Scholarships

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists

Through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), the Swiss Confederation awards various post-graduate scholarships to foreign scholars of all disciplines and to some foreign artists:

  • University research fellowships for scholars, doctorates and post-doctorates at Swiss universities, federal institutes of technology and universities of applied sciences (no scholarships for bachelor or masters studies)
  • Arts scholarships for advanced-level artists at Swiss conservatories and universities of the arts (only for a limited number of countries)

The application period for the academic year 2018-2019 is now open. Applications must be submitted to the Embassy of Switzerland in Accra before the 30th of November 2017.

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). Please take the time to read this carefully before contacting the Embassy of Switzerland. 

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists

Applications packages for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for the academic year 2018-2019 are now available upon request to the Embassy of Switzerland in Ghana. If you wish to receive an application package, kindly send an email to the following address: acc.scholarshipsbourses@eda.admin.ch

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

Beware fake scholarship offers in the name of the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships (phishing)

The Swiss authorities are issuing this warning about fake scholarships advertised by email. The Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) does not advertise scholarships by email; as a rule, scholarships are directly managed by the Swiss representation in the country concerned. The Swiss authorities recommend not responding to such emails and, above all, not transferring any money.