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Fully Funded EPFL School Summer Research 2022, Switzerland

Fully Funded EPFL School Summer Research 2022, Switzerland

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Country: Switzerland
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Applications for the EPFL School of Life Sciences Summer Research Program are now open. The Summer School is hosted annually at EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne/ École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne), attracting a magnitude of international students. This two (2) months summer program will run from July 4th to August 26th, 2022. Program participants will have the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research ranging from engineering to quantitative biology at the shores of Lake Geneva, throughout the program

The EPFL School of Life Sciences Summer Research Program is dedicated to Both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students with excellent grades and a passion for learning and discovery in their field of study. Bachelors’ degree students must have completed at least 2 years of their degree and Master’s degree students must currently be in their first year.

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This program is open to international bachelor and master’s students. For a duration of eight weeks, program participants will of immersing themselves in Intensive research and lab work. Applicants will join a research group will have the opportunity to experience what it means to be part of the thriving science community in Switzerland. Applicants must be international students doing their degrees in the fields of biology, biophysics, chemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, quantitative biology, and related fields.

Benefits from EPFL School Summer Research

Program Stipends

  • Selected students will receive a stipend worth CHF 3,200 for the two-month period. This amount is intended to cover their housing and living costs.
  • The organizers will reserve housing for all participants, which will be paid for out of the stipends beforehand.

Housing During the Summer program

  • Accepted participants get a house together either in Lausanne or in Geneva. The housing location will depend on a lab assignment.
  • You will be housed either in single rooms or double rooms with a sharing kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Travel Arrangements

  • The program will cover most of the travel costs for your travel to and from Switzerland.
  • Your reimbursement for up to CHF 1,000 for overseas flights and CHF 500 for shorter distances

Visa Issues

  • Applicants who need a visa to enter Switzerland will receive assistance to get a visa

Eligibility Required for EPFL School Summer Research

Applicants for the program must meet the following conditions

  • The Summer Research Program (SRP) is open to international students enrolled in both Bachelor’s as well as master’s degree program
  • Bachelor’s degree students must have completed at least two years of their degree program at the time of application.

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  • Master’s degree students expected in their first year at the time of application
  • Applicants need enrollment in degree programs in the fields of biology, biophysics, chemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, quantitative biology, and related fields.
  • In case you just completed your Bachelor’s degree and are not yet planning to enroll in a Master’s program, you may as well apply
  • SRP is very competitive is a very competitive program, only students with excellent grades get selection.
  • Applicants must have achieved a grade equivalent to a minimum GPA of 3.75/4.0 grade or higher
  • There is no English language requirement since the program organizers trust students to manage the program in English, however, you may get requests to take a zoom/skype call to prove your proficiency.

Application Details of EPFL School Summer Research

Applications for the program are available to submit online using the portal provided by the program organizers. The application gets completion in one go, there is no opportunity to save and come back to the application. Therefore, prepare all your application information in advance.

Along with the information competed in your application form, you get a request to submit support documents in order to complete yo application. Here below is a list of the required documents

  • Firstly, You must submit a recent CV of around 1-2 pages (if you wish to write a Europass CV, see instructions here).
  • Submit a well-written motivation letter worth a maximum of 750 words
  • Applicants must submit their latest University transcripts and grade sheets clearly displaying the current grades
  • Select and explain your preferred lab choices in around 2-3 sentences for each lab choice.
  • Request and submit 2 (two) letters of recommendation to support your application.

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Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline31 January,2022
Open toAll
OrganizerEPFL School of Life Sciences
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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