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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students and Artists

Last updated: Nov 14, 2023

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Target: International Students,

Award Value: Fully Funded,

Host Institution: Universities in Switzerland


Varies by Country

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students and ArtistsYoung researchers from all nationalities across the World who have completed a Master’s degree or PhD and foreign artists holding a Bachelor’s degree are invited to apply for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships. The scholars are fully funded to Switzerland  and will be provided with monthly stipends to cover basic needs. Application is open and ongoing.

Scholarship Details

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards these Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body; the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).

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. Art scholarships are open to art students wishing to pursue an initial master’s degree in Switzerland.

See Also: ERC Starting Grants for International Researchers

Award Benefits

The Scholarship is fully funded and provides a monthly stipend to cover living and learning expenses.

Level and Areas of Study

The offer is for a master’s degree in arts and doctoral or post doctoral study in any discipline.

Place of Study

The scholarship program will take place at selected universities in Switzerland.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students and Artists must meet the following conditions:

  • Hold a university degree (Bachelors/Masters) on the commencement of the scholarship.
  • Be able to demonstrate their academic abilities and goals they aim to achieve.
  • Contact the institution and/or professor supervising their period of research. Universities may determine whether or not you qualify for admission.
  • Be under the age of 35.
  • Be suitably proficient in the language of instruction (French, German, Italian, or English).

Check Also: Sydney International Scholarship to Study in Australia

Application Procedure

How To Apply for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships:

  • Select the continent with your country of origin (this is the country according your passport) for receiving further information and the application documents.
  • Check the application deadline and the different types of scholarship on offer. These vary according to country.

Submission Deadline: Varies by Country within the September – December application window.

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