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  Information about getting a Master's Degree


Information about getting a Master's Degree

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Contacts at Fachhochschulen:

  • Professor Urs Glauser, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur
    urs.glauser@zhaw.ch
  • Professor Christoph Holliger, University of Applied Sciences North Western Switzerland, Windisch
    Professor of Physics, Director for International Partnerships
    christoph.holliger@fhnw.ch
    www.fhnw.ch and
    www.goglobal.ch
  • Professor Guido Schuster, Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil,
    guido.schuster@hsr.ch

Resources

  • The Guide: "Master Guide fuer HTL Absolventen" by Christian Frei and Fabian Meier, 1996, updated in 2002, in German, online, (96-02: hosted by Swiss Engineering/STV).
    A comprehensive documentation about how to proceed to get accepted into a Masters Degree Program.
    The Guide

  • "Ein MBA in den USA" by Richard Debrot (MBA from Kellogg, Northwestern University), 1998, in German, information what it is and how to apply.
    Article

  • "Aufbau und Pflege internationaler Freundschaften" - Report about the Mobility Program and International Exchange, by Gaston Wolf, Professor ZHW.
    Article in the ZHW Info Magazin, 2002, Nr 11

  • "Internationale Beziehungen", ZHW info Magazin (Zuercher Hochschule Winterthur) about International Relations, exchanges and Studies abroad.
    Ausgabe Nr. 11, Feb 2002 (2.8 MB)

  • "Go West - Weiterstudium in den USA", FHZ Alumni Magazin (Fachhochschule Luzern, Alumni organization)
    Ausgabe 1/1999 PDF doc (2.5 MB)


  • TOEFL English Test

  • GRE, Graduate Record Examination

  • Ranking of US Universities, by the US News Magazin
    Probably the most popular rankings of US universities.

    http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/rankindex_brief.php
    National Universities: Top Schools

  • Ranking of Ph.D. Programs in Computer Science
    Computing Research Association

  • Directory to all Universities, worldwide

  • Australian Universities: Institut Ranke-Heinemann
    Facilitates the acceptance of foreign diplomas of german speaking universities and Fachhochschulen for Australian Universities.
    See report of Patrick Corray.


  • Fake Degrees and Diplomas over the Internet
    - Article in Wired magazin about this phenomena (second article, same topic)
    - Create your own degree in seconds - for free - choose any title!
    Magic Mill creates diplomas from schools such as "Deep Pacific University", "Doe University" and "Massachusetts Institute of Los Angeles".... :)


    Other Helpful Resources:


  • FH SCHWEIZ Dachverband Absolventinnen und Absolventen Fachhochschulen
    HES SUISSE - SUP SVIZZERA - UAS SWITZERLAND, Association of Graduates of Universities of Applied Sciences.
    Lots of information for CH FH graduates - salaries, career, news, networking.

    http://www.fhschweiz.ch


  • IAESTE, International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience
    IASTE helps students to find internetships abroad (Praktika). More than 300 000 trainees have been exchanged through the IAESTE international network. At present, aprox. 6000 students per year. IAESTE is in close contact with universities and companies around the world.
    http://www.iaeste.ch/

  • Internet Portal: Fachhochschulen.net / Postgraduate.ch
    Internet Portal (CH, AT) über Fachhochschulen und Weiterbildungen nachher, CH und Europäisch fokusiert.
    http://fachhochschulen.net

    http://
    Postgraduate.ch

  • EHB Ehemaligenverein der Fachhochschule Brugg-Windisch
    http://www.ehb.ch
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  • Zühlke Auslandsstipendium
    Zühlke Engineering AG is offering scholarships for graduate studies abroad, more information here.

  • ABB Stipendium (July 7, 2008: unfortunately the ABB Stipendium is no longer offered)
    ABB Schweiz AG, University Marketing HR-D,
    Brown Boveri Strasse 6, CH-5400 Baden
    Contact: Daniel M. Huber daniel.m.huber@ch.abb.com

  • Gesellschaft Schweizer Freunde der USA
    http://www.sfusa.ch/

  • Roche Foundation
    Focus in the areas of biology, chemistry, and medicine.

    "The Foundation awards fellowships to young researchers, undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students who lack sufficient funds to continue their experimental scientific work, provided this work is conducted at Swiss universities, equivalent research institutes, or hospitals, or by Swiss nationals abroad".
    http://www.research-foundation.org


  • Landis & Staefa USA Stipendium
    Used to have two scholarships per year up until 2002 - unfortunately this program doesn't exist anymore.

 

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English to German Translations

English Deutsch
Admission Aufnahmeverfahren, Zulassung
Alumni Ehemaliger (meistens Student, oder Abgaenger)
Application Bewerbung f�r eine Studienplatz oder einen Job
Bachelor Degree Titel des College-Abschlusses. Es gibt die B.S. (Bachelor of Science), B.A.(Bachelor of Arts), etc.
College Auch Undergraduate School genannt, die erste Hochschulstufe, dauert vier Jahre,eine gute Allgemeinbildung ist der Schwerpunkt
Course Vorlesung, Seminar
Credit F�r jede erfolgreich besuchte Vorlesung w�hrend eines Semesters gibt es eine Anzahl Credits. F�r einen Abschluss muss man am Schluss eine bestimmte AnzahlCredits vorweisen
Deadline Anmeldeschluss, Einsendeschluss
Degree Abschluss einer Ausbildung
Enrollment Einschreiben für Vorlesungen
Fellowship Stipendium, meist f�r �ltere Studenten und Wissenschaftler
High School 7. bis 12. Schuljahr, Obligatorisch, in den USA gibt es keine Berufslehren 
Letter of Recommendation, 
Letter of Reference
Empfehlungsschreiben, Gutachten
Major Studien Hauptfach (Electrical Engineering, Economics, etc.)
Minor Nebenvertiefungsfach
Master's Degree  
Master of Arts Degree for Liberal Arts studies (Geisteswissenschaften) such as Languages, Business, Arts, but also for Physics, Chemistry
Master of Science Degree typically for Engineering Degrees
Master of Business and Administration MBA, Business school
Ph.D Doktorat
Rank of Class In den USA gebr�uchlicher, anhand von Zensuren festgestellter Leistungsplatz anSchule und Hochschule, auch als Leistungsgrupp (z.B. 'upper 5 per cent'). InFrageb�gen mit "not used" zu beantworten.
Ranking Rangliste
Records 
auch Transcripts
Unterlagen, Belege von besuchten Vorlesungen, Zeugnisse, Vordiplome und Diplome 
Scholarship Stipendium
School

allgemeiner Begriff im Englisch f�r eine Bildungsst�tte, School kann sowohl Primarschule wie auch eine Universit�t bedeuten.
Auch: School of Engineering ist das Ingenieur Department einer Uni.

Score Testresultate
Social Security Number Amerikanische Version der AHV Nummer. In Frageb�gen mit "n/a" (not applicable)zu beantworten 
Tuition Studiengeb�hr
University auch Graduate School, Grad School genannt

English Abbreviations

Abbreviation Long Word
M.S., MS,
also: M.Sc.
Master of Science
M.A., MA Master of Arts
M.B.A, MBA Master of Business Administration
Ph.D. Doctor of Philsophy, Doctor Degree
B.A. Bachelor of Arts
B.S. Bachelor of Science
SSN Social Security Number