Questions tagged [switzerland]

On standards or conventions specific to Switzerland's higher education system, which differs in structure and style from the systems in North America, Asia, or other countries in Europe.

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Photo requirement on CV?

I came across an advertisement of an academic position (in Europe) that states explicitly: Application package should include:  (1) a complete curriculum vitae (with a photo), (...) I have ...
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PhD in the US compared to Europe

I start my master studies this fall in quantitative finance/economics in Europe. Since this will just take 3-4 semesters I want to take a look ahead and obviously PhD is one option to do. So I am ...
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What is the PhD application process for Germany and Switzerland?

Currently I am in the last semester of my Master studies in computer science in Germany. I am further contemplating about the possibility of applying for PhD position somewhere in Germany, Switzerland,...
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As a postdoc with a one-year contract in Switzerland, am I allowed for a B visa?

I worked for a year in Switzerland, but I have been given an L visa, even as a European. This has strong limitations in terms of rentals and bank services. Other people got a B visa for the same ...
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Why “ETH” in degrees awarded by ETH Zurich?

Why are graduates of ETH Zürich awarded with titles that include the "ETH"? This list of degrees conferred by ETH also states conclusively that "[t]he Bachelor and Master titles may also be used in ...
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How useful is studying MSc Computer Science in Switzerland?

I am an international student in Australia studying Bachelor of IT. Australian education system as the norm here is to take 4 subjects per semester and these subjects are pretty much "dumbed down". So ...
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Academic Job Mobility in the European Context

In the United States it is not uncommon to apply to academic jobs all over the country. Personally, I do not know a single person who limited his or her search to just one state (i.e. Massachusetts). ...
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Postdoctoral (or tenure-track) positions at ETH and knowledge of local language

At ETH Zurich only undergraduate courses are held in German (graduate courses are in English). There both postdoctoral positions and assistant professorships require a certain teaching load. The job ...
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PhD salary and teaching assistantships in German-speaking countries

I am currently searching for a master and then a PhD in Finance/Quantitative Finance. Since I have a certificate in German Language, I could choose German-speaking countries (Switzerland, Germany, and ...
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Why does Switzerland prevent foreign students from studying medicine?

I have been browsing for information on language requirements for universities in Switzerland, and on a page studyineurope.eu I accidentally read a quite interesting note about studying medicine in ...
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Is the ETH Zurich part of the University of Zurich?

I'm wondering if the ETH Zurich is part of the University of Zurich. Not only are they build close together, according to Google there are famous graduates of the ETH that are also listed as graduates ...
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Accepted into EPFL, might not get Visa in time, what am I signing myself up for?

I was accepted to a Masters Program at EPFL 5 days ago. I am currently collecting all the necessary documentation to apply for a visa. However there is a chance it will take longer than I have to get ...
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Postdoc Funding for an American looking to do a postdoc in europe (in Theoretical Computer Science)

Hi I am doing a phd in theoretical computer science, and will be finishing this year and applying to postdocs for Fall 2016. I am an American, but for various reasons would like to study in Europe. ...
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For PhD, prestigious fellowship at university with poor infrastructure, or prestigious university? [closed]

Two PhD positions were offered to me: EPFL in Lausanne (Switzerland) In Italy, through a H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship. I know that Marie Curie are quite prestigious, but also EPFL is ...
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Can I get a job while still applying for a scholarship for PhD studies?

I'm interested in a Ph.D. program in Switzerland. I know that all Ph.D. students can apply for scholarships, and it is very possible to get it. I am wondering if, meanwhile I could find myself an ...
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Are 1-year MSc programmes in the UK recognised the same as typical European 2-year programmes

I come from a BSc in Computer Science background, and am looking into enrolling into a Masters programme. I am considering some programmes in the UK (e.g. University of Edinburgh) and comparing them ...
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What should be the contents of the “describe your undergraduate program” while applying for grad schools?

I've come across a university where I'm required to give details about my undergraduate program (including course transcripts). Nothing else has been mentioned about this submission. What should I ...