The Berrow Foundation and Lord Florey Scholarships

The Scholarships

A generous donation by the Marquis de Amodio provides for up to six Scholarships every year. The Scholarships were set up to create further links between Switzerland and Great Britain by allowing Swiss students to pursue fully funded postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford as members of Lincoln College. Each year, up to four Berrow Foundation Scholarships and two Berrow Foundation Lord Florey Scholarships are awarded. The Scholarships are tenable for up to three years and cover university tuition fees as well as a generous living allowance.

In the words of the Marquis:


On 25 October 2014, the new Berrow Foundation Building was inaugurated in Lincoln College in presence of HG The Bishop of Lincoln and HE the Swiss Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Please click here to read the announcement letter written by the Marquise de Amodio.

Scope and Eligibility

Berrow Foundation Scholarships

Berrow Foundation Scholars may follow any course of study within Oxford University leading to the award of a higher degree. Candidates must be nationals of, and domiciled in, either Switzerland or Liechtenstein. They should currently be members of one of the following universities: Berne, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchatel or the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne and must not be more than five years beyond graduation from their first degree at one of these institutions.

Berrow Foundation Lord Florey Scholarships

These scholarships are open to candidates of Swiss or Liechtenstein nationality, domiciled in either Switzerland or Liechtenstein, who are graduates from any Swiss university, including the ETHZ and the EPFL, and who must not be more than five years beyond graduation from their first degree at one of these institutions. They are intended for candidates accepted to read for a graduate degree in medical, chemical or biochemical sciences at Oxford University as members of Lincoln College. The successful candidates will also have access to a generous research fund to assist them to attend conferences at which they wish to present papers or posters.

A short biography of Lord Florey is available here.

The 2015 Berrow Foundation Lord Florey Scholarship information sheet will be available here. Prospective candidates should note that research which involves the use of human embryos or their creation, including by cloning, or the use of human embryonic stem cells will NOT be funded by this Foundation.

How to Apply

For all further information regarding the application process and selection procedure, please visit our How to Apply page.

Back to the top