Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students

  • Fully Funded Monthly Stipend included
  • Switzerland Universities
  • PhD, Post Doctorate
  • All Subjects Any subject or discipline
  • International Students from 108 countries
  • Switzerland
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.

Scholarship Description:

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students is open for International Students from 108 countries. The scholarship allows PhD, Post Doctorate level programm(s) in the field of All Subjects Any subject or discipline taught at Switzerland Universities . The deadline of the scholarship is Varies.

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.

Types of scholarship

  • 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.

Degree Level:

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students is available to undertake PhD, Post Doctorate level programs at Switzerland Universities.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

Scholarship Benefits:

This is a fully funded scholarship program. The scholarship covers a monthly payment, exemption of tuition fees, health insurance, air fare, housing allowance, etc., as applicable. Please refer to the country-specific fact sheets for exact scholarship benefits.

Eligible Nationalities:

Students from 180 countries are eligible to apply.

Eligibility Criteria:

Please check the eligibility as per country specific requirements.

Application Procedure:

Please see the country-specific fact sheets for eligibility criteria, application procedure, deadlines, and contact information specific to your country.  If you fulfill the eligibility requirements, contact the Swiss diplomatic representation in your country of origin.


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