Each year a number of postgraduates succeed in obtaining financial support either through sponsors or government-type loans and usually in their home country or country of residence. We strongly recommend that you contact alumni from your home country or country of residence and see directly with them if they obtained funding and if so, how.
Within the FIFA Master programme, there are two full scholarships (value: CHF 45’000.- each) which are awarded to African nationals by FIFA as part of the “Win in Africa for Africa” programme.
In addition to these full scholarships, and not limited in time, there exist two scholarships for course fees (value: CHF 25’000.-) which are open to any nationality.
The scholarships may be divided in order to benefit a larger number of postgraduates.
Further to the above listed scholarships, an additional funding opportunity exists exclusively for Alumni from the FIFA/CIES International University Network Programme (http://cies-uni.org/). This scholarship (value: CHF 45’000.-) is awarded by the CIES with the objective of strengthening the links between the students of the FIFA/CIES International University Network Programme and the FIFA Master community.
Please note that, ALL scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Scientific Committee on the basis of academic standards and financial need. Consequently, they cannot be applied for as such. If, however, the only way for you to successfully attend the course is through a scholarship, then you must complete the scholarship application form in full, providing as much detail as possible.
For applicants wishing to request the FIFA/CIES International University Network Programme scholarship, please indicate clearly under point 5 (“other information”) of the “Funding” menu on the online application form that you are an graduate of that programme.
Please be aware, however, that we receive far more requests for scholarships than resources available. The Scientific Committee evaluates real financial need. Even then, there are no guarantees that you will receive one, so you should continue your own independent efforts to secure funding.