Fully Funded ETH Zürich 2022 E4D Continuing Education Scholarship

Written by David on March 6, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

      Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland Phone+41 44 632 11 11  

The Sawiris Foundationcall made for Social Development and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperationcall made generously fund the E4D Programme. The current phase of the initiative lasts from 2019 to 2023.

The Engineering for Development (E4D) Continuing Education Scholarship Program provides travel and living expenses scholarships to candidates from low-income countries who wish to attend ETH Zurich’s continuing education programs.

The program’s purpose is to improve future leaders’ knowledge and abilities so that they can contribute to capacity building and poverty reduction in their home countries.


About the Scholarship:

ETH Zürich is one of the world’s major technological and natural science universities. ETH Zürich, founded in 1855 as the Federal Polytechnical School, has always been a national center of education with international appeal, attracting students from all over the world. Today, it provides an inspirational working environment for researchers as well as a thorough education for its students. ETH Zürich is wellknown for its exceptional education, groundbreaking fundamental research, and direct application of new results. It has 18,000 students from more than 100 countries, 3,800 of them are PhD students. Currently, around 500 professors teach and perform research in engineering, architecture, mathematics, natural sciences, systemoriented sciences, management and social sciences.

ETH Zürich is consistently ranked as one of the greatest institutions in the world in international rankings. 21 Nobel laureates have studied, taught, or performed research at ETH Zürich, demonstrating the institute’s illustrious reputation. ETH Zürich has been a participant in European Framework Programmes since 1992. EU GrantsAccess is the EU Grants Office and EURAXESS Service Centre at ETH Zürich, and it is a unit of 18 people reporting directly to the Vice President of Research. It’s a cooperative project with the University of Zurich that encourages and supports worldwide academic collaboration between scientists and intellectuals. The office works with the institutions’ legal, financial, and human resources departments, and it plays an active role in creating the internationalization plan of both universities and their affiliated research centers. EU GrantsAccess collaborates with its partners on a national and international level as a member of the Swiss Information Network for EU Research Programmes (Euresearch), and is currently involved in 792 FP7 projects, including 223 MarieCurieFellowships and 111 ERC projects, as well as 12 NIH projects and approximately 100 Horizon 2020 projects. EU GrantsAccess coordinated the Innovation Union project TANDEM (20122014) and is now a partner in the REFLEX (20152017) and EURAXESS TOPIII (20152018) projects. This university also has campuses in Basel and Singapore. Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich) is a major (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Swiss higher education university that is officially recognized by the Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz. The Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich) provides courses and programs that lead to officially recognized higher education degrees like as bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorate degrees in a variety of fields of study. For more information, see the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below. This 165-year-old Swiss higher-education institution has a stringent admission procedure that is based on students’ previous academic records and ratings. International applicants are welcome to apply for admission. Students have access to a library, dormitories, sports facilities, financial aid and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services at ETH Zürich. Summer research project stays are available at ETH Zurich as part of the Amgen Scholars Program for students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at a European university. Biology, Biosystems Science and Engineering, Health Sciences and Technology, Chemistry, Applied Biosciences, and Information Technology and Electrical Engineering all provide research opportunities. The program consists of nine weeks of intense study in a cutting-edge laboratory in Zurich or Basel. You will get the opportunity to interact with prominent scientists and PhD students while working as part of a research team. The program concludes with a joint conference for all European Amgen Scholars at the University of Cambridge. In addition to completing hands-on research, you will attend lectures and workshops that will provide you with insights into cutting-edge research as well as the opportunity to master cross-cutting skills including scientific writing, presentation, and intercultural communication. ETH Zurich is one of the most prestigious technological and scientific institutions in the world. It is well-known for its superb teaching, groundbreaking foundational research, and the immediate application of new discoveries to real-world problems. Over 20,000 students and doctorate students from 120 countries attend TH Zurich. More than 500 professors are now teaching and conducting research in natural science, engineering, architecture, mathematics, system-oriented sciences, management studies, and the social sciences. ETH Zurich is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top universities in international rankings. There have been 21 Nobel laureates who have studied, taught, or conducted research here. ETH Zurich contributes to long-term solutions to global concerns. Its specific research areas include energy supply, risk management, future city planning, global nutrition, and human health.


Scholarship Sponsor(s):  Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich)

Scholarship Country: Zürich, Switzerland

Scholarship Worth: Fully Funded

Study Level: PhD

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer: 

The scholarship will pay the following expenses (for the successful candidate):

  • Round-trip economy ticket (maximum 2’000 CHF)
  • Fees for visas
  • ETH general tuition fee waiver ETH living allowance for the length of the program (660 CHF per semester


Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • The candidate must have a finished and recognized Master’s degree from a university, as well as confirmation of at least two years of professional working experience.
  • A minimum TOEFL level C1 in English is necessary. If the continuing education program demands a certain degree of proficiency in another language, documentation of that proficiency must also be supplied.
  • Except for upper-middle income nations, candidates from all countries on the OECD DAC List 2022 (PDF, 204 KB)vertical align bottom are eligible for the scholarship.
  • Candidates must be accepted by the ETH Zurich School of Continuing Education as well as the MAS, DAS, or CAS program office…



  • candidate’s curriculum vitae
  • MSc or Master’s degree, as well as academic transcripts (s)
  • 1-2 page application letter describing why the individual wants to join the program and how it will benefit their career development and beyond.
  • two professional testimonials
  • The School for Continuing Education issues a formal acceptance letter indicating that the candidate has been accepted into the MAS, DAS, or CAS program for the semester.
  • Employment certificate. The E4D programme office ([email protected]) must receive the certificate of employment letter directly from the employer ([email protected]) (and not the candidate).
  • Other globally recognized English credentials or a certificate of English level (minimum TOEFL level C1). If the program demands a minimum level of proficiency in another language, proof of this proficiency must be given as well.



The  ETH Zürich 2022 E4D Continuing Education Scholarship is open to all international students


Application Deadline

The application deadline for ETH Zürich 2022 E4D Continuing Education Scholarship Is April 30, 2022

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