Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists 2022-2023

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists 2022-2023 is open to international students. See the application process.

Scholarship Description:

If you are looking for a fully funded scholarship in Switzerland to fund a master’s or PhD degree you must apply for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for 2022-2023. The Scholarship will provide you with a chance to study at a Swiss university as a foreign student on scholarship. The scholarship will give you a lifetime opportunity to study and live free of cost in Switzerland.

FAQs for scholarship applicants & academic supervisors (PDF, 128 kB, 06.04.2022)

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Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to students from 180 selected countries. The purpose of this scholarship is 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.

Degree Level:

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the 2022-2023 Academic Year are available to undertake Research, and Masters level programs at Switzerland Universities.

Available Subjects:

The following subject is available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

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Scholarship Benefits:

It will be announced shortly

Eligible Nationalities:

All Nationalities

Eligibility Criteria:

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 takes the final decision.

The FCS assesses scholarship applications according to three criteria:

  1. Candidate profile
  2. Quality of the research project or artistic work
  3. Synergies and potential for future research cooperation

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:

Select your country of origin according to your passport for receiving further information and the application documents:

Countries A – L / Countries M – Z

Check the application deadline and the different types of scholarships on offer. These vary according to country. You will also find details of what to do next and where to get more information.

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