Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships For Foreign Students

About Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships For Foreign Students:

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships For Foreign Students is a fully Funded  Monthly Stipend included scholarship for doctorate and Post Doctorate international students. It allows applicants from all courses offered in Swiss Universities.

Scholarship Categories:

  • The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level. Research scholarships are awarded for research or study at all Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and the two federal institutes of technology. Only candidates nominated by an academic mentor at one of these higher education institutions will be considered.
  • Art scholarships are open to art students wishing to pursue an initial master’s degree in Switzerland. Art scholarships are awarded for study at any Swiss conservatory or university of the arts. This scholarship is available to students from a limited number of countries only.

The scholarship covers a monthly payment, exemption of tuition fees, health insurance, air fare, housing allowance, etc., as applicable. Kindly refer to the country-specific fact sheets for exact scholarship benefits.

Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Students from 180 countries are eligible to apply.
  • Kindly check the eligibility as per country specific requirements at Swiss Scholarships

Application Procedure:

Please see the country-specific fact sheets for eligibility criteria, application procedure, deadlines, and contact information specific to your country.  If you fulfill the eligibility requirements, contact the Swiss diplomatic representation in your country of origin.

Swiss Scholarships

Scholarship Timeline:

Programme Release: Early August

Call for Proposal: September

Application package to be collected from Swiss Representation

Deadline: September.

Submission Deadline at Swiss Representation: September- December

Selection: [By The Federal Commission for Scholarship [FCS]]: End of May

Start of Scholarship: Next September

Application Deadline: Varies by Country