Who says things can’t work from a distance? Far from talking about pair bonding here, we mean distance learning programs and distance learning degrees – a new breed of education products at fraction the cost, and , some may argue, the quality of the service. Whatever your stance on distance learning programs may be, or distance learning degrees, for that matter, one thing is abundantly clear – they are a growing part of the marketplace for education today. Facebook, Google and a handful others have been trying to spread the Internet everywhere on earth by sending balloons in the atmosphere. Behind their philantropy there has been no small amount of cupidity of course. In trying to flog their own products, big tech companies have spread the Internet, and with the Internet has come the desire to learn.
The internet is the ultimate denominator which renders everyone equal. As providers of distance learning programs and distance learning degrees scramble for foothold in this brave new and bust-and-boom business, throngs of denizes are readily signing up for classes online. Rather begrudgingly, traditional institutions of higher learning have dismissed this new phenomenon, arguing that the education offered at such places is subpar. And subpar it may be, but mainly because such courses rely on participating parties to show the willingness and dedication to learning, which only a handful do, especially if not thousands of precious greenbacks are not on the line.
Be that as it may, distance learning programs are proving effective. They give a chance to all those who cannot afford real college classes, a chance to catch up to their peers, and if they show a strength of character, even turn up as capable as their college-going counterparts.
The university of Lausanne in Switzerland now offers aspiring students in pursuit of a Master’s the UNIL Master’s Grants.
These grants allow successful candidates to apply in one of the many Master’s programs offered at the university apart from a handful which are specified at the official website. The FAQ section can be foundhere.
Overall ca 10 international students are handed out the grants on yearly basis. The amount of the scholarship is CHF 1,600.
In order to qualify, however, students will have to fulfil several criteira:
- They need a Bachelor’s degree that is recognised by the University of Lausanne;
- They must not have been registered with the university in the past;
- They must have covered all administration fees (around CHF200)
Studying for a Master’s can be financially burdening. Not any more because you deserve the CHF20,000 on offer now…