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Engineering for Development (E4D) Continuing Education Scholarship 2021/2022 for Students from Developing Countries

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.

Application Deadline: 30th November 2020

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries

To be taken at (country): Switzerland

About the Award: 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.

Field of Study: All programmes of the ETH Zurich continuing education programme (MAS/CAS/DAS) are eligible for the scholarship. But only some programmes offer a fee reduction.

The following programmes offer a fee reducation:

MAS Nutrition and Health, D-HEST
Nutrition for Disease Prevention and Health (CAS ETH in Nutrition), D-HEST

Type: Short course

Eligibility:

  • 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 Least Developed Countries, Low Income Countries and Lower Middle Income Countries classified in the DAC-​list of the OECD. 
  • Candidates need to be accepted by the School for Continuing Education, ETH Zurich as well as the MAS, DAS or CAS programme office.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 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)

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 registration fee for applications of 150 CHF cannot be covered, but will be reimbursed to candidates from low income countries in case an application is unsuccessful.

How to Apply:

  • Completed application form (DOCX, 39 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.
  • Certificate of employment. The certificate of employment letter must be sent to the E4D programme office directly through the employer (and not the candidate)

Detailed application criteria can be downloaded here (PDF, 193 KB).

The application has to be submitted to [email protected] in one single pdf document.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
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Important Notes: Only candidates who 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. Please contact the programme coordinator of your chosen continuing education programme concerning the admission process timeline in order to be able to obtain an admission letter  before the E4D scholarship application deadline.

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