Graduate Scholarship (Mobility Grant) at University of Zurich in Switzerland


Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 11490
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The University of Zurich, in cooperation with Oeuvre St.- Justin Fribourg and the Solidarity Fund for Foreign Students, is offering grants to students who are enrolled in their master’s or Ph.D. degree in one of the global south universities. This grant is offered for students to study one or two-semester during the academic years of 2020 to 2021 at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. Interested applicants who meet the requirements below, must find a supervisor at UZH then apply for the grant.


Key Dates:

  • Deadline: 31 January 2020
  • Result announcement: End of March 2020
  • Program date: 1 September 2020 to 30 June 2021.

Period of studying at UZH: 1 September 2020 to 30 June 2021.      Level of study: Master or Ph.D. degree.

Location: Switzerland                                                                                     Host university: Zurich university

Number of winners: 3

Benefits of the program:

The following grant is offered monthly to cover the living expenses, study fees, administrative fees and visa fees:

  • 1400 CHF for Master applicants.
  • 1700 CHF for Ph.D. applicants.

Note: travel expenses will not cover by Grant. Furthermore, expected from the host institute to pay the traveling expenses.



  • A professor of UZH must be the applicant’s supervisor during the grant period.
  • Applicants must have enrolled for a master or Ph.D. degree in one of the eligible countries.
  • Applicant’s age must not be more than 40 years.
  • Cooperation among the UZH professor and applicant’s home institution must already be launched.
  • The research cooperation must meet the transboundary research partnership requirements, which created by the Swiss Commission for Research with Developing countries (KFPE).

Required documents:

  • Online application form.
  • Supervising professor invitation letter including a guarantee statement of supervising, collaborating with home institution of applicants, a work-space of the applicants and coverage of travel expenses, full name of the applicants, duration of staying at UZH.
  • Color photo in ratio of 3:4, size of 400×500 pixel, good contrast, should take up about 80% of the photo, natural background.
  • Update CV.
  • Recent academic transcript and diploma (bachelor or master).
  • Enrollment confirmation and recognition of home institution application form. (fill and sign).
  • Motivation letter with a short description of studies and explain why you chose the UZH.
  • Research or project plan about 2-3 pages.
  • Recommendation letter from the home institute professor.


Eligible countries:

Afghanistan, Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Philippines, Armenia, Haiti, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Honduras, Sao Tome and Principe, Benin, India, Senegal, Bhutan, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, Bolivia, Jordan, Solomon, Islands, Burkina, Faso, Kenya, Somalia, Burundi, Kiribati, South Sudan, Cabo Verde, Kosovo, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, Cameroon, Lao People’s Democratic, Republic, Syrian Arab Republic, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Tajikistan, Chad, Liberia, Tanzania, Comoros, Madagascar, Timor-Leste, Congo, Malawi, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Tokelau, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mauritania, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Micronesia, Moldova, Uganda, Djibouti, Mongolia, Ukraine, Egypt, Morocco, Uzbekistan, El Salvador, Mozambique, Vanuatu, Eritrea, Myanmar, Viet Nam, Eswatini (Swaziland), Nepal, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Ethiopia, Gambia, Nicaragua, Niger, Yemen, Georgia, Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Guatemala.


How to apply:

To applying for this program, applicants must fill out the online application form.

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For more details, please visit the Zurich university website


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