Advice for Swiss Abroad (de/fr/it)
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Embassy of Switzerland
Tel.: +63 2 845 45 45
Emergency number (on duty officer)
Statement by the FDFA (de, fr, it)
The Embassy of Switzerland in Manila announces the eligibility of nationals of the Philippines, Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau to the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for AY 2015-2016 (starting date: September 2015).
The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships, funded by the Swiss Government through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students, awards various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers. 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. No scholarships for bachelor or master studies are available.
Eligibility criteria and additional country-specific information will be available and online from early August 2014 at the following link Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).
Requests for the application form package from interested applicants who meet the eligibility criteria must be done by email at email@example.com.
Opening of call for scholarships is on 1 August 2014.
Introduction of the VIS
On 11 October 2011 the Schengen member states introduced the Visa Information System (VIS). The VIS will also be used to store the biometric data (10 fingerprints and the facial image) of the visa applicants. The diplomatic representations of the Schengen member states will be gradually connected to the system region by region.
Along with the connection to the VIS on 14 November 2013 all diplomatic representations of the Schengen member states in the Philippines have to capture the biometric data of persons applying for a Schengen visa. An information leaflet of the European Union relating to the introduction of the VIS and the capture of biometric data can be found below.
Flyer (pdf, 909 Kb)
January 01, 2014: New Year
April 09, 2014: Araw ng Kagitingan
April 17, 2014: Maundy Thursday
April 18, 2014: Good Friday
May 01, 2014: Labor Day
June 09, 2014: Pentecost
June 12, 2014: Independence Day
July 29, 2014: Eid El Fitr
August 21, 2014: Nino Aquino Day
August 25, 2014: National Heroes Day
December 24, 2014: Christmas Eve
December 25, 2014: Christmas
December 26, 2014: Boxing Day
December 30, 2014: Rizal Day
December 31, 2014: New Years Eve