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ETH Zurich - Student Summer Research Fellowship

Apply to Go Global by: December 17, 2017

About the program

The program will take place from 1 July to 31 August 2018

The Computer Science Department at ETH offers a new and interesting program that allows undergraduate and graduate students to obtain research experience in their department during the summer months. Applications for the program are open to all students – international students are particularly encouraged. The department is committed to increasing diversity in the computer science area.

For more information about the program please check out the website here.

Research Areas

The program is open to students in Computer Science or a closely related field (electrical engineering, mathematics, physics).

Research opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Algorithms and theory
  • Computer systems
  • Human-computer interaction and cyberphysical systems
  • Information and system security
  • Machine learning
  • Programming languages and software engineering
  • Visual Computing

Eligibility and prerequisites

You are eligible for the Student Summer Research Fellowship program if you satisfy the following:

  • You are enrolled in a study program (Bachelor or Master) in computer science or closely related field (e.g., electrical engineering, mathematics, physics)
  • Your expected graduation date in your current study program (Bachelor or Master) is January 2019 or later.
  • You have 2 years of study completed by summer 2018 (Master students naturally satisfy this condition).
  • The duration of the fellowship is fixed to the full two months of July and August. You can be present during the entire time.

Awards and funding

All students are considered for the Go Global Research Abroad Award 

Fellows at ETH Zurich will receive a monthly allowance of about CHF1.750 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.

Housing

Assistance is provided for finding affordable housing during the research stay, once a candidate is accepted into the program. We will also provide information regarding visa applications (where required).

Program costs and fees

Students accepted into this program will be charged the Go Global fee once acceptance has been confirmed

How to apply

All structured research abroad programs involve two parts: applying to Go Global to request nomination and submitting an application to the partner university.

Go Global reviews all applications for nomination on a rolling basis and encourages students to submit their Go Global applications as soon as possible.

1. Review the project lists or available labs on the partner website to ensure there is a project or lab you are interested in. 

2. Apply to register your interest with Go Global online.

3. Go Global reviews all applications on a rolling basis and contacts students with partner application instructions within 2 weeks of submission.

 4. Each partner application may request different supporting documents. Prepare to have the following documents ready to include with your partner application:

  • Your CV. Please use the Europass format.
  • Official academic transcript from your home university (Go Global will provide)
  • Letter of motivation/personal statement (max 1 page)
  • A letter of recommendation by an academic referee

5. Once you've collected all documents, please submit your application online and inform Go Global of your submission.

Go Global Fee and Withdrawal Policy

If you are accepted by a host university for a structured research program, you will be asked to confirm you participation in the program and you will be charged the Go Global fee of $415. The fee will be posted to your SSC account following confirmation of your acceptance. Go Global will contact you with complete information on how to pay the fee.

You will not be able to make payment in-person at Brock Hall (Vancouver), University Centre (Okanagan), the Go Global office or your financial institution. You cannot pay this fee directly through your financial institution’s online banking interface as payments made through this method will only be counted towards your tuition and your Go Global fee will remain unpaid.

You will receive a $91.50 refund if you withdraw from the program in writing to your Go Global Advisor before March 31, 2018. If your notification of acceptance from the host university is after the refund deadline, then you have two weeks from date of acceptance to withdraw and receive a partial refund. Please consult with your Go Global advisor if you have any questions.

Advising Hours

Advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 

Contact

Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver

go.global@ubc.ca

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Hours

Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed