University of Zurich Student Grant Fund

The UZH’s student grant fund increases access to education by supporting young and gifted academics financially and bolstering the university’s diversity, discourse and programs.

The UZH Foundation runs the University of Zurich’s student grant fund, creating even closer ties with the university’s grant offices. In addition to managing the administrative aspects of the fund, the UZH Foundation carries out fundraising to ensure the fund’s long-term financial viability. To this end, we work hand in hand with foundations and committed private individuals who support the next generation of UZH students.

Apply for funding

Funding is awarded through the relevant offices at the University of Zurich, which handle all applications from students applying for funding and are in direct contact with the recipients. Students who would like to apply for funding should contact the Student Financial Aid Office (for Social and Excellence Scholarships) or the Global Student Experience Office (for Mobility Scholarships).

Advisory Board

The advisory board is made up of the following members:

  • Dominik Heitzmann, CFO UZH Foundation, Chair
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Siegert, UZH Vice President Education and Student Affairs
  • Danai Etter, Association of the Non-Professorial Academic Staff of the University of Zurich (VAUZ)
  • Laura Galli, Co-President of the University of Zurich Student Association (VSUZH)
  • Felix Ritzi, University of Zurich Student Association (VSUZH)
  • Simone Manap, Co-Head of the Office of Student Affairs at the UZH Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Help us promote equal opportunities and enable promising young people to go to university – thank you!

Support gifted students


Sabine Schweidler
Partnerships and Philanthropy

+41 44 634 61 85