9 Scholarships to Study in Switzerland


    The cost of a Swiss education is significantly lower than many of the country’s European counterparts.
    While the low tuition fees alone are enough to entice potential students, throw in generous government- and university-sponsored scholarships, and Switzerland becomes an increasingly irresistible destination. For convenience, the scholarships are categorised as either University Scholarships and Government Scholarships.

      Government Scholarships
      Available through the Swiss Government’s Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students, these scholarships provide postgraduate funding to scholars and researchers in all fields studying at publicly funded Swiss universities, federal institutes of technology, applied sciences institutions and schools of music and fine arts. Depending on country of origin, scholarship opportunities and eligibility criteria may vary.
      Sponsored by the European Commission, this program fosters cooperation between European higher education institutions and third world countries to promote highly trained human resources. Higher education students from across the globe are eligible for for funding, allowing them to participate in the Erasmus Mundus study program tuition-free.
      University Scholarships
      3. ETH Excellence Scholarships
      International students pursuing Master’s degrees at ETH Zurich are eligible for two scholarship programs: the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) awards a special scholarship — covering full study and living costs –and supervision for the entire course of study; the Master Scholarship Program (MSP) provides a partial stipend along with an assistantship. This program is open to both national and national students with excellent undergraduate records.
      Ten annual Master’s grants are awarded to distinguished international students on a competitive basis in most fields. Recipients at the University of Lausanne are granted a monthly stipend.
      A limited number of fellowships are awarded to outstanding Master’s level students by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The academic achievement-based award consists of a pre-set financial package per academic year.
      6. The Graduate Institute Scholarships
      Geneva’s Graduate Institute awards a significant number of scholarships annual to Master’s and Ph.D. students. As many as 32 percent of enrolled students have benefited from this financial support, which can range from full scholarships to tuition scholarships in specified fields for candidates from predetermined regions.
      Top-ranked business school IMD offers a variety of scholarship assistance to full-time students. Depending on country of origin, students are eligible for scholarships ranging from CHF 25,000-50,000.
      The premiere institution’s Faculty of Science established this scholarship program to support outstanding Master of Science candidates in any discipline. Applicants must be in the top 10 percent of their undergraduate programs. Funding ranges from CHF 10,000-15,000 for one year and may be extended for the full duration of the program pending academic success.
      The Geneva Academy offers partial and full scholarships for its LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (LLM) and Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (M TJ). Full scholarships cover tuition fees and living expenses in Geneva for 10 months. Partial scholarships cover tuition fees.
      Source: Masterstudies


    1. Good day and thanks for the post on scholarship.Unfortunately most do not meet my need.I am an Ophthalmologist from Nigeria
      Please,can I get sponsorship for fellowship program in vitreo-retinal preferably in south Africa or Egypt. Thanks


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