Fondation Zdenek et Michaela Bakala

The Fondation Zdenek et Michaela Bakala exists to help talented and motivated students or researchers from certain Swiss universities to reach their full potential by giving them the financial support they need to pursue their studies at top UK/US universities (such as Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, Kings College, Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Stanford, Yale, Tuck, Berkeley, Tufts, UCLA, Duke etc.).

Particularities of the scholarships for students at the University of St.Gallen
- for any academic field
- for students admitted to an exchange semester at a top UK/US university during their HSG Masters or Doctoral studies
- for students (pre)admitted to a complete Masters or Doctoral program at a top UK/US university
- for students enrolled currently and since 3 years at the University of St.Gallen HSG
- to cover tuition fees and/or living expenses
- the annual budget for the foundation’s scholarships is approximately CHF 200’000.- which will be allocated according to candidates’ needs and study plans.

Selection criteria
- academic excellence
- strong motivation and interesting personality
- lack of financial means
- swiss residency (current and since at least the last 5 years)
- student’s registration at the Swiss university (current and since at least the last 3 years)
- admission or pre-admission to a top UK/US university (obtained at the latest by the time of the interview at the foundation)


Fachstelle für Studienfinanzierung /
Advice Center for Study Funding
Universität St.Gallen
Dufourstrasse 50
9000 St.Gallen
Tel: +41 (0)71 224 28 68


Application forms can be requested at the office of Study Funding ( Deadline for application submission is March 1st.



1+ semester


Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, Vereinigtes Königreich


Studierende Master, Doktorierende


Stipendien / Personalkosten

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