My Time at Harvard and Berkeley Was a Big Eye-Opener

June 16, 2020

Get to Know the 15 New Bakala Scholars

June 12, 2020

Our Scholarship Program Enters Its 8th Year

June 11, 2020

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 70 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.

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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.


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