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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for International/Foreign Students

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for International/Foreign Students

Swiss Government
PhD/Postdoctoral Degree

Next course starts by 2020

Brief description:

Annually, the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships schemes to encourage international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries both internationally.

The research scholarship is open to post-graduate researchers in all disciplines of choice (who has master degree as a minimum) and are currently planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.

It offers PhD/Postdoctoral Degree

Host Institution(s):
One out of the 10 Swiss cantonal universities in Switzerland, then the two Swiss federal institutes of technology or public teaching and research institutes.

Level/Field of study:

Doctoral or Postdoctoral Studies or Research in any discipline


International students from more than 180 countries.

Scholarship Benefits:

The scholarship covers a monthly payment for feeding abd logistics, but with exemption of tuition fees, health insurance, air fare, housing allowance, etc., as applicable.

Application instructions:

Please review the country-specific fact sheets for eligibility criteria, application procedure, deadlines, and adhere to the information specific to your country.  If you fulfill the eligibility requirements, contact the Swiss diplomatic representation in your country of origin. The diplomatic representation will provide you with all the necessary information regarding the procedure including application forms and a list of required documentation.

The application deadline varies and in different countries but falls between September-December 2019, but also depending on the Swissair Embassy to which the applications are to be submitted, however, the application is still ongoing. 

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