The Solidarity Fund supports foreign students who are matriculated at the University of Zurich or ETH Zurich. It gives them access to education and fosters internationality and diversity. It offers equal opportunity to foreign students who find themselves in difficulat financial circumstances.
The Solidarity Fund is financed by voluntary contributions from students and professors of both universities. It was founded in 1976 as an association, and became a foundation in 1982.
The organs of the foundation are its board and executive board.
The foundation board comprises five members:
The heads of the respective Financial Aid Offices at UZH and ETH attend Solidarity Fund meetings in an advisory capacity.
Isaias Moser, President and UZH student representative
Regula Christen, Vice President and Head of ETH Student Services
Peter Collmer, Delegate of the UZH President
Lorena Kuratle, ETH student representative
Sascha Deboni, UZH student representative
Only students who submit their applications directly to the Financial Aid Offices will be considered.
University of Zurich students:
Financial Aid Office, University of Zurich
Ms Brigitte Ortega
Phone: 044 634 22 04
ETH Zurich students:
Financial Aid Office, ETH Zurich
Ms Heidi Tomasello
Phone: 044 632 30 38