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The Hegg Hoffet for Displaced Graduate Women

Application form HERE

Send the application to : moorchristel39@gmail.com


The Fund was established in 1936 as the GWI Emergency Fund (later called the Relief Fund) to help university women who had been deprived of the right to work, and in many cases, the right to live in their native countries.
In honour of many years of service given by long-term Convener Mme Blanche Hegg Hoffet of Switzerland, who was particularly responsible for raising money and distributing assistance during and after the Second World War, the Fund adopted her name in 1968. The Hegg Hoffet Fund for Displaced Women Graduates assists graduate women (in special cases tertiary women students) who have been displaced as a result of war, political upheaval or other serious emergencies.

GWI’s Hegg Hoffet Fund provides short term grants for refresher courses for re-entry into the candidates’ professional field (or if that is not possible, training courses leading to some other employment), and for language training and other courses to assist with integration into their new countries. In addition to financial assistance, GWI’s national and local groups also provide the graduate refugees with moral support to help them to adjust to life in a different country


  • Gender: Female
  • Interest: Research, Human Rights
  • Graduate Students


Application process:

  • Fill in the Application form
  • Send it to the email
  • MUST PROVIDE: Recommendation Letter and Degree Certificate

Application Process