Important Information

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

Warning against a fake scholarship offer using the name of the Swiss Government Scholarships (phishing)
The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation issues this warning against fake Swiss Federal Government Scholarships advertised by e-mail. The Swiss Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (CFBE) never advertises its scholarships by e-mail. The scholarships are directly managed by the Swiss Embassies in the various countries.
The Swiss Federal Commission for Scholarships recommends to never answer to these e-mails and above all not to send any money.


The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship Program covers a wide range of specialized research to be conducted in the field of Science. The Swiss Government determines the scholarship conditions, criteria and final quota for selecting the awardees.

Scholarships are offered only for graduate and post-graduate scholars:

  • Research Scholarships
  • PhD Scholarships
  • Post-doctoral Scholarships

The guidelines for the three types of scholarships are available at:

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for the academic year 2014-2015

Scholarships information

Applicants should be residing in Armenia at the time of application.

  • Armenian residents who have been living in Switzerland for more than one year are not eligible.

Application Procedure

Prior to requesting the application package, please make sure that you meet all the scholarship criteria and you complete the attached General Information form.


Application time framework

  • Call for applications: Summer
  • Deadline to submit your full proposal and application forms: Mid Autumn