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ETH Zurich Scholarships for Postdoctoral in Switzerland

Applications are invited for ETH Zurich Scholarships in Switzerland. Applications are open for international students to pursue Postdoctoral for the 2018-19 academic year.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline : 01 March and 01 September 2018
Study in : Switzerland
Providers : ETH Zurich
Course Level : Postdoctoral
Field of Study : All Subjects

Benefits of ETH Zurich Scholarships:


Year Gross salary Total rates
First-year kCHF 86.80 kCHF 100.3
Second-year kCHF 91.15 kCHF 105.3
Total kCHF 177.95 kCHF 205.6

The total rates given above include 15.5 % social security overhead to be paid by the employer (ETH Zurich) and must be used for budgeting. Successful ETH Fellows will be awarded up to kCHF 12 for research expenses per annum, including travel/mobility allowances and research costs contributions.

The ETH Fellows are expected to start their fellowship – if the application is successful – at the latest six months after submission of the application.

Eligibility for ETH Zurich Scholarships

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must have defended their doctoral degree within two years of the submission deadline from an institution other than the ETH Zurich or the University of Zurich.
  • At the time of the relevant submission deadline, researchers must also not have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) at either of the two institutions for more than six months prior to the reference date.
  • The applicants need to have at least one scientific publication in a peer-reviewed journal or have been awarded a prize for their doctoral thesis. Applications not complying with the eligibility criteria will be rejected on formal grounds.
  • The ETH Fellows are expected to start their fellowship at latest six months after the submission of the application. If they cannot adhere to this set date, an approval for a later start must be asked at the Office of Research.

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

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