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On 6th June 2013, the Embassy of Switzerland in Nairobi has introduced the Schengen Visa with biometric data. Therefore, all visa applicants (who are older than 12 years of age) have to come personally to the Embassy for submitting their visa application. For further information please carefully read the document “Introduction of biometric visa” ! Visas
The State Secretariat for Education and Research issues a warning against fake Swiss Federal Government Scholarships advertised by email. If you did not receive the official information on Swiss Excellence Scholarships for PhD, Research or Postdoctoral studies for 2013–2014 issued by the Embassy of Switzerland in Nairobi, or if you have any doubts please write to the Embassy: email@example.com.
Please note, that for 2013–2014 there is no official scholarship for Master or Bachelor studies available (for students from Kenya, Uganda, Seychelles, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi).
The Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various scholarships to foreign researchers and artists:
- Research fellowships, scholarships for doctorates and post-doctorates at Swiss universities, Federal Institutes of Technology and universities of applied sciences
- Arts scholarships for master studies at Swiss universities of applied sciences (only for a limited number of countries)
No university scholarships for bachelor or master studies are granted.
Eligibility criteria and additional country-specific information for the academic year 2014-2015 (starting date: September 2014) are available on the website of the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you are welcome to request all application forms directly at this representation after the opening of the call for scholarships. The complete application dossier has to be printed out and returned to the Swiss representation in triplicate before the expiration of the deadline.
Further information on study and research opportunities at different Swiss institutions is available on the following websites:
Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Universities
Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences
Professors of Swiss Universities