Did you know that Swiss colleges have comparatively affordable tuition compared to other European nations? A Swiss university can accept you for as little as $1,500 per year. Because of this, Switzerland is a popular option for international students wishing to study in Europe. Additionally, there are Swiss scholarships available for international students that assist with tuition and living expenses. This article will reveal to you some of the top scholarship programs in Switzerland.
Swiss Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students
The Swiss Confederation grants Government Excellence Scholarships each year to encourage international collaboration in research and exchange between Switzerland and more than 180 other nations.
Post-graduate researchers in any field—who have earned a master’s degree at the very least—who want to travel to Switzerland to conduct research or pursue doctorate or post-doctoral studies—may apply for the research grant. A monthly payment, waiver of tuition costs, health insurance, plane travel, a housing allowance, etc. are all covered by the scholarship.
ETH Excellence Scholarships
The Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Program (ESOP), which covers all of the students’ study and living expenses, and the Master Scholarship Program (MSP), which offers students a partial stipend and an assistantship, are two scholarship programs offered by ETH Zurich to assist outstanding students who want to pursue a Master’s degree at ETH.
University of Lausanne Master’s Grants for Foreign Students
Through the UNIL Master’s Grants, the University of Lausanne in Switzerland provides scholarships to foreign students who want to pursue a master’s degree there. The grant is for CHF 1,600.- per month from 15 September to 15 July, with a maximum duration of not longer than the program’s minimum regulatory period.
EPFL Excellence Fellowships
Students with exceptional academic records are eligible for a small number of fellowships at the Master level from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). Everyone who wants to apply to an EPFL master’s program is qualified. Each scholarship includes a financial package of CHF 16,000 per academic year for external applicants as well as reserving a place in a student residence.
Graduate Institute Geneva Scholarships
The Institute spends a lot of money on financial aid in an effort to draw outstanding students from all over the world, regardless of their country of origin or financial situation.
The following types of financial aid are available: a full scholarship worth CHF 20,000; a partial scholarship worth CHF 10,000; a tuition discount; or a teaching or research assistantship. A 4-year package consisting of 2 years of full scholarship and 2 years of teaching assistantship is also available for the top PhD candidates.
University of Geneva Excellence Master Fellowships
The Excellence Fellowship Program was created by the University of Geneva Faculty of Science in partnership with a number of sponsors to support exceptional and highly motivated applicants who wish to pursue a Master of Science in any of the faculties’ academic specialties. The Excellence Fellowship entails receiving a grant of between CHF 10,000 and CHF 15,000 annually.
Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights 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 programs, the Geneva Academy provides both partial and full scholarships (M TJ). For ten months, full scholarships cover both the cost of living and tuition in Geneva. Tuition expenses are covered by partial scholarships.
IMD MBA Scholarships
IMD has several scholarship options available for international students from various nations and backgrounds. Every scholarship program gives out between CHF 25,000 and 50,000.