Franklin University Switzerland offers merit scholarships to admitted students who have demonstrated high academic achievements. Applicants are considered for merit awards as part of the admissions process, which are awarded at the point of admission with priority given to students applying by November 1 as priority application deadline. After this date, additional need-based scholarships may be awarded on top of merit scholarships, depending on a student’s need and subject to availability.

Merit scholarships are adjusted to the differing tuition rates for students at Franklin, with the awards ranging from CHF 1,000 to CHF 6,000.

The Scholarship Programs are committed to equal opportunity and exercise that policy in relation to all admissions processes. Franklin University Switzerland does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability

Responsible Leadership Scholarship

The Responsible Leadership Scholarship program is a merit award for qualified students accepted into the Master of Science program. It was established to recognize individuals who clearly demonstrate a deep commitment to leading positive change in organizations and communities. 

Competition for the Responsible Leadership Scholarship is open and merit-based. Selection is based on an applicant’s fit with the program’s objectives, academic excellence, professional aptitude, and leadership potential in the field of responsible management. Fluent English language proficiency is also considered. All eligible applicants will be reviewed by a committee.

Qualifying Programs: This merit award is available to qualifying students admitted to the Master of Science in International Management (MSIM).


Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria

  • be EU and/or EEA citizen;
  • demonstrate maturity, flexibility, and leadership potential in the field of responsible management in Climate Change, Digital Transformation, or in the Arts 
  • have an earned bachelor's degree as of June 15 with an excellent academic record;
  • demonstrate proficiency in the language of instruction (English) at a level required for admission by Franklin University Switzerland;
  • be able to receive and maintain a visa or study permit as required by Switzerland

Amount of award: up to CHF 6,000.

Deadline: students must submit a complete application for admission by June 15th to be considered for the scholarship for the Fall Intake, or November 15th for the Spring Intake.

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