E4D Continuing Education Scholarship for Postgraduate Students in Switzerland 2020

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ETH Zurich Stab ETH Global in Switzerland invites applications for the Engineering for Development (E4D) Continuing Education Scholarship Programme for 2019/2020 academic year.

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.

Only candidates that are admitted to an ETH MAS, DAS or CAS programme based on his/her academic and professional qualifications are considered for a scholarship. Candidates must apply to both (I) a continuing education programme and (II) to the E4D scholarship.

Value of Scholarship

The following expenses will be covered by the scholarship:

  • Economy roundtrip ticket (max. 2’000 CHF)
  • Visa fees
  • Living allowance for the duration of the programme (2’000 CHF per month if the programme is longer than 3 weeks. 800 CHF per week if the programme duration is up to 3 weeks)
  • ETH general tuition fee waiver (660 CHF per semester)

Eligibility

  • Candidate must hold a completed and recognised Master’s degree from a university
  • Proof of professional working experience of at least 2 years.
  • Minimal English standard is TOEFL level C1.
  • Candidate must come from a country classified as Low Income or Lower Middle Income Country according to the DAC-list of the OECD.
  • The candidate must have been admitted to an ETH MAS, DAS or CAS programme based on his/her academic and professional qualifications. Applications for the E4D scholarship scheme and the continuing education programme can be submitted in parallel.

How to Apply

The application process comprises two steps.
1. Application to the selected MAS, DAS or CAS programme.
2. Application to the E4D Continuing Education Scholarship Programme.

Note: Candidates will only be considered for an E4D Continuing Education
Scholarship if admitted to an ETH MAS, DAS or CAS programme.

Step 1: Application to MAS, DAS or CAS programme
Consult the programme webpage and/or the programme management to receive
information on the deadlines, application procedures and application documentation
for the selected MAS, DAS or CAS programme.

Step 2: Application for the E4D Continuing Education Scholarship Application documentation:
» CV6 of the candidate
» MSc or Masters Diploma and academic transcript(s)
» Certificate of employment
» 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 from the School for Continuing Education confirming
that the candidate is admitted to the MAS, DAS or CAS programme (can be
submitted after the application deadline).

Note: Candidates will only be considered for an E4D Continuing Education
Scholarship if admitted to an ETH MAS, DAS or CAS programme. However,
applicants are encouraged to submit the application to the MAS, DAS or CAS
programme in parallel with the application for the E4D Continuing Education
Scholarship.

Deadline: applications close  November 30, 2019

Click here for more details and to apply

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