Masters Scholarships 2020-2022

The Foundation offers 8 to 10 scholarships of CHF 25’000 each as a one-time contribution to the cost of the 2-year Master study program. This program targets foreign students in the top 10% of their undergraduate programs. Master degree courses in Switzerland are generally given in English.

The call for the 2020-2022 scholarships application is open until March 31, 2020.

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Candidates must apply for admission to a M.Sc. program at a Swiss University or Federal Institute of Technology (see information below), and, at the same time request the institute to support them for an Alfred Werner Scholarship. Each Swiss University and Federal Institute of Technology will submit to the Foundation ranked nominations by April 12, 2020. Since the admission and selection process may take as long as two months, candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible.

Direct applications from candidates to the Foundation are not being considered.

The selection committee includes representatives of the funding companies, Swiss Universities and the Federal Institutes of Technology (ETHZ and EPFL). 
Results will be announced at the beginning of May 2020.

Partner Universities 

  École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering ISICChemistry master programs at the EPFLContact: Prof. Lothar Helm (
   Swiss Fédéral Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)
Departement Chemie und Angewandte BiowissenschaftenChemistry master programs at the ETHZContact: Prof. Donald Hilvert (
 University of Basel
Department of ChemistryChemistry master programs at the University of Basel Contact: Prof. Christof Sparr (

 University of Berne
Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryChemistry master program at the University of BerneContact: Prof. Jürg Hulliger (
 University of Fribourg
Department of ChemistryMaster program at the University of FribourgContact: Prof. Andreas Zumbühl (

 University of Geneva
School of Chemistry and BiochemistryChemistry master program at the University of GenevaContact: Dr. Didier Perret (

 University of Zurich
Department of ChemistryChemistry master programs at the University of ZurichContact: Prof. Bernhard Spingler (