Scholarships for studies abroad

Are you dreaming of studying abroad but are dissuaded by financial costs? Discover various financial support opportunities such as mobility stipends granted by EPFL and study abroad scholarships offered by several partners and foundations to selected students – including graduate studies in some of the best institutions in the world!

More information on each offer including application and deadlines can be found in the links in the boxes below.

EPFL scholarships and allowances

Bachelor students

This scholarship supports EPFL students nominated for a one-year-long exchange during their 3rd year Bachelor.

Master students

A scholarship or allowance is available to EPFL students undertaking a Master’s thesis in one of EPFL’s European partner institution, in ETHZ or one of the four ETH Board research Institutes (EAWAG, EMPA, PSI, WSL).

Other study abroad scholarships

Bertarelli Foundation

Allows students to carry out their Master’s project within an Harvard Medical School-affiliated laboratory.

Heinrich J. Klein Foundation

Supports students for temporary scientific stays abroad like the attendance of a summer school.

Heyning-Roelli Foundation

Provides financial support to talented but financially underprivileged students to study abroad (travel and subsistence expenses).

ETH Robotics Student Fellowship 2024

An opportunity for graduate students to research alongside experts on the specific topic of robotics of their choice.

ETH SSRF 2024: Computer Science

Open to undergraduate and graduate students. The fellowship is provided by ETH Zurich.

Amgen Scholars Programme 2024

The biotechnological programme covers nine weeks of intensive research in a state-of-the art laboratory in Zurich or Basel.

Swiss Study Foundation

Offers various scholarships to outstanding students to contribute towards studying abroad, attending conferences, internships and other projects.


This website gathers information on various scholarships to study abroad.

Wish Foundation

Provides financial support to talented and promising female students that wish to do their Master’s thesis abroad.

Graduate studies scholarships

Berrow Foundation

Offers scholarships to Swiss students to pursue fully funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford as members of Lincoln College. An information session is usually held in November. Exact date to be confirmed late October.

Fulbright Grant Program Switzerland

Offers students and scholars with Swiss citizenship and English proficiency funding to pursue studies at the master’s or Ph.D. level or to teach and do research at post-doctoral level at any recognized institution of higher education in the United States.

McCall MacBain Foundation

Provides fully funded Master’s or second-entry professional undergraduate program at McGill University.


This website gathers information on various scholarships to study abroad, including graduate studies.