Scholarships for students from UZH

The Program Iran Cooperation grants scholarships for Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral students from UZH who wish to complete a study stay, an internship or a language course from two weeks to one semester at an Iranian institution of higher education.


  • Applications can be submitted by Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral students from UZH.
  • The mobility student must be enrolled as a Bachelor, Master, or Doctoral student from UZH during the intended stay in Iran.
  • In case there is no agreement on mobility between UZH and the Iranian host institution, scholarships are only granted if a professor of the host institution in Iran guarantees supervision and expresses a strong interest in cooperating with UZH.


The following information must be submitted with the completed application form:

  • Complete application form
  • Complete CV in tabular form 
  • Proof of registration at UZH and current transcript of records
  • Letter of recommendation from a UZH professor
  • Motivation letter with name and date (300-500 words)
  • For BA- and MA-students: tentative study plan (please download template (PDF, 145 KB))
  • For PhD-students: project description (2 pages) including research topic, objectives and methods of research as well as reason for choosing the partner institution, integration in the research and/or teaching activities of the institute at the partner institution and possible follow-up projects that may arise from this stay.
  • For a stay abroad outside the frame of a student exchange agreement: Invitation letter from a professor at the host university OR proof of registration in a Persian language course at an Iranian institution of higher education
  • For a stay abroad within the frame of a student exchange agreement: proof of nomination for an exchange stay by the UZH International Relations Office


A maximum of CHF 1'200 per month and person can be applied for. The minimum duration of a funded stay is 2 weeks, the maximum duration 5 months.


  • Applications for funding may be submitted at any time during the year but at least two months prior to the intended stay abroad.
  • The decision on funding a stay is made within two months upon submitting the full proposal.
  • The final report must be submitted within six weeks after completion of the stay abroad.

Please note: applications for an exchange place at the University of Tehran for the academic year 2020/2021 can be submitted from 1 November 2019 to 15 January 2020 via the application portal Mobility Online. Please find further information on the website of UZH's student exhange programs.

​Final Report and Billing

The scholarship will be paid in two installements. The first installment of 80% of the awarded scholarship will be paid at the beginning of the stay abroad. Within six weeks after completion of the stay abroad, scholarship holders need to submit a final report to the Coordination Center. The second installement (20% of the scholarship) will be paid after receipt of the final report.