Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students Scholarships for Government Excellence are given out annually by the Swiss Confederation in order to encourage international collaboration and communication in the fields of research and education between Switzerland and more than 180 other nations.
The research scholarship is open to post-graduate researchers from any field (who possess a master’s degree or higher as a minimum) who intend to come to Switzerland to conduct research or further studies at the doctorate or post-doctoral level. The scholarship is awarded for a period of one year.
One of the ten cantonal universities in Switzerland, either of the two federal institutes of technology in Switzerland, or one of the public teaching and research institutes in Switzerland.
Level/Field of study:
Research or studies leading to a doctoral degree or a postdoctoral degree in any field
Students from over 180 different nations make up our international student body. Visit the official website for a complete list of the countries that are qualified to participate.
A monthly stipend, exemption from tuition fees, health insurance, plane fare, housing allowance, and other related expenses, if applicable, are all included in the scholarship. For particular information on the benefits of a scholarship, please refer to the country-specific fact sheets.
For information on general and specific eligibility requirements, please refer to the fact sheets that are applicable to each nation.
Please refer to the fact sheets that are particular to each nation for both general and specific eligibility requirements.
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students Please refer to the country-specific fact sheets for information regarding the eligibility requirements, application process, deadlines, and contact information that is particular to your nation. If you believe that you meet all of the requirements for participation, you should get in touch with the Swiss diplomatic presence in the country where you were born. You will be given all of the essential information regarding the procedure, including application forms and a list of the relevant pieces of documentation, by the diplomatic representative that has been assigned to you.
The deadline to submit an application comes between September and December 2023, depending on which Swiss Embassy the applications are to be sent to.