The scholarship programme has enabled my sister to access a world-class education at Ecolint, an institution known for its commitment to academic excellence and international understanding, which would have otherwise been out of reach. Through this opportunity, she has gained exposure to a wide range of subjects, extracurricular activities, and cultural experiences that have enriched her life.
Ecolint is most grateful to all donors who have supported this initiative. Thanks to the many members of our community, we are able to offer this unique opportunity to several young people.
Nature of the scholarship programme
Creating opportunities for tomorrow's global citizens and leaders.
Students wishing to apply for a scholarship should fulfil the following requirements:
Alignment with the school’s mission: the applicant believes in the vision and mission of Ecolint and demonstrates the relevant set of basic attitudes to be trained as a future global citizen and leader.
International mindset: the applicant has an openness towards other cultures, other people and diverse viewpoints.
Chance of success: the applicant can demonstrate their academic commitment, has a high chance of succeeding academically at Ecolint, and has the appropriate language skills in either French or English. We welcome applicants with a passion beyond the classroom, for example, community service, the arts (music, theatre, visual arts) or sports.
Guardian support: parents and/or guardians play a critical role in their child’s education. They work collaboratively with the school to ensure that the child’s needs are met. The applicant's home environment should demonstrate that the appropriate adjustments can be made where necessary to allow for a suitable setting for learning.
Eligibility of residence: the applicant must have the right to study in Switzerland.
Financial situation: applicants will need to prove their financial need using our stipulated thresholds:
- Families living in Switzerland: a family (two adults and one child or more) earning under CHF 71,500 per annum or in the case of only one parent/guardian (with one child or more), CHF 41,000.
- Families living in other countries will be assessed case by case according to the United Nations Human Poverty Index.
Age: the applicant is within the age range determined for the entrance year group. One year age exceptions may be considered on a case by case basis.
Application steps and timeline
> Step 1: if you fulfil the eligibility requirements mentioned above, please write to Kate Friend (firstname.lastname@example.org), attaching the following documents:
- Handwritten letter from the student stating their motivations
- Reports from previous schools
- Proof of financial situation
> Step 2: once these first requirements are approved, you will be instructed to submit an online application prior to 31 December 2023
> Step 3: applications will be reviewed in Term 2
> Step 4: offers will be made by 1st April 2024.
- Files will be examined by the Scholarship selection committee.
- Shortlisted candidates will undergo the entrance requirements process (see below).
- Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview with members of the scholarship selection committee and Principal of the school to which they are applying.
Entrance requirements for shortlisted candidates
CEM testing (administered at school): helps the school gather an objective perspective of students’ strengths and weaknesses and see how they are likely to perform in the future.
General social skills (administered at school): the Social Skills Improvement System (SSIS) rating scales enable targeted assessment of individuals and small groups to help evaluate social skills, problem behaviours, and academic competence.
Attend an outdoor group activity: assessing social cohesion, adaptability, willingness to engage as a team player, being a risk taker, etc.
Taster day: any shortlisted candidate will be welcome at school for one day.
Availability of place: the required campus would need to have the space available to accommodate the student.
Costs covered by funding
- School fees
- Any exam fees (IGCSE, SAT etc)
- Any cost related to university preparation (e.g. portfolio for art courses)
- Compulsory trips
- Transport* or public transport travel pass
- Allowance for Extra Curricular Activity
- School material (PE Kit, Lab coat, notebooks, pens etc)*
- Pocket money/social allowance*
- Additional discretionary expenses*
*According to the needs of the applicant and to be discussed and agreed to by the Principal, the Admissions Office contact person and Parrain/Marraine of the campus.
Once enrolled the student is subject to the same General and Financial Conditions including adherence to the school rules, as for all other Ecolint students. Ecolint is responsible for respecting the financial aspects of these conditions.