The EPFL WISH Foundation (Women in Science and Humanities) offers a possibility of funding during your Master studies at EPFL to academically excellent female students. If you have a personal project related to preparation of yourMaster Thesis Project, the WISH Foundation can help. Your motivation and program must be of high quality and clearly demonstrate its future potential.


The Prize will cover, a study trip abroad (voyage d'étude), visits to architecture or engineering studios, and participation to teaching workshops. Our funding will help you to discover new opportunities, create contacts, and offer an overall cultural experience to enable you to develop your future career. Typically the visit will take place in the summer before your final year or during your masters project The “Architecture and Engineer, Master Study Trip” covers travel, study, and living expenses up to 10K CHF.


 covers travel, study, and living expenses up to 10K CHF.The "Architecture and / or Civil Engineer Study Visit"

Applications should contain the following:

Short video (maximum 3 minutes) explaining the project and your motivation

Detailed budget

Motivation letter

2 letters of recommendation

A copy of your academic transcripts since the start of your university studies.

Items 1 to 3 above should be submitted in English!





N.B. If you are selected to receive financial support for this initiative, it is a WISH Community Career Investment, so no need to worry about paying us back in the near future. However, we do encourage you to pay it back one day, either in cash or in time spent with young women scientists. This will ensure that the help we give today will continue in the future.


Should you have any questions, please contact

Architecture/Engineering Study Visits  
(Deadline: TBA )

Former WISH Recipients

Laura Baer,
Aurélie Monet-Kasisi,
Maude Jobin,
Alice Dunoyer,
Eglatine Bigot-Doll,
Khue Tran