30 November 2019



(Partially Funded)


E4D Continuing Education Scholarship Programme

The Engineering for Development (E4D) Continuing Education Scholarship Programme awards scholarships for travel and living expenses to candidates from low-income countries to attend continuing education programmes at ETH Zurich.

The goal of the programme is to enhance the knowledge and skills of future leaders with the perspective of contributing to capacity development and poverty reduction in their home countries.

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The goal of the Engineering for Development (E4D) Programme is to promote research and education for the benefit of underprivileged people in low-income countries. The programme is funded through the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development since 2008. Each year, two E4D doctoral projects are awarded as well as four to eight E4D Continuing Education Scholarships.   

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Health life and natural science
  • public policy an governance
  • Technology and Management innovation
  • Environment, infrastructure, Architecture

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Depended on the chosen programme .

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The candidate must hold a completed and recognised Master’s degree from a university and proof professional working experience of at least 2 years.
  • The minimal English standard is TOEFL level C1.
  • The scholarship is open to candidates from countries classified as Least Developed Countries, Low Income Countries and Lower Middle Income Countries according to the DAC-list of the OECD.
  • Candidates need to be accepted by the School for Continuing Education, ETH Zurich as well as the MAS, DAS or CAS programme office.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

The following expenses will be covered by the scholarship:

  • Economy roundtrip ticket (max. 2’000 CHF)
  • Visa fees
  • Living allowance for the duration of the programme
  • ETH general tuition fee waiver (660 CHF per semester)

The following expenses will NOT be covered by the scholarship:

  • The programme fees of the MAS/CAS/DAS are not covered by the E4D Continuing Education Scholarship.
  • The general application fee of the School for Continuing Education of 150 CHF will not be covered. However, in case an application is unsuccessful, the fee can be paid back to candidates from low income countries.

How to Apply

First Step: Apply for MAS, DAS or CAS programme:

Consult the programme webpage and/or the programme management to receive information on the deadlines, programme fees, application procedures and application documentation for the selected MAS, DAS or CAS programme.

  • All MAS programmes are listed here:
  • All DAS programmes are listed here:
  • All CAS programmes are listed here:

second Step:you should prepaire your papers after getting the acceptance for the E4D Continuing Education Scholarship:

  • CV of the candidate
  • MSc or Masters Diploma and academic transcript(s)
  • 1-2 page application letter, stating the motivation to attend the programme and the impact for the candidate’s career development and beyond.
  • Two professional references
  • Formal admission letter by the School for Continuing Education confirming that the candidate is admitted to the MAS, DAS or CAS programme.
  • Certificate of employment. The certificate of employment letter must be sent to the E4D programme office directly through the employer (and not the candidate).
  • Certificate of English level (minimum TOEFL level C1)

Third Step: Submit your application documentation in one single pdf-file to

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This Scholarship Published by:
Yasmeen Mohamed/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Nada Ahmed / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team