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ETH Zurich E4D Doctoral Scholarships 2023 (Fully-Funded)

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Applications are currently invited from outstanding candidates to register for 2023 PhD Scholarship Program in Engineering for Development (E4D) At ETH Zurich, Switzerland. The E4D program is generously funded by the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

The goal of the Engineering for Development (E4D) program is to advance research and education for the disadvantaged in low-income countries. The amount of the scholarship is 175,000 Swiss francs to cover the costs of stipends for PhD students for a period of three years.


Scholarship sponsor(s): ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Scholarship Type: Fully funded

Host institution(s): ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Scholarship value: CHF 175,000 to cover stipend costs

Number of awards: several

Study level: PhD students

nationality: international students


Also apply: Beyond Borders Scholarships for International Students 2023

Eligibility Criteria | ETH Zurich E4D Doctoral Scholarships 2023

  • It is highly recommended that applicants have a current connection to an ETH professor in your field of study
  • Applicants must have a high level of English language proficiency is essential ( The following certificates accepted)
  • Maximum age for applicants: 40 years
  • Applicants must have an excellent MA or MSc degree with high academic performance
  • Only contact an ETH professor with a specific project idea

Application procedures

How to apply: To be considered for the Engineering for Development (E4D) Doctoral Scholarship Programme, eligible applicants are expected to apply online through the Engineering for Development (E4D) Doctoral Scholarships application form.

See also: Melbourne Chancellor Scholarships for International Students at the University of Melbourne 2023

application documents:

  • Project description (using this Sample (DOCX, 14 KB) Vertical-aligned bottom)
  • Candidate’s CV
  • An excellent MA or MA degree from a recognized university and degree transcripts
  • A letter of support from the supervising professor at ETH Zurich, clearly stating the financial contribution to the project
  • Two letters of reference from your field of research
  • Own publications or documentation of relevant activities related to the project
  • index
  • Names and contacts of 5 independent external auditors

Application deadline: April 30, 2023

Visit the official website for more details



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