The Zurich Graduate School of Economics at the University of Zurich invites international students to apply for her 2018/19 scholarship scheme. The Zurich Graduate School of Economics offers up to 3 PhD scholarships to outstanding university graduates. These scholarships cover living expenses and all fees.
The University of Zurich (UZH, German: Universität Zürich), located in the city of Zürich, is the largest university in Switzerland. 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 UBS Center Scholarships 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 talents to create a leading international graduate school with an attractive research environment.
Eligible Countries: All
To be taken at (country): Switzerland
Eligibility: 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 welcome.
Admission to the Zurich Graduate School of Economics is a prerequisite 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.
Number of Awardees: 3
Value of Scholarship: The UBS Center Scholarships cover living expenses(Approx. CHF 42’500 p.a) plus all tuition fees.
Duration of Scholarship: Scholarships are offered to award holders for a period of four years, subject to satisfactory completion of course work.
How to Apply: 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.
Award Provider: Zurich Graduate School of Economics at the University of Zurich
Application Deadline: 31st January, 2018 for entry in September 2018