The SCS Foundation, through its Alfred Werner Program, granted nine Ukrainian students of chemistry a stipend for their Master’s studies at ETH Zürich and EPFL Lausanne.

Most of the students, graduates of Kharkiv National University and Taras Shevchenko University in Kiev, are already in Switzerland. Once granted status S, they will be doing internships before resuming their studies in September.

Since the implementation of the SCS Foundation Alfred Werner program in 2013, six Ukrainian students received a scholarship. Heorhii V. Humeniuk, best of class in 2018 at the University of Geneva, is portrayed in the Alfred Werner Scholar Gallery.

Earlier, the program has also supported a student refugee from Syria, who also completed his MSc studies at the University of Geneva.

Master of Science Studies of Chemistry in Switzerland

The program supports highly talented students to perform their Master of Science (MSc) studies in Chemistry, Biochemistry or the Pharmaceutical Sciences at a Swiss University or at one of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. The stipends amount to CHF 30'000. The program is supported by the Swiss chemical and pharmaceutical industry as well as by a number of private donors. The SCS Foundation actively supports the integration of the Alfred Werner Scholars, offering mentorships, visits at the program-supporting industrial partners ("Meet and Greet" Program; see pages for each Class) and free access to the events of the Swiss Chemical Society. Between 2013 and 2020, 60 students from over 30 countries were granted an Alfred Werner Scholarship. Many of them continued their career in Switzerland; others went abroad again to experience more of this world. Some of the most senior scholars now work for Swiss companies (see Alfred Werner Scholar Gallery).


David Spichiger, SCS