Boise State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Geoscience and Materials Science and Engineering are proud to announce that it has partnered with the BSU Basque Studies Program and the Boise Basque Museum & Cultural Center to offer scholarships to qualified applicants to pursue the PhD at Boise State. Students with a Masters of Science degree or Licenciatura in any engineering field, computer science, the physical sciences (physics, earth science, or chemistry), the life sciences, or mathematics, are encouraged to apply.
The scholarship, officially known as an assistantship, will provide monetary compensation in the range $18,000-$25,000 per year to allow the student to cover living expenses. It will also provide full payment of tuition costs.
Boise is home to a large population of Basques. The BSU Basque Studies Program and the Basque Museum & Cultural Center will coordinate members of the community to welcome the scholars to the city by inviting them to dinners, gatherings, and other events in the area.
You will work closely with internationally recognized faculty members, make significant scientific contributions to cutting edge research, interact with industry partners, collaborate with international researchers, and engage in multidisciplinary education while having opportunities to make meaningful connections across the university’s seven colleges and the College of Engineering’s seven departments. Close contact with many local high-tech companies provides opportunities to do industrial sponsored projects and to interact with industry engineers. By the end of your education and research endeavors, you will have the skills needed to cultivate a successful career in academia, industry, governmental agencies or as an entrepreneur.
Outstanding applicants who have completed the Masters degree or Licenciatura, or expect to complete it by August 2014, in any engineering field, computer science, the physical sciences (physics, earth science, or chemistry), the life sciences, or mathematics, are encouraged to apply.
- the application form (Basque PhD Scholarship Application Form),
- unofficial transcripts,
- three letters of recommendation, and
- a 2-3 page typed statement of research interests
by 15 March 2014. Application materials should be submitted electronically to EBarneySmith@boisestate.edu with the subject line “Basque PhD Scholarship”. Notification of awardees is expected by 1 May 2014.
Scholars who are selected will then be required to take and demonstrate adequate levels in the GRE exam, and the TOEFL English language proficiency exam. Students with a C1 English language level should be able to achieve passing scores on the TOEFL exam.
This must then be followed by a formal application for admission to Boise State University’s Graduate College and the respective departmental graduate program. The process for this is explained at Boise State University Graduate College.
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- Would you like to learn basic or intermediate Basque abroad?
- Irish, Scots-Irish and Basque genealogical research symposium at BSU on March 16-17