E4D Continuing Education Scholarship in Switzerland

The E4D Programme is generously funded through the Sawiris Foundationcall_made for Social Development and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperationcall_made. The current programme phase runs from 2019 to 2023.

The Engineering for Development (E4D) Continuing Education Scholarship Programme awards scholarships for travel and living expenses to candidates from low-​income countries to attend continuing education programmes at ETH Zurich.

The goal of the programme is to enhance the knowledge and skills of future leaders with the perspective of contributing to capacity development and poverty reduction in their home countries.
Applications are currently open until 30th April 2022.

Contents

Main eligibility criteria:

Eligibility of the candidate

The candidate must hold a completed and recognised Master’s degree from a university and proof of professional working experience of at least 2 years.

A minimum English standard of TOEFL level C1 is required. If the continuing education programme requires a minimum level in another language, proof of this level also needs to be submitted.

The scholarship is open to candidates from all countries classified in the OECD DAC List 2022 (PDF, 204 KB), except from upper-​middle income countries.

Candidates need to be accepted by the School for Continuing Education, ETH Zurich as well as the MAS, DAS or CAS programme office.

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Detailed application criteria can be downloaded here (PDF, 196 KB).

Which programmes are eligible for this scholarship?

All programmes of the ETH Zurich continuing education programmes (MAS/CAS/DAS) are eligible for the scholarship. Check the webpage of the School for Continuing Education to get an overview of the different programmes.

Financial Support

The following expenses will be covered by the scholarship (for the successful candidate):

  • Economy roundtrip ticket (max. 2’000 CHF)
  • Visa fees
  • Living allowance for the duration of the programme
  • ETH general tuition fee waiver (660 CHF per semester)

The following expenses will NOT be covered by the scholarship:

  • The programme fees of the MAS/CAS/DAS are not covered by the E4D Continuing Education Scholarship.
  • The general application fee of the School for Continuing Education of 150 CHF will not be covered. However, in case an application to the E4D continuing education scholarship is valid but not selected, the fee can be paid back to candidates from low-​income countries
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Application Documents

  • CV of the candidate
  • MSc or Masters Diploma and academic transcript(s)
  • 1-2 page application letter, stating the motivation to attend the programme and the impact for the candidate’s career development and beyond
  • Two professional references
  • Formal admission letter by the School for Continuing Education confirming that the candidate is admitted to the MAS, DAS or CAS programme for the respective semester.
  • Certificate of employment. The certificate of employment letter must be sent to the E4D programme office ([email protected]) directly through the employer (and not the candidate).
  • Certificate of English level (minimum TOEFL level C1) or other internationally recognised English certificates. If the programme requires a minimum level in another language, proof of this acquired level must also be submitted.
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Applications must be submitted through the online portal below. Submissions by e-​mail will not be considered.

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