Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for the academic year 2022-2023


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Tuesday, 03.08.2021 – Friday, 15.10.2021

The Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD and at foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree.

The call for applications to the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships is open now and closes on the 15th of October 2021 for Hungarian students. You can request the application package by email, if you write to budapest@eda.admin.ch. Before requesting the package, please read the information on the different types of scholarships for Hungarians on the website of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation.

Further information:

One minute introduction to Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

Introduction to Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships (5 min.)

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.