Local Scholarships

Based on the increasing interest of medical students for the MD-PhD program, the Commission and its President work to secure additional scholarships, as the SAMS cannot support all meritorious candidates. There are currently two such local scholarships:

The Jürg Tschopp MD-PhD scholarship, awarded annually by the Dean of the FBM;

The Theodor and Gabriela Kummer scholarship, awarded every other year;

MD-PhD candidates who have been pre-selected by the Lausanne MD-PhD Commission but who do not obtain a National Scholarship are automatically eligible for one of the local scholarships. The President of the Commission submits a proposal for candidate funding to the Dean based on the ranking established by the Commission during the selection in January. The Dean makes the final decision as to local scholarship attribution to the candidates. Local scholarships are awarded for 3 years and should be considered to be as prestigious as National scholarships. 

There might be other local scholarships depending on the year.

Former local Scholarships

Laetitia BERNARD (Jürg Tschopp Foundation)
Edgar CELEREAU (FBM scholarship)
Lorène ROUSSEAU (FBM scholarship)

Christoph ISELIN (ISREC Foundation)
Raphaël PORRET (Theodor and Gabriela Kummer Foundation)
Noémie ROH (Jürg Tschopp Foundation)

Benoît DUC (ISREC Foundation)
Alexandre JUCHT (Emma Muschamp Foundation)

Christel SCHAEFER (Leenaards Foundation)

Charlotte KRAEMER (Leenaards Foundation)
Bastian MARQUIS (Jürg Tschopp Foundation)

Radiana FERRERO (Leenaards Foundation)
Virginie PETER (Jürg Tschopp Foundation)

Pierre-Arnaud AEBERHARD (Leenaards Foundation)
Raphael JENELTEN (Jürg Tschopp Foundation)
Elisabeth MAILLARD (Theodor and Gabriela Kummer Foundation)


Secretariat MD-PhD - Bureau 304 - Amphipôle - CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 40 06
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)