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)

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

    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).

  • 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

  • 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

    The Corvinus Institute for Advanced Studies (CIAS) has announced its research grant opportunities for the academic year 2024/2025.

    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: January 31, 2024

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

    CIAS 2024/25 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/

  • Chinese Government Scholarships 2024-2025

    The call for applications for the Chinese Government Scholarships 2024-2025 is now open.

    Please find detailed information and application documents at: www.foreign-scholarships.ch > China as well as under Open calls

    The online submitted application documents need to be sent by e-mail not later than 02 January 2024 to: stip@swissuniversities.ch 

  • 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.

  • Mext Scholarship - Osaka University

    The Osaka University is offering seven positions in the “Robotic Engineers & Bioengineering Scientists” area, with the possibility of a grant from MEXT (not through the embassy). Applicants are not required to travail to Japan for the screening.

    Further information 

  • The Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship 2024-2025

    Detailed information and application document on the swissuniversities website and the Japanese Embassy in Berne .

    Application deadline: 3 June 2024 (NOTE: The application must have arrived by the date of the deadline at the embassy).

    For further information and questions, please contact stip@swissuniversities.ch.


  • DUO-Korea Program 2024

    The DUO-Korea Program is sponsored by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea with the aim to promote exchanges of people between Korean and European ASEM member countries. Under the program, European students in European institution can have financial support for their exchange study in Korea.

    Details of the DUO-Korea 2024 Program including eligibility, criteria, and application:

    Application Form

    General Description

    FAQ (English)

    The DUO-Korea 2024 is open for applications from April 4 until May 20, 2024, Korea local time.

    For further questions, please contact admin2@asemduo.org.

  • Scholarships from the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation

    The Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation awards various scholarships, among others:

    Deadlines to respect for the first two grants: May 1st and November 1st of each year, 23h59 (Swiss time). For the others grants/prizes check the conditions.