Switzerland: Various Scholarships at Graduate Institute of International Studies

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A substantial number of scholarships is allotted each year by the
Institute to Master and Ph.D. students on the basis of academic merit
and financial need. There are two kinds of grants: tuition scholarships
and full scholarships. Their duration is of one year with only one
possible renewal.

Tuition scholarships cover fees for one academic
year and are intended for outstanding students. Five tuition
scholarships are offered by the FERIS Foundation (Fondation pour
l’enseignement des relations internationales en Suisse) for the
academic year 2007-2008. They will be attributed in Spring 2007.

Full grants amount to CHF 15 000 paid in ten
instalments. Recipients are exempt from tuition fees but not from the
University of Geneva’s set fees (CHF 65 per semester).

Certain full grants are awarded under special conditions (duration and/or geographical origin).

Davis Doctoral Grants: four full scholarships of
an exceptional duration (four years) will be attributed in Spring 2007
to students admitted to the Institute’s Ph.D. programme in September
2007. Two of these grants (Kathryn Davis Grant and Shelby Cullom Davis
Grant) are intended for two students (one woman and one man) having
completed a course of studies in an American university,
notwithstanding national origin. Two other grants (Davis Grants) are
intended for two Muslim students (one woman and one man).

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Grants (SDC), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs: 25 full scholarships intended for Third World or Eastern European nationals.

Alumni Grants (from AAI, Association des Anciens
de l’Institut) : about ten full scholarships financed by a Geneva
foundation and attributed to students from developing countries under
the condition that they commit themselves to return to their country at
the end of their course of studies so that their fellow countrymen may
benefit from their training.

Elemér Hantos Grants: one or two full scholarships from Fondation pour l’Europe centrale for students from that area.

Fondation Ousseimi Grants: three full scholarships for students from Mediterranean countries.

David de Pury Grant: one full scholarship attributed to a student from Latin America.

Tokyo Foundation Grants: between one and five full scholarships (variable according to years), usually attributed to Ph.D. students.

Other financial support opportunities
University of Geneva’s Bureau de l’information sociale
Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students.

Note: Students benefiting from other grants than those allotted by
the Institute or by the Swiss Government must pay the Institute’s
tuition fees.

Procedure
Students seeking admission to the Institute should include their grant request with the application form.
Deadline: 31 January 2007

Students already studying at the Institute may download the grant request or request it from Mrs. Isabelle Gerardi
Deadline: 30 June 2007

Employment possibilities at the Institute:
Advanced students may apply for a certain number of paid jobs as
teaching assistants or as staff auxiliaries (telephone operator,
library assistant, IT assistant, etc).

For more information and the application forms, please visit the announcement’s website.

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