Reformatting the Scholarship Program in 2022

January 07, 2022

Studying in The Times of a Pandemic

July 14, 2021

Interview with Our Alumni and Startup Founder Nicolas Vachicouras

July 13, 2021

Reach your Potential

An exceptional academic experience gave Zdenek Bakala the skills he needed to make his own success happen. Our foundation’s purpose is to provide the same opportunities to talented students from any field of study in Switzerland.

Our scholarships help students and researchers to pursue their academic career at some of the best universities in the UK and USA. Since 2013, we have supported over 100 Master and PhD students. Many of them are already making their mark in natural sciences and humanities or have assumed prominent posts in business and other areas.

We want to help you to reach your professional goals so that you can contribute to a positive future for yourself and the society.

Partner universities

Our founders

The fundamental principle of all the activities of Zdenek and Michaela Bakala is, truly, the courage, which must, according to their belief, always go hand in hand with responsibility.

The Bakalas are profoundly aware of the opportunities they have been so fortunate to have. Therefore, they established the Fondation Zdenek et Michaela Bakala in Geneva in order to reflect their core values and to support talented young people in achieving their dreams. In addition, Michaela and Zdenek Bakala directly support a number of other cultural, social, sporting, and academic institutions in Europe, South Africa, and the United States.