Possible funding 

  • Nordmann Scholarship

    Nordmann Scholarship for a placement of 1 or 2 semesters at the Hebraic University of Jerusalem 

    The Jean and Bluette Nordmann Foundation funds exchanges between the University of Fribourg and the Hebraic University of Jerusalem, which are open to teaching staff, post-doctoral, doctoral and Master's students of all faculties.

    Information for Master Students
    Information for PhD and post-doctoral students

    Founded in Fribourg in 1990, the foundation aims to promote the knowledge and study of Judaism and Christianity as religions and cultures, help strengthen Judeo-Christian dialogue and Israeli-Swiss relations, and develop scientific and institutional exchanges between Unifr and the Hebraic University of Jerusalem.

    Duration of the exchange:

    • One semester (or exceptionally, one academic year) for Master's students.
    • 1-6 months for teaching staff and post-doctoral or doctoral students

    Annual deadline for applications: 31 October by email to the International Relations Office of your home university.

    Application: Application form for the scholarship (Master)

    In addition to your application for the scholarship, please apply on MyUnifr for the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (as choice 1). To increase your chances of placement, it is advisable to choose two other universities (choices 2 and 3).

    The number of places is limited. The final selection is made by the Jean Nordmann Foundation.

  • Scholarship for a Master of China Studies Program at Zhejiang University

    Zhejiang University  Promotional video   Master of China Studies


    Thanks to a partnership between the University of Fribourg (Unifr) and the Zhejiang University (ZJU) in Haining, you have the opportunity to study one academic year in this prestigious Chinese university and participate in the Master of China Studies Program.

    Student will be registered for two-year master program at ZJU, where the first year is supposed to be spent on campus (Haining, Zhejiang), second year student can return to home university and carry on writing thesis.

    Program outline:
    The program is built on two interdisciplinary Tracks:
    - Chinese Business Studies (CBS)
    - Chinese Cultural and Society (CCS).
    Both of which ensure that you acquire a broad understanding of contemporary China and issues related to its economy and practice of business. More information is available here - page 3.

    The Scholarship includes:
    subject to confirmation of financial availability from the Zhejiang University authorities.

    1. Tuition waiver for the Master of China Studies Program at the Zhejiang University
    2. Free accommodation on campus
    3. Monthly stipend
    4. Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Benefit Plan for International Students in China

    Conditions (in addition to the basic conditions for an application for an exchange agreement):

    1. You must have been enrolled for one semester in a Master's program at the University of Fribourg. A copy of proof of your Bachelor's degree must be sent to the International Relations Office by August 31, at the beginnig of your semester in China. 
    2. Pay your registration fees and be registered in a Master's program at Unifr during the year in China. A copy must be sent to the International Relations Office.
    3. Have a proven level of English: B2-C1with a certificate (TOEFL 90 or higher or IELTS 6.5 or higher). 

    4. Students holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an English-instructed institution are waived from taking the IELTS or TOEFL

    5. Demonstrate an interest in China.
    6. The following qualities are highly recommended: flexibility, adaptability and ability to deal with unforeseen circumstances.
    7. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health (a full medical examination should be sent to the university). Individual special cases will be reviewed separately.
    8. No Chinese language proficiency is required for the program at the moment.

    Diploma and credit recognition at the end of the Program:
    - Receive the Master Degree of China Studies according to the conditions imposed by the Zhejiang University.
    - Recognition of credits obtained for your Master's degree in Fribourg: please inquire with your faculty.

    Application and deadlines:
    Your application will take place in several stages: 
    1. Submit your application online to Unifr until: February 26 for the following academic year. The online application on your MyUnifr portal for the selection at the University of Fribourg.
    2. Study of your application and selection of your application by the IRO.
    3. After the IRO has transmitted your selection, you will receive the instructions by email on how to submit your application to the ZJU.
    Limited number of places. If you have been selected, you must validate this choice.
    The final selection of successful candidates is the responsibility of the host university.

    Information subject to change.

  • Heyning-Roelli Foundation

    The Heyning-Roelli Foundation provides scholarships to talented but financially underprivileged students for travel and subsistence expenses. More Information

  • Swissuniversities

    On the Swissuniversities, website, you will find information about the different grants available to students for studying abroad. 

  • Swiss Study Foundation

    The Swiss Study Foundation encourages curiosity, motivation and responsibility. It helps cover some of the costs of studying abroad. You can submit an application at any time. Here is some 
    additional information about applying.

    Fondation Suisse d'études


  • Swiss Association of the Friends of Finland

    This body awards scholarships to students for short study placements (2-4 weeks) in Finland.

    Further information: SVFF Homepage , Foundation for Tuition Fees SYS Helsinki Homepage

  • Mercator Kolleg für internationale Aufgaben - Fellowship 2023/2024

    The „Mercator Kolleg für internationale Aufgaben“ is a project of the Swiss Study Foundation and the Mercator Foundation Switzerland in cooperation with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).

    Every year, the Mercator College in Switzerland awards 5 scholarships to university graduates from all disciplines to prepare them for international management tasks.

    During the 12-month Kolleg, the Fellows work worldwide in two to three international organisations, NGOs, think tanks or companies on a project topic of their choice. The work stations are selected and organised by the fellows themselves. Seminars on topics of international cooperation and soft skills training round off the fellowship.

    The 2023/2024 programme begins with a preparatory seminar in June/July 2023. The project year starts in October 2023. The monthly stipend is CHF 3500. In addition, further funding is available for stays abroad and language courses. Very good German and English skills are essential.

    Application deadline: 31 January 2023


    see annex or our site web

  • Rotary Club

    The Rotary Club Foundation provides scholarships for Bachelor's and Master's degrees.

    Rotary Club

  • Scholarships of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

    The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research will provide scholarships for students, graduates and scientists.

    The scholarships are advertised via Austria’s biggest online database for scholarships and research grants for all academic areas www.grants.at

    Financial support options for students, graduates and researchers range from classical grants and scholarships, allowances and prizes to extensive national, European and international research support programmes.

  • Scholarship for Mexico

    The Embassy of Mexico, via the Leading House South America, would like to raise your awareness about the Scholarships Program for Foreigners of the Mexican government

    The scholarships are to finance (cf. p.4):

    - Graduate programs of four years (Licenciatura), max. 4 years of funding

    - Master Programs: max. 2 years of funding

    - Specialization: max. 1 year of funding

    - Doctorate Programs: max. 3-4 years of funding

    - Mobility Programs for undergraduate and master students: 1 school term ( 1 trimester, quadrimester o semester)

    - Mobility for Master students, PhD students or postdoc students: at least 1 month

    - Medical Specialties and sub-specialties: max. 3 years of funding

    For further information: https://www.gob.mx/amexcid/acciones-y-programas/becas-para-extranjeros-29785

  • Azrieli Foundation International Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

    The Azrieli Foundation is currently revamping its International Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, aimed at bringing 24 outstanding postdoctoral students from Europe and Canada to Israel each year. Fellows from all fields - natural and life sciences, social sciences and humanities - will come for two years, with the potential to extend the scholarship for a third year on the basis of excellence.

    The program includes:

    • Scholarship of  € 47,000 per year to cover living and research expenses (NIS 14,000 per month + NIS 20,000 for research expenses).
    • Ongoing support of program participants and their families throughout their stay in Israel, to ensure their social and emotional well-being.
    • Enrichment activities aimed at developing skills and promoting community leadership and involvement.

    Further details regarding this generous scholarship can be found here.


    Guidance on how to find a supervisor can be found here.    

    Please do not hesitate to contact Keri Rosenbluh (keriro@savion.huji.ac.il) at the International Office with any questions you may have.

  • Corvinus Institute for Advanced Studies (CIAS) : research fellowship programs 2022/23

    The Corvinus Institute for Advanced Studies (CIAS) has announced its research grant opportunities for the academic year 2022/2023.

    CIAS provides research fellowships for scholars with outstanding credentials. The fundamental goal is to create an inspiring and creative intellectual community.  

    Grants are made to citizens of any countries for a variety of research and educational activities (primarily advanced research and PhD teaching). 
    The CIAS awards provide international travel for the grantee to and from the host institution (CIAS) in Budapest and insurance. CIAS fellows receive stipend provided by CIAS. 
    Most grants are awarded for a period of one or two semesters (5 or 10 months) and in special circumstances, may be extended for limited periods. 
    Please see detailed information about the grants and check the online application platform on their website. 

    Deadline for applications: February 15, 2022 

    For further information, please do not hesitate to contact them via e-mail (cias@uni-corvinus.hu). 

    CIAS 2022/23 Application Form

  • Université Saint-Anne - Canada

    L’Université Sainte-Anne du Canada lance le Programme de bourses d’études supérieures pour attirer les étudiants étrangers ou toutes personnes qui souhaitent effectuer un séjour d’études ou de recherches.

    Pour toutes informations veuillez contacter le secrétariat de l'Université.

    E-mail: secretariat@bourseunivsteanne.com

    Website: https://www.usainteanne.ca/

  • Lo Chia-luen International Sinology Scholarship

    The Office of Lo Chia-luen International Sinology Chair, National Chengchi University (NCCU) is pleased to announce its annual graduate scholarship grants for the academic year 2022-2023.

    1. The scholarship offers a monthly stipend of NTD 30,000 to MA students and NTD 50,000 to PhD students.
    2. The award period is 3 to 6 months (between September 2022 and August 2023). Scholarship recipients are required to execute their research at NCCU.
      *Due to the COVID19, we can’t guarantee when the foreign passport holders may be allowed to enter into Taiwan. The actual execution period of the award depends on the policy of Taiwan government and Ministry of Education. However, we estimate that the scholarship recipients may come to Taiwan after the fall of 2022. So, applicants from around the world are welcomed to apply.
    3. The scholarship provides recipients from overseas universities with one round-trip, economy-class flight ticket.
    4. Applications should be submitted to the Office of Lo Chia-luen International Sinology Chair via email (sinologynccu@gmail.com) by May 30st, 2022.

    Applications should include the following documents:

    • Application form 
    • Research plan written in Chinese (maximum of 2,000 characters)
    • Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications)
    • University certificate of enrollment and transcript
    • Two recommendation letters
    • A NCCU advisor consent letter

    For more information about the Lo Chia-luen International Sinology Scholarship, please refer to the latest news on the website


  • International Postgraduate Scholarship- Hong-Kong

    The Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) offers an International Postgraduate Scholarships (IPS), in which the Scholarships are merit awards for international students who are interested in getting a full-time (1-year) business master’s degree in Hong Kong.

  • Taiwan scholarships

    The call for application for the Taiwan scholarships 2023-2024 is now open. Please find detailed information on the website of the scholarship service swissuniversities.