Engineering for Development (E4D) Doctoral Scholarship Programme

The goal of the Engineering for Development (E4D) Programme is to promote research and education for the benefit of underprivileged people in low-​income countries. The grant sum is CHF 175,000 CHF to cover the salary costs of the doctoral students for three years. The deadline is on Friday 30th April 2021.

The E4D Programme is generously funded through the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

The current programme phase runs from 2019 to 2023.

Candidates should provide a CV, transcripts for their MSc studies, a support letter of the supervising professor at ETH Zurich, two reference letters from your field of research, and names and contacts of five independent external reviewers.

The general entrance requirements for doctoral studies at the ETH Zurich and the respective department must be fulfilled. Experience in the selected research area is required. Preference will be given to citizens of Least Developed Countries and Low-Income Countries according to the OECD DAC-2021 list classification.

The deadline is on Friday 30th April 2021.


Main Criteria

  • Existing professional contact with a relevant professor is highly recommended
  • High English proficiency level is necessary
  • Maximum age: 40 years
  • Excellent MSc Degree and high academic performance is necessary

Find out more now.

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