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
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 2017-2018. The scheme includes various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers:
- University research fellowships for scholars, doctorates and post-doctorates at Swiss universities, federal institutes of technology and universities of applied sciences (no scholarships for bachelor or masters studies)
- Arts scholarships for advanced-level artists at Swiss conservatories and universities of the 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.
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 and check which scholarships you are eligible to apply for.
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.
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 ).
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