March 2020

Zurich, 20 March 2020 – The Gaden Phodrang Foundation of the Dalai Lama (GPFDL) is pleased to announce a ninth round of “The Dalai Lama Graduate Scholarship” (DLG Scholarship) for the upcoming academic year 2020/21. The program, established in 2011, grants every year scholarships for full-time Tibetan graduate students studying in Australia, Europe and the Americas for the pursuit of Master’s and Doctoral degrees. A scholarship grant of up to USD 10,000 will be awarded to 10 to 18 exceptional candidates as a supplementary bursary.

The Swiss government has called the Coronavirus epidemic as an 'exceptional situation' as it banned all public and social gatherings in order to slow down the spread of new infections amongst its citizens.

The 61st commemoration of the 10th March Tibetan National Uprising Day was held in the Swiss capital of Bern at Helvetiaplatz on a rainy Tuesday afternoon. It was only attended by the board members of the Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, representatives of a few Tibetan groups, some local Tibetans and important Tibet friends.