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Swiss grants await Filipino grads, doctors

/ 02:53 AM October 13, 2013

Education Secretary Armin Luistro. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Swiss government is offering scholarships to those currently taking up doctorate studies in the Philippines and to medical doctors wishing to undertake specializations in select universities in Switzerland, according to Education Secretary Armin Luistro.

Luistro said the research scholarships were open to those studying for a doctorate degree who wish to conduct a 12-month research with a professor in a Swiss university.

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The scholarship is also open to medical doctors undertaking specializations.

Scholarships are also available to those wishing to go through a Ph.D. program in a Swiss university for a maximum of three years.

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The Swiss government is also offering a grant for researchers with a doctorate degree wishing to conduct post-doctoral research at a Swiss university for 12 months.

The deadline for applications for academic year 2014-15 is Nov. 15.

“We welcome this offer which is part of the continuing promotion of understanding and cooperation between our country and the Swiss Confederation,” Luistro said.

The scholarship and research grants offered by the Swiss government are almost similar to those offered by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) through the Philippine-California Advanced Research Institutes (PCARI) that was organized only last year.

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