Yeats Summer School Stipend

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Wiliam Butler Yeats (1865-1939): photograph from 1923 & sculpture in Sligo

Yeats Society Sligo

The Yeats Society in Sligo, Ireland, organises the Yeats International Summer School every year - an opportunity to learn about the famous Nobel-prize winning poet William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), comprising cultural events and excursions in the beautiful county Sligo.

For more information please visit the Yeats Society website.

Ben Bulben
Ben Bulben, county Sligo

Stipend and Travel Bursary

We are happy to announce that the Yeats Society Sligo offers a place to one student from Switzerland every year (tuition fee of €650.- waived).

To cover expenses for travel and accommodation, the Max Geilinger Stiftung offers a travel bursary of CHF 650.- and the Irish Embassy a bursary for accommodation of CHF 250.-.

The successful candidate will also receive an invitation to the Saint Patrick's Day Reception of the Irish Embassy in Berne.

The Three Sponsors
The Three Sponsors
The Three Sponsors

Past Recipients

The Yeats Summer School Stipend was established in 2018, with the first stipend awarded in 2019. The following is a list of all past recipients:

  • 2020: Sorcha Walsh, Université de Lausanne (stipend postponed to 2021, as the Yeats Summer School was canceled due to COVID-19)
  • 2019: Jonas Nicolas Biedermann, University of Basel

Selection Committee


Prof. Dr. Rachel Falconer, University of Lausanne

Dr. Martin Leer, University of Geneva

Dr. Martin Mühlheim, University of Zurich


Dr. Michelle Witen (Basel, 2018-2019)


Dr. Martin Mühlheim, University of Zurich