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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
Embassy Nairobi © FDFA
Embassy of Switzerland
(Monday - Thursday: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)
The Embassy of Switzerland in Nairobi warns of employment offers posted by an organization who requests payments for certain tests as part of their recruitment process. In addition it is pretending a close partnership with The Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC).
In this context the Embassy wishes to clarify that the organization concerned does not receive any Swiss Government funding, nor is there any cooperation between that organization and SDC contrary to what is claimed on its website.
Furthermore the Embassy strongly recommends not to pay any amount in such or any related processes nor to send any personal information about your own or another person.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Embassy, if you have any questions or doubts.
The Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various postgraduate scholarships to foreign researchers from all fields and, in some cases, to artists:
- University scholarships for research fellowships, for doctorates and post-doctorates at Swiss universities, Federal Institutes of Technology and universities of applied sciences (no scholarships for bachelor or master studies)
- Arts scholarships for advanced studies at Swiss schools of music and fine arts (only for a limited number of countries)
Eligibility criteria, application procedure, contact addresses and additional information for your country of origin 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:
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI
Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Universities
Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences
Professors of Swiss Universities
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.