Scholarships

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists 2018–2019

The Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards scholarships to young researchers from abroad who have completed a Master’s degree or PhD and to foreign artists holding a Bachelor’s degree.

These scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research at Swiss Higher Education Institutions.

Eligibility criteria, information on the application procedure, contact addresses and further information can be found listed under each country on the website of the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).

Full information in English will be available on the website of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI as of 1 August 2017.

Scholarships for Swiss students

The scholarship office of the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities swissuniversities administers the foreign governmental scholarships of about 40 countries on behalf of the Swiss Confederation. The scholarships are offered to Swiss students, researchers and artists to study for a period of time abroad. For more details:

Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Universities swissuniversities

Warning against fake scholarship offers using the name of the Swiss Government (phishing)

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation issues this warning about fake Swiss Federal Government Scholarships advertised by e-mail or published on social medias. Through these fake scholarship offers, crooks try to lead their victims to money transfers (under the pretence of visa and social insurance costs for example). The Swiss Federal Commission for Scholarships (FCS) recommends never to answer to these e-mails and above all not to send any money. Please note that the application for a Swiss Government Scholarship is free of charge.

The scholarship offers of the Swiss Federal Commission for Scholarships are managed exclusively by the official diplomatic representation of Switzerland in the country of origin of the applicants.

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