Call for Applications: ETH4D Visiting Student Grant in Switzerland


Deadline: 30 April 2020


The ETH4D Visiting Student Grants aim at bringing a collaborating doctoral or master student from low and middle income countries to ETH Zurich for a research stay of 2-3 months. The student will spend the exchange stay at an ETH partner laboratory to learn new methodologies, technics or develop his/her research project in a new academic setting. Moreover, she or he will expand her or his academic network.


Eligible are doctoral or advanced masters students who are registered at a university or research institute in a country listed in the OECD/DAC list 2018-​​2020. Preference will be given to students from lower income countries.  

It is a requirement that the doctoral or master student and the hosting ETH professor have been in contact before the research stay.

Please consult the application requirements (PDF, 171 KB) for further eligiibility criteria.


The grant covers the following expenses up to a maximum of 10 kCHF:

  • Living allowance for the duration of the research stay: 2.3 kCHF per month
  • Economy roundtrip ticket (max. 2 kCHF)
  • Visa fees

The awarded grant will be transferred to the ETH professors’ account. The hosting professor is in charge of the administration and reporting of the finances.


The application needs to be submitted by the ETH professor hosting the doctoral/MSc student. Applications directly sent by the student will NOT be considered. The application needs to be sent in one single pdf document to

Application Documents for an ETH4D Student Exchange Grant comprise:
– Completed Application Form
– Motivation letter of the doctoral/MSc student
– CV of the doctoral/MSc student, including publication list
– Support letter of the hosting ETH professor