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E4D Doctoral Education Scholarships For Developing Countries

Last updated: Apr 2, 2024

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Target: Developing Countries Students,

Award Value: Fully Funded,

Host Institution: ETH Zurich, Switzerland


April 30

E4D Doctoral Education Scholarships For Developing CountriesThe applications for E4D Doctoral Education Scholarships For Developing Countries are now accepted. These scholarships are open to students from developing countries who will be undertaking PhD program in Engineering for development studies.

The best two applicants will be selected to receive full funding to cover a round trip of 2’000 CHF, visa fees, living allowance, and tuition of 730 CHF each. Application deadline is 30 April on an annual basis.

Scholarship Description

The E4D Doctoral Education Scholarships For Developing Countries program aims to promote the development of products or methods, which are directly relevant to improving the livelihoods of poor people in developing countries. It awards the recipients full funding per year with an amount of 2’000 CHF Economy round trip ticket, tuition per semester of 660 CHF each, visa fees, and living allowances also included. The scholarships are funded by the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development.

Check Also: EuroTech Visiting Researcher Programme (Funded to Europe)

Award Value

  • Each of the winners of E4D Continuing Education Scholarships will have the following expenses covered by the scholarship (for the successful candidate):
  • Economy roundtrip ticket (max. 2’000 CHF)
  • Visa fees
  • Living allowance for the duration of the program
  • ETH general tuition fee waiver (660 CHF per semester)

Level and Area of Studies

This Sawiris Foundation scholarship supports PhD program in the field of Engineering for development.

Place of Study

At ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Eligibility and Criteria

To be eligible for E4D Doctoral Education Scholarships:

  • The requirements for doctoral studies at ETH Zurich have to be fulfilled.
  • The research topic is innovative and relevant for development.
  • The expected impact for the intended target group is high.
  • The project is conducted with (a) partner(s) in a developing country.

Applicants Nationality

Students from developing countries are welcome to apply.

Recommended: Joint Japan-World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

Application Instruction

To apply for the E4D Doctoral Education Scholarships For Developing Countries, the candidate has to submit a concept note, a CV, certificates and transcripts, and all the supporting documents through the Online Application Link.

Submission Deadline

30th April each year.

Website and Application Link


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