Scholarships & Financial Assistance
Scholarships awarded by the Graduate Institute
A significant number of scholarships are awarded each year to students attending our Master and PhD programmes. In 2012, 32 % of Master and PhD students benefit from these scholarships.
All candidates to the Institute’s regular Master and PhD programmes are eligible to apply. Scholarship requests must be submitted along with candidate’s application before 15 January 2013.
Full details of the application procedure are available on the admission pages.
The allocation of scholarships is based on the evaluation of the candidate's academic merit and financial need. Scholarships are awarded for one year, with the possibility of renewal.
Types of Scholarships
Full scholarships generally amount to CHF 18,000 per year and include an exemption of the Institute’s tuition fees. Some full scholarships are awarded subject to specific conditions (duration of study and/or geographical origin of students).
These scholarships offer students an exemption of the Institute’s tuition fees for one academic year.
For a full list of scholarships awarded by the Graduate Institute click here.
Other financial assistance
Note: Students in receipt of grants from sources other than the Institute or the Swiss Government are required to pay the Institute’s tuition fees.
Candidates from the USA
The Institute is recognised by US Authorities for the "US Direct Loans" programme (institutional code OPEID). For more information, pleaes contact : email@example.com
US Candidates can also request the option Sallie Mae (private loans for US students studying abroad).
Candidates from the UK :
“Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL)”. Check this link www.bis.gov.uk/skillsfundingagency
The “Institute’s Learning Provider Number” is 20983.
Candidates from Canada :
The Institute is recognised by the programme « British Columbia Student Aid ». Please check details here : www.StudentAidBC.ca. The Institute's code is QUUK.
For Canadian candidates from other provinces, you may contact your « Provincial Ministry of Education » to benefit from financial assistance or loans. The Institute can be recognised by Provincial Ministry, please fee free to contact us.
Employment possibilities at the Institute