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Warning against a fake scholarship offer using the name of the Swiss Government Scholarships (phishing)

The Swiss authorities issue this warning against fake Swiss Federal Government Scholarships advertised by e-mail. The Swiss Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) never advertises its scholarships by e-mail. The scholarships are generally directly managed by the Swiss representation in the respective country. The Swiss authorities recommend to never answer to these e-mails and above all not to send any money.

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The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2014/2015 round has now closed. The new round of scholarships is expected to open in summer 2014 – please check this website regularly. Thank you! 

Republic of Korea (South Korea) - 2014/1015 Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 
The Swiss Government is offering scholarships for Korean researchers and fine arts students for the 2014/15 academic year..

The types of scholarships for Korean students/researchers are:

  • Research scholarships (PhD Students only, 12 months maximum)
  • Post-doctoral scholarship (12 months; renewable maximum months)
  • Fine Arts scholarship (full duration of Master program) 

Unfortunately, no Bachelor or Master scholarships are available anymore! 

Further information 
Download the general guidelines and the specific information on each type of scholarship on the right-hand side of this webpage. You may also consult the webpage of the  http://www.sbfi.admin.ch/themen/01366/01380/01828/01968/index.html?lang=en Swiss State Secretariat of Education and Research.

Information on Swiss universities: http://www.swissuniversity.ch/ www.swissuniversity.ch

After 1 September 2013, you may write an email to the Embassy to request the application forms ( seo.vertretung@eda.admin.ch).

Individual requests cannot be treated!

Important Dates:

  • 1 September 2013: Opening of the call
  • 30 November 2013: Submission of documents by mail
  • Early January 2014: Short-listed candidates may be contacted and interviewed by the Embassy in early January.
  • May 2014: Final results will be communicated.
  • 16 September 2014: Begin of scholarship.