International Excellent Scholarships Funded By Swiss Government

Swiss Government is offering a number of Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists. Applications are accepted from any nationals. Two types scholarships are available; research scholarship and artist scholarship. Applications are accepted by September – December.

Scholarship Description
Each year the Swiss Confederation awards 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 Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD and at foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree.

Award Value
Typically those scholarships are fully-funded. Please ask the employer for the detail.

Level and Area of Studies
Ph.D., postdoctoral and research programs and fine arts scholarships are for the Master program (according to the ECTS credits). There is no specified subject.

Place of Study
The program will be taken in Switzerland.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • 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.

Applicants’ Nationality
International students are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
Please find the detail at the link below.

Submission Deadline
September – October every year.

Website and Application Link