosen Master’s programme.


Applications should be sent as an unique pdf file by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Science: [email protected] Completed applications should include the following documents:

  • Application form.
  • A Curriculum Vitae including the transcript of exams passed during the bachelor education, with grades.
  • A two-page essay in which the applicant describes his/her specific scientific interests, specifies the Master’s program at the Faculty of Science he/her would like to pursue, and motivates the intention to pursue a Master of Science programme at the University of Geneva.
  • Letters of references from two professors (preferably sent by them directly to the e-mail address indicated above).
  • Any other pertinent information like results of GRE (General requirement examination), of TOEFL or other language test.

The application deadline is 15 March 2015 (for Masters starting September 15, 2015).

For further information please visit the official website.

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