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ETH4D Doctoral Scholarship Programme for Studies in Switzerland

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates from least-developed and low-income countries for the ETH4D Doctoral Mentorship Programme to Study in Switzerland for the 2023/2024 academic session.

The programme seeks to provide fully funded opportunities to students from low-income countries to be able to carry out their research and be mentored by reputable scholars.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): ETH Zurich

Scholarship Type: Fully Funded

Host Institution(s): ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Scholarship Worth: Not specified

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Postgraduate (PhD)

Nationality: Least developed countries

ETH4D Doctoral Scholarship Programme 2023 | Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the ETH4D Doctoral Scholarship Programme 2023, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD programme at a university or research institute in a least-developed, low- and lower-middle-income country.
  • Application must be submitted by the ETH professorship hosting the doctoral candidate.
  • Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic and research abilities.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Economy roundtrip ticket (max. 2 kCHF) to and from Switzerland for the research stay
  • Visa fees
  • Travel allowance to attend an academic conference
  • Research material (e.g. lab equipment) (max 6 kCHF in total).
  • Fees for health insurance
  • Local transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Living allowance for the duration of the research stay at ETH Zurich

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the ETH4D Doctoral Scholarship Programme 2023 are to complete an online application and provide the following application documents:

  • Budget
  • Project description (see criteria document for points that need to be addressed)
  • Motivation letter of the doctoral candidate (1 page)
  • Most recent university transcripts
  • CV of doctoral candidate (max. 2 pages) incl. publications
  • Two academic reference letters
  • Doctoral project proposal (if available)
  • Support letter of the hosting ETH professor, including any financial and in-​kind contributions (in case the mentor is a senior scientist or postdoc, both, the mentor and their professor has to sign the support letter)

Application Deadline: 30th April 2023

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