As the Summer School is financed through participant’s fees alone and has no funds of its own, it cannot offer any scholarship, grants or financial aid. Here’s some advice on how to seek financial assistance to cover the Summer School fees.
Students from Swiss Universities and research institutions
- As the National Science Foundation stopped offering grants for attending Summer Schools and similar events, universities were asked to set aside funds specifically for this kind of training; enquire in your department, institute, faculty or university.
- Find out how continuous training is funded in your institutional setting.
- (PhD) Students: check with your supervisor/program director if funds are available within your doctoral programme
- Check within your institution: most universities and other academic institutions have special grants, prices etc; these are sometimes limited to students in specific disciplines/areas/themes etc. Most universities have an office/contact person who can help you to find out what is available. Note that these grants often require an early application.
Students from foreign universities
- Check with your country’s national science foundation or equivalent. Many countries finance participation in Summer Schools.
- In the past, Unesco has granted financial assistance for Summer Schools, especially for students from Eastern European and Non-European countries. [Info here]
- Unesco publishes every year a worldwide guide to grants, subsidies etc. [Reference]
- Please inquire at your own institution; most universities have a special office or a contact person who can help you to find out what is available.