Saturday, April 25, 2020

E4D Continuing Education Scholarship at ETH Zurich, Switzerland



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.

IMPORTANT

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the Swiss government will no longer issue visas until 15 June 2020 and the Migration Office of the Canton of Zurich will not accept any applications for residence permits until that date, hence people from countries outside the Schengen zone may enter Switzerland not earlier than September/October. Read more information on the new visa regulations here

E4D Scholarship applicants should proceed with their applications and submit them according to the set deadlines.

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.


Requirement:

  • The candidate must hold a completed and recognised Master’s degree from a university and proof professional working experience of at least 2 years.
  • A minimal English standard of TOEFL level C1. If the continuing education programme requires a minimal level in another language, proof of this level should also be submitted
  • The scholarship is open to candidates from countries classified in the DAC-​list of the OECD. (Include Indonesia)
  • Candidates need to be accepted by the School for Continuing Education, ETH Zurich as well as the MAS, DAS or CAS programme office.
Eligible Program:
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.

Required Document:

  • Completed application form (DOCX, 37 KB)
  • 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 directly through the employer (and not the candidate)
  • Certificate of English level (minimum TOEFL level C1). If the programme requires a minimal level in another requires, proof of this acquired level must also be submitted.


How to Apply:

Detailed application criteria can be downloaded here (PDF, 235 KB)

Deadline:
31 May 2020

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