Fondation Zdenek et Michaela Bakala

In 2012 the Foundation launched its Swiss scholarships' program and has supported various initiatives related to education and human rights. Its primary goal has always been to support students studying in Switzerland and in the Czech Republic in their pursuit of top-quality higher education outside of their native and living environment, as well as to endorse projects related to the above mentioned fields.

Particularities of the scholarships for students at the University of St.Gallen

• for any academic field
• for a 6-months stay at the Top-Ten Universities in US (e.g. Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth College) or Duke University)
• for Master studies
• to cover tuition fees and/or living expenses
• annual budget for the foundation’s scholarships is approximately CHF 200’000.- which will be allocated for 5 to 10 scholarships per year. The distribution depends of the candidates’ needs and study plans.

Selection criteria

• academic excellence
• lack of financial means
• swiss residency (minimum during the last 5 years)
• student’s registration at the Swiss university (min. during the last 3 years)
• admission or pre-admission to a foreign 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
Jessica Aschari-Lincoln
Dufourstrasse 50
9000 St.Gallen
Tel: +41 (0)71 224 28 68

Application Info

• Application deadline at HSG: March 01,2020
• Pre-selection by the HSG: March 15,2020
• Interviews by the Foundation (in Geneva): May 4, 2020
• Final decision June 15, 2020
• Application forms can be requested at the office of Study Funding,



6 months


North America


United States of America

Level of education

master student, PhD student

Funding Types

scholarships / personnel costs

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