Category - Switzerland Scholarship

Nestle MBA Scholarships for Women from Developing Countries

Nestle/IMD
MBA Degree

Deadline: 30 Sept (annual)
Study in:  Switzerland
Course starts Jan 2017

Brief description:

The Nestlé Scholarship for Women was first awarded in 1997 and was initiated by a group of IMD MBA participants who wanted to encourage women to take the MBA.

Host Institution(s):

IMD in Switzerland

Field of study:

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Number of Awards:

One (1)

Target group:

Women  (preference given to women from developing countries)

Scholarship value/inclusions:

CHF 25,000

Eligibility:

Women candidates who have already applied to the full-time IMD MBA program and who demonstrate financial need.  Employees of Nestlé and its subsidiaries are not eligible.

Application instructions:

Before you can be considered for the scholarship, you must have been accepted into an IMD MBA Program. You must also submit a 750 word essay on “Many have argued that greater diversity in the Top Management team of an organization is good for profits and customers. What would you recommend as ways to achieve greater diversity? together with the financial aid application form. The deadline for scholarship applications is 30 September annually.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application forms and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.imd.org/programs/mba/admissions/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&pageid=408472

Jim Ellert MBA Scholarship at IMD

IMD
MBA Degree

Deadline: 30 September (annual)
Study in:  Switzerland
Course starts January 2017

Brief description:

Jim Ellert MBA Scholarships are intended to attract students from Africa, Central & Eastern Europe and the South-Eastern Asian Peninsula who wish to pursue an MBA Degree at IMD.

Host Institution(s):

IMD Switzerland

Field of study:

Masters in Business Administration

Number of Scholarships:

One (1)

Target group:

Nationals from the following regions: Africa, Central & Eastern Europe and the South-Eastern Asian Peninsula.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

CHF 20,000

Eligibility:

Candidates who have already applied to the full-time IMD MBA program and who demonstrate strong financial need.

Application instructions:

Before you can apply for the scholarship, you must have been accepted into an IMD MBA Program. You must also submit a 500 word essay on “Why I would like to do an MBA at IMD?”.  You must complete the MBA Financial Aid Application Form (when requested) and submit your essays before 30 September 2016.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.imd.ch/programs/mba/fees/scholarships/Jim-Ellert.cfm

EPFL Excellence Fellowships

EPFL
Masters Degree

Deadline: 15 Jan/15 April (annual)
Study in:  Switzerland
Next course starts September 2017

Brief description:

EPFL offers a limited number of fellowships at the Master’s level to students with outstanding academic records. Some of the fellowships are financed by EPFL directly and others through partnerships with foundations or companies.

Host Institution(s):

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Field of study:

Eligible Master’s Programme offered at University

Number of Awards:

Limited

Target group:

All students including international students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

For external applicants, the scholarship includes CHF 16’000 per academic year split into monthly payments (CHF 32’000 for a two-year Master’s or CHF 24’000 for a 1 1/2 year Master’s) and reservation of a room in student’s accommodation.

Note that accommodation, tuition fees, visa fees, etc. must be paid by the fellowship holder.

Eligibility:

Anyone applying to an EPFL Master’s Program is eligible for the scholarship. Anyone holding a Bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) in a related field from a recognized university can apply to one of the EPFL Masters Programs.

The selection of candidates and the granting of the fellowships is done based solely on the evaluation of the academic records of the candidates.

Application instructions:

The application is done via the same online form than your application to a Master’s program. It is however necessary to tick a box indicating that your profile should also be considered for an excellence fellowship. Applications can be filled online from  mid-November to the 15th of January, or from the 16th of January to the 15th of April.  Candidates who need a visa are strongly advised to apply by the January deadline.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://master.epfl.ch/cms/site/master/lang/en/excellence-fellowships

ETH Zurich Excellence Masters Scholarships

ETH Zurich
Masters Degree

Deadline: 15 Dec 2016 (annual)
Study in: Switzerland
Course starts 2017

Brief description:

ETH Zurich supports excellent students wishing to pursue a Master’s degree at ETH with two scholarship programmes: the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) and the Master Scholarship Programme (MSP).

Host Institution(s):

ETH Zurich in Switzerland

Field(s) of study:

Eligible Masters Degree Programme offered by the University

Number of Scholarships:

The number of annual scholarships depends on the availability of funds.

Target group:

National and International Students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The Excellence Scholarship consists of a grant covering living and study expenses (CHF 11,000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver.

The Master Scholarship consists of a partial stipend for living and study expenses (CHF 6,000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver. The department can additionally provide a scholarship of CHF 1,500 – 3,000 per semester or offer an assistantship from the second semester onwards (with a payment of CHF 600 per month). The Master Scholarship Programme requires a financial contribution from the scholarship holder.

Both the Excellence and the Master scholarships begin when the student commences his or her Master’s degree and is awarded for the regular duration of the Master’s programme (three or four semesters).

Eligibility:

The scholarship programmes are open to excellent students both from the ETH and from other universities (national and international) wishing to pursue their Master’s degree at ETH Zurich. The prerequisite is a very good result in their Bachelor’s. Students must belong to the best 10 percent of their Bachelor’s programme.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

You can only apply for an Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme or a Master Scholarship Programme if you, at the same time, apply for a Master’s degree programme at ETH Zurich (or if you, as an ETH Bachelor student, continue with a consecutive Master’s degree programme). The application deadline for Master programmes starting in 2017 is 15 December 2016.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://www.ethz.ch/students/en/studies/financial/scholarships/excellencescholarship.html

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students

Swiss Government
PhD/Postdoctoral Degree

Deadline: varies, Sept-Dec 2016
Study in: Switzerland
Next course starts 2017

Brief description:

Each year, the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries.

The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.

Host Institution(s):

One of the 10 Swiss cantonal universities, the two Swiss federal institutes of technology or public teaching and research institutes.

Level/Field of study:

Doctoral or Postdoctoral Studies or Research in any discipline

Target group:

International students from more than 180 countries.  See the official website for complete list of eligible countries.

Scholarship inclusions:

The scholarship covers a monthly payment, exemption of tuition fees, health insurance, air fare, housing allowance, etc., as applicable. Please refer to the country-specific fact sheets for exact scholarship benefits.

Eligibility Criteria:

Please refer to the country-specific fact sheets for general and specific eligibility criteria.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.  Scholarship information for the 2018–19 academic year will be available at the official website from August 2017.

Please see the country-specific fact sheets for eligibility criteria, application procedure, deadlines, and contact information specific to your country.  If you fulfill the eligibility requirements, contact the Swiss diplomatic representation in your country of origin. The diplomatic representation will provide you with all the necessary information regarding the procedure including application forms and a list of required documentation.

The application deadline falls between September-December 2016, depending on the Swiss Embassy to which the applications have to be submitted.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: www.sbfi.admin.ch/scholarships_eng