International competition for projects in the field of global security

The Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP) conducts an International Competition for projects in the field of global security. Everyone is invited to participate. Projects that demonstrate an innovative approach to solving international security problems are accepted.


A wide range of projects can apply for consideration, in particular:

- technological and conceptual innovations

- original research

- mass initiatives.


Projects should go beyond national borders and seek to solve global security problems in innovative ways or with new ideas.


Prizes: 10,000 Swiss francs, certificates.

For further information and registration, please follow the link below.

Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

The University of St.Gallen provides an opportunity for Ukrainian students to study.



⁃ Management and business administration

⁃ economy 

⁃ political science

⁃ law


Necessary documents:

⁃ Passport photo

⁃ Copy of passport or ID card

⁃ Current average score *

⁃ Certificate of study from your home university

⁃ Summary

⁃ Motivation letter

⁃ Copy of proof of payment of the application and administrative fee (it is impossible to fill in the application without confirmation of payment) Candidates at the master's level: supplement to the bachelor's degree *

* Only originals or certified copies. Transcripts written in non-German / French / Italian or English must be submitted in the original language together with a certified translation. If the application is successful, the original transcripts and the original certified translations (if any) must be submitted to Student Mobility at the beginning of the exchange semester.

For further information, please follow the link below.

Training and work opportunities for Ukrainian nationals

CERN proposes dedicated opportunities for Ukrainian nationals to learn and work with their expert teams. 

CERN will provide you with:

  • A contract of association as a student or an employment contract as a fellow for 12 months.

  • An allowance of 3’319 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax) as a technical student and 3’719 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax) as a doctoral student. A stipend level between 4599 - 8203 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax) as a fellow. Depending on your personal circumstances, additional benefits such as travel reimbursement could be added.

  • Coverage for you, your spouse and children by CERN’s comprehensive Health Insurance scheme

  • 2.5 days of paid leave per month.

For further information and application please follow the link below.

University of Zurich

Student and Research Placements

UZH offers to support Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students at Ukrainian universities to come to UZH as visiting students. Tuition fees will be waived. In addition, initial financial aid can be made available to visiting students.

Furthermore, UZH is a member of Scholars at Risk and welcomes researchers and instructors from Ukraine. The Swiss National Foundation offers financial support.

Follow the link below for more information, eligibility criteria and contacts. 

Swiss National Science Foundation

Research positions

Scholars at Risk (SAR) is a network of 500 universities which advocates the principles of academic freedom. The scholars can apply for temporary placements in countries where they and their families are safe. The stays will allow them to pursue their own academic work, or become involved in research at the host institution.

In the past few years, researchers from the Congo, Serbia, Syria and Turkey have been able to continue their research in Switzerland thanks to the Switzerland Section of Scholars at Risk.

For further information, please follow the link below.

Geneva School of Diplomacy


The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations (GSD) is the specialized private, boutique university institute in Geneva for undergraduate, graduate and executive level education in the field of International Relations and Diplomacy. We also offer undergraduate, graduate and executive level specialised courses for professionals from the public, private and non-profit sectors to help them further enhance their skills and advance in their career paths. GSD has a multicultural and multidisciplinary academic community that blends intellectual and cultural stimulation and offers the perfect environment for people who want to study abroad in the field of International Relations and Diplomacy. Our purpose is to prepare future world leaders for their roles on the world stage to advance peace and human rights.

Geneva School of Diplomacy is ready to waive 50% of tuition fees for Ukrainian refugee students. For more information, please contact the admissions head officer - Joanna Witwicka - via admissions@genevadiplomacy.com

Franklin University

100% Tuition Fee Waiver

Franklin University Switzerland is a private, nonprofit and accredited, liberal arts university in Lugano, Switzerland. Founded in 1969, Franklin is one of the oldest American institutions of higher education in Europe and the first to be established in Switzerland. Franklin offers Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees accredited in both the United States and Switzerland.

Franklin University is ready to waive 100% of tuition fees (originally 50,000 francs) for Ukrainian refugees wishing to apply.


For further information, please contact Petra Orent, the Senior Associate Director of Admissions, via the email below. 

EU Business School

30% Tuition Fee Waiver

EU Business School delivers an outstanding business education on its campuses located in vibrant, cosmopolitan cities as well as online. High-level academics, consultants, entrepreneurs and business leaders teach EU’s innovative business programs in English to a multicultural student body of 100+ nationalities. Immersed in real-world business environments through company visits and guest speaker events, among others, students gain privileged insights into how companies really work, giving them a competitive edge in today’s fast-paced business world.

EU Business School is ready to waive up to 30% of its tuition fees across all its campuses for Ukrainian students. In Switzerland, the school's campuses are located in Geneva and Montreux. Campuses are also located in Germany and in Spain (Barcelona).

For further information, please contact Maria Esther Heredia, the regional recruitment manager, via the email below.