Engineering for Development (E4D) Continuing Education Scholarship 2020/2021

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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.

E4D Continuing Education Scholarship

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

E4D Continuing Education Scholarship Eligibility

  • Candidate must hold a completed and recognised Master’s degree from a university
  • Proof of professional working experience of at least 2 years.
  • Minimal English standard is TOEFL level C1.Candidate must come from a country classified as Low Income or Lower Middle Income Country according to the DAC-list of the OECD. The candidate must have been admitted to an ETH MAS, DAS or CAS programme based on his/her academic and professional qualifications. Applications for the E4D scholarship scheme and the continuing education programme can be submitted in parallel.

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 for E4D Continuing Education Scholarship 

  • 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).

Please submit your application documentation in one single pdf-file to e4d@sl.ethz.ch.

  • 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.

For more information, visit the E4D Continuing Education Scholarship.

Application Deadline: 30th November 2019

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