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Through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), the Swiss Government grants foreign researchers university scholarships (Swiss universities, Federal Institutes of Technology and Universities of applied sciences). These scholarships are offered either on the basis of reciprocity (fixed number of scholarships for each country) or within the framework of a pool (scholarships without fixed distribution by country). They are intended for young researchers who have graduated from university (postgraduates).
The types of scholarships offered are:
- Research scholarships (PhD Students only, 12 months maximum)
- PHD scholarships (3 years maximum)
- Post-doctoral scholarship (12 months; renewable maximum months)
All necessary documents can be accessed on the right hand side of this page.
The deadline for the academic year 2013/2014 has passed on November 16, 2012.
Please NOTE that only citizens from Australia, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Vanuatu and Kiribati are eligible to apply for these scholarships through the Swiss Embassy in Canberra.
If you are not a citizen of one of the above mentioned countries please access the website of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER) under the following link:
Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER)
Please select your country of citizenship, read the requirements carefully and contact / apply through the relevant Swiss Embassy.
The following PDF file outlines scholarships for international students offered by Swiss Universities and Universities of Applied Science (Fachhochschulen). Please be aware that the PDF file is subject to be updated.
- Scholarships offered by Swiss Universities (49 Kb, pdf)