Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the Academic Year 2016-2017

Screen Shot 2015-08-15 at 7.52.30 PMI. Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for the academic year 2016-2017 for USA students

Submission deadline: 17.10.2015

Types of scholarship offered (please see PDF files)

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Fine Arts Scholarships
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PhD Scholarships
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Research Scholarships
Last modification: 15.07.2015 | Size: 124 kb | Type: PDF

No Bachelor or Master scholarships are available.

Eligibility

Please see factsheets (PDF files) for eligibility criteria

Awards

Applications are subject to preliminary selection by the relevant national authorities and/or the Swiss diplomatic representation. The short-listed applications are then assessed by the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) which subsequently takes the final decision.

The FCS is composed of professors from all Swiss public universities. Scholarship awards are decided on the basis of academic and scientific excellence.

Application procedure

If you fulfill the eligibility requirements cited in the abovementioned scholarships, please contact the relevant application institution in your country of origin (institution cited in the factsheet).

II. Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for the academic year 2016-2017 for other countries

Deadline: Varies from country to country
Open to: graduates from all fields
Scholarship: varies according to a country of origin and a type of scholarship

Description

The Swiss government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the Academic Year 2016-2017. The scheme includes various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers:

  • University scholarships (Swiss universities, Federal Institutes of Technology, as well as Universities of Applied Sciences)
  • Arts scholarships (schools of music and fine arts, only for a limited number of countries).

These scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in Switzerland at one of the public funded university or recognized institution.

Eligibility

The scholarships are offered to international graduates from countries around the world, however not all of the countries are included in the scheme. Choose your country from the drop-down menu HERE and check which scholarships you are eligible to apply for.

Scholarship

Generally the scholarship includes a monthly payment, exemption from tuition fees, insurance, housing allowance, airfare and other benefits, depending on the country of origin and the type of scholarship.

Application

The application deadlines vary depending on the country you come from.

In order to apply for a scholarship, please contact the relevant application institution in your country of origin (institution cited in the factsheet, that you can find when you choose your country from the drop-down menu HERE ).

For further information visit the official website HERE.

 

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