Scholarships and academic awards


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There are several types of scholarships that can be granted to students:

  • Cantonal scholarships
  • Confederation scholarships
  • Deanship private scholarships and subsidies
  • Mobility scholarships: swissuniversities website

Further information: Social Office, Financial support (in French).

Academic scholarship

Swiss Study Foundation

The Foundation encourages and awards scholarships to students and PhD students who are particularly talented and deserving. Its objective is to support young people who can and wish to take responsibilities in our society. The Swiss Study Foundation offers, among others, a wide range of complementary and interdisciplinary formations and an individual programme of encouragement as well as advice for personal projects. More information on the programme and the terms of admission on the Swiss Study Foundation website.

Academic awards

Prix ArcInfo

Worth CHF 1'000.--, this prize is awarded to the student in the Master programme in Journalism and Communication who has completed outstanding studies and dissertation in journalism and communication.

Prix Corum

This prize, a watch, is awarded to a student who has distinguished himself/herself in the programme of the Master in General Management or the Master in Innovation, Innovation Management orientation.

Prix Guido Pult

Worth CHF 1'000.--, this prize is awarded to the best student in the Bachelor programme in Economics. and Business, major in Economics.

Prix Henri Grandjean

Worth CHF 500.--, this prize is awarded for the best Bachelor's or Master's thesis on a political or social economy issue.


Worth CHF 1'000.--, this prize is awarded to the student with the highest average score in the Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business.

Prix de la Société Neuchâteloise des Sciences Economiques (SNSE)

Worth CHF 1'000.--, this prize is awarded to the student who has obtained a Master degree from the Faculty of Economics and Business, with the highest average marks throughout the course of study. The prize does not apply to the Masters in Applied Economics, Journalism and Communication, General Management and Innovation, which receive the Henri Grandjean, Arcinfo and Corum prizes respectively.


Interfaculty awards

Prix académique interdisciplinaire du développement durable

This award is worth CHF 2'500.-- for the best master thesis on a theme related to sustainable development.

Prix des sports

This award is worth CHF 500.-- Fond du recteur, for the student or team of students - or other persons connected with university sport. This award will be presented to the person or team who, through their results, skills, commitment and behaviour, has contributed to the propagation of a healthy and positive sporting ethic.

Prix Credit Suisse Award for best teaching

The Credit Suisse Foundation awards an annual prize of CHF 10'000.-- to a professor/lecturer in one of the faculties of the University of Neuchâtel who distinguishes himself/herself by the excellence of his/her commitment and the interest of his/her pedagogical vision.

Prix Nexans

The 2019 Nexans Prize is awarded to Sylvain Weber, post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Economic Research of the University of Neuchâtel (IRENE) and a specialist in the fields of energy and labour economics.