08 November 2013

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for the academic year 2014-2015

The Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards 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

Please see factsheets 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 analyzed by the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) which subsequently takes the final decision.

The FCS is composed of University Professors drawn from all the Swiss public Universities. Scholarship awards are decided on the basis of academic and scientific excellence.

Scholarship covers tuition and living costs

 Application procedure


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