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Old 27.09.2011, 23:19
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University of Bern - Masters Grants

I have just seen these details of Masters Grants for the University of Bern;

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The Universitšt 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).
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This is just some information that I have seen. I don't have any more details so don't send me messages about it. Last time I posted something similar I was getting messages enquiring about more details and other options.
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Shiny! Thanks. As a new masters student here, this could be very useful.
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Thanks Heypete, Sharing great opportunities like this enriches this Forum greatly.
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Shiny! Thanks. As a new masters student here, this could be very useful.
Hi, I wanted to ask you a question since you said that you are a new master's student in Switzerland. I'm a Chemistry student with a B.Sc. degree from a Canadian University, and now I am seeking admissions to the M.Sc. program in a Swiss University. They dont seem to give a lot of detail about the nature of admission requirements - what sort of class standing or average grade is required for admission?
Although I graduated from one of the best schools in the country, I hold a B average (bordering B+) and I wasn't able to gain admission into any of the top 3 schools in Canada or US. I have a very good background in research experience, having worked in two labs so far.
Many of the swiss M.Sc. programs seem to say the entry requirement is fulfillment of a Bachelor's degree with equivalent 180 ECTS credits. I calculated and it turns out I have about 215 ECTS credits from my canadian B.Sc. Is admission very competitive for Swiss grad schools (in science, more specifically, if you know)? I get the impression (from what is shown on their websites) that they are ready to accept as long as the degree is recognized and fulfills the credit requirements. I understand ETH Zurich and Lusanne are the top schools there, but I am more interested in other schools like Basel, Geneva, Bern, Fribourg etc. In your honest opinion do you think a B average (would be on the border of upper and lower second class honours in UK) with sufficient research background can gain me admission to these Swiss grad programs?? Thanks in advance for your time!
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Re: University of Bern - Masters Grants

Hi there scjb045,
I am currently studying in the chemistry department at the University of Bern, although I am doing my PhD. As far as I can tell, it is not too competitive for places in the Master's programme here. Bern has not got the same prestige as the ETH or Zurich, but it is well equipped and the level of teaching is high. Classes are small and generally there is a choice between more biological or more physical directions in the master's programme.
Thomas Wandlowski is in charge of admissions, but it is probably best to contact Sandra Zbinden: http://www.dcb.unibe.ch/content/depa...index_eng.html
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Hi there scjb045,
I am currently studying in the chemistry department at the University of Bern, although I am doing my PhD. As far as I can tell, it is not too competitive for places in the Master's programme here. Bern has not got the same prestige as the ETH or Zurich, but it is well equipped and the level of teaching is high. Classes are small and generally there is a choice between more biological or more physical directions in the master's programme.
Thomas Wandlowski is in charge of admissions, but it is probably best to contact Sandra Zbinden: http://www.dcb.unibe.ch/content/depa...index_eng.html
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Thank you Sparkle!! This is a great help and a boost to my confidence. Are you an international student there? Where did you do your undergraduate studies, if you don't mind me asking?? Once again, thank you so much!!

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Thank you Sparkle!! This is a great help and a boost to my confidence. Are you an international student there? Where did you do your undergraduate studies, if you don't mind me asking?? Once again, thank you so much!!

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No problem, yes I am from Scotland originally. I studied at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. There is also an international office that has information on entry requirements. All the Master's classes are taught in English, so there is no need to worry about German either.

http://www.imd.unibe.ch/info_ausl-vba_e.htm
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Hi . I read this post and it made me very happy as I am joining this University for a masters programme. I would like to know if someone has actually received this grant as I dint find any information about it on their website.
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Hi . I read this post and it made me very happy as I am joining this University for a masters programme. I would like to know if someone has actually received this grant as I dint find any information about it on their website.
That was four years ago. Things may have changed since then
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Re: University of Bern - Masters Grants

yh I guess but if anyone knows about new scholarships for international students and can post the links, it will be very helpful.
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