Summer Research Fellowships in Computer Science (Switzerland) Deadline: Dec.31, 2018

ETH Zurich

Application Deadline

Dec. 31, 2018

Program Commencement

July 1, 2019


2 months

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The Offer

ETH Zurich is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics university in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. It is an integral part of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain that is directly subordinate to Switzerland’s Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research.

The Computer Science Department at ETH offers an excellent two months’ program that allows undergraduate and graduate students to obtain research experience in our department during the summer months. The department is committed to increasing diversity in the computer science area. Applications for the program are open to all students – international students are particularly encouraged. The program offers an opportunity for a real research experience in an area of their choice,  and also to learn more about ETH Zurich and Switzerland. More details here.

Fellows at ETH Zurich will,

  • Receive a monthly allowance of about CHF 1.750 to cover housing and living expenses. Travel and visa expenses will be covered as well. Students can claim the travel costs against receipts at the beginning of the program.
  • Receive affordable housing during the research stay, once accepted into the program. We will also provide information regarding visa applications (where required).
  • Pursue a research project that aligns with a chosen area of their interest as part of a research group in our department. This includes interacting and collaborating with group members.
  • Network and interact with a number of on-site socializing events will help fellows to get to know people outside their respective research groups, including current ETH students at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Eligibility/ Requirements

Candidates fulfilling the following conditions are eligible to apply:

  • You are enrolled in a study program (Bachelor or Master) in computer science or a closely related field (e.g., electrical engineering, mathematics, physics)
  • Your expected graduation date in your current study program (Bachelor or Master) is January 2020 or later.
  • You have 2 years of study completed by summer 2019 (Master students naturally satisfy this condition).
  • The duration of the fellowship is fixed to the full two months of July and August. You must be present during the entire time.

Language requirements:
The program is fully conducted in English. Formal evidence is not required. However, the fellowship requires a good working knowledge of English. Your language ability may be assessed during an interview.

Applicants will be notified by e-mail by early February 2019.

Application Process

The program offers an opportunity for a real research experience in an area of their choice,  and also to learn more about ETH Zurich and Switzerland. More details here.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the documents provided. The last step of the application process may include an interview conducted with the shortlisted candidates.

Application portal will be open shortly. To apply, click on the ‘Apply now’ button that will appear active once the portal is open. We request you to keep checking the website.

You will be asked to fill in personal data and upload the following documents:

  • Your CV. Please use the Europass format.
  • Official academic transcript from your home university. Use the grading system that your university provides – the grading system on the GPA scale that you have been graded on.
  • Letter of motivation/personal statement (max 1 page). Describe in your own words why you have chosen your proposed scientific area of research. Explain what you hope to accomplish by coming to ETH and how it will support your academic or professional goals and prepare you for a career in research. A good personal statement can be written in half a page and you should aim not to write more than a full A4 page. Lay it out carefully to make it easy to read.

Only complete applications with all the required documents will be considered for admission.

For more information, email to Mr. Toni Joller, Program Administration.

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