Study in Switzerland: ETH4D Doctoral Mentorship Grant 2024

Applications are now open for the ETH4D Doctoral Mentorship Grant 2024. Students from least-developed and low-income countries are offered the opportuntity for a one year doctoral research in Switzerland.

The programme seeks to provide fully funded opportunities to students from low-income countries to be able to carry out their research and be mentored by reputable ETH professors and scholars.


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): ETH Zurich
  • Scholarship Type: Fully Funded
  • Host Institution(s): ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Scholarship Worth: Not specified
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Postgraduate (PhD)
  • Nationality: Low-to-Middle Income Countries

See Also: Commonwealth Split-Site PhD Scholarships for Low and Middle Income Countries (FULLY FUNDED)

ETH4D Doctoral Mentorship Grant 2024 | Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for funding opportunity, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD programme at a university or research institute in a least-developed, low- and lower-middle-income country.
  • Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic and research abilities.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Economy roundtrip ticket (max. 2 kCHF) to and from Switzerland for the research stay
  • Visa fees
  • Travel allowance to attend an academic conference
  • Research material (e.g. lab equipment) (max 6 kCHF in total).
  • Fees for health insurance
  • Local transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Living allowance for the duration of the research stay at ETH Zurich

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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Application for the ETH4D Doctoral Mentorship Grant can be completed online by filling the online application form and provide the required application documents. The application needs to be submitted by the ETH professorship hosting the doctoral candidate. Applications directly submitted by the doctoral candidate will NOT be considered

Application Documents:

  • Budget
  • Project description (see criteria document for points that need to be addressed)
  • Motivation letter of the doctoral candidate (1 page)
  • Most recent university transcripts
  • CV of doctoral candidate (max. 2 pages) incl. publications
  • Two academic reference letters
  • Doctoral project proposal (if available)
  • Support letter of the hosting ETH professor, including any financial and in-​kind contributions (in case the mentor is a senior scientist or postdoc, both, the mentor and their professor has to sign the support letter)

Application Deadline: 30 March, 2024

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