Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme, University of Oxford

The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme cultivates the leaders of tomorrow from transition and emerging economies by providing outstanding university graduates and young professionals with the opportunity to pursue fully funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford and access to a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking.

Overall, the programme provides Scholars with the knowledge, skills and international networks necessary to contribute optimally to public life in their countries and regions of origin and to build lasting professional linkages across cultures and continents.

The Weidenfeld Leadership Programme includes:
  • an annual ten day long Leadership and Public Policy Seminar including conferences, moderated discussions and workshops on political philosophy and leadership development;
  • practical skills training in public speaking, conflict management and decision making;
  • an annual European Study Tour;
  • engagement in the Institute’s projects and conferences;
  • an annual Weidenfeld Debate;
  • a public policy analysis training for a selected group of Scholars long-term professional mentoring; and
  • a myriad of networking opportunities throughout the year.
The programme is managed by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD). The ISD is an independent think tank working with leaders in government, business, media and academia to develop multi-country responses to the major security and socio-economic challenges of our time and to enhance Europe’s capacity to act effectively in the global arena.

Activities include research, specialised task forces, high level policy briefings, scholarships and cross border networks that foster leadership and stability across Europe and its wider neighbourhood, actively bridging inter-communal, religious, socio-economic and political divides.

Am I eligible?

Candidates should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford. Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements.

Eligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be an ordinary resident of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Yemen.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they aspire through their professional work to contribute to the public good in their country or region, or on a global basis. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a connection between their subject of study and their longer-term career objectives.

Applicants should be intending to return to their country of ordinary residence following their studies.

This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other awards. Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already a Weidenfeld Scholar. Part-time courses are not eligible for the Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme.

This scholarship is open to candidates studying for all degree bearing courses, with the exception of PGCert and PGDip courses.

What does it cover?

100% of university and college fees, and a grant for living costs (the rate in 2011-12 was £13,500).

Awards are made for the full duration of a student's fee liability for the agreed course. If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based on satisfactory academic progress.

How do I apply?

Apply at the same time as you apply to Oxford by selecting Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme in the Funding Section of the University's Graduate Application Form. Candidates should apply by Application Deadline 2 (6 January 2012 for Medical Sciences and Philosophy; 20 January 2012 for all other subjects).

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the January deadline (20 January 2012) and you must have secured a place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date (16 March 2012). Applications with an outstanding admissions decision after this date, or applications which are re-evaluated against the later March deadline field, are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

You must also complete a Weidenfeld Scholarship Questionnaire and upload it together with your Graduate Application Form by the application deadline in order for your application to be complete. 

If you do not apply in full by the deadline, you will not be considered for the scholarship, even if you have selected Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme on the Graduate Application Form.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an expenses-paid interview weekend in Oxford in early May 2012.

Millennium Youth Camp 2012 in Helsinki

Technology Academy Finland and the Finnish Science Education Centre LUMA organize the next Millennium Youth Camp to be held in Helsinki Metropolitan Region, Finland in June 2012. During this camp, about 30 talented and young people from different parts of the world will meet for a week to work together on different projects on mathematics, science and technology. These young people will also get a chance to meet famous scientists as well as the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize Winner during this event.

The Millennium Youth Camp is held on an annual basis, attended by students from all continents. In 2011, almost 1500 young people from a hundred different countries applied to take part. One of the camp’s primary goals is to encourage young scientists to network at an early stage in their careers and help them launch a career in science or technology.

During the camp, Millennium Youth Campers are presented with an overview of Finnish expertise and top-level research in the natural sciences, mathematics and technology. They are introduced to a number of Finnish companies and institutes of higher education. In addition to lectures, workshops and visits to Youth Camp partners, the camp programme includes project work supervised by top-level experts and carried out in small multi-national groups. The Millennium Youth Camp’s official language is English.

The week-long 2012 Millennium Youth Camp will take place in the Helsinki Metropolitan Region and start on 9 June 2012. Participation is free of charge. As in previous years, the project themes are climate change, renewable natural resources and energy, water, ICT and digitalisation, and applied mathematics.

Millennium Youth Camp is free of charge to participants! The organisers take care of all costs, including flight tickets and other travel and accommodation expenses.


Anyone born between years 1993-1996 is eligible to apply for a place in the 2012 Millennium Youth Camp. Applicants must have good English-language skills as the camp programme and all related material are only produced in English.

How to apply?

The application process has 2 phases:
In the first phase, young people from all over the world who were born between 1993 and 1996 are eligible to apply for a place in the 2012 Millennium Youth Camp using the online application form. Application deadline is December 18, 2011. The names of the 100 applicants selected for the second phase of the application process will be published on 1 February 2012, and they will be given a period of four weeks to produce project plans. Some applicants will be interviewed by telephone in connection with their proposals. In order to apply, please click here to access the online application form.

In the second phase, the 30 camp participants will be selected by a steering group consisting of representatives of Finnish higher educational institutions and Millennium Youth Camp partners. The names of the successful applicants will be published on 15 March 2012. The 2012 Millennium Youth Campers will also be notified by e-mail. Queries regarding the application process should be sent at jenni.vastinsalo@helsinki.fi

For more information, please contact Riikka Öörni, riikkaoorni@technologyacademy.fi

Read more: http://www.technologyacademy.fi/millennium-youth-camp-se.html

Apply online: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/29968/lomake.html

Eurasia Business and Economics Society Conference 2012 - Istanbul

EBES 2012 Conference - Istanbul will take place in Istanbul, Turkey with the support of Istanbul Economic Research Association. The conference will be held on May 24th, 25th, and 26th, 2012 at the Taksim Nippon Hotel. Abstract submission for the EBES 2012 Conference - Istanbul is now open.


We would also like to announce publication opportunities for qualified papers presented at the EBES 2012 Conference - Istanbul. Qualified papers will be published in the EBES journals (Eurasian Business Review and Eurasian Economic Review). EBES journals are indexed in the Cabell's Directory, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, RePEc, EBSCO Business Source Complete, ProQuest ABI/Inform, and EconLit (EER). Interested EBES 2012 Conferences participants can also resubmit their full papers for the EBES 2012 Anthology (has an ISBN number) which is published annually and includes papers presented in the EBES 2012 Conferences.


We are pleased to announce that distinguished researchers, Jonathan Batten, Ibrahim Turhan, and Euston Quah will join us as keynote speakers. Professor Batten is a well-known academician who has published articles in many of the leading economics and finance journals and serves as the editor of the Emerging Markets Review, co-editor of the International Review of Financial Analysis, associate editor of the Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, and Research in International Business and Finance. Dr. Turhan is the deputy governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey and serves as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee. Professor Quah is the head of Economics and acting chair of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Nanyang Technological University. He has published articles in many of the leading economics journals and serves as the editor of the Singapore Economic Review and co-editor of the International Gambling Studies.


A special session on the economics of innovation will be organized at the EBES 2012 Conference – Istanbul. The distinguished researchers, Marco Vivarelli, Pierre A. Mohnen, and Giovanni Dosi will join the session as invited speakers. Professor Vivarelli is a well-known academician who has published articles in many of the leading economics journals and serves as the editor of the Eurasian Business Review and associate editor of the Small Business Economics and Industrial and Corporate Change. Professor Mohnen is a well-known academician in the field of the economics of innovation and has published articles in many of the leading journals in the field. Professor Dosi is professor of economics and vice president of the Italian Economic Society. He has published many researches in the field of the economics of innovation.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2012
Reply-by: February 20, 2012
Paper Submission Deadline (Optional): April 15, 2012*
Registration Deadline: April 8, 2012
Announcement of the Program: April 30, 2012
Paper Submission for the EBES journals and EBES 2012 Anthology: July 30, 2012
* Completed paper submission is optional. If you want to be considered for the Best Paper Award, after submitting your abstract before January 31, 2012, you must also submit your completed (full) paper.

Paper Submission
At least one author must be registered for each accepted paper to be included in the Conference Program. Registration fee is 250 Euros and 100 Euros for each additional paper. Accommodation is not included. Registration is required for all participants attending the conference. Registration fee includes the abstract book, the conference proceeding CD, and other conference materials. It also includes welcome reception, coffee breaks, and open buffet lunches during the conference.  

You can also register without submitting a paper, in this case the registration fee will constitute 200 Euros. The deadline for the registration is April 8, 2012. To register, you should complete the registration form and pay registration fee. 

Please email to ebes@ebesweb.org with any conference-related questions.

Website: http://www.ebesweb.org/Conferences/2012Conferenceist/index.asp

2012–2013 Fellows Program in Imperial Legacies and International Politics in the Post-Soviet Space

The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies - Harvard University’s center for interdisciplinary research and study of Russia and the countries surrounding it - is pleased to announce the theme for its 2012–2013 Fellows Program. The Fellows Program brings together scholars at early and later stages in their careers to consider a common theme spanning the social sciences and humanities. Professors Timothy Colton (Government) and Serhii Plokhii (History) will coordinate the 2012–2013 program. We are interested in applications from scholars currently working on our chosen theme, or equally those working on unrelated themes, but who are interested in exploring our theme. (Note that scholars whose work does not address the selected theme are encouraged to apply for fellowships at the Davis Center, and their applications will receive full consideration.)

The theme for 2012–2013 is "Imperial Legacies and International Politics in the Post-Soviet Space," constituting an examination of the international and transnational politics of the post-Soviet space in historical perspective. Areas to be explored under this theme include history, identity issues, security, political economy, and regime building in Russia, Ukraine, and other countries of the region. Other topics of interest include social and cultural factors such as migration, public health, religion, organized crime, environmental degradation, popular culture, and the mass media.

In addition to pursuing their own research, Fellows will participate in a bi-weekly interdisciplinary seminar series that will explore the theme. Papers will be presented by the visiting Fellows, Harvard faculty, and invited outside speakers.

Types of Awards
The Center offers three types of fellowships: Postdoctoral, Senior, and Regional. The maximum stipend amounts for these awards are detailed below. Scholars with outside or sabbatical funding who wish to be in residence at the Davis Center in 2012–2013 should apply using the fellowships application and indicate that they do not require Davis Center funding. If selected, they will join the Center as Postdoctoral, Senior, or Regional Fellows.

Postdoctoral Fellowships
-For junior scholars who will have completed the Ph.D. or equivalent by September 2012, but no earlier than September 2007 (less than five years).
-Stipend of up to $38,000.
-Citizens of all countries may apply.

Senior Fellowships
-For senior scholars who have already made a significant contribution to the field.
-Applicants will have completed the Ph.D. or equivalent prior to September 2007 and hold a full-time academic appointment.
-Stipend of up to $26,000 to bring salary to full-time level. In certain situations, if the stipend and the applicant's sabbatical pay are insufficient to cover necessary costs, the Davis Center may be able to provide additional funds.
-Citizens of all countries may apply.

Regional Fellowships
-For advanced scholars, policymakers, journalists, and other specialists.
-Stipend of up to $46,000.
-Citizens of Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus may apply.

Deadline for applications: January 9, 2012

If you have any questions, please contact the Fellows Program at dcpdoc@fas.harvard.edu, tel. 617.495.0466.

6th Annual Graduate Conference in European History

Paper submissions are welcomed for the 6th Annual Graduate Conference in European History - Transformation in European History - that will be held in Vienna, Austria, on May 3–5, 2012. 

The “transition” of political systems in Southern Europe and Latin America since the 1970s and the revolutionary changes in Central and Eastern Europe in 1989/91 have resulted in the rise of “transformation studies” in social sciences. The term transformation is commonly understood as the politically steered transition from communist dictatorship to democracy, from a planned to a market economy, and from a closed to an open society. In contrast to this teleological reading the 6th GRACEH conference intends to explore a historical approach to transformation. A very broad working definition of the term would characterize transformation as a “period of especially intense and accelerated structural changes on a political, social, economic, and cultural level” that were caused by major political and social upheavals such as the breakdown of the continental empires in 1918, the French Revolution in the late 18th century, or the Reformation. Unlike the social sciences, we wish to broaden the application as far back as to the beginning of modern age. In what way can this concept of transformation be applied to contemporary, modern and early modern contexts? What kind of adjustments of the concept are required for the historicization of transformation?

The following three key aspects will serve as guiding questions throughout the conference:
■Which preconditions lead to periods of transformation? Which triggers, causes and turning points can be identified?
■On which levels does transformation occur? How can the complexity of transformation processes be analyzed without being trapped in teleological assumptions
■How is transformation perceived and interpreted by internal and external observers? How do transformation discourses influence the process itself?

The conference invites postgraduate and early career researchers in history and related disciplines to submit their papers dealing with this broad concept of transformation on the basis of textual and visual sources from the modern age onward. The proposals should consider and discuss political, social, and cultural dimensions, causes, evolution and perceptions of transformation. In order to enrich the discussion the GRACEH organizers have invited Gudrun Gersmann (DHI Paris/Universität Köln) and Christian Gerlach (Universität Bern) as external keynote speakers.

We look forward to receiving submissions on topics including but not limited to the following research areas:
■Continuity and discontinuity in transformation periods
■Agents of transformation
■Transfers and transnational dimensions of transformation
■Synchronic and diachronic comparative approaches for a history of transformation(s)
■Historical source material of transformation research
■Macro- and microhistorical approaches to transformation
■Legitimizations of transformation such as nation building, independence, liberty, and economical welfare, social movements, social network analysis, gender issues

The main conference language is English.

The conference has no registration fee. We offer logistic help to find good and low budget accommodation near the University of Vienna. A limited part of the travel cost for external participants can be covered on the basis of individual request (if you'd like to apply for a stipend, please provide documentation about your economic situation).

Please submit your proposal of max. 300 words and your CV by using the application form and send it to graceh2012@univie.ac.at 

Before you submit your proposal, take a look at the checklist on the congress website!

Deadline for submission: January 15, 2012

If your proposal is accepted by the program committee, you are expected to submit a paper (5-10 pages) no later than April 1, 2012.

For any further questions, please contact the organizers by e-mail graceh2012@univie.ac.at

Website: http://www.univie.ac.at/graceh2012/

Master Grants from the University of Bern

The Universität Bern offers six Master Grants for the academic year 2012/13 for excellent international students. The grant consists of 1'600 CHF per month for the duration of the Master's programme (standard period of study). Application files will be examined by a selection committee. Criteria for selection are academic excellence and the candidate's potential and motivation.

For further information about the Master's programmes offered at our university, please contact the concerned Department directly. All Master’s programmes of the University of Bern are offered except “Biomedical Sciences”. 

  • Applicants must have graduated at the latest by the end of July 2012 with at least a Bachelor's degree in the wished field of study
  • This Bachelor's or Master's degree must be from a non-Swiss university
  • The applicants permanent place of residence up to now must have been outside of Switzerland

The applicant's file must include the following in duplicate:

  • Application form 
  • Curriculum vitae (max. 5'000 characters without blanks)
  • Letter of motivation with objectives
  • 2 letters of recommendation from professors of your current home university (with institutional letter paper and signature)
  • Evidence of sufficient language proficiency in German or English according to the language of instruction of the intended Master’s programme (German: C1; English: B2)
  • certified copies of the Bachelor's Diploma and transcript of the grades obtained during the Bachelor's studies
    or recent confirmation (not older than 3 months) by the home university that the Bachelor's degree (in the same study field as the intended Master's programme) will be completed by the end of July 2012 (with a list of grades obtained up to now)
  • Copy of record of school-leaving examination (i.e. university entrance qualification)
  • 2 passport photos
  • Copy of passport
  • For the Master's programme "Biomedical Engineering": GRE General Test
The application must be written in the language of the corresponding Master's programme. 

Closing date: 

The complete application package must be submitted in duplicate (1 original, 1 copy) by postal mail. It has to arrive not later than December 1st, 2011 at the: 

Universität Bern
International Office
Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern

  • Incomplete application files and E-mail applications will not be considered!
  • Fulfilling the above pre-conditions does not create an entitlement to a grant.
  • With only six grants to offer the University will have to refuse also qualified applications. The University will not be able to explain refusals.
  • The submitted documents will not be returned.
  • This application will not be considered as an application to a Master’s programme as a regular student.
Alicia Fernandez - alicia.fernandez@int.unibe.ch

Doctoral Program in International Business Taxa­tion, Vienna

The Doctoral Program in International Business Taxa­tion (DIBT) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, offers an excellent doctoral education to outstanding students from all over the world, fully preparing them to conduct research on international business taxation. DIBT provides high-quality interdis­ciplinary training for graduates in the field of interna­tional taxation, including and combining the disciplines of public finance, international tax law and cross-bor­der tax management.

DIBT focuses on high-quality academic education and internationally competitive research. It is aimed at the future elite of scholars and provides interdisciplinary training in taxation of enterprises‘ cross-border activi­ties, drawing on and combining the core disciplines public finance, international tax law, and cross-border tax management. By then expanding tax training to non-traditional yet highly relevant disciplines such as economic psychology, history, political science, ethics, and legal philosophy as well as organizational behavior and decision making, a broadening of horizons and a more comprehensive approach to research questions is achieved.

The program takes three years to complete and awards a PhD degree to graduates. During the first year, par­ticipants acquire the basic knowledge necessary for working in an interdisciplinary manner. Building on this foundation, the second and third years are dedicated to seminars in related fields, a research stay abroad, additional optional workshops, and especially to doing research on a PhD thesis. For the duration of the entire program, students attend an accompanying research seminar. All courses are taught in English.

DIBT provides the opportunity to conduct research in the following areas:
*Determination of taxable profit
*Locational decisions
*EU tax for businesses
*International coordination of business taxation

Once admitted to DIBT, students can expect to obtain a top-quality education preparing them for a rewarding academic career or a highly specialized position in other, non-academic national or interna­tional institutions. DIBT‘s faculty is very well connected in the academic community and draws on extensive expertise to provide training for doctoral students and supervise their research.

The program is open to students from all countries, provided they hold a master or equivalent degree primarily in law, business, economics, psychology or, in exceptional cases, in other disciplines, if they have a sufficient background in taxation. Applications can be submitted using the online application tool.

DIBT is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Only a small number of students can be admitted. For DIBT Collegiates tuition fees are waived. Only in exceptional cases fees of about EUR 380,-- per semester have to be collected. However, these fees will be reimbursed from DIBT funds. There is a limited number of grants avail­able to students in the amount of € 1,877 per month (tax and social insurance will be deducted from this amount). WU always goes the extra mile to provide an ideal research environment for the selected students.

The online application period for the academic year 2012/13 begins on November 1, 2011 (14:00, CET) and ends on February 15, 2012 (14:00, CET).

Only applications submitted within this period can be accepted.

Website: http://www.wu.ac.at/dibt
Email for all inquiries: dibt@wu.ac.at

Geneva International Student's Program 2012

The Geneva International Student's Program 2012 offered by the University of Geneva will take place from February 20, 2012 to May 25, 2012. Application deadline is extended until November 15, 2011. 

It is a 3-month competitive program with
  • Intensive French language courses
  • Multidisciplinary courses taught in English
  • Exams for 30 transferable ECTS credits
  • Discovery of an international city at the heart of Europe

...designed for international students. 

GISP's unique design combines intensive French language courses with a series of lectures and seminars taught in English on subjects and issues relating to Geneva and its incredibly rich historical and contemporary influence. These include international law and international organizations, the intellectual and cultural history of Geneva, its importance on the scientific stage, issues of multiculturalism and plurilingualism and the present-day political, economic and social situation of Switzerland within Europe. 

GISP has been designed as an interdisciplinary curriculum to respond to the needs and interests of students from abroad. In such a perspective, we have brought together experts in a variety of different fields, including European studies, international law, human rights, political science, economics, banking and finance, natural sciences, sociolinguistics, cultural studies, translation studies, English and French literature and enlightenment philosophy. GISP's faculty includes professors and lecturers from the University of Geneva and guests speakers.  

In addition to lectures and seminars, the GISP curriculum entails visits to the most important international organizations based in Geneva. This allows students to engage with perspectives and approaches from outside the academic world and completes the overview of the offer provided by the University of Geneva's teaching programs. This "multi-voiced" program structure and pedagogical approach makes for an unusually enriching educational experience.

Application procedure

While it boasts of its specific insights in Law, Social Sciences and Humanities, the GISP is open to all undergraduate students with prior university experience. Students who already hold a BA are also encouraged to apply.

The program is NOT designed for students fluent in French or those from countries where French is a national language. However, admission requirements include basic knowledge of this language, as well as an advanced knowledge of English for non-native speakers. 

Application deadline - Novermber 15, 2011. Applications will NOT be considered on a "first come, first served" basis and will not be evaluated before the application deadline.

Applications must be sent to the GISP coordinator and include:

An application letter (in English) stating why you want to take part in this program (500-800 words).
  1. Fully-completed printed version of the online application form, duly signed and dated, with a passport-size photo attached.
  2. A photocopy of your passport (with the date of validity).
  3. A photocopy of your high-school diploma/school-leaving certificate and transcript of grades.
  4. A photocopy of your university degree (if applicable) and statement of grades.
  5. A résumé or curriculum vitae, giving full details of your education and language skills.
  6. Evidence of the required level of proficiency in both English and French.
If your official documents (transcripts, certificates) are not written in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish, a certified translation of each must be provided. 

All the above-mentioned documents must be sent in one single envelope to the following address:
            University of Geneva
            International Relations Office
            Bvd du Pont-d'Arve 40
            CH - 1211 Genève 4

Please note that there is a limited number of places in the program and that all applications are subject to a competitive selection process. This also applies to exchange students, whose access to the GISP is not guaranteed. 

Admission requirements

While boasting specific insights in Law, Social Sciences and Humanities, the GISP can be followed without prior knowledge in these fields and is therefore open to all undergraduate students with: 

1. Prior university experience / enrollment 

2. An elementary-to-intermediate knowledge of French, equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level A2, or: 

- ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe) Level 1

- DELF (Diplome d'Etudes de Langue Française) B1

- TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français) B1 

- A certificate deemed equivalent 

Applications from students with a lower level of French will be considered, however, the level of French they will reach at the end of GISP will not be sufficient for them to enroll directly at the University of Geneva should they wish to do so.   

3.  An advanced level of English: mother tongue, or the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level C1, or: 

- ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe) Level 4

-TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), a score of at least 550 points in the paper-based test, 213 points in the computer-based one or 97 in the Internet-based test (IBT)

- IELTS (International English Language Testing System), Levels 7 to 9

- CPE (Cambridge Proficiency in English), Levels A - C

- CAE (Cambridge Advanced Certificate of English), Levels A - C 

- A certificate deemed equivalent

Tuition fees (session 2012)  

The GISP is a specific fee-paying program. Participation costs amount to CHF 2'800.- and include registration to the University of Geneva, French courses, participation to the GISP on-site activities, course material and the particular GISP framework. 

The GISP is also open to nominated exchange students from partner universities at a reduced rate of CHF 500.-. 

ALL applicants will be subject to the selection process of the GISP.

Once selected, students will be invited to make a down payment of CHF 250.- (deductable from the total cost and non-refundable) as confirmation of their participation to the GISP. 

Prospective GISP students should note that the cost of room and board in Geneva is higher than in many other parts of the world. It is estimated at around CHF 2000.- per month. 

GISP 2012 Award 

Scholarship provided to the best GISP 2012 candidates

The University of Geneva awards two scholarships of CHF 6'800- for the best GISP 2012 candidates. Students must demonstrate appropriate academic merit and have the project of enrolling to a complete UNIGE Master program after the GISP.

The two scholarships are reserved for non-exchange students. 

Application procedure and granting criteria
Students applying to the GISP 2012 Award must necessarily tick the corresponding box of the online application form and enclose the following documents to their application package:
- specific application letter (300 words, in English) stating why he/she should be elected as one of the recipient of the scholarship (giving full details about his/her academic project at the University of Geneva)
- two academic letters of appraisal

Applications will be evaluated by the GISP selection committee. GISP Award recipients will be informed about their acceptance together with the GISP acceptance letter that will be sent by mid-November.
A monthly amount of CHF 1000.- will be given to GISP Award recipients from mid-February to mid-June (= CHF 4000.-). The remaining CHF 2'800.- (corresponding to the GISP tuition fees) will be given at the end of the program, under the following conditions:
- Award recipient must have obtained all GISP ECTS Credits, i.e. successfully passed ALL GISP exams.
- Award recipient must have undertaken the procedure for enrolling to a Master program at the University of Geneva for the September 2012 intake.

GISP Award recipients will be charged the same tuition fees as the other GISP students.

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact our GISP coordinator Ainsley Brown: gisp@unige.ch

Program website: http://www.unige.ch/international/etudageneve/gisp/prog.html