Africa and Middle East Scholarships in Switzerland

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is excited to support the education of the brightest postgraduates from Africa and Middle East countries in Switzerland through its scholarships programme.

The scholarship programme has been established for postgraduate students from the Middle East and African countries for the academic year 2022-2023. Master or PhD study programmes are eligible to apply for and gain support through this grant.

Brief Description

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:

  • The applicants must have a diploma degree from the Middle East or African university.
  • The applicants must demonstrate financial need and excellent academic interest and performance.

How to Apply

The students must register, log in, and complete their application process to enroll themselves via Moddle Portal. Students interested to apply for the opportunity are required to fill the Financial Aid form available at the time of application.

Supporting Documents

  • Motivation letter describing why you wish to study at the Institute (800 words maximum, in French or English)
  • Curriculum vitae/resume (in French or English)
  • Official academic transcripts showing all coursework attempted, accompanied by grade scales and their value (credits)
  • Copy of all university diplomas and qualifications obtained
  • Copy of your passport ID/personal details page
  • Two academic references
  • Cover letter explaining financial need
  • Copy of your and your parents’/spouse’s most recent tax certificate or tax declaration

Admission Requirements

The applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a discipline relevant to their study programme, from an accredited university. Professional experience and extracurricular activities are not compulsory but can be an asset to the application.

Language Requirement

The students are required to prove English language proficiency in the following

  • CAE
  • CEP


The selected PhD candidates will be provided scholarships towards the educational cost of a postgraduate study programme at IHEID.

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